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No. 5 MSU tops WMU 37-24, sets sights on Oregon

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State looked like it needed a tuneup before playing Oregon. Madre London ran for two touchdowns in the first several minutes of his college career to help the fifth-ranked Spartans build a big lead they needed to hold off Western Michigan for a 37-24 victory Friday night. The Spartans (1-0) led 27-7 in the second quarter and were up by 24 points...
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No. 5 MSU tops WMU 37-24, sets sights on Oregon

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State looked like it needed a tuneup before playing Oregon. Madre London ran for two touchdowns in the first several minutes of his college career to help the fifth-ranked Spartans build a big lead they needed to hold off Western Michigan for a 37-24 victory Friday night. The Spartans (1-0) led 27-7 in the second quarter and were up by 24 points...
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Instant Analysis: Michigan State 37, Western Michigan 24

Darius Phillips got the Kalamazoo faithful on their feet early by taking the opening kickoff back for 70 yards. Unfortunately for the Broncos, the ensuing drive stalled and Andrew Halderman missed a 41-yard field goal. After Michigan State scored a touchdown on its first possession, Phillips decided to do it all himself and took the next kickoff 100 yards for a score. The Spartans...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Three and out, Western Michigan

With the Michigan State football team opening up their season against Western Michigan tonight, we are going to look at three reasons why the Spartans will walk out of Waldo Stadium victorious, and three reasons why Western Michigan will score the upset. To be clear, these are not predictions, but rather a look at what will be deciding factors each week. Three reasons why MSU will...
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College Football Week 1 preview and predictions

It is finally here! College football is back and we can all finally sit on our couches and veg our Saturdays away with hours upon hours of entertaining, yet mind numbing, college football. Now I know this weekend can be too much to handle, I mean five days straight of college football after seven months of none of it can be shocking to the system. Have no fear because after you read...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 Michigan State going to W Mich with something to gain

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State was in a charitable mood when it scheduled road games against the state's Mid-American Conference schools, agreeing to take the football program along with fans in tow to fill stadiums and hotel rooms. The fifth-ranked Spartans have much more to lose on the field against Western Michigan on Friday night than gain in a game they're expected...
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Week 1: tBBC Staff Does Darts…

Welcome to the 3rd year of our internal tBBC pick measuring contest. Two years ago, Scott beat Patrick. Last year, I beat Scott. They were mano a mano duels, using our epees.  This year, it’s not mano a mano; it’s a melee. Several Staffers will guess the winning teams. Obviously, as the defending champion, I’ll be ‘choosing’, not ‘guessing’.  Any commentary, appropriate...
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Michigan State Football: WMU By The Numbers

We’ve made it. The long awaited return of college football, yes it is finally here. The Michigan State Spartans will debut their season tomorrow night at 7:00 PM against the Western Michigan Broncos. Many are excited to see the core of returning seniors for the Spartans and see if they have what it takes to make it to the 2nd annual College Football Playoff. Here are five statistics...
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Top 5 Heisman contenders entering the season

College football season is back which means Heisman watch is officially on! This year’s crop of players has quite a few candidates, and the true contenders should establish themselves soon. But it should also be noted that as deep as the pool is, some contenders for the award given annually to college football’s best player already have a greater chance than others at having...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Michigan State Football: Western Michigan predictions

The Michigan State football team opens their season tomorrow night. With that, we are going to start our game-by-game predictions today by seeing how we feel the Spartans will favor against the Western Michigan Broncos. (photo via MLive) Mike Sterner: The Spartans should dominate Western Michigan in the trenches, and that will be the biggest factor in allowing them to convincingly defeat...
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Cook disappointed not to be MSU captain, pledges to lead anyway

Among the curious news items of the past week was one from Michigan State regarding captains. More specifically the fact three-year starting quarterback Connor Cook was not among the trio of Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Darien Harris, something Cook confirmed via the Lansing State Journal bothered him. "Obviously, I was disappointed, but we have the whole leadership council,...
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Connor Cook: ‘It stinks not to be captain’

Being named a team captain is an honor for any athlete. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is going to be a team leader this year and many outside of the team thought he would be a surefire captain for the Spartans. However, we were wrong. According to Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press, the team voted on captains Tuesday evening and Cook wasn’t one of the three guys named...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Cook on not being selected captain: ‘It stinks’

