Stanton was resolute in stating that this MSU team will not collapse like the 2005 team which, after a 4-0 start, won just one more game to finish 5-6 and out of bowl contention.
"I think people are aware of what happened last year and we're not going to let one game affect our entire season," he said. "We can't let that hang over or have a carryover effect."
So what's the remedy for this Spartans team.
"We need to go out and get started on Illinois because they're a team that's going to be able to come in here and do some things us that we have to be able to stop. The Big Ten season starts now and that's what we're looking forward to."
"I don't think it's that difficult a situation to be in, right now. I think we had a lot harder one last year trying to find answers for what happened. This is merely a loss and we need to move on and I think we'll be able to do that."
What about the critics who say Michigan State blew a chance to start the season 5-0?
"People feel strongly that we should have come away a winner in that game, but we didn't do that,"Stanton rationalized. "I feel the maturity level of this team will show that we're going to go out there and we're going to play good and we're not going to have a hang over."