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Michigan State: Five things we learned vs. Penn State

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Michigan: Five things we learned vs. Minnesota

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Wolverines' defense exposed in lopsided loss

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Wolverines' defense exposed in lopsided loss


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Live updates: Michigan State vs. Indiana

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Live updates: Michigan State vs. Iowa

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Don Brown: Michigan's defense has plenty left up its sleeve

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Central Michigan takes first loss of season, 41-17, at Syracuse

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