Pressure increasing again for Michigan State

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Mark Dantonio admits the pressure is on.

The Michigan State coach is three wins from leading his team to a Legends Division title and a berth in the inaugural Big Ten championship game.

The 13th-ranked Spartans play at Iowa on Saturday in what could be their toughest remaining game of the regular season.

Michigan State is not allowing the media to talk to players this week -- a move Dantonio says is designed to help his team's concentration. The Spartans also made players off limits before their Big Ten opener at Ohio State.

Iowa, Nebraska and Michigan are tied for second in the division, one game behind Michigan State.