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MSU's Bryce Baringer comes up short for Ray Guy Award

December 8, 2022
<p>Michigan State Spartans senior punter Bryce Baringer in the team&#x27;s match-up against the Michigan Wolverines. Oct. 30, 2021.  </p>

Michigan State Spartans senior punter Bryce Baringer in the team's match-up against the Michigan Wolverines. Oct. 30, 2021.

Photo by Chloe Trofatter | The State News

At the College Football Awards Thursday night, Rutgers' Adam Korsak was given the Ray Guy Award over Michigan State’s sixth-year punter Bryce Baringer.

The award is handed out annually to the nation’s best punter, selected by the Augusta Sports Council.

Korsak had a strong season, earning a bevy of accolades around the conference and the nation. He averaged 44-yards per punt on the season, collecting a total of 3,297 punting yards.

Baringer added another stellar season to his belt in 2022, sporting a national-leading 49-yard average per punt. He’s the first Spartan since Mike Sadler to lead the conference in punting. 

That 49-yard average is the second-best single-season record in Big Ten history and the best in Michigan State history. 

Baringer won Big Ten Punter of the Year and made first-team appearances on the All-Big Ten team and the AP’s midseason All-American team. 

He wraps up his career with a 46-yard average, which ranks No. 1 in the history of the conference. 

Baringer totaled 7,406 punting yards in his time at MSU, with his longest punt being 78-yards. 

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