95 Days Until Kickoff - More Dawg Piles Coming in '18

95 Days Until Kickoff - More Dawg Piles Coming in '18

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95 Days Until Kickoff - More Dawg Piles Coming in '18

The Spartans defense stuffed the run in 2017 – and it’s likely that most college football fans don’t know just how good the rushing defense was.  Or how good it will be in 2018.

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Do casual college football fans know that this is the way the Top 10 in Rushing Defense across the country looked like when as was said and done last season?

  1. Alabama – 94.7 YPG
  2. Michigan State – 95.3
  3. Wisconsin – 98.4
  4. Washington – 100.8
  5. TCU – 103.9
  6. Ohio State – 105.1
  7. Troy – 105.7
  8. Texas – 106.8
  9. Northwestern – 107.7
  10. Ohio – 110.5

Other notables in the Top 25

12. Clemson – 114.9

14. Penn State – 117.7

18. UMAA – 120.9

Yes, Michigan State finished the 2017 season with the second-best rushing defense in the nation.

The Spartans return 10 of the 11 starters from the defense that achieved that ranking.

@MSU_Football points this out to us – and while SpartansWire already was well aware of it, we’re happy to make sure as many people get the message as possible.

It’s perfectly fair for Spartans everywhere to puff their chests out due to last year’s rushing defense – and for Spartans everywhere to expect more of the same in 2018.

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