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									College Football Picks previews the Michigan
State Spartans out of the Big 10 conference,
  who didn't have a great end to the 2010
College Football season, getting hammered
 49-7 by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the
             Capital One Bowl.

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Although they faced a mismatch when facing the country's best the Spartans
regular season was stellar, as they went 11-2 SU overall and 7-1 SU in the Big
Ten conference and earned a piece of the Big Ten title for the first time in 20
years In 2011 the Spartans have a great chance exceed last years great
season with a team that returns 12 starters
 Michigan State is currently ranked No 17 in both the USA Today preseason
poll and the ESPNU preseason fan rankings
 The offense will be able to put up a lot of points getting six starters back,
including quarterback Kirk Cousins who had 2,825 passing yards and 20
touchdowns last season Cousins has another year of experience under him
and will look to control a high scoring offense using his main targets in go-to
receivers B
J Cunningham who had 50 catches, 611 yards, nine Football Predictions
touchdowns and last years starting running back Edwin Baker who had 207
carries, 1,201 yards, 14 TDs for the 2011 season
 The defense that got manhandled by some of the better teams they faced last
season gets six starters returning from last season but will lose a big piece of
that defense with All-American linebackers Greg Jones selected by the New
York Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft, and Eric Gordon, a second-team All-Big
Ten pick Michigan State does have some key pieces coming back in both the
secondary and on the defensive line, with defensive end Tyler Hoover and
defensive tackle Jerel Worthy returning, and free safety Trenton Robinson and
cornerback Johnny Adams in the secondary
 Michigan State, which finished the season ranked No 14 in the nation, will
once again be a factor in the Big Ten who has a league in which teams can
beat each other this year on any giving Saturday
 The defense will be a problem giving up a lot of points although the Spartans
have an offense that can keep up with any team in the league
 NCAA Football Odds have the Spartans at 10-1 to win the Big Ten
championship which is about right but tlook for them to loss at leats 2 games in
this balanced big 10 confrence where it is tough to win on the road
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