Michigan State Spartans Continue Offensive Improvement, Clinch Division in Blowout of Northwestern Wildcats

By Scott Page
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The Michigan State defense has been one of the best units in college football all season. But lately, the Spartans’ offense is starting to catch up, racking up 464 yards in a 30-6 blowout win at Northwestern. With a dominant performance in which the defense held the Wildcats to just two field goals and forced three turnovers, the 13th-ranked Spartans (10-1, 7-0) locked up the Big Ten Legends Division and earned their second trip to the conference championship game in three seasons.

Quarterback Connor Cook and running back Jeremy Langford are blossoming at just the right time. Cook completed 16-of-23 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns, set up laregely by Langford’s 150 yards and tow touchdowns on 25 carries. This was easilyMichiganState’s most complete performance of the season.

MichiganStateis gaining momentum week by week, especially on offense. Early in the season, this team was a bit one dimensional, but the Spartans are now playing at a very high level on both sides of the ball, and there’s no reason to think this team can’t take down No. 5 Ohio State and win the B1G title.

MichiganState’s defense has shown no signs of letting up, and if the offense continues to click, it will give the Buckeyes all they can handle. Don’t be surprised if it’s Sparty and not Bucky that represents the B1G in a BCS bowl in January.

The Spartans host Minnesota next Saturday in their final regular season game.

Scott Page is a college football writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, Like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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