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Michigan State solidifies bowl eligibility, beating Maryland 19-16. Despite a five-game losing streak, the Spartans are now 6-6 and are on their way to a bowl game, the 12th under Dantonio. There was a lot on the line today as it was MSU’s Senior Day. It seems like the seniors weren’t ready to take their green and white off just yet.
Michigan State will go for 6-6 to achieve bowl eligibility this Saturday against Maryland. After winning their first game since September last weekend against Rutgers, the Spartans will play their last game in the Spartan stadium for Senior Day. Twenty-one seniors will be recognized during the ceremony, including the recently suspended Joe Bachie.
Michigan State will celebrate 21 seniors at Spartan Stadium Saturday as it takes on Maryland for Senior Day. This will be the Spartans' last chance to gain bowl eligibility and go 6-6. Although this year wasn't the prettiest under Dantonio, the resilient team dwells on the good.
Forty Five minutes.
If it wasn't already assumed, Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio closed the conversation on senior offensive lineman Cole Chewins' season.
Seven gameday afternoons every Fall, the Michigan State football team participates in its "Spartan Walk" across campus. Hundreds of fans border the East Lansing streets as the team travels from the Kellogg Center, across the Spartan Statue and into the Spartan Stadium tunnel, prepared to go to work against that week's adversaries.
Michigan State ends its five-game losing streak in New Jersey, beating Rutgers 27-0. The Spartan offense showed energy, something it'd been lacking over the losing streak. Junior wide receiver Cody White was a crucial factor for MSU.
Michigan State seals it first win since September, against Rutgers. The Spartans' determination for bowl eligibility took over, and they overcame the Scarlet Knights 27-0.
Michigan State's losing streak hit a new low last Saturday in a 44-10 loss to Michigan. The Spartans took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter, then the Wolverines poured it on with no signs of showing mercy. Now, Michigan State's losing streak is at five games. And with the Spartans sitting at 4-6, there is zero room for error. If the Spartans want to play in a bowl game, they must win their final two games, starting with Saturday's matchup against the Scarlet Knights.
The only time Michigan State was ineligible for a bowl game under coach Mark Dantonio was in 2016, when the Spartans went 3-9. They are cutting it close this season, going 5-6, with just one game left. MSU took down their first challenge on the road yesterday, 27-0, and will finish at home against Maryland next week.
As the weeks pass by and the losses pile up in Michigan State's disappointing year, it's been easy for fans to turn their attention to the future of next season.
Michigan State has 25 freshmen on its latest depth chart, ten of those being true freshmen. The Spartans played 12 true freshmen last week against Michigan, where they came up short 44-10. Although the inexperience and lack of veteran leadership is evident on the field, young players are taking advantage of the playtime.
As Michigan State's struggling season continued its downward spiral with a blowout loss at Michigan on Saturday, Mark Dantonio faced ongoing questions about his future plans as the head coach of the Spartan football program.
Some much-needed speed will be back for Michigan State's offense in the form of sophomore wideout Jalen Nailor.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — All it took was one scrum before the referees drew a line in the sand. Early in the second quarter of Saturday's game with the score tied at seven, Michigan defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which gave Michigan State a first down.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With the thousands of people that remained in The Big House enjoying the party, down on the field Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson put the final knee on the 14th-ranked Wolverines' 44-10 blowout win over Michigan State.
Michigan State lost its fifth-straight game Saturday. MSU was not only discouraged by the weight five-straight losses can carry, but that the most recent was in-state rival, Michigan. The Spartans are making strides to move on, one of those steps being optimism.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — There was a point where the big plays and long conversions were finally getting to them.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan State came into Saturday's game knowing it needed to fight to pull off an upset.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan State continues its losing streak, and breaks its winning streak at “The Big House.” The Spartans fell 44-10 against No. 14 Michigan.