Oct 20, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back James White (20) (left) celebrates a touchdown with running back Montee Ball (28) (right) during the second quarter against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan State football: Wisconsin's Big Ten title hopes look real

Despite rough starts for both Michigan State and Wisconsin, the Spartans appear to be the team that will not return to the Big Ten conference title game. The Badgers, on the other hand, have rebounded from its early-season losses and have proved to sports writers that the team is not ready to roll over and die. Not to mention the Badgers are putting together a run that could carry them into the Big Ten title game for a second season in a row.

However, it gets better for Wisconsin. The ESPN Big Ten bloggers believe Michigan or Nebraska could ultimately face Wisconsin in the title game.


So what happened to the Michigan State Spartans? How come Mark Dantonio and the gang couldn’t put together a rebound season of its own? The offense has been stagnant and each week, Dan Roushar’s tweaks to it have produced little to no improvement. The defense has been phenomenal. You could argue that MSU is battling personnel problems, but you would think by now every new starter would have enough experience under their belt to win games. Were the Spartans even good last year or was it magic that carried them to the title game? It’s starting to look like Michigan State football fans will have to watch the title game at home this year. Wisconsin fans may want to start booking return flights back to Indianapolis.

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