Tom Izzo dared his future opponents to try and play a zone against No. 2 Michigan State, like Duke. “If they want, I hope so,” Izzo said Thursday. “I’m never worried about that, never ever.” Tuesday’s 88-81 loss on Tuesday, however, did expose the Spartans’ flaws on offense against the top-ranked Blue Devils’ 2-3 defense. And some of that revolved around the big freshman in the middle.
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Michigan State has been healthier overall this season than last year but is taking a few injury hits late in the fall.Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Mufi Hill-Hunt is out for the season with an ACL and MCL injury, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said after Saturday’s 17-7 win against Maryland. Hill-Hunt was carted off the field following last week’s 48-3 loss at Ohio State.
No. 17 Michigan State Beats Maryland, 17-7, in the snow MSUSpartans.com
LJ Scott ran for 147 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a snowy 17-7 victory over Maryland on Saturday night. The Spartans (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 17 CFP) rushed for 271 yards, and that was about the only way they could move the ball in yet another Michigan State game affected by the elements. Quarterback Brian Lewerke was 2 of 14 for 20 yards, and one of his completions was a shovel pass late in the third quarter.
Michigan State holds off Maryland for snowy win in home finale MLive
The heavy rain that fell at Spartan Stadium turned into snow midway through the first half. The result was another ugly-weather game for Michigan State and, one again, it worked out just fine for the Spartans. Michigan State slugged out a 17-7 victory against Maryland in poor conditions in its home finale on Saturday in East Lansing.
Michigan State football runs over Maryland, 17-7, on snowy Senior Day Detroit Free Press
It was a sparse turnout on another ugly weather day at Michigan State. It wasn’t much of a day for passing, either. But it was a perfect afternoon for the Spartans to reignite their stagnant run game. LJ Scott, Brian Lewerke and Gerald Holmes helped No. 24 MSU run for 271 of their 291 total yards of offense en route to a 17-7 victory over Maryland on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 17-7 win over Maryland Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on Michigan State’s 17-7 win over Maryland on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
Running game carries Michigan State past Maryland Detroit News
Michigan State has played in miserable weather most of the season, so it was fitting that its Senior Day matchup with Maryland started in a rainstorm that quickly turned to snow, creating conditions that were far from ideal. No problem for No. 22 Michigan State as it got the running game going for the first time in weeks to beat Maryland, 17-7, in front of an announced crowd of 70,216 at Spartan Stadium.
-Spartan style prevails in winter conditions Detroit News
How appropriate, this game and the way in which Michigan State won. The Spartans continued Saturday with their 2017 Redemption Tour in a snow-fest at Spartan Stadium. They won, beating Maryland, 17-7. And never mind that it wasn’t graceful, or dynamic, or a contest critical enough to keep, during the second half, more than a few hundred fans in the stands, accompanied by their brandy-cask-carrying St. Bernards.
MSU, weather down Maryland on Senior Day 17-7 State News
The Spartans and fans had to endure another game where the weather unforgivingly played a role — but no matter. MSU took care of business winning its eighth game of the year, defeating Maryland 17-7.
Turning point, unsung hero and what’s next for Michigan State football Lansing State Journal
Like the Buckeyes last week, you could say Michigan State had this game won the second it came out of the tunnel for warmups. But give Maryland credit, it battled. The turning point in this one came on the first play of the second quarter when sophomore quarterback Brian Lewerke took a read-option 25 yards untouched to the house, giving the Spartans what looked to be a commanding 14-0 lead.
Rapid reaction: Michigan State runs over Maryland on Senior Day in Spartan Stadium Saturday Tradition
For the better part of the 60-minute contest, this game looked like it was being played inside a snow globe rather than Spartan Stadium. It was cold, wet and wintery in East Lansing as Michigan State closed out its home schedule against Maryland.
Michigan State runs past Maryland on senior night isportsweb
Poor weather has been a common theme in Michigan State football games this season, and today was no different, as snow flurries swirled around Spartan Stadium throughout the night. Usually, the bad weather forces the Spartans to grind out wins, but MSU was able to jump out to an early lead, thanks to a great running game and superb defense. The Spartans rushed for 271 yards while holding Maryland to 204 total yards en route to a 17-7 victory. LJ Scott led all rushers with 147 yards and a touchdown.
Michigan State talking points: Rain turns to snow at Spartan Stadium vs. Maryland MLive
Here’s what Michigan State fans are talking about after the Spartans’ 17-7 win over Maryland
Ugly win vs. Maryland exhibits progress Spartan Avenue
It wasn’t pretty, but what Michigan State football win is nowadays? The Spartans were unable to pull away from Maryland in a rain-soaked and snow-covered Week 12 win. Winning big won’t do the Spartans much good, other than gain them some confidence heading into bowl season, but the tight victory signified progress for the program.
