Connor Cook was 'really pissed off' about dirty, late hit

Michigan State fans have to be happy with how the team looked in its 45-7 win over Jacksonville State last Friday, but during the game, they certainly had reason to be nervous and angry about an incredibly late hit on quarterback Connor Cook. They’re not the only ones who are upset. Cook was not pleased with the play either. Connor Cook on the hit on his knee he took vs Jax St...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Confident Cook leads Michigan State into showdown

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Connor Cook's emergence has quieted many of the concerns about Michigan State's offense. The seventh-ranked Spartans are coming off a Rose Bowl victory last season, but even then it was the defense that led the way for the most part. However, Cook threw for over 300 yards in both the Big Ten title game and the bowl, and he was exceptional again in...
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2015 QB Class to Watch

This past draft was probably the closest year the Cowboys came to drafting a QB in the 1st round of the draft. We now know that Jerry Jones was on the verge of drafting Johnny Manziel, but drafted Zack Martin instead. It was the right decision – we hope. The Cowboys have not used a 1st round pick on a QB since drafting Troy Aikman in 1989 and used a 1st in the 1989 supplemental...
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Michigan State Football: Battling for respect for Big Ten at Oregon (Freep Column)

In this week’s Freep Column, I take a look at Michigan State’s upcoming game against Oregon and what it means for not only MSU football, but for the entire Big Ten Conference. The wait is almost over. The date Spartans fans and many other college football fans had circled on their calendars is less than a week away. Michigan State travels to Eugene to take on the No. 3 Oregon...
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Michigan State football: Oregon game huge opportunity for Spartans

Now that the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans (1-0) have taken care of Jacksonville State on Friday night, winning handily, 45-7, it is now appropriate to take a look ahead at one the 2014 college football season’s marquee early season match ups. “This is an opportunity to see where we are at as a program,” MSU head football head coach Mark Dantonio said in a teleconference Sunday...
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Michigan State, East Division, class of B1G after week 1

Michigan State is the class of the Big Ten East division, and the East is the strongest of the two divisions. That’s what the B1G punditocracy was saying all summer long. Week one did nothing to prove otherwise. Nebraska and Michigan won big, and there are teams to watch out for. Especially since Ohio State looked very vulnerable. Michigan State did not. The Spartans were as good...
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Now No. 8 Spartans can focus on Oregon

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) For all that Michigan State's defense has proven over the last year or so, this may be the most compelling test yet. After routing Jacksonville State to open the season Friday night, the eighth-ranked Spartans are heading west to face No. 3 Oregon. The Ducks' dynamic, fast-paced offense should pose quite a challenge for Michigan State, but the defending...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys to the game, and the season, start with attitude and focus

Ready to push up, throw down and push back: the Oregon Duck opens his arms wide for a new season, one in which the Webfoots have sky-high hopes (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports photo). There are no keys to the game in a game where you’re favored by 50, but there are some things to watch for in Oregon’s opener against South Dakota tonight at Autzen Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30, carried...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Day Goulash: Connor Cook, Bo Pelini, Kliff Kingsbury, and more.

Game Day Goulash - Saturday of Week One. It feels just like the Fourth of July.  Flirting With Disaster.Michigan State starting quarterback Connor Cook dodged the injury bullet Friday night as he led the Spartans to a 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State. (AP/ESPN)Hart to Hart. Former Alabama running back Dee Hart leads new school Colorado State to a 31-17 win over Colorado. ...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State QB Connor Cook Responds to Low Blow in Best Way Possible

Jacksonville State was not supposed to be real opposition for Michigan State Friday night, and it wasn't. The Spartans got out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and pretty much coasted to a 45-7 win over the Gamecocks (wow--bad weekend to be a fan of Gamecocks). Glorified scrimmages like this are meant to help the marquee team work out the kinks.The only thing that can make...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cook terrific, Spartans beat Jacksonville St 45-7

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter -- and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled -- to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night. Cook completed his first nine passes in a nearly flawless performance, but for a brief moment there was concern that the talented...
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Cook terrific, Spartans beat Jacksonville St 45-7

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter - and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled - to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night. Cook completed his first nine passes in a nearly flawless performance, but for a brief moment there was concern that the talented junior...
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Vine: Connor Cook Takes A Nasty Late Hit After Throwing Touchdown Pass For Michigan State

Michigan State fans got a real scare early in the Spartans’ opener against Jacksonville State. Right after throwing a long touchdown to Tony Lippett, starting quarterback Connor Cook took a nasty late hit from Gamecocks safety Folo Johnson. The hit Connor Cook took. Total cheap shot. — Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) August 29, 2014 Luckily, Cook...
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Michigan State Spartans football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

