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Spartans could be "contenders" with win over Iowa

The Michigan State Spartans effort against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (100 yards rushing allowed on 37 attempts for 2.7 per carry average) made observers sit up and take notice. Still, they can expect an even stronger test from the Hawkeyes. The Spartans rank fourth in the nation in run defense

With the exception of the toe-stubbing loss to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, MSU has shown a resiliency that ought to put them in good stead heading into this Saturday's match up with #14 Iowa. The green and white have fared well offensively running John L. Smith's version of the spread offense, averaging [insert statistics here] per game and posting three wins in their first four starts. Also...

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