Dantonio's team threw everything it had at Ohio State, executing a successful fake punt in the fourth quarter and later going for 2 when an extra point would have tied it. The Spartans fell just short in the end, unable to establish any consistent offensive threats aside from Scott.
Michigan State nearly pulls off upset, falls 17-16 to No. 2 OSU Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State was in it until the very end but came up just short in a 17-16 loss to No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday. MSU got the ball back down with 2:04 left to play, but after fumbling on the first play, quarterback Tyler O'Connor threw a pass that was intercepted by OSU's Gareon Conley to seal the game.
Ohio State Buckeyes hold off feisty Michigan State Spartans, 17-16 Detroit Free Press
Michigan State entered Saturday’s game against Ohio State as a major underdog. The Spartans entered the final 5 minutes in position to pull off a major upset of the second-ranked Buckeyes. LJ Scott scored a 1-yard touchdown to cap his own eight-play, 56-yard drive. MSU opted to go for the 2-point conversion, and Tyler O’Connor’s pass was picked off by the Buckeyes’ Malik Hooker.
Michigan State misfires on 2-point try, OSU escapes Detroit News
Michigan State has been a thorn in the side of Ohio State for years, and it was again on Saturday in the final game this season at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans hoped to be spoilers for a Buckeyes team still in contention in the Big Ten East. And for most of the game, it looked like they had a shot.
Buckeyes earn victory in East Lansing on Spartans senior day State News
The MSU Spartans (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten) welcomed No. 2 Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) to East Lansing and barely fell to the heavily-favored Buckeyes 17-16. It was senior day at Spartan Stadium with the wind and weather playing a large part in the final outcome.
Michigan State gives No. 2 Ohio State a scare before falling 17-16 Land of 10
Michigan State gave No. 2-ranked Ohio State a huge scare before falling 17-16 Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State running back LJ Scott scored on a 1-yard run with 4:41 left to play, but Tyler O’Connor’s 2-point conversion pass was intercepted in the end zone to preserve Ohio State’s 1-point advantage. The Spartans outgained Ohio State, 334-310, and had leads of 7-0 and 10-7.
Michigan State Falls Short Against Ohio State, Lose 17-16 The Only Colors
Michigan State stated the game with a 2 play, 75 yard drive that saw LJ Scott catch a back door screen pass for a 64 yard touchdown. Things were looking up. While we have been in this spot before (this team has led in all of its 7 losses) things were feeling pretty good in Sparty land.
Spartans Fall Just Short of Upset of No. 2 Buckeyes Impact Sports
Michigan State opened up this spoiler type game against Ohio State like they’ve done many times this season, with a hot opening drive. On just the second play of the game, Tyler O’Connor connected with L.J. Scott on a misdirection screen pass. Scott then went untouched for a 64-yard score.
Three Things: MSU Loss to Ohio State The Only Colors
A lot has been said on twitter after this one. The hot take machine was in full effect and some scorched earth takes were hitting the mentions today but I wanted to take some time and give three reasonably measured takes from the MSU loss to OSU.
Mark Dantonio explains decision, play call on 2-point conversion try vs. Ohio State MLive
Mark Dantonio didn't make an in-the-moment, gut call to go for two when his team scored the potential game-tying touchdown with 4:53 left against Ohio State. The Michigan State coach said he decided earlier in the week to go for two if presented that scenario, based on wanting to take an aggressive approach to take the lead instead of go for a tie.
MSU-OSU is personal for LJ Scott, and he shows it Detroit News
“This game means a lot personally,” Scott said. “The fact that I am from Ohio and during my recruiting process it came down to Michigan State and Ohio State. This game means to me just as much as it does a kid from Michigan when we are playing Michigan. It is about the same on a personal level.
LJ Scott rides Ohio State motivation to career game in loss Land of 10
Scott has been on an upturn as this season has progressed. Going into Saturday, he’d rushed for 120-plus yards in three of four games after 72 total in the three previous games. This time? The sophomore rushed for a career-high 160 yards and finished with a career-high 76 receiving yards. He had a touchdown both through the air and on the ground.