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No. 17 Michigan State picked up its sixth Big Ten win of 2017 by beating Maryland 17-7 Saturday at Spartan Stadium. And yet again, it was a game that wasn’t decided until the closing minutes. The Spartans took a 14-0 lead into halftime, but with weather playing a factor as it has on multiple other occasions this season, they took a conservative approach in the second half offensively and managed to come away with the win despite notching just five first downs after halftime.
What Mark Dantonio said after 17-7 win vs. Maryland Land of 10
Michigan State improved to 8-3 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten with a 17-7 home win against Maryland on Saturday. The Spartans held Maryland to 204 yards on offense, including 2.7 yards per rush. Michigan State put up 291 yards, with 271 coming on the ground.
Michigan State’s senior class is looking to put everything into a strong postseason run – starting tonight with the Senior Night Celebration at Jenison Field House.
Senior day is and always will be a huge deal. As fans, it’s our job to show out and pack the stands so that our seniors may hear and see Spartan Stadium at its finest one last time. But as players, it’s their job to put on a hell of a show so that the team is able to send these guys out the right way. That being said we will be having our usual Q&A this week and for it, we have brought in Jared Goldstein from Testudo Times to give us his thoughts leading up to the game.
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Taro Hirose’s goal 1:13 into overtime lifted the Michigan State hockey team past Ferris State, 3-2, on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena.
Michigan State wrestling won the first two bouts, but was later overtaken by No. 17 Central Michigan, dropping a 31-9 contest Friday night at CMU’s McGuirk Arena in the Spartans’ first dual of the season.
The Spartans came out strong on the first day of the Northwestern TYR Invitational. The men are currently in first place with 292.5 points, just ahead of Northwestern with 276.5. The women are in second with 274 points, just behind Northwestern with 370.
Michigan State gymnastics gave their fans a sneak peak of what is to come in the 2017-18 season Friday night in front of a standing room only crowd, welcoming fans to the annual Green and White Meet inside Jenison Field House.
Michigan State concludes its four-game homestand, taking on College of Charleston on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 12 p.m. This is the first half of a doubleheader with the Michigan State men’s basketball team. The teams will have five doubleheaders this season. The Spartans will have another quartet of home games in February.
Michigan State’s men’s basketball team returns home on Sunday, Nov. 19 to host Stony Brook in a non-league game. Tipoff is slated for 4 p.m. The game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network, with Cory Provus calling the play-by-play and Jon Crispin serving as the color analyst.
It’s been a few days since Michigan State lost to top-ranked Duke in the Champions Classic, and that time along with plenty of peaks at the game film hasn’t exactly made the Spartans feel any better about the loss. In the matchup between the top two ranked teams in the nation, the Spartans are convinced they gave the game away as much as the Blue Devils simply just beat them.
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There were some irritable Spartans hanging around the Duffy Daugherty building this week. Not surprisingly, most of those guys were members of Michigan State’s defense. That will happen when you’re coming off a 48-3 loss, one that was not only the worst in the Mark Dantonio era but also included Ohio State running the ball for 335 yards.
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One of the top performers this summer at the MSU camp was Bolingbrook (Ill.) defensive tackle Dashaun Mallory. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound prospect was offered by the Spartans shortly after his standout performance. Mallory is the No. 11 player in Illinois and the No. 44 defensive tackle prospect in the nation for the class of 2018. Other teams that have extended him a scholarship include several MAC programs, Colorado State and Iowa State.
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Seventh-seeded Michigan State men’s soccer (11-3-3, 5-0-3 B1G) will host the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m., taking on Virginia Tech (10-9-0, 3-5-0 ACC). The Hokies defeated Air Force 2-0 in the first round on Thursday.
In the immediate aftermath of Michigan State’s 88-81 loss to Duke, MSU head coach Tom Izzo wasn’t interested in discussing what his team did right Tuesday night but said he might have more silver linings a couple days later. After practice Thursday, he was asked if he found any of positives after breaking down the film. “I positively felt like we gave way too many turnovers up, and I positively felt like we didn’t go to the boards at all,” Izzo joked without cracking a smile. “So those are the two positive
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If you want to know why Michigan State’s football program is going to be OK moving forward, listen to its underclassmen speak. They get it. In part, because MSU seniors got it.“One of the most effective things I’ve learned from this senior group is just taking matters into your own hands,” junior safety Khari Willis said.
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Miles Bridges is the beaming star for the men’s basketball squad. You ask beat reporters, you ask fans, the first name to come out of most of their mouths regarding MSU basketball right now is “Miles Bridges.”
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A little less than 48 hours after another loss to No. 1 Duke, Tom Izzo managed to find some positives in Michigan State’s performance.“I positively felt like we gave way too many turnovers up,” he said after practice Thursday, “and I positively felt like we didn’t go to the boards at all. So those are the two positives I got out of there.”
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Roman Stubbs, who covers Maryland for the Washington Post, breaks down the Terrapins for The Detroit News answering five questions heading into Saturday’s Michigan State-Maryland game.
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