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In last week’s 35-10 win against Bowling Green State University, the Spartans fumbled the ball a combined four teams, losing three of them.
Out of those three lost fumbles, LJ Scott accounted for two.
On Saturday against the Broncos, Scott didn’t let the ball hit the ground once.
The Spartan defense knew who and what Western Michigan featured when the Broncos rolled into town.
The defense led MSU in its second home game of the year, as the Spartans beat Western Michigan University, 28-14, only allowing the Broncos to gain 195 total yards.
After starting off the season beating Bowling Green State University, 35-10, the Spartans will host the Broncos of Western Michigan University.
Know Thy Enemy is a weekly Q&A where the perspective changes, from the eyes of the Spartans to the eyes of MSU football’s next foe. The State News asks the opposing team's student newspaper a few questions and see football through a different perspective.
MSU football took its first steps in expunging its odious 3-9 season in 2016 by defeating Bowling Green last Saturday in the Spartans’ season opener.
The Spartans, now 1-0, look to ride their momentum into Saturday’s game against Western Michigan.
6 minutes and 24 seconds separated a nightmare from instant relief for tight end Matt Sokol.
Leading 14-3 over Bowling Green in the third quarter in last Saturday’s season opener, the Spartans offense was driving into Falcon territory.
The MSU football team looks to ride its momentum from last week’s 35-10 season opening victory over Bowling Green into Saturday’s matchup against Western Michigan.
As Antjuan Simmons first stepped onto the field Saturday, he could feel the nerves setting in. It’s a natural reaction — it would be his first college game ever.
Members of the MSU football team, along with Lansing mayor Virg Bernero and others are planning to go Houston, Texas to provide supplies and help out those in need who've been affected by Hurricane Harvey, according to a press release from Bernero's office.
The campaign is called #LansingStrong4TX, and will be setting out for Houston on the weekend of Sept. 15, MSU's lone bye week of the season.
Quarterback Brian Lewerke led a commanding opening drive in the Spartans’ season opener against Bowling Green on Saturday, however, it ended in agony.
Lewerke took the Spartans to the 1-yard line, but a handoff to junior running back LJ Scott at the 1 promptly ended an assertive offensive drive as Scott was hit by a Falcon defender, which freed the ball from the his hands. The Falcons then recovered, eliminating what was an impressive drive for the Spartans.
Head coach Mark Dantonio talked at his weekly press conference about a myriad of issues as his team heads into the game against Western Michigan. Here are some key takeaways.
And that unpredictable, uncertain nature of play might shock a ranked opponent or two. That chip-on-the-shoulder, underdog mentality has been a crux Spartan nation loves to boast.
After two fumbles in the Spartans’ first three possessions in their season opener against Bowling Green on Saturday, quarterback Brian Lewerke remained calm.
The sophomore’s serenity Saturday helped lead the Spartans to a 35-10 win over the Falcons, rebounding from what was a doleful 3-9 season in 2016 and followed by a vociferous off-season.
As Bowling Green quarterback James Morgan wound up and fired a deep ball, Spartan fans held their breath.
The Spartans entered the season young. Key positions were decimated by departures and graduation. The depth chart featured a number of true and redshirt freshmen.
The youth movement in East Lansing was on.
MSU junior Tyson Smith was almost forced to hang up his cleats forever.
After a stroke in November, the 5-foot-11,170-pound cornerback said he thought there was a 70 percent chance he would never step on the field again. Smith defied the odds and came back to the green and white.
The Spartans started slow in their season opener on Saturday, but were able to come away with a 35-10 victory over the Bowling Green Falcons.
The Falcons capitalized off LJ Scott's opening drive fumble, scoring on a field goal to take an early 3-0 lead. But from there, it was the Spartans who took control of the game and came away with a 35-10 victory.
Football is finally back in East Lansing.
It's that time of year again, folks — football is back.