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AP: Cousins sets TD mark in Michigan St. win

All week long Michigan State vowed to look straight ahead at Northwestern instead of a week down the road to the Big Ten championship game. The Spartans were true to their word, beating Northwestern 31-17 on Saturday in a competitive tuneup. With a spot in next Saturday's title game secured, Michigan State wasn't about to coast in the regular season finale.

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