November 18th, 2017

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No. 17 Michigan State Beats Maryland, 17-7, in the snow
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.

Mark Dantonio: Spartans ‘scratch and claw for wins’ Spartan Tailgate
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.