EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) After everything Michigan State has accomplished over the past few seasons, there is always some reminder of unfinished business.
Last season, the Spartans went 11-2, finished in a tie at No. 5 in the final AP poll and trounced rival Michigan for the sixth time in seven years. Yet their two defeats stood out, since they were against Ohio State and Oregon - the teams that ended up playing for the national championship.
Michigan State was that close.