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Michigan State safety Demetrious Cox knows times are tough. He also knows the Spartans must stand tall and stick together.

As a team captain Demetrious Cox knows it's his job to keep this Michigan State football team focused to reach the goals still within their reach. What else did the Spartans senior safety have to say following the Spartans 24-21 overtime loss to Indiana?

In his first season as a Michigan State Spartan, safety Demetrious Cox watched from the sidelines as the Spartans struggled through a 7-6 season.  Since that season, Cox and his teammates raised the stakes of Spartans football by losing only five games the next three seasons combined.

Nevertheless, Cox and the Spartans find themselves at the crossroads as to the kind of season they’ll end up with this season with back-to-back losses in Big Ten play for the first time since that 2012 season when it happened twice.

Cox may have watched from afar the last time the Spartans have seen such struggles, but he knows there is only one thing the team he’s a captain of can do following the 24-21 overtime loss to Indiana.

Stick together and fight together so 2016 is not a repeat of 2012.

Cox spoke with the media following the Spartans latest loss to the Hoosiers.

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