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Sad State: Spartans lose finale 31-22

PSU block returned for TD put MSU behind 8-ball

"To be honest we just weren't as mentally tough as we needed to be. That's something we need to learn and we need to know that things just are not going to happen; we have to take them one step at a time." --John L. Smith

Under the lights of Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan, the Penn State Nittany Lions (10-1, 6-1) defeated the Michigan State Spartans (5-6, 2-6) 31-22 to clinch their first Big Ten title in 11 years and grab a Bowl Championship Series bid. Michael Robinson ran for 90 yards and also connected with Deon Butler for another score. Meanwhile, Michigan State quarterback Drew Stanton three... Recommended Stories