As MSU head football coach John L. Smith described the season-ending injury to junior defensive tackle Greg Yeaster, he went through the motions as well from behind the podium at his Monday afternoon press conference."He was making a move, it was almost like he was stepping over to run down the line, and the turf gave way, and then it caught.
MSU was in need of a big play. In unfamiliar territory, trailing 27-13 with a little more than six minutes remaining, the Spartans knew they would have to score quickly. But with Michigan in possession of the football and senior running back Chris Perry rolling to a career day, the odds appeared low. So MSU head coach John L.
In a rivalry game with bragging rights and possibly the conference title on the line, Michigan's surprising rush-oriented offense dominated MSU's defense, handing the Spartans their first conference loss. The two highly ranked Big Ten powers, which both feature two of the nations top offenses, played as polar opposites Saturday as the No.
With the Michigan-MSU football game approaching, this fantasy football column is taking a rivalry approach.We will show how many former Wolverines have faltered and how they compare to the Spartans in the pros.Styf barely slipped by last week, with help from Jamal Lewis, for a slight victory over Stevie E., but "E" still has a huge point lead overall.With Priest Holmes and the Kansas City Chiefs, along with the Tennessee Titans and Steve McNair on bye weeks, this week should be less interesting, but Saturday will make up for that.Styf scouts the Spartans and the WolverinesThe late arrival this season has been a gem for the former Wolverines.
For one week, the football players will get to relax and act like normal students. Members of MSU's football team took advantage of their bye week by playing video games and catching up on some much-needed sleep. "I felt like a normal student, just kicking back having nothing to do," junior defensive tackle Matthias Askew said.
Minneapolis - Like a punch from Mike Tyson, the MSU football team confronts its Big Ten opponents with a powerful hit early and tries to knock them out. This tactic worked once more Saturday as the Spartans beat Minnesota, 44-38, in front of a lackluster crowd of 38,778 at the Metrodome.
After six relatively quiet games, he finally got his chance to make a big hit. And when the opportunity arose, Clifford Dukes left an imprint that Illinois quarterback Jon Beutjer won't soon forget, especially when he stands on the sidelines this weekend in Ann Arbor. The junior defensive end fought around the left end and hit Beutjer with enough power to make any spectator cringe. It was his fourth sack of the season, equal to his 2002 total, which led the team.
Despite an early falter, this season's MSU football team has the opportunity to make history.With a win against Minnesota, this would be the best start for a Spartan team since they finished second in the polls in 1966.But with senior defensive end Greg Taplin questionable (sprained knee) for the game and junior defensive tackle Brandon McKinney out, the No.