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Michigan State Spartans
East Lansing, Mich. — Even though the calendars says the date is April 28th, there definitely was a fall feeling in the air, as the Michigan State Spartans held their annual Green-White game in which the white team won 14-2.
While the game had a fall feeling to it, the play was far from what is expected of the Spartans come the beginning of the season.
Most of that was due to injury, and inexperience at several positions.
With the absence of starting quarterback Andrew Maxwell, who didn’t play due to a sprained knee, redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Cook took the majority of the snaps for both of the teams.
Cook went a total of 20 for 45 for 294-yards, with one touchdown (on white team) and one interception (on green team). The redshirt freshman missed on a lot of throws and held on to the ball a little too long at times, but the main thing for Cook to get out of this game was the experience.
“You gotta take advantage of it,” Cook said. “Stuff like this really doesn’t happen too...
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Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio has a hankering for trick plays. And most of them work out well for the Spartans, but he failed miserably on his play call during the teams’ annual Green & White end-of-spring scrimmage Saturday.
During the first quarter, Sparty, the MSU mascot lined up in the backfield and took a handoff from redshirt freshman quarterback...
EAST LANSING, Mich. Defense, defense, defense.
If there was one thing that could be extrapolated from the Spartans annual spring game, it was that this is still a defense-heavy team.
The 14-2 final in favor of the White team looked more like a lopsided baseball score than a football tally, but offense was not so easy to come by on Saturday.
The game was stuck at 2-0, in favor...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It didn't take long for Packers' second-round pick Jerel Worthy to embrace his new life as a Cheesehead.Less than 24 hours after being drafted by Green Bay, the 308-pound defensive lineman out of Michigan State was already wearing the signature hat of Packers fans.Worthy spent three seasons in the Big Ten making life stressful on college football fans in...
Mark Dantonio spoke with members of the media following the Spartans annual Green-White game. Here is part two of the Spartans head coach talking about his team.
Saturday was the day Michigan State fans knew former standout quarterback Kirk Cousins would hear his name called by an NFL team during the final day of the 2012 draft. Cousins was not the only Spartan to get the call or sign with a team following the final pick of the day.
Mark Dantonio spoke with members of the media following the Spartans annual Green-White game. Here is part one of two with the Spartans head coach talking about his team.
Saturday provided Arthur Ray Jr. another chance to wear a Michigan State uniform as his journey continues in his goal to reach the level many projected the Illinois native to achieve. Following the Green-White game, Mark Dantonio spoke about Ray’s future on the field.
Michigan State has added a new member to its recruiting class. SpartanDigest.com spoke with the newest member of the Spartans late on Sunday.
Michigan State’s spring game yesterday became a Burger King commercial as MSU's mascot, Sparty, got in on the action.
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The second and final video clip of Michigan State coaches Brad Salem and Terrence Samuel following the annual Green-White game.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It's a big weekend for Michigan State Spartans football.
Michigan State has nine draft-eligible former players, including star quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Airing at the same time as the Day 3 of the NFL Draft is Michigan State's annual spring football game.
As Cousins prepares for the most important weekend in his young football career, new Spartans...
The first of two video clips of Michigan State coaches Brad Salem and Terrence Samuel following the annual Green-White game.