State of Michigan State Athletics Podcast Episode XVIII

On this edition of the state of Michigan State athletics podcast, Spartan Nation senior writer Jon Schopp and publisher Hondo Carpenter discuss last week's game vs. Michigan.
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East Lansing, MI – Last weekend Michigan State marched into Ann Arbor and stole the show against the Wolverines leaving with a 27-24 victory. 

For the first time in two years, the Paul Bunyan trophy returned to East Lansing. 

And after a brutal season-opening loss to Rutgers, many of Mel Tucker's critics fell silent. 

Spartan Nation publisher Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr., and Spartan Nation senior writer Jon Schopp discuss the results of the in-state rivalry and next week's contest vs. Iowa.

MSU decided to throw the ball downfield, picking apart the Wolverine defensive backs. 

Rocky Lombardi threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns while completing passes of 53, 50, 40, 31, 30, and 19 yards in a very solid performance offensively. 

Schopp believes the win changed everything for Michigan State football, especially the perception of its program.  

He thinks the victory provided them with a path to play a significant game against Ohio State in December. 

But first, MSU needs to take care of business on the road against Iowa. 

However, as long as the Spartans can be physical in the trenches, continue to attack opponents through the air, and play sound defense, the Hawkeyes won't be an issue. 

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