Michigan State went from .500 football to nationally relevant in just one year’s time. Now the quest to keep up that national reputation is on. With plenty of parts returning many see the Spartans as a potential favorite to win the Big Ten again. B1G West Predictions: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin B1G East Predictions:...
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From The Spartan Sideline, Gamecock Edition: Michigan State vs. Jacksonville St. Preview

The Michigan State Spartans will kick off their 2014 football season in uncharted territory for the program. Following an outstanding 2013 year, the Spartans are the hunted, being undisputed Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions. Now, for the first time in two decades, a title defense begins in East Lansing. Standing in the way first are the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, a team that went...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten GameDay: Jacksonville St. @ Michigan St.

What: Jacksonville State Gamecocks (0-0) at #8 Michigan State Spartans (0-0) Where: Spartan Stadium — East Lansing, Michigan When: Friday August 29th, 2014 at 7:30pm ET TV / Radio: Big Ten Network / Spartan Sports Network Latest Line: Michigan State by 49.5 The 2014 Rose Bowl Champion Spartans will try to get off on the right foot against Jacksonville State on Friday night in...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: A quick look at Jacksonville State

School: Jacksonville State University Mascot: Gamecocks Location: Jacksonville, Alabama Conference: Ohio Valley Conference (FCS) The Michigan State football team opens up the 2014 season against FCS opponent Jacksonville State under the Friday night lights at Spartan Stadium. Let’s take a look at the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State. Head Coach: John Grass Grass is in his first...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 College Football Preview: Big Ten

Hey Big Ten fans! Thanks for taking time out from pretending you work at a farm or steel mill because you're so blue collar and checking in on your lunch break at a booming midwestern tech company. You're just in time for our (incredibly delayed) preseason look at the Big Ten...where the league finally ditched the "Leaders" and "Legends" but had to pick...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State football: 2014 season preview and predictions

The 2014 Michigan State football season is upon us, as the No. 8 Spartans are set to kick off the season at home against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the season drawing closer and closer every day, the Michigan State staff at isportsweb has put together a season preview and predictions article for the 2014 season. Below are the thoughts of Matt...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans Versus Oregon Ducks Preview

With the 2014-15 season starting next Saturday, all eyes in Eugene are on the Oregon Ducks’ September 6 matchup with Michigan State at Autzen Stadium – a game which could potentially be Oregon’s toughest of the season. Of the Ducks’ 12 games this season, they are facing four teams in the pre-season top-25: #7 UCLA, #11 Stanford and #25 Washington. The Ducks have not lost...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

MSU QB Connor Cook still has a tremendous chip on his shoulder

Being a Michigan State fan means having always having a chip on your shoulder. Actually, that chip defines them. It’s like being a Chicago White Sox fan. In that fan base, the chip is also the defining characteristic. Whether it’s the Chicago Cubs in the case of the latter, or Michigan and now Ohio State in the case of the former, there’s always a “favorite” to define yourself...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Connor Cook Tries To Emulate Tom Brady ‘Even Though He Went To Michigan’

A Michigan State football player is a big fan of a former Michigan quarterback. In this situation, though, most people will likely let that slide.  It’s common for a college football quarterback to try to emulate an NFL QB. They’ll study their game tape, watching how they slice up defenses, how they adapt to different packages thrown at them.  For Connor Cook, the Spartans’...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Connor Cook Does NaeNae Dance While Being Interviewed By Shilique Calhoun At B1G Media Day

Michigan State’s Connor Cook and Shilique Calhoun were in Chicago representing the Spartans at Monday’s Big Ten Media Day. The reigning Big Ten Champions had a bit of downtown during the event, which led to some NaeNae dancing from the quarterback while being interviewed by Calhoun. [Big Ten Network Instagram] The post Connor Cook Does NaeNae Dance While Being Interviewed By...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartans' QB Connor Cook still hungry after feasting in 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- I'm having a hard time remembering an athlete more determined to avoid complacency than Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. He had a stunning, breakout year in 2013 despite beginning the season on the bench. First, he had to unseat starter Andrew Maxwell and then hold off highly-recruited freshman Damion Terry for the job. But he got better each week...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State football: Cook named to Davey O’Brien watch list

Connor Cook’s successful 2013 season has earned him preseason accolades in 2014. What a difference a year makes. A year ago Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook was fighting for playing time against senior Andrew Maxwell. But after going 12-1 in 13 starts as a sophomore, throwing for 2755 yards, 22 touchdowns and only six interceptions en route to leading the Spartans to Big...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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