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Spartans fuel this week? Revenge

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08:23 AM ET 11.01 | Last year's Michigan State-Nebraska meeting remains on the minds of the now-unranked Spartans, who at the time had jumped to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll before losing to the Cornhuskers, 24-3. Michigan State managed just 187 yards of total offense on its trip to Lincoln, and Cornhuskers running back Rex Burkhead rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns. "It left a nasty taste in our mouth," safety Isaiah Lewis said. "We left that game last year feeling like we didn't play our best." Said linebacker Taiwan Jones: "It's probably the one game we really got down and we just couldn't fight back into. We've got to come out and regain respect." ... The Spartans' slim chance at returning to Indianapolis goes through Nebraska.

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November 1, 2012  08:42 AM ET

I'm thinking that thoughts of revenge are not enough. Sparty must execute and outscore Their Nebs.

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November 1, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Long day for Sparty if the linebackers of the C.O.C show up like they did last week. Go Big Red, let's run the table and be 11-2 with Rose bowl win.

November 1, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Long day for Sparty if the linebackers of the C.O.C show up like they did last week. Go Big Red, let's run the table and be 11-2 with Rose bowl win.

Hope you're right.

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November 1, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Seeking revenge does not a winner make. The way the Spartans have played this year they will struggle against that Nebraska team. What fool said Nebraska did not have a winning coach? They have and they will.

November 1, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Gonna be tough sledding for both teams. If the over under was set at 30, I'd take the under

If N.U. had Rex back at full strength I don't think it would be a low scoring affair. Not only is he a team leader he can move the chains.

November 1, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Seeking revenge does not a winner make. The way the Spartans have played this year they will struggle against that Nebraska team. What fool said Nebraska did not have a winning coach? They have and they will.

Thank you, I been saying Bo will get them there all along.

November 1, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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Gonna be tough sledding for both teams. If the over under was set at 30, I'd take the under

It's at 44.5, and I'm thinking about taking the over......I think there will be more offense in this game than you are expecting

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November 1, 2012  11:08 AM ET

Hard to believe that this is considered newsworthy. Not sure revenge is the attitude of the team, more like wtf did we do last year? We're better than that. Much like the year before when we crapped the bed at Iowa. We played much better the following year. I'm hopping our defense continues to be stout. The offense is going to have to stop pretending we're a power running team. That only works for us if we're playing a true LSOP. We need to open up the offense, more passing on 1st down (not low percentage bombs, but not dinks either) and give Bell some running room. Certainly not going to make running room by handing off on 1st and 2nd down every series.

November 1, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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Hard to believe that this is considered newsworthy. Not sure revenge is the attitude of the team, more like wtf did we do last year? We're better than that. Much like the year before when we crapped the bed at Iowa. We played much better the following year. I'm hopping our defense continues to be stout. The offense is going to have to stop pretending we're a power running team. That only works for us if we're playing a true LSOP. We need to open up the offense, more passing on 1st down (not low percentage bombs, but not dinks either) and give Bell some running room. Certainly not going to make running room by handing off on 1st and 2nd down every series.

Gotta love the analysis of a realist. Thanks DS.

November 1, 2012  11:36 AM ET

why are we talking about michigan state?

oh, now I see how you guys have felt about the constant ND threads throughout the years.

November 1, 2012  01:40 PM ET

GOOOOOOOOOOO BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG REEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDD ! GO-BIG-RED!

November 1, 2012  02:10 PM ET
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Seeking revenge does not a winner make. The way the Spartans have played this year they will struggle against that Nebraska team. What fool said Nebraska did not have a winning coach? They have and they will.

They lost to UCLA. They got stomped by the only good team they have played. Plus, they now play in a much weaker conference.

November 1, 2012  02:23 PM ET

Revenge? Shouldn't they be amped to actually win a game this season? Oh yeah, they beat Boise St., so shouldn't they be amped to win 2 games this season?

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November 1, 2012  03:08 PM ET
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Dear Coach Dantonio:I hate you, and I hope you die from a heart attack

Calm down. I'm sure he'll be coaching at Arkansas next year and lead them to a national championship.

Are you trying to get Kirk Herbstreit to condemn you on CFB live today?

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