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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 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
College Football Picks 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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Description: exceed last years great season with a team that returns 12 starters