Cassius Winston Earns Big Ten Preseason Player Of The YearMichigan State coach Tom Izzo had little doubt All-America guard Cassius Winston would return for his senior season rather than jump to the NBA. And it wasn’t just because he needed another year of college ball.
Spartans Face The Biggest Of The Big Ten 3 Weeks In A RowOhio State, Wisconsin and Penn State — all in a row, the first two on the road. That's the October schedule the 25th-ranked Spartans are facing.
Spartans Win Seesaw Affair Against Tough Indiana Squad 40-31Lewerke threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in a game that turned into quite a quarterback duel. Michael Penix Jr. returned for Indiana (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten) after missing the previous two games with an undisclosed injury — and he gave the Spartans (4-1, 2-0) fits, completing 20 passes in a row during one stretch.
Spartans Playing Host To Indiana On Homecoming WeekendThe winner of the Indiana-Michigan State game receives the Old Brass Spittoon, which the Spartans won each of the past two years. In fact, Michigan State has won 17 of its last 20 matchups with the Hoosiers.
MSU Takes Care Of Business Against Northwestern 31-10"I was very impressed with our workman-like attitude today," coach Mark Dantonio said. "If something negative happened, we just lined up and played."
Michigan Faces Wisconsin , Spartans Head To Northwestern In Big Ten PlayThis is an opportunity for the Badgers to show they're the team to beat in the Big Ten West and that their 8-5 record in 2018 was a one-year blip.
Indecision Costs Spartans Dantonio Record Setting WinMark Dantonio will have to wait a bit for his next milestone after the last couple minutes went terribly wrong for Michigan State.
Heavily Favored Spartans Not Looking Past ASU"We've got a confidence level," Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said. "I think that we've been a confident football team, especially on the defensive side of the ball. You know, went a little bit back and forth, obviously had a lot of injuries last year, but big step this past week."
Dantonio's Message Heard Loud And Clear As MSU Thumps Western Michigan 51-17Dantonio won his 109th game for the Spartans, matching Duffy Daugherty's mark. Michigan State (2-0) looked a lot sharper on offense than in its opener against Tulsa. The Spartans scored touchdowns on their first three drives. Elijah Collins finished with 192 yards on 17 carries.
MSU Offense Looks To Improve Against WMU Broncos"I think our guys will have motivation this week," the Spartans' coach said. "What do you think?"
Spartans Dantonio Not A Fan Of Mistakes And Miscues"Football is a game of effort, toughness and knowing what to do. Half of our team figured that out, half of it didn't," Dantonio said Tuesday. "We will make sure that other half gets it figured out this week."