December 31st, 2018

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State football’s 7-6 loss to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on Michigan State’s 7-6 loss to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl on Monday.

Michigan State blows late chances in 7-6 loss to Oregon in Redbox Bowl Detroit Free Press
Mark Dantonio spent a month answering about Michigan State football’s offensive issues. “We need to have production,” he said on Monday’s pregame radio show. “There’s no question that to win football games, you need to score points.” He’ll have even more questions in the coming days and weeks.

Spartan offense stumbles again, Oregon wins Redbox Bowl Detroit News
Nearly a month off didn’t change much for Michigan State. Like nearly every week throughout the 2018 season, the Spartans followed the same script Monday against Oregon on the Redbox Bowl at Levi’s Stadium. Another impressive defensive effort was lost as the offense, once again, failed to find any sort of rhythm and couldn’t get in the end zone, leaving the door open for Oregon to score a fourth-quarter touchdown on its way to a 7-6 victory.

Michigan State falls to Oregon in low-scoring Redbox Bowl
One of the nation’s best defenses against one of the top scoring teams. In a matchup of strengths, Michigan State’s defense arguably got the best of Oregon’s offense but once again failed to produce on the other side of the ball.

Story of Michigan State football season: Get opportunity, fumble it away Detroit Free Press
For a while, it looked like the month of practice helped, that the quarterback got time to heal and the coaches got time to scheme and the program at Michigan State football had time to reboot. The Spartans actually moved the ball a bit on Monday afternoon during the first half of the Redbox Bowl, a 7-6 loss to Oregon. Haltingly, sure. But still moved the ball. Happy New Year, right? Well, not exactly.

Michigan State falls to Oregon in Redbox Bowl Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State stayed true to character into the final hours of 2018. Oregon reached Spartan territory just three times in Monday’s Redbox Bowl, and only needed one score to win 7-6 as MSU’s offense tripped over itself once again.

Michigan State-Oregon talking points: A blunder-filled end to the season
Here’s what Michigan State fans are talking about after the Spartans’ 7-6 loss to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl