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Michigan State gives Maryland the boot, becomes bowl eligible Detroit News Michigan State hasn’t done anything easy all season, so it was fitting that becoming bowl eligible was a grind. Kicker Matt Coghlin kicked four field goals, including a 33-yarder with 2:14 left in the game to give Michigan State a 19-16 victory over Maryland before a sparse crowd at Spartan Stadium. The victory means Michigan State (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) is bowl eligible for the 12th time in coach Mark Dantonio’s 13 years leading the Spartans.

Michigan State’s offense struggles, but finds way to beat Maryland, becomes bowl eligible Detroit Free Press Two years’ worth of Michigan State football ineptitude on offense took over a near-empty Spartan Stadium one more time Saturday against Maryland. All of the trappings of all of the failings over most of the last 25 games were there, condensed into one 60-minute window of one final regular season game in 2019 that dragged on with a bowl berth hanging in the balance for Mark Dantonio’s program.

MSU secures bowl eligibility with narrow win over Maryland Spartan Tailgate At the end of a turbulent season, Michigan State will play a 13th game. The Spartans needed four Matt Coghlin field goals to narrowly defeat Maryland, 19-16, on Saturday to reach their 12th bowl game in 13 seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio.

Michigan State edges Maryland to become bowl eligible MLive Needing a win to become bowl eligible, Michigan State got it. Just barely. Michigan State (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) rallied in the fourth quarter for a 19-16 victory against Maryland (3-9, 1-8 Big Ten) on Saturday in East Lansing. It was the second straight victory for the Spartans as they became bowl eligible for the 12th time in coach Mark Dantonio’s 13 seasons.

Michigan State defeats Maryland, achieves bowl eligibility State News
Michigan State solidifies bowl eligibility, beating Maryland 19-16. Despite a five-game losing streak, the Spartans are now 6-6 and are on their way to a bowl game, the 12th under Dantonio. There was a lot on the line today as it was MSU’s Senior Day. It seems like the seniors weren’t ready to take their green and white off just yet.


Michigan State crawls by Maryland, earns 12th bowl bid in last 13 seasons Spartans Wire
I feel like I’ve seen this game before; Michigan State football trying their best to lose on senior day to one of the Big Ten’s worst teams. One year after MSU was fortunate to eke by Rutgers on the regular season’s final day, the Spartans did the same against lowly Maryland with a 19-16 bowl-securing victory.

Michigan State football grades: Same woeful problems arise vs. Maryland Detroit Free Press
Free Press sports writer Chris Solari rates Michigan State football on a scale of 1 to 10 after the Spartans’ 19-16 win over Maryland on Saturday

Spartans Take Down Terrapins, Become Bowl Eligible MSUSpartans.com Matt Coghlin tied a career high with four field goals and Brian Lewerke threw for 342 yards as Michigan State defeated Maryland, 19-16, on Senior Day at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) won their sixth game of the season, becoming bowl eligible for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio.

Michigan State football’s defense was ‘able to figure it out’ and make the stop Detroit Free Press Twice this season, Michigan State’s defense has had a simple objective: Get one stop at Spartan Stadium and celebrate a victory. Both times, on Sept. 14 against Arizona State and Nov. 9 against Illinois, the Spartans allowed winning touchdowns in the final minute. So when Maryland took over at its own 42-yard line with 2:05 remaining, the feeling was familiar. The defense knew one stop would take the team to its 12th bowl game in 13 seasons under coach Mark Dantonio. One letup would result in the season coming to an abrupt end.

Matt Coghlin ensures Spartans’ sixth victory carries a footnote Detroit News If not for Matt Coghlin, Michigan State might not be preparing for a bowl game. That statement would have been hard to believe earlier in the season, especially has the junior was experiencing a miserable 4-for-11 stretch on field goals. However, he certainly found some redemption on Senior Day.

Tre Mosley fires up Spartans by burning redshirt in ‘fantastic game’ Detroit News
Tre Mosley had a choice to make this week — sit out and take a redshirt season or keep playing and lose the extra year. For the freshman wide receiver from West Bloomfield, the choice was a simple one. He wanted to play, and with Michigan State thin at wide receiver, Mosley’s emergence paid off in the 19-16 victory over Maryland on Saturday as Mosley had a career-high eight receptions for 73 yards, including a 13-yarder on the winning drive when Mosley danced along the sidelines and kept his feet in for a first-down grab.

Grading Michigan State’s win against Maryland MLive.com
Michigan State needed a win in its regular-season finale against Maryland to become bowl eligible. The Spartans got one, but just barely while avoiding an ugly upset at home. Michigan State (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten) rallied in the fourth quarter for a 19-16 victory against Maryland (3-9, 1-8 Big Ten) on Saturday in East Lansing.