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Big Ten contenders are winning with defense

Oct. 10, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

This is not an easy year to be an offensive coordinator in the Big Ten. Brad Salem, who fills that role for Michigan State, had to face one of the nation's top defenses last week against Ohio State. This week, he has a similar challenge against Wisconsin. "They're both very good defenses, top in the country, and...

Taylor, Wisconsin another test for Michigan State

Oct. 8, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — For Michigan State, the speed of Ohio State is followed up this week by the strength of Wisconsin. The Spartans, who are playing back-to-back road games against Associated Press top-10 teams for the first time since 1990, are in Madison on Saturday for the No. 8 Badgers. The...

Day impressed with toughness of Buckeyes at halfway point

Oct. 8, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the halfway point of the season, coach Ryan Day isn't assessing the performance of his Ohio State team purely by statistics, which, by the way, are pretty good across the board. The Buckeyes are 6-0, dominating opponents, showing few weaknesses and share a No. 3 ranking in the AP...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Super 6 has rankings on lockdown

Oct. 7, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU and Oklahoma. Call them the Super Six. After six regular-season Associated Press college football polls the top six teams are the same teams that were ranked in the top six in the preseason. The order has changed, but at no point have the teams. Since the preseason poll...

AP Top 25: Ohio State, Georgia tied at No. 3; Florida to 7th

Oct. 6, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Ohio State and Georgia are tied at No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Florida surged to No. 7 after a big victory. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson held their spots Sunday after a week off for both, but the Buckeyes caught up to the Bulldogs in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. The...

Fields, Dobbins lead No. 4 Ohio St over No. 25 Michigan St

Oct. 6, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields looked less like Superman and more like a mere mortal at times against No. 25 Michigan State on Saturday night. But that was bound to happen to the Ohio State sophomore quarterback at some point this season. The Georgia transfer, who had accounted for 23 touchdowns in...

No. 25 Michigan State seeks another upset of No. 4 Buckeyes

Oct. 4, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day wants his players to understand Michigan State has a history of spoiling the Buckeyes' plans. The Mark Dantonio-led Spartans have beaten Ohio State three times since 2011, more than any other Big Ten team. They face off on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. In 2013...

Florida-Auburn, Ohio State-Michigan State highlight weekend

Oct. 4, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

Florida and Auburn get to claim the spotlight in their respective Southeastern Conference divisions for a change while Ohio State faces one of its potential challengers in the Big Ten East. The seventh-ranked Tigers visit No. 10 Florida in the teams’ first meeting since 2011 and the lone t op-10 matchup of...

No. 14 Iowa’s visit to No. 19 Michigan tops Big Ten schedule

Oct. 3, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 14 Iowa at No. 19 Michigan Michigan (3-1, 1-1) has yet to impress, never mind that 52-0 home win last week over a Rutgers team a day away from firing its coach. The Wolverines were a trendy pick to win the Big Ten East, and so far they’ve...

Can No. 25 Michigan State slow down fourth-ranked Buckeyes?

Oct. 3, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

No. 25 Michigan State (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) at No. 4 Ohio State (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: Ohio State by 20. Series record: Ohio State leads 32-15. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Michigan State’s defense is one of the best in the country, but the unit may have difficulty containing quarterback...