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MSU defensive line alterations help generate more pressure on QBs

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EAST LANSING – It’s only two games against two Mid-American Conference teams, but Michigan State’s defensive line has shown the ability to get after opposing quarterbacks.

Rotating players adds to the freshness. A shift to a three-man front on third down is paying off. But coach Mark Dantonio admits more will be known about the Spartans’ ability to maintain that improved pressure in the next few weeks.

“New challenges are coming,” Dantonio said Tuesday, “so they need to continue to be consistent.”

The first of a three-game gauntlet against bigger, stronger offensive lines comes Sept. 23 against Notre Dame (8 p.