Top 25 team preview: No. 15 Michigan State Spartans

Wednesday August 14th, 2013
Linebacker Max Bullough (40) and Michigan State's defense allowed just 274.4 yards per game in 2012.
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MD: There's no question we have a little bit of a chip on our shoulder. I think that when you look at us, we won four very close games and we lost five very close games. So we have to find the inches. And we have to understand that the inches count.

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