Michigan State football: Spartans get running game back on track against Eastern Michigan

Mark Dantonio and Michigan State have always been known as a program that likes to play a run-first style of offense, often imposing their will on teams with a dominant offensive line and feature back. Last season, the Spartans started off the year struggling with the run before Jeremy Langford emerged as the go-to back and finished the season among the best backs in the Big Ten...
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Big Ten GameDay: Eastern Michigan at Michigan St.

What: Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-2) at #11 Michigan State Spartans (1-1) Where: Spartan Stadium — East Lansing, Michigan When: 12:00pm ET — Saturday September 20th, 2014 TV / Radio: Big Ten Network / Spartan Radio Network Latest Line: Michigan State by 45 Weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South southwest wind 14...
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From The Spartan Sideline, Eagles Edition: Eastern Michigan vs. Michigan State Preview

Following a bye week to help them rest and recuperate after an exhausting game in the sun against the Oregon Ducks, the Michigan State Spartans come home licking their chops to face an in-state MAC opponent in the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Eagles aren’t a MAC foe with a good chance at pulling an upset, however. They were dominated 65-0 at Florida, and lost to Old Dominion last...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons Michigan State covers 45-point spread vs. EMU

After falling to the No. 2 Oregon Ducks (3-0) two weeks ago, the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans (1-1) will get back to the gridiron Saturday against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-2). Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET and will be televised on Big Ten Network. Heading into the game, the odds makers have placed the Spartans as a massive 45-point favorite over the Eagles. And while...
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Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

The road to redemption starts now. This Saturday, Michigan State will take the field for the first time since its demoralizing second-half collapse against Oregon back on September 6. The Spartans, however, won’t be facing nearly the same kind of test. Eastern Michigan, sitting at 1-2 on the season, comes to town for an afternoon affair.  The Eagles won their first game of season...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Back to the basics for Spartans vs. Eastern Michigan

After a bye week that saw the Michigan State Spartans football team sitting out last Saturday, football in East Lansing is set to resume as the Spartans will take on Eastern Michigan at home Saturday afternoon. The Spartans are coming off a bye week last week and a loss to No. 3 Oregon the week before, a loss in which the Spartans blew a 24-18 halftime lead after committing a handful...
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MSU running back Jeremy Langford 'back up to speed'

Jeremy Langford simply misspoke, but it was a telling mistake. "Now I feel good going into the season," the Michigan State senior running back said after Tuesday's practice, then quickly corrected himself: "I mean, this game." When Eastern Michigan (1-2) visits No. 11 MSU (1-1) on Saturday at Spartan Stadium, it will be a do-over of sorts. For Langford....
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Big Ten GameDay: Michigan St. @ Oregon

What: #7 Michigan State Spartans (1-0; 0-0 B1G) at #3 Oregon Ducks (1-0; 0-0 Pac-12) Where: Autzen Stadium — Eugene, OR When: Saturday Sept. 6th at 6:30pm ET TV / Radio: FOX / Spartan Radio Network Latest Line: Oregon by 13 Key Players: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, MSU QB Connor Cook, Oregon RB Byron Marshall, MSU RB Jeremy Langford Matchup To Watch: Michigan State Defense vs...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

From The Spartan Sideline, Ducks Edition: Michigan State vs. Oregon Preview and Prediction

Arguably, the Michigan State Spartans will compete in their biggest September regular season game in history on Saturday afternoon, when they head to take on the Oregon Ducks in front of a rowdy Autzen Stadium crowd. Not only will this game be a clash of two top titans in 2014, but it will likely be a matchup which goes a long way towards determining if either school makes the first...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

DC's Game of the Week: Michigan State at Oregon

#7 MICHIGAN STATE AT #3 OREGONAUTZEN STADIUM - EUGENE, OREGONSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 6:30 PM on FOXLINE: OREGON (-12.5)Michigan vs. Notre Dame had the history, Stanford vs. USC had the conference title and playoff implications, but our first Top 10 match-up of the season was still a no brainer choice to grab our initial #GOTW status. The defending Rose Bowl champs. The Heisman frontrunner...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 2 college football preview: Can the Spartans slow down the Ducks’ offense?

This will be the first of four previews of this week’s top games. First up is the game of the week as #7 Michigan State Spartans travels to Eugene to face #3 Oregon Ducks. Line: Oregon -13 What does Michigan State have to do to win? Offensively, the Spartans are going to try to establish the ground game right from the beginning. They will use a collection of tailbacks to try to...
Via No Guts, No Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State vs. Oregon match up breakdown

The No. 7 Michigan State Spartans are set to take to the road to take on the No. 3 Oregon Ducks this Saturday. Kick off is schedule for 6:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX. Michigan State vs. Oregon should be one of the more intriguing match ups of the non conference season and in preparation for the game, Oregon writer Nik Brownlee and Michigan State writer Ryan Squanda have...
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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...
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23 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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23 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...
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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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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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August 19, 2014  |  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...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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
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