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Spartans offense finally finds a way to win one for the defense

It's been a long, hard road for the Michigan State Spartans this season. Close losses. Bad breaks. Injuries. The ebodiment of Murphy's law, at times. And it looked like it all was coming up again at Camp Randall. But finally, something went their way. And finally, the offense made big plays in the big moments. The result was sweet. Andrew Maxwell went 9-of-11 on the...
Via Little Brother Blog
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State offensive changes not visible, but co-coordinator Dave Warner says they're real

The biggest difference in Michigan State's offense now from a year ago will not be apparent to the naked eye when the team opens spring drills March 26. Spartans' co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner said it's an attitude — not a scheme or a major personnel change. "The biggest difference in our offense is our feeling as an offensive staff toward what we'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Championship Game: Key players

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Yesterday, we looked at the roads traveled by Ohio State and Michigan State to the Big Ten Championship Game. Now that we know how they got here, let's delve into the key players on both sides of the ball. Who has to come up big for the Buckeyes to get to their title shot? Who's Sparty counting on to play spoiler? Key Defensive Player...
Via Bloguin Best
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten Championship Game: Key players

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Yesterday, we looked at the roads traveled by Ohio State and Michigan State to the Big Ten Championship Game. Now that we know how they got here, let's delve into the key players on both sides of the ball. Who has to come up big for the Buckeyes to get to their title shot? Who's Sparty counting on to play spoiler? Key Defensive Player...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State receiver makes 87-yard TD catch off back of defender

Michigan State wide receiver Bennie Fowler made this wild TD grab during the first half of Saturday’s Spartans game versus Northwestern. Fowler reels in the catch after it takes a bounce off a Northwestern player’s back, then takes off downfield for the easy 87-yard touchdown. [Bleacher Report]   Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State receiver makes 87-yard TD catch off back of defender

Michigan State wide receiver Bennie Fowler made this wild TD grab during the first half of Saturday’s Spartans game versus Northwestern. Fowler reels in the catch after it takes a bounce off a Northwestern player’s back, then takes off downfield for the easy 87-yard touchdown. [Bleacher Report]   The post Michigan State receiver makes 87-yard TD catch off back of defender appeared...
Via The Nosebleeds
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bennie Fowler catches bobbling ball off defender’s back, scores TD

Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Bennie Fowler showed off his hand-eye coordination against Northwestern on Saturday with this 87-yard touchdown.  The pass was thrown behind him and the cornerback, the ball bounced off the cornerback’s back and then Fowler snagged it and took it to the house.  Definitely a SportsCenter Top 10 play. [@gifdsports]  
Via Diehardsport
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State stifles Illinois in 42-3 win

Connor Cook threw for three touchdowns and Michigan State's defense locked down Illinois Saturday on the way to a 42-3 win. The Spartans (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) used a big defensive stand and a back-breaking drive to crush the Illini. Illinois (3-4, 0-3) was trailing 7-3 midway through the second quarter when it failed twice to punch the ball in from the Spartans 1-yard line. Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

MSU runs over Illinois, 42-3

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Connor Cook threw for three touchdowns and Michigan State's defense locked down Illinois Saturday on the way to a 42-3 win. The Spartans (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) used a big defensive stand and a back-breaking drive to crush the Illini. Illinois (3-4, 0-3) was trailing 7-3 midway through the second quarter when it failed twice to punch the ball in from the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans (7-1) now Big Ten Division front-runner

The Michigan State Spartans versus the Illinois Fighting Illini is always high quality, meaningful, fun to watch college basketball. However, this is college football, where…well the game’s signature play was one involving two Illini defensive backs touching the football before MSU wide receiver Bennie Fowler came down with it. The 29 yard touchdown pass from Michigan State Spartans...
Via The Sports Bank
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Teammates rave about Bennie Fowler’s work ethic

EAST LANSING — Since being named the starter to begin the 2012 campaign, Michigan State senior wide receiver Bennie Fowler has had an up-and-down 14 months, and even with constant shuffling at the receiver position for the Spartans, his work ethic has failed to change. Last year, as a junior, Fowler led the Spartans in receiving yards (524) and touchdown catches (4). However, like...
Via isportsweb.com
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State beats Iowa 26-14

Connor Cook threw for a career-high 277 yards and two touchdowns and Michigan State opened Big Ten play with a 26-14 win over Iowa on Saturday. Darqueze Dennard had a pair of interceptions for the Spartans (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who held the Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-1) scoreless in the second half. Cook put Michigan State ahead to stay with a 37-yard TD pass to Bennie Fowler early in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Penalties costly in Spartans' 17-13 loss to ND

Michigan State couldn't get out of its own way against No. 22 Notre Dame and didn't get any help from the Big Ten officials. The Spartans (3-1) were called for 10 penalties for 115 yards, including four pass interference calls - two of which were questionable - and threw an interception on a trick play that shifted momentum Notre Dame's way in a 17-13 loss on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline: Michigan State vs. Notre Dame Keys to the Game

