Spartans have ground to make up in Big Ten title bid; Fighting Illini up next

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

A couple of days later, the sting from Michigan State’s loss at Penn State has faded only slightly.

In a tight battle for the Big Ten championship, every game counts and letting a 14-point lead slip away in the second half to a team that had won only four conference games to that point is one that could come back to haunt the Spartans.