The Spartans face off against Eastern Michigan after a bye week and will then take on Wyoming during homecoming week. These games will wrap up the non-conference season for MSU, as Mark Dantonio hopes to earn two victories while the team builds up momentum heading into the Big Ten season.
In what is arguably the biggest non-conference game in Michigan State football history, the Spartans will travel across the country to face Oregon in a game between two top 10 teams that has playoff implications.
A victory in a game of this magnitude and national exposure could solidify MSU as an elite football program. The Spartans open as a 13-point underdog.
Michigan State is coming into the 2014 season as the defending Big Ten Champions with a 10-game winning streak. They have not lost at home since November 2012. With a win in the 100th Rose Bowl and a preseason ranking in the top 10, the ceiling for MSU football is a National Championship, but where is the floor?
If the Spartans lose their first game, it will be the biggest disaster a Big Ten team has experienced in non-conference play since No. 5 Michigan lost to unranked Appalachian State in 2007.
Michigan State’s offensive line solidified themselves this past season, allowing Connor Cook and Jeremy Langford to remain protected on their way to an incredibly successful season. Returning are offensive tackles Jack Conklin, Donavon Clark and Kodi Kieler.
MSU quarterback Connor Cook teaches how to execute a three-step drop, when 300-pound lineman are rushing a QB. Learn in two minutes and fine-tune your game.
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Spartan Playbook connects sports fans to the most high-profile athletes at Michigan State University. In each episode of Spartan Playbook, the most strategic moves in each sport are explored.
35,000 fans flocked to Spartan Stadium Saturday afternoon to watch the defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions compete in their spring game.
The White squad got off to a hot start after Jermaine Edmondson intercepted Tyler O’Connor on the first play of the game. Their offense capitalized immediately, as quarterback Damion Terry rushed for a 23 yard touchdown on the first snap.
Host Dan Tyler welcomes new co-host Andre Sims Jr. to the show. Sims Jr, a receiver and punt returner for the Spartans, discusses what it was like being a part of Spartan football history this past season.
Michigan State’s recent Pro Day is also discussed and so is the effect it had on the players entering the upcoming draft.
Michigan State enjoyed a dream season in 2013, finishing 13-1 with a Rose Bowl victory over Stanford.
Now, over two months removed from that season, the Spartans have began reaping the benefits. They wrapped up one of the best recruiting classes in the conference after National Signing Day.
PASADENA, Calif. – Completion.
It was the one word Mark Dantonio said throughout the entire season, and he was able to say it once more Wednesday night.
MSU defeated the Stanford Cardinal in a hard-fought nail-biter, 24-20, at the 100th annual Rose Bowl.
“The Rose Bowl to me is the pinnacle of what we do in the Big Ten Conference,” coach Dantonio said. Read More…
Couches are burning, and the Michigan State Spartans are returning to the Rose Bowl for the first time in 26 years.
Connor Cook struck quickly in the first half, throwing two touchdown passes as the Spartans took a 17-0 lead.
Then, the nation’s top defense let up 24 straight points. Read More…
On Monday, the Big Ten announced its All-Big Ten football team voted on by coaches. MSU seniors Max Bullough, Darqueze Dennard and Isaiah Lewis, juniors Kurtis Drummond and Mike Sadler, and sophomore Shilique Calhoun were all named to the first team. Read More…
EVANSTON, Ill. — Connor Cook threw for a career-high 293 yards and Jeremy Langford added 150 rushing yards, as Michigan State clinched the outright Legends Division title against Northwestern on Saturday.
MSU Football clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Legends Division title on Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Quarterback Connor Cook and the Spartans finally defeated Nebraska, for their first win ever in the Boneyard. The panel discusses the big win, MSU’s Big Ten title hopes, and the team’s strengths and weaknesses.
Going into the game, 40 of the last 43 meetings between these in-state rivals were won by the more dominant rushing team. After holding Michigan rushers to negative yardage (-48 yards rushing overall), Michigan State made it 41 out of 44. Read More…
CHAMPAIGN,Ill.- Just one week removed from having possibly his worst game of the 2013 season, Connor Cook bounced back on Saturday by breaking the Michigan State single-game record of passer efficiency (63.8%). Cook paced the offense to a resounding 42-3 victory on the road against Illinois. Read More…
After two-straight weeks where the offense paced Spartan victories, the best defense in the country once again secured the win.
“I think I have to start the deal with saying, is that the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen down in the lobby?”
The head coach was all smiles, after his Spartans defeated the Indiana Hoosiers last Saturday, 42-28.
However, he was back to business as usual. Read More…
With a homecoming victory, the Michigan State Spartans improved to 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in Big Ten play, defeating Indiana by a score of 42-28.
Michigan State continued its offensive progress from last week, attacking the Hoosiers’ defense with a balanced offensive scheme. Read More…
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Stellar defense led the Michigan State Spartans to a 26-14 victory over Iowa, in their first Big Ten game of the 2013 season.
Starting quarterback Connor Cook helped lead the offense to welcomed success Saturday, with career highs in pass attempts (41) and passing yards (277), while adding two touchdowns through the air. Read More…