Michigan State’s 2013 season that ended with a Rose Bowl victory and has continued to pay dividends on the national recruiting trail, as the Spartans landed 2015 quarterback Brian Lewerke from Phoenix, Ariz.
The 6-foot-3, 195 pound pro-style quarterback from Pinnacle High School threw for 2,700 yards and 33 touchdowns his junior season. He also had over 500 rushing yards and nine interceptions.
Michigan State received a few big, last-minute verbal commitments on National Signing Day, but none was bigger than five-star defensive end Malik McDowell.
McDowell, the top rated player from the state of Michigan, chose the Spartans over in-state rival Michigan, Ohio State and Florida State.
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.
The 2014 College Football Hall Of Fame ballot was released Thursday, which included three familiar names to Spartan fans.
Receiver Kirk Gibson and running backs Clinton Jones and Lorenzo White were nominated to the exclusive club.
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.
Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard had a breakout year in 2013. He was crowned the nation’s best defensive back after winning the Jim Thorpe Award and helped pace the Spartans’ defense to a top five national ranking.
Dennard’s individual success, along with the team’s on-field success, has allowed his NFL draft stock to skyrocket.
In recent years, Michigan State’s mantra behind recruiting has been doing more with less.
Players such as Le’Veon Bell and Darqueze Dennard, who were both two-star recruits coming out of high school, developed into nationally recognized names during their time in East Lansing.
Michigan State enjoyed their most successful football season of all-time in 2013, finishing 13-1 after defeating Stanford (11-2) in the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
Much of that success was due in part to one of the most dominant defense in the nation. The Spartans ended the season allowing just over 13 points per game along with an average of 86 yards rushing allowed per game.
Pact panelist Harry Jadun and Sports Editor of the Stanford Daily, Sam Fisher, join Spartan Red Zone host Dan Tyler to breakdown the 100th Rose Bowl game.
Michigan State released a statement early Thursday morning that senior captain and All-Big Ten middle linebacker Max Bullough will stay home as his team travels to Pasadena, due to a “violation of team rules”.
It has been six years since former Michigan running back Mike Hart called Michigan State their “little brothers,” and a lot has changed since then. 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…
Huge BCS Bowl implications are on the line as Legends Division champs Michigan State plays Leaders Division champs Ohio State. Read More…
After the craziness that was week 14 in college football, there is quite a bit of debate as to who should play in the BCS National Championship Game.
This weekend, most of the teams involved in the discussion are playing in their conference championship games. Read More…
Michigan State made the big plays when they needed them the most, holding on to beat Minnesota 14-3 to improve their record to 11-1 on the season, and a perfect 8-0 in Big Ten play.
The Spartans forced three turnovers on the day, including a fumble recovery on their 14-yard line in the fourth quarter, to hold the Gophers’ offense to only three points on the day. Read More…
Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard has had a great season thus far, leading the Spartans’ top-ranked defense in interceptions (4), pass break-ups (7), and passes defended (11).
Those kind of stats were good enough to make Dennard a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, that is given each year to the nation’s top cornerback. Read More…