#Michigan State football

State News

How words and phrases from Mel Tucker are shaping Michigan State Football

On Sept. 20, Mel Tucker posted a public service announcement from the Michigan State Twitter and Instagram account to “pack the woodshed” for Saturday’s night game against Nebraska. If you do not know what the Woodshed is referencing, it’s the nickname that Tucker and the Spartan football team have adopted...
Detroit Free Press

Big Ten football misery index: Michigan and Michigan State prove 'stats are for losers'

You’d be better off betting on Minnesota as a 30-point favorite than taking some Big Ten football coaches’ words from mid-week media availabilities at face value. They’re not lying — but they’re also not giving much away, which is how we get Michigan football’s Jim Harbaugh pontificating on “Energy. Energy just finds the ball, whether you’re on defense or you’re on offense. The ball finds you.”
Detroit News

Michigan, Michigan State climb in Associated Press college football Top 25

Michigan and Michigan State each survived dogfights on Saturday, and continue to move up the national rankings. Michigan (4-0) moved up five spots to No. 14 in Sunday's updated Associated Press college football poll, while Michigan State (4-0) moved up three to No. 17 in the rankings. Michigan started strong...

Game Day Information vs. Nebraska

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The No. 20 Michigan State football team (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) will host Nebraska (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. Listed below are policies and information relating to game day. The following information is also available at
Detroit Free Press

Michigan State football's TE tandem soaring, but CB play more than a growing concern

Here are the Michigan State football players who helped or hurt their stock in the Spartans’ 38-17 win Saturday at Miami (Florida). RB Kenneth Walker III —It is hard to overstate the difference the junior Wake Forest transfer has made to MSU’s offense with his blend of vision, speed and power. His 172-yard, 27-carry performance grinded down the Hurricanes’ defense and showed Walker doesn’t have to score on the ground to be effective. His 7-yard touchdown catch on a pass from Payton Thorne showed Walker’s versatility and ability to reach the end zone other ways.

Amber Rinestine helps power Michigan State football to strong start

EAST LANSING – Michigan State safety Xavier Henderson has appeared in all 36 games since joining the program. Even with all that experience, fall camp this year brought a first for the senior starter. That came courtesy of center and locker mate Matt Allen. “He comes in and his shoes...
USA TODAY Sports Media Group

Michigan State football QB Payton Thorne named Manning Award QB of the Week

After throwing for 261 yards and 4 touchdowns in a statement win over No. 24 Miami, Michigan State football quarterback Payton Thorne has been named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. Thorne went 18-for-31 on the day. Thorne currently ranks first in the Big Ten in passing efficiency and...