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Defensive Stand Vaults Michigan State to Rose Bowl Victory

It was a play for the ages for Michigan State and Kyler Elsworth. On fourth and one with under two minutes left in the 100th Rose Bowl, Stanford lined up to go for it. The Cardinal trailed the Spartans 24-20, and this was its final chance at a BCS Bowl victory. One yard separated them from a chance at glory. One yard, and as it turned out, a former walk-on linebacker – a back-up...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Couch: On this day, old-fashioned smashmouth smells like Roses

This is exactly why we love football, the way they played it in the Rose Bowl. Stanford smashed Michigan State, and Michigan State smashed Stanford back. No fancy spread offenses or geniuses or gurus. There is a little Neanderthal in all of us. Michigan State won 24-20 when linebacker Kyler Elsworth rammed into Stanford fullback Ryan Hewitt on fourth-and-1, stopping him short of...
Via Fox Sports
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Former walk-on vaults Michigan State to Rose Bowl win

All week, the talk about how the Spartans would fare in the Rose Bowl without All-American linebacker Max Bullough was not favorable. Bullough was the biggest asset in stopping the run, and Stanford's two-back offensive sets posed a huge running threat. But on Stanford's final offensive play of the game, it was a former walk-on making his first start that dropped Ryan Hewitt...
Via Fox Sports West
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Michigan State’s Elsworth waterboys Stanford RB in Rose Bowl

The 100th edition of the Rose Bowl lived up to all expectations. No. 4 Michigan State got past No. 5 Stanford after weathering the storm of a first quarter attack by the Cardinals. Many plays stand out from this game but none was bigger than Kyler Elsworth stuffing a Stanford running back on 4th and 1. Ironically Elsworth was playing in place of Max Bullough who had been suspended...
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Football. Elsworth Emerges As Key Contributor

In a time when high school football prospects are ranked nationally, in order, as if by some mystical scientific formula, from 1 to 5,000, it's always refreshing when a Kyler Elsworth comes along and proves the so-called recruiting gurus wrong. Elsworth joined the Michigan State football team because he wanted to study zoology at MSU more than any other school, wanted to play...
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Kyler Elsworth gets 10 tackles filling in at linebacker

Michigan State sophomore linebacker Kyler Elsworth was forced into duty Saturday against Nebraska, after earning Big Ten special-teams player of the week Monday. Elsworth finished with a career-high 10 tackles and forced a fumble in a 24-3 loss to the Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium.
Via Lions Blog
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Michigan State football, like Nebraska, has history of walk-on players contributing

Kyler Elsworth the latest example for the Spartans; Blair White and D.J. Young were former walk-ons at Michigan State who made it to the NFL.
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Kyler Elsworth one of many MSU walk-ons to thrive

Kyler Elsworth is another example of a former walk-on having a positive impact for Michigan State.
Via Lions Blog
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss

General News. Michigan State All-Access Daily Edition - Tuesday, Oct. 25

In Tuesday's "Daily Edition", see the list of Spartans who garnered Big Ten honors this week including football's Kirk Cousins and Kyler Elsworth and volleyball's Kori Moster, and find out who ranks at number six in the fan's top-ten linebacker list.
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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