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...
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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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Staff picks: Michigan State football vs Jacksonville State

The eighth-ranked Michigan State Spartans take on Jacksonville State tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised on Big Ten Network. The Michigan State isportsweb team will be predicting the outcome of every Spartan football game this season in our weekly staff picks article, so be on the lookout for it all season long. Max Lapthorne Michigan State’s defense will play...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State football: Spartans ready for JSU offense

Although Jacksonville State plays in the FCS – the nation’s second tier of collegiate football – that doesn’t mean Michigan State’s opponents for their season opener Friday night at Spartan Stadium are someone that should be overlooked. The Gamecocks run an up-tempo, high-octane offense that helped them to an 11-4 record a year ago. But to get an idea on just how fast paced...
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2015 draft prospects you should watch this weekend

Photo by Rich Arden, ESPN ImagesIt is never too early to pay attention to possible Patriot players of the future and with college football starting this week here are some players you should catch this weekend (assuming you aren’t busy with a fantasy draft). With a lack of depth behind Gronk and the future of Ridley in question here are some possible tight end and running back...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Langford emerged from shadows as Spartans' go-to tailback

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tailbacks who rush for 1,422 yards in a college football season generally were highly-recruited out of high school and leave for the NFL draft after their third year in college. And then there's Jeremy Langford. Langford, rated the No. 73 running back in the country by after running for 1,932 yards as a senior at Westland John Glenn, had 23 yards...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State football: Jeremy Langford’s journey

With 2:24 to play and Michigan State leading Ohio State 27-24 in the Big Ten Championship game, the Spartans had the ball with the chance to put the nail in the coffin. On 2nd and 2 from the Buckeye 26 yard line, MSU sophomore quarterback Connor Cook turned and handed the ball off to junior running back Jeremy Langford. Moments after receiving the hand off, Langford found a hole...
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Michigan State football: Langford named to Doak Walker watch list

Jeremy Langford had a breakout season for the Spartans in 2013. The preseason accolades continue to roll in for the Michigan State football program. A day after MSU junior quarterback Connor Cook was named to the preseason Davey O’Brien Award watch list, Spartan senior running back Jeremy Langford has been named to the 2014 preseason Doak Walker Award watch list, which annually...
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State football will be on the big stage this season (Freep Column)

With an incredible amount of night time games on national television this season, it will be the Spartans’ chance to prove the critics wrong. Read about it in this week’s isportsweb Freep Column. As the excitement builds for Michigan State football this year, the team is beginning to get more and more national attention. Of the seven games with an announced game time so far...
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartans come bearing their shield in 56 days

Three key games define Oregon’s season in 2014, one each in September, October and November. Every week is important, but the showdowns with Michigan State on September 6th, at UCLA on October 11th, and Stanford on November 1st will determine whether Oregon can achieve a dream season, the conference title and a spot in the first NCAA Division One playoff. Michigan State did something...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Football: Keys to beating Oregon

Michigan State fans won’t have to wait long to find out if the Spartans are a legitimate National Title contender in 2014. MSU travels to Eugene to face Oregon week two in what will likely be a matchup of top-ten teams. Early odds have Michigan State as two-touchdown underdogs, which is understandable considering the amount of talent departed from last years team and the fact the...
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Football: Running Backs preview

Jeremy Langford has not only earned a spot atop the Michigan State depth chart at running back, but also a spot amongst the best running backs in the B1G. Langford will be the workhorse for the Spartans in 2014, but several other backs will see time. Jeremy Langford will shoulder the load at running back for the Spartans in 2014Langford rushed 292 times for 1,422 yards and 18 touchdowns...
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Langford’s unlikely road to stardom

If anyone tells you that Jeremy Langford’s career at Michigan State is exactly what they expected it to be, they’re lying to you. Langford has dealt with a ton of adversity during his time in East Lansing, but he was able to overcome it in order to get where he is today. Jeremy Langford has earned his spot as the starting tailback for Michigan StateAs a senior at Westland John...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU football: Predicting the Spartan’s 2014 offensive MVP

Going into the 2013 season, the Michigan State offense was facing the challenge of replacing their two best players, Le’Veon Bell and Dion Sims, while also trying to figure out who the starting quarterback would be. It’s a much different story going into 2014. Connor Cook has solidified himself as the starting quarterback, and the only offensive skill player the Spartan’s...
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: latest updates on 2014 schedule

