Football mlive.com —  Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi took to the microphone first and set the tone. “In a game where our guys played really well in the first half, we came out in the second half with a couple of lapses,” Narduzzi said. “Gave up a couple of plays in the second have we would have liked to not have given up.”
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Football mlive.com —  Aside from green-and-white satisfaction, it was a pathetic scene at Spartan Stadium as the East Lansing team clobbered its visiting neighbors from Ypsilanti.
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Football freep.com —  Wearing green and white Saturday afternoon, Adams was honored at halftime during Michigan State’s game against Eastern Michigan for being inducted into the MSU athletics Hall of Fame.
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Football freep.com —  The Spartans made big plays and the Eagles made bad ones from the start, resulting in a 35-0 lead for MSU before all of its students were seated.
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Football freep.com —  MSU let EMU get deep twice in the second half. It might have been worse, when Eagles receivers got free in the first half, too.
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Football freep.com —  Free Press sports writer Joe Rexrode grades the Spartans on a scale of 1-10.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. wasn't looking for another breakout game. Kings reclaimed his title as MSU's resident gamebreaker with a 21.6-yards-per-touch average in Saturday's 73-14 victory against Eastern Michigan in Spartan Stadium.
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Football freep.com —  Joe Rexrode, Shawn Windsor and Graham Couch banter about MSU's blowout win on Saturday and wonder what positives there are to the small-school scheduling.
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Football msuspartans.com —  A 59-point margin of victory may appear to be the dietary equivalent of empty calories, but Michigan State derived plenty of sustenance from Saturday's domination of Eastern Michigan. The entries in the record book from the 73-14 blowout at Spartan Stadium must be acknowledged, but they aren't nearly as important as the number of players who entered the game - an unheard-of 63 by halftime and a symbolic 74 when it was all said and done.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State had plenty to celebrate Saturday afternoon, getting rid of the bitter taste of a defeat at Oregon two weeks ago with a 73-14 rout of Eastern Michigan at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans (2-1) won the game the way an 11th-ranked team is supposed to beat a Mid-American Conference opponent, dominating from start to finish against the Eagles (1-3).
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State played 63 players in the first half, according to Dantonio. And while the Spartans’ recent success has been largely on the backs of experienced veterans, Saturday proved an opportunity to see some youth on display. By the end of the game, six true freshmen and 11 redshirt freshmen had seen action in the lopsided contest, all of whom were making the case for more playing time in the future.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as No. 11 Michigan State scored the third-most points in program history, smashing Eastern Michigan 73-14 on Saturday. The Spartans (2-1) came up three points short of matching the school record set in 1989 against Northwestern and found the end zone on their first five possessions. Michigan State scored 75 points against Arizona in 1949.

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Michigan State dominates Eastern Michigan in historic fashion MLive
Michigan State released two weeks worth of frustration on Eastern Michigan Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. The No. 11-ranked Spartans (2-1) raced out to a historically large halftime lead en route to the 73-14 victory over the Eagles (1-3).

MSU football sets scoring record in win over Eastern Michigan, 73-14 State News
It was MSU early and MSU often as the No. 11 Spartans (2-1 overall) rolled over the Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-3 overall) 73-14. The 73 points put up by the Spartans surpassed the previous high in the Dantonio era of 55 against UAB in 2007, Indiana in 2011 and Youngstown State in 2013.

Instant Reactions: Eastern Michigan @ No. 11 Michigan State The Only Colors
Given it was just over a 45-point favorite over Eastern Michigan on Saturday, No. 11 Michigan State was widely expected to do what it did amidst its 73-14 win. But its performance goes beyond the anticipated lopsided final score.

Delton Williams goes for 100 yards, three scores in Michigan State's rout of EMU MLive
A quick evaluation of Michigan State's 73-14 win over Eastern Michigan

MSU thrashes EMU, 73-14, with most points since '89 Detroit Free Press
The sad thing about Saturday's light Michigan State workout passed off as a football game is that it's on the higher end of college scheduling these days – the Mid-American Conference charges lofty rates to the Big Ten and often beats its teams.

Spartans get running game back on track against Eastern Michigan iSportsWeb
Mark Dantonio and Michigan State have always been known as a program that likes to play a run-first style of offense, often imposing their will on teams with a dominant offensive line and feature back. Last season, the Spartans started off the year struggling with the run before Jeremy Langford emerged as the go-to back and finished the season among the best backs in the Big Ten.

Michigan State Spartans obliterate Eastern Michigan iSportsWeb
A massacre of epic proportions played out Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, as the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans (2-1) took out their pent-up anger following a loss to Oregon on the lowly Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-3), beating them 73-14 – three points shy of the all-time school record for points.

MSU football regains mojo following blowout win over Eastern Michigan State News
Two weeks ago in Eugene, Ore., the ‘Spartan Dawgs’ looked more like the ‘Spartan Pups.’ No. 11 MSU surrendered 491 yards that led to 46 points, a number the Spartans hadn’t gave up since the Kirk Cousins era. Saturday was a completely different story for MSU (2-1 overall), producing a stout defensive performance that, regardless of the opponent, was pleasing to defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.

Damion Terry "Brass" package debuts in Michigan State's 73-14 win over Eastern Michigan MLive
The special offensive package designated for Michigan State quarterback Damion Terry — known internally as “Brass’’ — was finally unveiled Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.




















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Football freep.com —  Beware, Eastern Michigan defensive backs who aspire to intercept a Connor Cook pass and return it today — you might run into the Lester Hayes of college offensive linemen. Michigan State hasn't wanted to savor much from its most recent outing, a 46-27 loss at Oregon on Sept. 6. But offensive tackle Jack Conklin's obliteration of Oregon safety Erick Dargan after the first of two Cook picks is a keeper.
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Football freep.com —  Mark Staten started at defensive tackle for Miami (Ohio) in 1989-92, playing for teams that beat Cincinnati three times, tied West Virginia and stayed competitive with Purdue, Indiana and Kentucky. Those experiences come to mind for the Michigan State offensive line coach on days like today.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  Drew Stanton will make another start for Arizona. Coach Bruce Arians announced today that Stanton will take the place of Carson Palmer (shoulder) in the starting lineup Sunday vs. San Francisco, according to Darren Urban of AzCardinals.com.
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Football mlive.com —  According to Mark Dantonio, the advantage Michigan State’s defensive scheme has in the world of college football is its ability to change. Dantonio went into detail about his team’s press quarters scheme this week on NFL.com’s College Football 24/7 podcast, saying the key to the unit’s success has been its ability to self-adjust to the different types of offenses it sees week-in and week-out.
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Football freep.com —  The mailbag is late, but it was full this week -- sorry to those I couldn't get to. Also, we'll try to stop ending sentences with prepositions; that's not the grammatical fiber we're made of.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Dantonio talk about tomorrow's home game against Eastern Michigan


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Football espn.go.com —  Last week alone, four former Michigan State quarterbacks -- Arizona's Drew Stanton, Cleveland's Brian Hoyer, Washington's Kirk Cousins and Philadelphia's Nick Foles -- all led their teams to big wins. At least three and possibly four will start Sunday with the chance to try to do it again.
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Football mlive.com —  Saturday's opponent is Eastern Michigan (1-1) at Spartan Stadium, but you get the feeling it wouldn’t matter who No. 11-ranked Michigan State is playing. It’s an angry, frustrated football team that knows it let a golden opportunity slip through its fingers, allowing Oregon to rally for a 46-27 victory after holding a 27-18 lead in the third quarter.
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