Michigan State started the 2019 season at 4-1 in its first five games. The team scored 28 points or more in all four of the wins.

In the team’s last five contests, however, it is 0-5. Outside of a 37-34 loss to Illinois — in which Michigan State had a 25-point lead at one point — the Spartans haven’t scored more than 10 points in a game. The team is now 4-6 overall.

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Heading into this week, Michigan State travels to Rutgers in what is a must-win game if the Spartans want to reach six wins and become bowl eligible. Here’s Dantonio on the upcoming Scarlet Knights game:

Crucial indeed. Dantonio also talked about this past week’s game, which was a 44-10 loss to Michigan. Losing to your in-state rival is never good. Losing by 34 points is a disaster:

He talked more about emotions and his obligations to Michigan State:

Michigan State-Rutgers is slated for a noon ET kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium. The game will be televised on FS1.