April 7th, 2018

Post-game Quotes

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State football’s spring game Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans after their spring football game Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

Quick take: Michigan State offense tops defense in spring game Spartan Tailgate
The Michigan State offense topped the defense 32-30 Saturday in the annual spring game at Spartan Stadium. Backup quarterback Rocky Lombardi led two late scoring drives, including what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown pass to Darrell Stewart to cap off a game that was decided by a modified scoring system that included some improvisation from head coach Mark Dantonio. Lombardi went 10-for-22 for 135 yards and one passing touchdown on the day.

Five observations from Michigan State football’s spring game Detroit Free Press
It was your typical spring game. Spots of the ball moved at random to benefit the offense and challenge the defense. Special teams were not live. Time was added and subtracted at coach Mark Dantonio’s discretion.

Three takeaways for Spartans heading into 2018 Sporting News
Michigan State played its Green-White Spring Game on Saturday at Spartan Stadium in chilly 30-degree temperatures. That offered the first look at a program that finished 10-3 in 2017. The Spartans played an offense vs. defense scrimmage for the second straight season, and that showed a talented team in East Lansing heading into Mark Dantonio’s 12th year as head coach. The White team beat Green 32-30.

Late rally lifts Michigan State offense past defense, 32-30 MLive.com
After Michigan State’s defense won the first two scrimmages of the spring, round three went to the offense. The offense (white) mounted a late rally to beat the defense (green) 32-30 during the annual spring scrimmage on a cold Saturday evening at Spartan Stadium.

Second-half strides lead offense past defense in 2018 spring game Impact Sports
White defeated Green in Michigan State’s annual spring game by a score of 32-30. For the second consecutive year, the game featured an offense (White) vs. defense (Green) format. The offense was scored the same way as an ordinary game, whereas the defense was awarded three points for every scoreless five minutes in addition to another three points per turnover.