EAST LANSING, Mich. Mark Dantonio knows how far Michigan State has come. He is much more interested in where it is going.
The No. 13 Spartans (9-1, 6-0 Big Ten) are one win from their second Big Ten championship game in three seasons and two triumphs from the best conference record in school history. They locked up a share of the Legends Division title with a 41-28 win at Nebraska, their first win in eight tries against the Cornhuskers. Now, they can take another step toward their first Rose Bowl berth in 26 years with a victory at Northwestern (4-6, 0-6) on Saturday.
Michigan State hasn't lost since Sept. 21. Dantonio says that means nothing and his team will get Northwestern's best effort.