No. 21 Mich State aims to bounce back after loss



EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says he’s looking forward to seeing how his team responds after a humbling setback.

Notre Dame dominated the Spartans last week 20-3, sending them plummeting from No. 10 to No. 21 in the AP poll.

Dantonio vows the Spartans will be ready to play Eastern Michigan on Saturday at home.

The winless Eagles should give Michigan State a chance to boost its confidence before Big Ten play. They lost at Ball State and to Illinois State by an average of two touchdowns and got routed 54-16 last week at Purdue.

Eastern Michigan coach Ron English says his players paid too much attention to people patting them on their back after snapping the program’s 15-year streak of losing seasons.