Women's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State Spartans dropped their first ever Big Ten conference match against Rutgers, 1-0, Friday evening in Piscataway, New Jersey. The teams remained scoreless for 88 minutes until Rutgers midfielder Samantha Valiant buried a shot, top-right corner off of a free kick to put the game away for the Scarlet Knights.
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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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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's golf team shot a 4-over 292 - tied for the third-lowest round of the day - in the second round of the Mason Rudolph Championship Saturday at the Vanderbilt Legends Club South Course. Lindsey McPherson carded a 2-under 70 on Saturday and jumped into sixth place with a 1-under 143.
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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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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The No. 16 Michigan State men's soccer team emerged victorious in the first Big Ten match of the 2014 season. Junior goalkeeper Zach Bennett picked up his fifth shutout in six games this season over Maryland in College Park in a 1-0 Spartan victory.
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Volleyball statenews.com —  No. 25 MSU (7-4 overall) dominated UW-Milwaukee (5-8 overall), winning in three straight sets for the second night in a row (25-19, 25-8, 25-16) at Jenison Field House on Saturday night. “The thing that was so cool about (tonight) is that we were discipline two nights in a row,” senior libero Kori Moster said. “It was a huge step in the right direction.”
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