Can MSU shut down Ohio State?
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- USA TODAY SportsBraxton Miller will look to solve Mark Dantonio's stifling defense this weekend.
Week 14 brought us unforgettable rivalry games from across the country, including an epic Civil War victory by Oregon, a nail-biting win for Ohio State in The Game and an Iron Bowl upset that saw Auburn win in the most implausible manner.
The wild week caused a big shakeup in the BCS standings, with Ohio State vaulting to No. 2 followed by Auburn, Alabama and Missouri. As a result, much is at stake heading into this week's conference title games.
In this edition of "No Huddle," Insider's panel of experts debates big questions surrounding the league title matchups -- as well as which team will prevail in the Big 12 and which Week 15 favorite should be on upset alert.
1. Can Michigan State's defense stop Braxton Miller and Ohio State's offense?
Travis Haney: No, though it can slow OSU. The Spartans are going to have to score some to win this game, but you have to like a defense that's first in yards per play (3.77) and fourth in scoring (11.8) to at least slow Miller, Carlos Hyde and the Buckeyes. I cannot imagine the track meet that OSU and Michigan played Saturday, with a combined 83 points. I think the first one to 24 wins in Indy, and it wouldn't at all surprise me if it wound up being Michigan State.
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