2 weeks ago

Mike Panasiuk gets plenty of attention as a stalwart at defensive tackle. But his little brother, Jacub, continues to develop on the edge of Michigan State’s defense. And the Spartans need him to take that next step to becoming a consistent and dominant pass rusher to ease the burden on fellow defensive end Kenny Willekes

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Former Michigan State All-American Lorenzo White will attend next week’s Big Ten Kickoff at the Hilton Chicago. On Friday, July 19, White will be recognized as a 2019 member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and he will be available for autographs at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

Source: Detroit News

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2 weeks ago

Through the first six games of the year, Michigan State averaged 26.2 points and 394.5 yards of total offense. Over the final seven games, after Lewerke was injured, the Spartans averaged 12.3 points and 297.1 yards of offense. They finished the season 125th in the nation in scoring (18.7), 114th in rushing (124.8) and 116th in total offense (342.1) – all the worst totals during coach Mark Dantonio’s first 12 seasons leading the program.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

After a standout 2019 season and a First-Team All-Big Ten nod, defensive tackle Raequan Williams is back at Michigan State for his senior season. Williams, a Chicago native, racked up 53 tackles (10 1/2 for loss) last season, while pushing his starts streak to 29 games. Much is expected from Williams this fall. Here are a few things to know about the senior defensive line.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

Adam Berghorst made the biggest decision of his life to this point. And Monday, he arrived at Michigan State with a purpose. Play college football and baseball, then hope to face another choice in a few more years. Possibly in both sports. “That’s my goal,” Berghorst told the Free Press after a long first day as a college student.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Brian Lewerke’s pass came to Matt Dotson, right at the goal line. Michigan State football’s tight end took an out-of-step leap attempting to high-point the ball, placed into a small opening between the Arizona State defense. It rattled off his hands and bounced to a Sun Devil defender for an interception.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Michigan State is bringing three members of what is expected to be an elite defense to next week’s Big Ten Media Days. Linebacker Joe Bachie, defensive tackle Raequan Williams and end Kenny Willekes, all seniors, will be the three Spartan representatives in Chicago, the league announced Monday.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

Within his first weeks on campus, Scott was running with the starters. Within months, he was starting his first college game and earning his place on ESPN’s Freshman All-America team. In a Mark Dantonio defense that requires a corner who can excel in one-on-one pass coverage, Scott became exactly that – a pesky, ball-hawking DB that teammates nicknamed “The Gnat.”

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

Adam Berghorst, a defensive end from Zeeland (Mich.) East High School, will remain a member of Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class. Berghorst, ranked a three-star prospect and the No. 16 player in Michigan for 2019 by the 247Sports Composite, was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 14th round of the MLB Draft in June.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Snow, from Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas, has been committed to Michigan State since April and will put a familiar name on the back of a green-and-white jersey. His father is Eric Snow, a former standout point guard for the Spartans. His uncle is Percy Snow, a two-time All-American linebacker who is one of the greatest players in Michigan State history and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Source: mlive.com

3 weeks ago

Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-American team on Wednesday and listed defensive end Kenny Willekes on the first team and linebacker Joe Bachie on the second team. Both chose to return as seniors this year instead of leaving for the NFL draft.

Source: mlive.com

3 weeks ago

As the recruiting dead period begins, one of the questions Michigan State fans have been routinely asking is who will be the quarterback in the 2020 class?C.J. Stroud of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) is a candidate, and based on his showing in Dallas at the Elite 11, he would be an outstanding addition for the Spartans.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Michigan State finished No. 1 in the nation in rushing defense (77.9 yards per game), eighth in scoring defense (17.2) and 10th in total defense (303.2). The Spartans return eight starters on that side of the ball and head into the fall with a defense that is expected to once again be among the best in the country.

Source: MLive.com

3 weeks ago

Sports books have dropped their win totals for college football teams and our Spartans sit at 7.5 wins for the season. So, the question is easy — does MSU win more than 7.5 games or less? Let’s take a quick look at the case for each.

Source: The Only Colors

3 weeks ago

Josiah Scott went down with a knee injury in preseason camp, and Michigan State’s revamped No Fly Zone secondary appeared grounded. Enter Josh Butler, whom coach Mark Dantonio compared to former Spartans star Renaldo Hill before last season’s opener against Utah State. Butler lived up to that billing over MSU’s first three games, until suffering an injury against Indiana.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Football season officially starts in less than two months. Michigan State Spartans fans are notably excited, but many are wisely approaching this season with slightly lower expectations following a disappointing 7-6 season in 2018.

Source: The Only Colors

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3 weeks ago

“Speedy” is not a nickname one acquires ironically. If you get it, you got it. And Jalen Nailor showed in 2018 that he has it in abundance. That type of game-breaking speed and play-making ability is something Michigan State football has lacked in recent years.p>Source: Detroit Free Press

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4 weeks ago

Of the 10 2020 quarterbacks with offers from Michigan State, seven are already committed. Michael Alaimo, a four-star prospect from New Jersey, and Chubba Purdy, a four-star recruit from Arizona, both visited Michigan State this month but are headed elsewhere. Alaimo committed to Purdue while Purdy picked Louisville.

Source: mlive.com

4 weeks ago

The fourth-year junior defensive tackle has yet to start a game but likely would have at almost any other Big Ten program. He has been an integral part of the Spartans’ run-denying front four with Williams and Panasiuk the past two seasons, helping form a steady second unit with since-graduated Gerald Owens.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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