Defense finally living up to Spartan standards Detroit News
When there’s one game left in the season and even a bowl bid has gone out the window, it can be tough to look at the silver lining. Still, it was there for Michigan State on Saturday after its 17-16 loss at home to No. 2 Ohio State, a game that again saw the Spartans come close but fail to get it done at the end.
Niyo: Spartans loss leaves two teams with empty feeling Detroit News
Before “The Game” there is this game. And this game, as we’ve all noticed in recent years, doesn’t always go the way you’d expect. Yet at the end of a season that certainly hasn’t gone the way Michigan State expected, this game did, right up until the bitter end, as No. 2 Ohio State escaped with a 17-16 victory — and its national championship hopes still intact — in a game that left both teams feeling strangely unfulfilled.
Mark Dantonio knows what it's like to take a counted-out Michigan State team and match it up against a powerhouse Ohio State squad. Dantonio was the Michigan State defensive backs coach in November, 1998, when a 4-4 Spartans team went to visit an undefeated and No. 1 Ohio State team that seemed en route to the first BCS title game.
It’s been nearly four months since her son, Mike Sadler, the former Michigan State punter, died alongside his friend, and Nebraska punter, Sam Foltz — and Karen Sadler is still working through all of the laborious details and paperwork… while she continues to grieve. “I’m taking it a day at a time,” Karen said Friday morning. “Trying to find something positive in each day. I’m trying to move forward but it’s a slow process.”
Home sweet home, indeed. After starting the season 0-2 while playing games in Hawaii and New York City, the Michigan State basketball team returned to Breslin Center Friday for its home opener and ran away with a 100-53 win over Mississippi Valley State.
Michigan State demolishes Mississippi Valley State by 47 for first win of season MLive
Miles Bridges walked to the scorers' table with 11 minutes left in the first half, and the curtain came up. The Spartans' freshman superstar came in with his team struggling through a 4-for-11 start to the game and leading by just two over Mississippi Valley State. He proceeded to nearly single-handedly blow the game open en route to a 100-53 Michigan State win on Friday night.
Recap: Michigan State runs over Mississippi Valley State, 100-53 Land of 10
Midway through the first half Friday, Michigan State’s lead was fluctuating between two, four and six points. Then Miles Bridges happened. Mississippi Valley State switched from a 2-3 zone to man-to-man defense, and the Spartan’ freshman forward reeled off 17 points in 10:05 to finish the half.
With Magic in stands, Miles Bridges dazzles, Michigan St. wins, 100-53 Detroit Free Press
Magic Johnson couldn’t help himself from leaping out of his seat. That’s how exciting Miles Bridges is. Drive after drive, shot after shot, dunk after dunk. The opponent wasn’t Arizona or Kentucky or Duke. Didn’t matter. Michigan State’s latest freshman phenom wowed the Spartans’ hometown hero and the rest of the Breslin Center crowd Friday night, finishing with 24 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and a couple more highlight real dunks in a 100-53 victory over Mississippi Valley State.
MSU Back On Track With Romp of Delta Devils Impact Sports
Friday night was a time of healing and redemption for Michigan State (1-2). The Spartans returned to East Lansing with their tails between their legs after a drubbing at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats. Throw in a last-second loss to Arizona in Hawaii, and you have a worst-case scenario start to the 2016-17 season. Mississippi Valley State (0-4) was the unfortunate recipient of Miles Bridges’ pent up aggression as the Spartans rolled all over the Delta Devils 100-53.
MSU basketball defeats MVSU, 100-53 for first win State News
MSU basketball (1-2) earned its first victory of the season Friday night defeating Mississippi Valley State (0-4), 100-53. Forward Miles Bridges dazzled in his home opener as a Spartan. His 21 points in the first half tied his collegiate high. Bridges received his first double-double of the season, adding 11 rebounds finishing with 24 points and shooting 11-of-14 from the field.
No. 13 Michigan State tops Miss Valley St 100-53 MSUSpartans.com
Miles Bridges scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists in his home debut for No. 13 Michigan State in an 100-53 win over Mississippi Valley State on Friday night. The Spartans (1-2) got a confidence-boosting win after losing to No. 2 Kentucky and No. 10 Arizona by two points.