Following a 55-17 dumping of Youngstown State, the Michigan State Spartans finally have found somewhat of a pulse offensively. That’s good news considering they face a major challenge this weekend against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, annually the Spartans’ toughest September game. Though Notre Dame lost to Michigan and had to fight just to pull away against Purdue on the road...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline: Youngstown State vs. Michigan State Keys to the Game

With offensive uncertainty lingering, the Michigan State Spartans have a chance to get relatively healthy this week with a visit from the Youngstown State Penguins. Though Youngstown State is 2-0, that record is a bit flimsy, given the record of their initial competition is 1-3, and the Penguins rank 15th in total defense in the FCS, giving up 280.5 yards per game. Knowing these...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

MSU wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel shocked by receivers performance, Kings Jr. to start at receiver Saturday

EAST LANSING — If you watched Michigan State in their 26-13 victory on Friday over Western Michigan you probably found yourself saying, “Here we go again,” at the sight of the first dropped pass by a receiver. And rightfully so. Depending on who you ask, the Spartan receivers dropped somewhere between four and seven balls, something that has become more characteristic than...
Via isportsweb.com
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated Ranks Michigan State 15, Michigan 18 in Preseason College Football Poll

Michigan State was nowhere to be found in the top 25 when the preseason Coaches Poll was released. The Spartans fared much better in Sports Illustrated’s rankings, which came out on Wednesday. SI has Michigan State at No. 15 in the country, three spots ahead of Michigan. The top five, according to Sports Illustrated: Alabama, Stanford, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Oregon, with...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bennie Fowler drops weight in preparation for season

EAST LANSING — After having an up and down season last year — as did most of the Michigan State receivers — senior wideout Bennie Fowler has not only tweaked his game on the field, but he’s tweaked his lifestyle as well. During the 2012-2013 season Fowler stood at 6-foot-1 and weighed about 212-pounds as he led the Spartans in receiving yards (524) and ranked second in receptions...
Via isportsweb.com
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bennie Fowler drops weight in preparation for season

EAST LANSING — After having an up and down season last year — as did most of the Michigan State receivers — senior wideout Bennie Fowler has not only tweaked his game on the field, but he’s tweaked his lifestyle as well. During the 2012-2013 season Fowler stood at 6-foot-1 and weighed about 212-pounds as he led the Spartans in receiving yards (524) and ranked second in receptions...
Via isportsweb.com
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bennie Fowler drops weight in preparation for season

EAST LANSING — After having an up and down season last year — as did most of the Michigan State receivers — senior wideout Bennie Fowler has not only tweaked his game on the field, but he’s tweaked his lifestyle as well. During the 2012-2013 season Fowler stood at 6-foot-1 and weighed about 212-pounds as he led the Spartans in receiving yards (524) and ranked second in receptions...
Via isportsweb.com
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bennie Fowler drops weight in preparation for season

EAST LANSING — After having an up and down season last year — as did most of the Michigan State receivers — senior wideout Bennie Fowler has not only tweaked his game on the field, but he’s tweaked his lifestyle as well. During the 2012-2013 season Fowler stood at 6-foot-1 and weighed about 212-pounds as he led the Spartans in receiving yards (524) and ranked second in receptions...
Via isportsweb.com
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Year experience is huge for receiving group

EAST LANSING — The 2012-2013 season wasn’t great for a Michigan State football team that came into the year with high national expectations.  The Spartans began  last season ranked No. 13 in the country, per USA Today and the Associated Press, but after a 7-6 campaign, ending with a 17-16 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over TCU, Mark Dantonio’s team had a lot more questions...
Via isportsweb.com
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss
LETTING HIS HAIR DOWN

Mark Dantonio danced after Spartans win

Michigan State quarterback Andrew Maxwell hit receiver Bennie Fowler on the 12-yard strike in overtime to given Wisconsin its first home loss since 2009.  More importantly for Michigan State, it marked their first win in Camp Randall Stadium in their last 22 tries.  It also helped the struggling Spartans get one win closer to becoming bowl eligible which would be crucial to help...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Spartans Must Build off of Win in Wisconsin:

  Michigan State found itself down 10-3 following a Wisconsin field goal with six minutes left. The defense had played great all day as the Spartans were able to accumulate five sacks, but the offense continued to struggle. Michigan State fans were expecting the same old offense that they have seen all game as well as all season, but someone changed it up. I am not sure if it...
Via The B1g Time
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Spartans offense finally finds a way to win one for the defense

It's been a long, hard road for the Michigan State Spartans this season. Close losses. Bad breaks. Injuries. The ebodiment of Murphy's law, at times. And it looked like it all was coming up again at Camp Randall. But finally, something went their way. And finally, the offense made big plays in the big moments. The result was sweet. Andrew Maxwell went 9-of-11...
Via Little Brother Blog
October 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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