No. 2 Michigan State hopes to avoid slip-up against CMU

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It’s one loss that really stands out as a head scratcher in Mark Dantonio’s tenure as Michigan State’s coach.

In 2009, Central Michigan upset the Spartans in stunning fashion, scoring a touchdown and a field goal in the final 32 seconds to win 29-27.

A lot has changed for Michigan State since then. The Spartans are now ranked No. 2 in the country, and they’ll be heavily favored when they host Central Michigan on Saturday. That loss to the Chippewas is still the only time under Dantonio that Michigan State has lost to a Mid-American Conference team. In fact, the Spartans have only lost to teams in power conferences (plus Notre Dame) in that span.