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GAMES OF THE WEEK
GENE MENEZ
October 17, 2011
Here are the teams and themes to follow this weekend
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October 17, 2011

Games Of The Week

Here are the teams and themes to follow this weekend

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NO. 11 MICHIGAN at NO. 23 MICHIGAN STATE

What we've learned about the Wolverines

QB Denard Robinson keeps on ticking. Despite being banged up and having to sit out a few snaps last Saturday, he accounted for 454 yards and four TDs in a 42--24 win at Northwestern.

What we've learned about the Spartans

Their top-ranked defense (173.4 yards a game) has been impressive against the likes of Florida Atlantic, but Notre Dame's offense scored 24 and gained 275 yards.

What it will mean on Saturday

Despite Robinson's heroics, the Spartans, coming off a timely bye week, will be prepared for their rivals and end Michigan's undefeated season in a game decided by a late field goal.

NO. 18 ARIZONA STATE at NO. 9 OREGON

What we've learned about the Sun Devils

The almost certain Pac-12 South champs have evolved into a turnover-forcing group, racking up five in each of the last two games, including Saturday's 35--14 win at Utah.

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