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Michigan State football starts Brian Lewerke at QB vs. Ohio State

The Detroit Free Press's Chris Solari and the Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch share their thoughts from Mark Dantonio's press conference. Graham Couch and Chris Solari, Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING — Michigan State football is starting Brian Lewerke at quarterback against No. 8 Ohio State.

The junior, who has battled right shoulder problems the past month, got the nod for the second straight week after guiding No. 24 MSU to a win over Maryland last Saturday.

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Backup Rocky Lombardi has a headset on, and coach Mark Dantonio said he would be available as "an ace reliever" should Lewerke's arm bother him passing in the cold and wind.