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Defense Tops Offense in Green-White Spring Game, 42-26 MSU Official
Utilizing a modified scoring system, the Green (defense) defeated the White (offense), 42-26, on Saturday afternoon for the Green-White spring game, presented by McLaren Health Plan, in Spartan Stadium. The game was played under sunny skies and temperatures in the low-50s with winds nearing 20 mph

Brian Lewerke looks healthy, defense sharp Detroit Free Press
No one expected Michigan State football to unveil its revamped offense during Saturday’s spring game. But there were things to see from the offense in the defense’s 42-26 victory at Spartan Stadium. Specifically that quarterback Brian Lewerke’s right arm appears healthy. Here are some takeaways from the game, heading into the offseason before the real games begin Aug. 30 at Spartan Stadium against Tulsa.

‘He had good zip’: Brian Lewerke passes spring test in a breeze Detroit News
The wind was blowing at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon and Brian Lewerke was slinging the ball around the field. Forget that Michigan State’s offense didn’t look much different than the one that averaged barely more than 18 points a game last season. It was, after all, the plan coming into the annual Green and White game. Even with the coaching staff reshuffled and Brad Salem now the offensive coordinator, coach Mark Dantonio’s plan was to keep things simple

Mark Dantonio wants Brian Lewerke to inspire, like he did in spring game Detroit Free Press
Kirk Cousins visited Michigan State’s practice this week and met one-on-one with all of the quarterbacks. That included Brian Lewerke, who appreciated it but would not reveal much about the pep talk. “I don’t want to talk about it exactly. He did give me some advice on just football and life,” Lewerke said Saturday. “He’s a smart guy, he has an answer for everything.”

Short-handed Michigan State defense flexes its muscle in Green-White game Detroit News
The Michigan State defense wasn’t at full strength on Saturday, but that hardly meant they were not dominant. That’s been the norm for the Spartans for the better part of the last 10 seasons and it was again in the annual Green and White game as the defense — the Green team — was in control much of the afternoon and beat the offense — the White team — 42-26 in a modified scoring system.

Observations from Michigan State football’s spring game mlive.com
Michigan State’s defense beat the offense 42-26 in Saturday’s spring game at Spartan Stadium using a modified scoring system. Here are quick observations from the game

Brian Lewerke looks sharp in spring game, gives himself an A-minus mlive.com
Brian Lewerke believes his return to form is still a work in progress. It’s only April but the Michigan State fifth-year senior quarterback’s performance in Saturday’s spring game was clearly a positive step towards getting back to where he wants to be.

Michigan State defense showcases depth and versatility during spring game mlive.com
When their backs are against the wall, the Michigan State defense typically responds. During Saturday’s spring game, which pitted the Michigan State football team’s offense against its defense, the vaunted Spartan defense found themselves down 17-15 midway through the third quarter.