Bridges leads the way as MSU hammers Mississippi Valley Detroit News
Miles Bridges said he was embarrassed when he walked off the court Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Michigan State’s star freshman had just turned the ball over nine times and shot 2-for-11 in the Spartans’ 21-point lost to No. 2 Kentucky in the Champions Classic. Bridges told coach Tom Izzo it wouldn’t happen again.
November 21, 2015: The day fifth year senior quarterback Tyler O’Connor threw the touchdown pass that changed his football career. Taking the field in Columbus, Ohio when starting quarterback Connor Cook was injured, O’Connor wanted to be the teammate that could do his part to get the win for the team and Spartan Nation. Surrounded by animated and fired up Buckeye fans sensing the tough moment for Michigan State, O’Connor focused and relied on all the preparation and hard work he had done leading up to this moment to help his team win this football game.
The YouTube.com video clip of Michigan State kicker Michael Geiger’s game-winning field goal at Ohio State and his windmill-powered victory lap has been viewed more than 100,000 times over the past year and will be available to watch on the Internet until the end of time. And while it is sure to endure as one of the greatest plays in the history of Spartan athletics, “I definitely don’t feel immortal,” Geiger said. “I’m very human.”
Saturday is Senior Day for Michigan State. The season hasn’t been the one this senior class envisioned when preseason camp began in August, but a win over No. 2 Ohio State would give the class a memorable sendoff.
Michigan State wrestling will host the 2016 Michigan State Open on Sunday, Nov. 20. Action from MSU's Jenison Field House kicks off at 9 a.m. with the finals scheduled for approximately 2:30 p.m.
So often in sports, we see can athletes that are successful in their craft become somewhat individualistic, egocentric, or even conceited. Sometimes, people who enjoy such levels of success lose sight of where they came from and the people who may have helped them along the way. When it comes to the case of senior tight end Josiah Price, none of the preceding sentiments could be further from the truth.
Michigan State is fresh off the heels of a 49-0 victory over Rutgers. The sun was shining, people were happy. It felt like we were finally leaving Barb behind and getting out of the damn upside down once and for all. Well friends, we hope you enjoyed your Eggos, because week 11 is here and the Buckeyes and rolling into town with their eyes on complete and total domination.
After two games against top-10 teams on opposite ends of the country, the Michigan State basketball team returns to Breslin Center on Friday for its home opener against Mississippi Valley State. The Delta Devils aren't nearly the the caliber of Arizona or Kentucky, having lost their first three games against Northwestern, West Virginia and Kent State by a combined 102 points. But that just means Friday's game will be a test for the Spartans in a different way.
There is no chance Michigan State will beat Ohio State. That was the consensus in 1974. And in 1998. And 2015. Each time, the Spartans found a few new heroes. Levi Jackson. Renaldo Hill. Michael Geiger.
Every morning when his alarm goes off at 7 a.m., Austin Piwinski is ready to attack the day. The redshirt junior is currently balancing a chaotic soccer schedule during the NCAA tournament, along with the rigorous coursework involved in his degree in Human Biology. Although the balance may be difficult to find for Piwinski, he understands the importance of both academics and soccer in his life.
“We’re gonna do [sic]like a boxer and when you get punched in the face and knocked to the canvas you have two choices, you can get up or you can lay there.” Tom Izzo addressed Michigan State’s 0-2 start at practice Thursday with a fitting analogy as the team just got back from the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.
At the conclusion of his prep career in 2014, Matt McQuaid packed up his whole world and began the cross-country journey from Duncanville, Texas, to East Lansing, Michigan. Full of unknowns and new expectations, the experience of a lifetime lay in front of him. McQuaid has his family and teammates to thank for that.
Walking through the halls of Southeastern High School in Detroit, Ed Davis understood that in order to make it out, he was going to have to rise above his peers. Gang activity, skipping class and plenty of other distractions taunted Davis, but he had his mind somewhere else: the football field. Day in and day out, Davis suited up for the Jungaleers and left his frustrations on the field. He needed to stay focused; he needed to get good grades and he needed to get his diploma – the piece of paper that many of his peers would never hold.