Michigan State plans to live up to its lofty rankings

East Lansing — The last time Michigan State was ranked in the top five during the preseason was 1967.

It was coming off a season when it was voted the consensus national champion with one “blemish” on its record — a 10-10 tie with Notre Dame in a game that pitted the No. 1 Fighting Irish and No. 2 Spartans.

Needless to say, expectations were high in 1967. But instead of living up to those expectations, the Spartans went in the wrong direction and finished 3-7.

“I saw that,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. – Read more at DetNews.com

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