Michigan St under the radar as season arrives

MSU could sneak up on teams

Published On: Aug 29 2013 11:42:17 PM EDT
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -

Michigan State has a lot to prove and a lot of players determined to prove it, beginning Friday night against Western Michigan.
 
Mark Dantonio's Spartans lost five games by 13 points last season but salvaged a 7-6 record with their second bowl win in less than 12 months.  This time, an unranked, under-the-radar Big Ten contender expects a return to double-digit wins.
 
New Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck will have senior quarterback Tyler Van Tubbergen taking over for record-setting Alex Carder.