Connor Cook is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the country and a leader on Michigan State’s football team. Surprisingly though, the redshirt senior was not selected as one of the Spartans’ three captains for the season. Cook, who is one of 12 members of Michigan State’s leadership council, was bummed out not to be named one of the captains by his teammates. ...
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Connor Cook on not being named Michigan State captain: 'It stinks'

Twitter/@MSU_Football Senior quarterback Connor Cook seemed like a shoo-in to be named a Michigan State captain to those of us outside of a program. Instead, the team went in another direction, naming Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Darien Harris the Spartans’ three captains. Cook is clearly not happy about this, and spoke at length about it with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why No. 5 Michigan State Will And Won’t Win The National Championship

By Mike Craven/@CravenMike and Emily Van Buskirk/@Emilnem The Michigan State Spartans are ranked fifth in the NCAA football preseason AP Poll. The Spartans face an early-season bout with Oregon, but the headliner of the schedule is a showdown with Ohio State in late November. Why Michigan State Won’t Win The Title Michigan State won’t win a national title because the Spartans...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Connor Cook’s athleticism is ‘often underrated’

Michigan State fans have high expectations after last year’s Cotton Bowl victory against Baylor and that have good reason with their star senior quarterback Connor Cook. Cook is garnering attention for national awards like the Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Walter Camp Award, and he’s already considered a favorite for the Heisman Trophy. But what kind of interest is...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #4 Michigan State

The college football staff at SQ have put together a ranking of the top-25 teams heading into 2015. To get our readers prepared for the upcoming season, the staff has created a preview for each one of these teams. Baylor came in at #5, but today’s focus is on #4 Michigan State.Team: Michigan State SpartansLocation: East Lansing, MichiganSQ Ranking: 4th2014 Record: 11-2Finish...
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Michigan State Football: Three reasons MSU will make the CFP

Throughout the course of the upcoming Michigan State football season, I will take a look at three reasons why the Spartans will win each game, and three reasons why they will lose each game. We will then go back and look at how these reasons played out after the weekend. To be clear, these are not predictions, but rather a look at what will be deciding factors each week. Since there...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Too soon? Browns doing due diligence on Michigan State QB Connor Cook

Johnny Manziel has a balky elbow, Connor Shaw has a broken thumb, and Josh McCown is 36 years old. The Browns brought in another arm when they signed Pat Devlin, but it sounds as though the team may be looking for their next quarterback of the future already. The Browns have reportedly started doing their homework on Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, per CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ Big Ten Football Preview

The college football season is less than a month away from kicking off, and most teams have already begun their fall camps. And just in time for the regular season, our writers have cooked up previews for all of the conferences in the FBS. We last covered the Big 12, and today we will take a look at the Big Ten.What Happened in 2014Conference Champion: Ohio StateCoach of the Year...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Season predictions

We’re getting a little antsy around here when it comes to waiting for the football season to finally start. So the Michigan State football writers here at isportsweb have offered up their year-long predictions for the 2015 season to pass the time. As the weeks go on, we will also give you our game-by-game predictions. For now though, the records that are put down are meant to reflect...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Quarterback preview

We are just nine days out from the Michigan State football team opening their season against the Broncos from Western Michigan. With that, we wrap up our position-by-position previews of the 2015 Spartans with one of the more set spots on the team, the quarterback. Projected starter: Connor Cook What exactly can we say about Connor Cook in this piece that we at isportsweb haven...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Connor Cook embodies Spartan way

When Connor Cook committed to Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State football program in April 2010, he was signing up to change the culture. The Spartans were coming off of a 2009 season in which they went 6-7. Five of their seven losses were by a touchdown or less. Connor Cook is 23-3 as a starter, the best record of any current Big Ten quarterback “My main thing was watching...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans release new ‘Reach Higher’ hype video

Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans are set to open up their 2015 season against the Western Michigan Broncos on Sept. 4. They are expected to be contenders to win the Big Ten, while fighting for a spot in the College Football Playoff. It is going to be a very promising season and more excitement is being drummed up with the “Reach Higher” hype video that has been...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Wide receiver preview

We have made it to part eight of our Michigan State football position previews, and more importantly, less than two weeks away from the Spartans kicking off their 2015 season. Today though, we take a look at a group that needs to step up in a big way, the wide receivers. Projected starters: Aaron Burbridge, Macgarrett Kings and R.J. Shelton Overview: After losing his top two receivers...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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