The luck of the Irish was too much for the Spartans to overcome as Notre Dames last-minute heroics polished off MSU, 21-17.Todays game inside Spartan Stadium was the fourth-consecutive contest, the Spartans (2-2) and Fighting Irish (4-0) put on a show - MSU had won the last five matchups.This time, however, it was Notre Dame that came up with the last big play - a 60-yard completion to Irish wide receiver Arnaz Battle from backup quarterback Pat Dillingham with less than two minutes to play, giving Notre Dame an improbable 21-17 victory.It was unfortunate we couldnt sustain what we got going, MSU head coach Bobby Williams said.
Irish eyes will be looking at East Lansing this weekend for the annual battle between the Spartans and Notre Dame. The Spartans will be looking for their sixth consecutive win in this series.
The MSU football team faltered early and often Saturday at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans turned the ball over five times, but none were more noticeable than the two first quarter turnovers inside Californias 5-yard line. MSU had its chances to take control of the game before allowing 18 second-quarter points en route to a humiliating 46-22 defeat. Trailing 7-0, the Spartans failed to score on two consecutive drives.
In their first national television appearance of the season, the Spartans showed they might not be worthy of a high national ranking.Thanks to the 46-22 rout at the hands of an unranked California (3-0) squad on ESPN2, everyone knows how the former No.
Fifthteenth-ranked MSU suffered its first defeat of the season, a 46-22 loss to California at Spartan Stadium.The Golden Bears capitalized on five Spartan turnovers and sloppy play by MSU s special teams.The Spartan offense struggled all day, but the defense looked strong early.
Sophomore tight end Eric Knott is proving why he was considered the nations No. 1 tight end recruit coming out of Detroits Henry Ford High in 1999.In his junior and senior seasons at Henry Ford he caught 72 passes for 1,186 yards and 15 touchdowns.In just two games at his natural position, Knott is already starting to put up similar numbers.Despite not getting the start against Eastern Michigan in the season-opener, Knott pulled down six catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns.
After reviewing a tape from Saturdays 27-10 win over Rice, one thing was clear to Spartan head coach Bobby Williams. After looking at the film, we probably should have thrown it to (junior wide receiver) Charles (Rogers) 10 to 15 more times, he said.
In Division I-A college football, there isnt a lot of room for a 5-foot-8, 175 pounder to be an impact player as a starting quarterback. But Rice head coach Ken Hatfield has made room for Kyle Herm. You find that champions come in all sizes and shapes, he said.
Coming into the season, MSU head coach Bobby Williams had questions about his teams running game. He got answers during the Spartans 56-7 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. I was happy the way the offensive line really established the line of scrimmage, he said.