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With one home-and-home series that'll come to a close next season, another one will open up in 2016. The Spartans, who will host the national championship runner-ups, Oregon in East Lansing for the second week of the season in 2015, is set to bring in BYU as their third non-conference opponent on the 2016 schedule on October 8.
The opportunity to play professional football next year and even having the possibility of being drafted in the early rounds wasn't tempting enough for Shilique Calhoun and Connor Cook to walk away from what they started at MSU as freshmen.
MSU will be represented well this week in the 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl, as several of the country's most talented upperclassmen showcase their skills on the field in front of a plethora of NFL scouts and coaches. With the college football season officially over, the road to future professional careers begins at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
Based on the current projections by ESPN's NFL draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr., Trae Waynes will begin his professional football career by teaming up with former MSU standouts, Max Bullough and Keshawn Martin.
For the first time since 1965-66, MSU has finished in the top five in the final Associated Press poll in consecutive seasons.
Dantonio, whose team is coming off of an explosive victory over Baylor, the co-Big 12 conference champions, on New Year's Eve in Arlington, Texas, will be back at the site of his fourth straight bowl win today in front of the camera.
Mark Snyder was officially introduced by Mark Dantonio on Sunday as the newest defensive assistant coaching hire for next season.
The Spartan defense can breathe a sigh of relief after junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun announced he would return to MSU for his senior season. After losing safety Kurtis Drummond, linebacker Mylan Hicks, defensive lineman James Kittredge, linebacker Taiwan Jones, defensive end Marcus Rush to graduation.
It's a moment that always brings fans to their feet and make the position players happy: when an offensive lineman scores a touchdown.It happened in the Cotton Bowl, as LaQuan McGowan caught a touchdown in the third quarter to give Baylor a 41-21 lead in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
It looked like MSU was going to get run out of the building.Trailing 34-14 and then 41-21 after giving up countless deep passing touchdowns of over 45 yards, but a surprise onside kick changed the momentum and gave MSU their first Cotton Bowl championship.A blocked field goal incited the winning drive, and MSU won maybe the most improbable Cotton Bowl in a long time.
When two teams average 48 and 43 points per game, a shootout in the first half shouldn't come as much of a surprise.There were almost as many touchdowns as punts in the first half, and when the dust settled Baylor went into the locker room leading 24-14.
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The weather report was grim outside of the domed AT&T Stadium. A cold, wet 34 degrees that had tailgaters thinking of East Lansing instead of North Texas.This still didn't stop tailgaters from heading to the lots for another session of burgers, beers and football.
When head coach Mark Dantonio and the Spartans started the season, Arlington, Texas was where they wanted to be.
New Year's Day at AT&T Stadium will be reserved for the football players, but New Year's eve saw a different battle take place in North Texas.For the first time ever, the two marching bands competed in a battle of the bands at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas.
When it was announced that Pat Narduzzi would be named the newest head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers a void was left at the defensive coordinator position for MSU.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio said last week in a press conference that his team will be prepared if Pat Narduzzi skips town and accepts a head coaching position with another program.