Baker Knows Spartans Need To Keep Pushing

Michigan State running back Edwin Baker knows this is not the time to stop pushing forward. Off to a fast start, Baker knows this Spartans team has yet to be really tested. That will change this weekend as Wisconsin comes to town.

For Michigan State sophomore running back Edwin Baker, the season has been one of a quick 4-0 start and the makings for a special season. Wisconsin comes to town on Saturday, and Baker knows this is not the time to stop working.

"Right now it feels good, the guys are working hard and getting better, but we must keep pushing."

While Baker is off to a hot start, much of the talk has been about freshman running mate Le'Veon Bell. How does the Oak Park (MI) native see the results by the freshman back?

"Le'Veon has stayed on the positive side and comes ready to compete each day in practice. He's committed to keep getting better and has pushed each of us to work harder."

This week finds Wisconsin coming to town for the first Big Ten game of the season. What must the Spartans do to win?

"Be physical and throw the first punch. Both teams are a lot alike, but we must be ready and hold our mistakes to a minimum. They do a lot of the same stuff that we see each day in practice."

While each member of the Spartans football family has taken the recent events with coach Mark Dantonio in their own way, Baker feels there is a lesson to learn from the almost tragic events.

"Knowing that your time as a human is so short should give you the strength to give your all because at any time it can all stop."

Looking back at the Notre Dame game, Baker said it reminded him a lot of another game he played a key role.

"The Michigan game was the first game that I played in where I felt I made a contribution to help our team."

Baker knows this is just the first of several key games the Spartans will play in the coming weeks. He also knows this team has set some lofty goals and will not lose the momentum they have established so far this season.

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