October 29, 2013

Stakes are higher than in-state bragging rights

EAST LANSING - EAST LANSING - Mark Dantonio is 4-2 against rival Michigan.

And the Michigan State coach looks forward to the annual showdown between the Spartans and Wolverines.

"It's a game that we point to every year, and it's a great rivalry game," said Dantonio. "I embrace the rivalries. I think they're exciting for college sports and high school sports, and it just gets you going a little bit. They've got a great football team.

Michigan State has more on the line than bragging rights in 106th meeting between the two schools

"This game means more than just winning and losing in state. It's an opportunity to really sort of take control of the Legends a little bit or at least push forward. The stakes get higher as we go. I think it's a national game, too, because it'll have a meaning in terms of bowl implications and those type of things."

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