August 28th, 2018

Very quietly, this might be Mark Dantonio’s best team. Eighteen starters return from a 10-win team with plenty going for it. Michigan and Ohio State both come to East Lansing. Quarterback Brian Lewerke threw for the second-most passing yards in school history (3,352) last year. The top three receivers return. The rushing defense was the second-best in the country. Sparty is on a run having bounced back from a 3-9 season in 2016 to reestablish itself in the Big Ten.