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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Having the Big Tens top rusher and leading the conference in total defense usually is a recipe for success.
The last time it happened at Michigan State before this season was 1987. Lorenzo White ran for 1,459 yards, finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting, and combined with the conferences stingiest defense (184.5 yards per game) to lead the Spartans to the Big Ten championship and their last trip to the Rose Bowl.
State tailback LeVeon Bell topped the conference with 1,648 yards this season, and the defense allowed 273.3 yards per game to pace the Big Ten while ranking fourth among major-college teams.
But instead of packing their bags for Pasadena, these Spartans finished 6-6 and are likely headed to all the pageantry and tradition that is the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.
So what in the world happened? How did a team with such a splendid runner and formidable defense end up fourth in the Big Tens Legends Division at 3-5?
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The All-Big Ten teams were announced Monday night, and there was good news for some Spartans.
Leading the way for the MSU honorees was Le'Veon Bell -- big surprise.
The junior running back had 350 carries for 1,648 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also caught 30 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown.
He ranked third in the country at 137.33 yards per game, while leading...
Ok the season is FINALLY over (well there is a bowl game eventually) and after the year Spartan fans have endured I think it may be time for a little fun. The All-B1G teams were announced last night and the Spartans had 7 players receiving 1st or 2nd team honors. Le’Veon Bell was the only MSU player to be selected on the first team...
Several members of Michigan State’s football team earned membership on this year’s All-Big Ten Conference Football teams as selected by coaches and members of the media.
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Michigan State junior running back Le’Veon Bell continues to add to his list of honors this season.
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