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Instant analysis: 3 things we learned from Michigan State’s dominating Holiday Bowl victory Land of 10
No. 16 Michigan State (10-3) ended its season on a high note on Thursday, beating No. 18 Washington State (9-4) 42-17 in the 2017 Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. The win marked coach Mark Dantonio’s 100th at Michigan State and gave the Spartans their eighth season in program history with double-digit wins. All this after a 3-9 season in 2016.
 

Michigan State hammers Washington State in Holiday Bowl MLive.com
Tack an exclamation point on to the season of redemption. No. 16 Michigan State (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) hammered No. 18 Washington State (9-4, 6-3 Pac-12) 42-17 in the Holiday Bowl Thursday night at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium. With the victory, the Spartans, who finished last year 3-9, set a program record for the biggest single-season improvement at seven victories.
 

MSU slams Wazzu, puts up season-high points in 42-17 victory State News
A slow start had Spartan fans squirming in their seats amid a freezing tundra, but the offense exploded for its season-high point total en route to a blowout Holiday Bowl win. The Spartans scored on five straight drives spanning the second and third quarters. And from there, they never looked back. As the dust settled to conclude No. 16 MSU’s San Diego trip, it was the Spartans standing victorious, slamming No. 18 Washington State 42-17.
 

Michigan State-Washington State talking points: Brian Lewerke has second quarter for the ages MLive.com
Here’s what Michigan State fans are talking about after the Spartans’ 42-17 win over Washington State in the Holiday Bowl
 

Michigan State blasts Washington State in Holiday Bowl, 42-17 Detroit Free Press
Michigan State football saved perhaps its most dominant performance for its last game. The 19th-ranked Spartans scored touchdowns on five straight possessions over the second and third quarters en route to a 42-17 victory over No. 21 Washington State on Thursday night in the Holiday Bowl.
 

MSU caps turnaround with dominant Holiday Bowl win Detroit News
Michigan State’s remarkable turnaround was complete when it won nine regular-season games and finished second in the Big Ten East. On Thursday night at the Holiday Bowl, the program’s impressive revival was validated with a dominating performance in a 42-17 victory over Washington State in front of 47,092 at SDCCU Stadium.
 

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s thumping of Washington State in the Holiday Bowl Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 42-17 win Thursday night against Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
 

Dantonio Wins 100th Game at MSU, Spartans Take Down Washington State in Holiday Bowl MSUSpartans.com
Brian Lewerke threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns, and LJ Scott ran for 110 yards and two scores for No. 18 Michigan State, which took advantage of Luke Falk’s absence to rout No. 21 Washington State 42-17 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night. Lewerke also rushed for 73 yards for Michigan State (10-3), which reached double digits in wins for the eighth time in program history.
 

Mark Dantonio reaches win No. 100 in Holiday Bowl Spartan Avenue
A season ago, angry fans and some uninformed media members were talking about just how hot Mark Dantonio’s seat was getting at Michigan State. He had just gone 3-9 and had a disastrous offseason while his rivals were getting stronger.
 

Spartans complete 10-win turnaround in Holiday Bowl victory Impact Sports
No. 16 Michigan State tied their own postseason record in a Holiday Bowl blowout of No. 18 Washington State on Thursday night, earning Mark Dantonio’s 100th win as head coach of the Spartans. The 42-17 win also marked the 10th win of a 2017 season for a Michigan State team that has reached double-digit wins for the fifth time under Dantonio.
 

Michigan State report card: Spartans deliver most complete effort of ’17 Detroit Free Press
Chris Solari rates the 19th-ranked Spartans on a scale of 1 to 10 after their 42-17 win over No. 21 Washington State in Thursday night’s Holiday Bowl.
 

Lewerke shakes off hit, puts on MVP-worthy show Detroit News
Brian Lewerke was back in front of his friends and family on Thursday night, and he wasn’t about the let them leave disappointed. The Michigan State quarterback and Phoenix native had a large cheering section on hand at SDCCU Stadium for the Holiday Bowl and he made the most of it, throwing for 213 yards and three touchdowns, running for 73 yards and being named the offensive MVP in Michigan State’s 42-17 victory over Washington State.
 

Michigan State’s complete game reels in milestone win in Holiday Bowl Detroit Free Press
Michigan State saved its most well-rounded, and most dominant, performance for its last game. The 19th-ranked Spartans scored touchdowns on five straight possessions between the second and third quarters en route to a 42-17 victory over No. 21 Washington State on Thursday night in the 40th annual Holiday Bowl.
 

Overheard outside the Michigan State locker room: A complete game and not wanting to take jersey off MLive.com
Michigan State routed Washington State 42-17 on Thursday in the Holiday Bowl at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium. Here are notable quotes from Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and players following the win
 

Overheard: What Michigan State football said after beating Washington State Detroit Free Press
Here’s what Michigan State players and coaches had to say about their 42-17 win over Washington State in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday
 

Michigan State football notes: Lewerke injury gets Terry one last TD Detroit Free Press
Brian Lewerke took a big hit and fell to the ground. Damion Terry came in and found the end zone.A scary moment for the sophomore starter led to a special memory for his senior backup in Terry’s final collegiate game, a touchdown in Michigan State’s 42-17 Holiday Bowl win over Washington State on Thursday night.
 

Michigan State caps resurgent season with 10th win, No. 100 for Mark Dantonio MLive.com
Brian Lewerke knew exactly what was being said about his team before the season began. And, it wasn’t very flattering. The Michigan State redshirt sophomore quarterback read about mediocre expectations and a 6-6 ceiling.
 

Grading Michigan State’s Holiday Bowl win against Washington State MLive.com
Michigan State capped a resurgent season with a 42-17 win against Washington State in Thursday’s Holiday Bowl in San Diego. Here are snap-judgement grades for the No. 16 Spartans (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten), who set a program record for the biggest single-season turnaround at seven victories following a 3-9 record in 2016.
 

Spartans dominate Washington State in 42-17 Holiday Bowl win Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State left no doubt Thursday night in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl. The No. 16 Spartans scored five straight touchdowns in the second and third quarters on the way to a dominant 42-17 win over No. 18 Washington State. With the victory, Michigan State reached the 10-win barrier for the eighth time in program history and the sixth time under head coach Mark Dantonio. And, in the last game of his 11th season in East Lansing, Dantonio recorded his 100th win as MSU’s head coach.