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After observing the MSU-OSU game on Saturday, what stands out the most is the way the Spartans played defense. Their defense was outstanding to say the least in shutting down a Ohio State offense that was averaging 244.8 yards rushing per game ranking 11th nationally. This is the same offense that gassed the Spartans last year in East Lansing running up over 500 total yards and 49 points. Throughout this season, the defense has been criticized as not being as dominant as in past seasons and no one would argue that. It could be that the defense is starting to play up to expectations as shown the last two weeks. The front seven has been the strength throughout the season, however, the secondary has had its issues as freshmen have been forced to play in an effort to shake things up; there has been no continuity. The secondary has played well the last two weeks, thus the defense has come together at the perfect time for the Spartans to make a run toward the college playoffs.