November 24th, 2018



Michigan State squeaks by Rutgers at home on senior day Spartan Tailgate
The Spartans were lifeless, uninspired and unimaginative, with possession of the ball again Saturday as they hosted Rutgers for senior day. Against anyone else, that performance would have sealed their fate. But against Rutgers, losers of (now) 11 in a row, two touchdowns was enough to escape with a 14-10 victory.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State football’s 14-10 escape against Rutgers Lansing State Journal
1. Season reaches a new low – in victory
2. Josiah Scott plays, putting his redshirt in peril
3. Believe it or not, Saturday was a good day for MSU’s bowl prospects

Michigan State rallies late to avoid upset loss against Rutgers
The Big Ten’s two worst offenses on a rainy, late-November day in East Lansing. The script was written and Michigan State and Rutgers stuck to it with a predictably low-scoring game, but with a twist. The Spartans (7-5, 5-4 Big Ten), who were favored by 24.5 points, needed a late rally to pull out a 14-10 win at home against the Scarlet Knights (1-11, 0-9) in their regular-season finale on Saturday.

Michigan State flashes red flags galore despite win over Rutgers Spartan Avenue
At what point do you throw loyalty out the window? Your team, which was ranked No. 18 in the country just a few short weeks ago, has dropped 2-of-3 games and has scored just two touchdowns in the past 12 quarters. Mark Dantonio’s loyalty nearly cost him a win over 1-10 Rutgers on Saturday evening in East Lansing. That’s not OK.

Michigan State survives lowly Rutgers, 14-10 Detroit Free Press
Where to begin? The crowd? Spartan Stadium was around half-full or so. The weather? A constant drizzle and rain. The play on the field? Well … it matched the lackluster energy and gray day. And that might be a compliment. Michigan State football’s offense continued to struggle to produce, and the added malaise that comes with facing bottom-dwelling Rutgers contributed to even more doldrums.

Michigan State does just enough to escape Rutgers
Detroit News
Michigan State has struggled offensively all season, and on Saturday against Rutgers, that struggle nearly led to a huge upset. Instead, the Spartans did just enough to knock off the Scarlet Knights, 14-10, on Senior Day at Spartan Stadium. With Rutgers leading, 10-7, late in the fourth quarter, junior wide receiver Cody White took a reverse pitch 22 yards for the touchdown, giving Michigan State its first lead of the game.

Michigan State Defeats Rutgers on Senior Day, 14-10 Micihgan State Official
Cody White scored on a 22-yard end-around with 3:57 to play, and Michigan State edged Rutgers 14-10 on Saturday night, handing the Scarlet Knights their 11th straight loss.

Michigan State’s offense nearly wastes another stellar defensive game Detroit Free Press
Chris Solari rates the Spartans on a scale of 1 to 10 after their 14-10 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.