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Kirk Herbstreit Gives Michigan State More Credit For Losing At Oregon Than Baylor For Being 3-0

The Big Ten may have a tough path to the College Football Playoff, but if one team still has a case, it is Michigan State. Even with an early season loss on their ledger, the Spartans have one big name in the college football media behind them: ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit. On College GameDay this morning, during a discussion about Baylor, Herbstreit said that he believes Michigan State deserves more credit for going to Eugene to play Oregon, even in a loss, than Baylor does for beating three "cupcakes" in SMU, Northwestern State, and Buffalo.

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— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay)

"Baylor should be penalized for playing these teams (SMU, Buffalo, Northwestern State)." - @KirkHerbstreit

— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 27, 2014

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Herbstreit may have a point now, but luckily we get to see Baylor and Michigan State against full Big 12 and Big Ten slates, respectively, before the selection committee has to make a decision.