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What Makes MSU's Defense So Good?

What Makes MSU's Defense So Good?

The narrative for this week's Ohio State-Michigan State Big Ten title game clash is largely about the matchup between OSU's record-setting offense and MSU's dominating D. We know what makes the Buckeyes tick, but what makes the Spartans so good? We take a look.

Any discussion of just how good the Michigan State defense is begins with Al Davis. You read that right. When discussing his team's game last week with the Spartans, Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill referenced the late Oakland Raiders owner – a savvy football guru in his day – when breaking down the talents of the MSU defense. "Anytime you play man-to-man on the corners and get nine in the box...

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