Posted September 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Michigan-state
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Le'Veon Bell was a part-time running back his first two seasons at Michigan State, competing for carries with Edwin Baker and trying to make the most of his opportunities. In the first game of this season, he seemed like the Spartans' entire offense at times. Baker left the team after last season, leaving Bell as the team's top rushing threat. In Michigan State's 17-13 win over Boise State on Friday night, Bell had 44 carries for 210 yards and also caught six passes. It was one of the most impressive first-week performances by anyone in the country. The 11th-ranked Spartans play at Central Michigan on Saturday.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Michigan State Football: Pride still comes before the fall for Dantonio

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is not putting up with what several of his players tweeted Saturday night regarding Denard Robinson’s performance against Alabama. “Our guys need to keep their mouths shut,” Dantonio said, “especially those that aren’t even playing.” Mark Dantonio addressed the media at Spartan Stadium on Tuesday. Walk-on safety Kyle Artinian, freshman...

Michigan State Football: Turnovers in Spartans season opener may help offense going forward

East Lansing, Mich— Coming into Friday’s game against Boise State the questions surrounding the Michigan State program were focused on the lack of experience from the quarterback and wide receiver positions. Many Spartan fans didn’t know what to expect from junior quarterback Andrew Maxwell, as many were anxious to see how he would compare to former Spartans quarterback Kirk...

Michigan State Football: Le’Veon Bell named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

If you were sitting on your behind watching Big Ten football all weekend, like I was, then this should come to no surprise that Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week after his monstrous game against Boise State on Friday. Le’Veon Bell attempts to make SportsCenter “Top 10 Plays” with an impressive hurdle over a Boise State defender in the...

Dantonio not pleased with players ripping Denard Robinson

Remember last fall when Michigan State players started playing on the Twitter and it made Mark Dantonio mad? Things improved from there, but MSU and Twitter are sharing headlines again. As we wrote about a few days ago, a couple Michigan State players took it upon themselves to analyze the Michigan-Alabama game. Were they better [...]

Maxwell has chance to make strong impression Saturday at CMU

It's not unusual for all eyes to be on the quarterback, but for Michigan State fans, a focus on Andrew Maxwell is necessary.Andrew Maxwell can make a big statement against Central Michigan. (AP Photo) It's safe to say this weekend is big for Maxwell. After an up-and-down debut last Friday at Spartan Stadium, the new Michigan State quarterback has plenty left to prove...

Big Tentacles, Fitz Toussaint, Le'Veon Bell, and more.

Toussaint apologizes.  Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint admits to letting his team and family down after an drunk-driving arrest last July. He was suspended for the Wolverines loss to Alabama. (The Detroit Free Press) Bell makes Hiesman noise. Heisman Trophy talk has already begun to surround Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell. (The Detroit Free Press) The cupboard...

Spartans rip Denard Robinson on Twitter

This may just be a shock to everyone, but players for the Michigan St. Spartans do not like Michigan. I know, just a crazy revelation. A few Spartan players let anyone who followed them know about it during the Michigan/Alabama game.  Many of them cracked jokes and ripped on Denard Robinson, as the Crimson Tide [...]

Mark Dantonio Transcript 9/4/2012

Transcript of Tuesday's media day with Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio.

Audio: Dantonio Big Ten Media Teleconference

Listen to the comments of Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio from Tuesday's, Big Ten Media teleconference.

Davis Still on MSU Board

Grand Blanc (Mich.) senior defensive end Daniel Davis visited Michigan State for their home opener on Friday, and the Spartans are continuing to recruit him.

Cooper Blown Away With Love

One of the newest members of Michigan State’s recruiting class Demetrius Cooper visited during the Spartans game against Boise State. After some rest, Cooper talked with Spartan Digest about his first visit since becoming a Spartan.

Bell Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Michigan State junior running back Le'Veon Bell posted a record night against Boise State and earned Offensive Co-Player of the Week honors.
Spartans News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.