It has been an overall pretty good week for Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough.
He helped his team's defense shut out a Big Ten opponent 14-0 for the first-time since 1999 in the Purdue Boilermakers last Saturday. On Monday, he was named the Big Ten defensive player of the week. Yet, still, Bullough still has an important bone to pick. Tuesday evening, Bullough told the media that he was still upset as to the fact that his Spartans (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) were snubbed out of the latest Associated Press' Top 25 national rankings.
"I'm surprised, we're at 6-1 and I think we should be in it,'' Bullough said. "I don't really care at this point. I just want to be where we want to be at the end. Our record and the teams we beat, we should be in it if you ask me. But I just want to do things we can control, and we can't control being in the Top 25 in Week 7. We'll let that take care of itself.
"If we're 11-1 and we're not in the Top 25, I'll be mad. Then you can ask me again.''
While Bullough may not yet be fuming due to the fact that he has other larger fish to fry, namely Illinois this upcoming weekend and top rival Michigan the following weekend, the fact that Michigan State hasn't received much love this season after their loss to Notre Dame is surely weighing on much of the team's minds. It has certainly gotten head coach Mark Dantonio and the fans thinking.
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