Based on the Spartans loss to Ohio State over the weekend, they will not make a bowl game for the first time during Dantonio's tenure.

Mark Dantonio said he doesn't believe it will be a challenge to get Michigan State motivated for its final game of the season.

MSU will travel to No. 8 Penn State for its finale on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff time.   The Spartans are coming off a near upset of No. 2 Ohio State, a 17-16 loss Saturday.

MSU has lost eight of its last nine games.  Dantonio believes a win to end the season will give them some positive vibes going into what's expected to be a grueling offseason.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.