Avoiding a knockout, that's the key for Michigan State.
As Northwestern's losing streak has snowballed, the previously unthinkable has always been a possibility.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Mark Dantonio and his players wore hats commemorating their division championship. They hope bigger prizes are coming.
You won't find two teams in more drastically different situations taking the same field this week than the duo clashing in Evanston.
Pat Fitzgerald has said all during Northwestern's conference losing streak that his Wildcats were close to winning.
And he's been right.