Friday, Aug. 29 (Labor Day Weekend) Jacksonville State Gamecocks Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI Time TBA BTN/BTN2Go     Saturday, Sept. 6 at Oregon Ducks Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR Time and TV TBA     Saturday, Sept. 13 — Open Date —     Saturday, Sept. 20 Eastern Michigan Eagles Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI Time and TV TBA     Saturday, Sept. 27 Wyoming Cowboys...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Four-star running back Darrin Hall visits Michigan State, plus more

Michigan State football has its eyes on one of the top running backs of the 2015 recruiting class: Darrin Hall of Austintown Fitch High School in Ohio. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder already has an offer from MSU and several other programs. MSU will lose running backs Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill to graduation after the 2014 season, so they’re looking to restock. “I currently...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

CBR’s ‘Way Too Early’ 2014 Top 10: No. 9 Michigan State Spartans

CBR’s ‘Way Too Early’ 2014 Top 10 No. 9 Michigan State Bulldogs You could make an argument that Michigan State was playing as well as anyone at the end of the season, but a loss to Notre Dame cost the Spartans a shot at a national title. However, coach Mark Dantonio is not going to complain about getting that elusive Rose Bowl championship. Dantonio is one of the game’s...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

CBR’s ‘Way Too Early’ 2014 Top 10: No. 9 Michigan State Spartans

CBR’s ‘Way Too Early’ 2014 Top 10 No. 9 Michigan State Bulldogs You could make an argument that Michigan State was playing as well as anyone at the end of the season, but a loss to Notre Dame cost the Spartans a shot at a national title. However, coach Mark Dantonio is not going to complain about getting that elusive Rose Bowl championship. Dantonio is one of the...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Rose Bowl Champions: Inside the locker room

To think that this MSU team was not even in the national rankings until the week of Halloween, it is quite amazing to realize that they will likely finish the season ranked #2 in the nation. After their Rose Bowl victory over Stanford, isportsweb was inside the MSU locker room. If you had been able to wander through the locker room after the victory, this video is what you would...
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rose Bowl: Michigan State defense makes big stop vs. Stanford

Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 24-20 victory over No. 5 Stanford on Wednesday night in the 100th Rose Bowl. Cook also threw a TD pass to Trevon Pendleton, and Jeremy Langford rushed for 84 yards and a score in the first Rose Bowl victory in...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

#4 Michigan State Beats #5 Stanford In Rose Bowl

The 100th annual Rose Bowl did not disappoint today. #4 Michigan State beat #5 Stanford behind solid QB play from Connor Cook and a late fourth-down stand. Stanford got on the board first with ten straight first quarter points before the Spartans responded with a Jeremy Langford touchdown run to cut the lead to 10-7. Both teams scored touchdowns in the final two and a half minutes...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A B1G (Rose Bowl) Preview: Stanford @ Michigan State

  Stanford (11-2, 7-2 Pac-12) at Michigan State (12-1, 8-0 B1G) (1:30 p.m. ET, on BTN) Line: Stanford -7 (Bovada) Last Meeting: 1996 (Stanford 38-0)       3 Players to Watch: 1) Connor Cook (QB, MSU):Somehow he did it; Connor Cook has brought the Spartans to the Promised Land. If I had told you in the beginning of the season the Connor had what it took...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rose Bowl match up breakdown: Spartans vs. Cardinal

This Wednesday, New Years Day, the No. 4 Big Ten Champion Michigan State Spartans (12-1, 8-0) will square off against the No. 5 Pac-12 Champion Stanford Cardinal (11-2, 7-2) in the 100th annual Rose Bowl game. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN. For the Cardinal, they return to Pasadena after winning last year’s Rose Bowl over the Wisconsin Badgers...
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why Michigan State Will Beat Stanford In The Rose Bowl

Air raid offense, high scoring, no defense, sure sounds like a fun game. This game won't be anything like that, but it will still be a heck of game. Two of College Football's biggest bad boys will be taking the field in Pasadena. Stanford and Michigan State to me sounds like the best bowl game of the year. Stanford is 11-2 on the year, and Michigan State is 12-1. Michigan...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rose Bowl breakdown: No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Stanford

Rose Bowl: No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Stanford Wednesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Of the 35 bowls this holiday season, Michigan State-Stanford stands as the only clash of top-10 scoring defenses, with the Spartans (4th overall) allowing just 12.7 points per game ... and the Cardinal (10th) surrendering 18.6, on average. For good measure, Michigan State (12-1) is only...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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