EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The question would have seemed ludicrous seven years ago when Mark Dantonio was in his first season as Michigan State's coach.
But after five victories in the last six years over rival Michigan, it seems fair to ask: Do the Spartans risk losing the chip on their shoulder?
"We have to keep our edge regardless of who we play. If we can't do that, then we've not succeeded," Dantonio said Tuesday. "We keep it the same way we keep it with every team that we're playing against. We find a way.