Thursday, May 23, 2024

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FOOTBALL

Dortch getting comfortable at cornerback

When sophomore tailback Tyrell Dortch played cornerback last week against Iowa, it wasn’t just an isolated experiment. After recording five tackles in 39 plays at cornerback, head coach Bobby Williams said Dortch will start there at Minnesota on Saturday. “I thought Tyrell Dortch did some very good things at that corner position,” Williams said.

FOOTBALL

Secondary comes up big without starters

MSU’s defensive secondary may have entered Saturday’s Homecoming game against Iowa as a question mark but emerged as an exclamation point in the Spartan’s 31-28 win.The loss of both starting cornerbacks to ankle injuries in the bye week gave MSU reason to worry.

FOOTBALL

Spartans beat Iowa 31-28 in Homecoming game

The Spartans may have slipped by Iowa 31-28 in today’s Homecoming game at Spartan Stadium. But MSU played like MSU - it topped off its big plays with even bigger turnovers. Senior defensive tackle Josh Shaw had the first crowd pleaser in the opening series, intercepting a pass from Hawkeye quarterback Kyle McCann, who had four interceptions in the loss. Three plays later, sophomore Jeff Smoker connected with senior receiver Herb Haygood on a 47-yard slant that placed the Spartans on the Iowa 1-yard line.

FOOTBALL

Secondary gets rearranged

MSU head coach Bobby Williams played musical chairs with his lineup after both of his starting cornerbacks suffered injuries in the bye week.Both senior DeMario Suggs and freshman Jason Harmon broke an ankle and are out eight to10 weeks.As a result, Williams shuffled his players and even dipped into his offensive resources.

FOOTBALL

Suggs breaks ankle, joins Harmon on DL

Senior cornerback DeMario Suggs broke his left ankle in practice Thursday, a day after redshirt freshman cornerback Jason Harmon broke his right ankle in practice.Both Suggs and Harmon suffered similar injuries and will miss eight-to-10 weeks, Assistant Athletics Director John Lewandowski said.“He was on punt coverage,” Lewandowski said.

FOOTBALL

Cornerback out 8-10 weeks

Redshirt freshman cornerback Jason Harmon broke his right ankle in practice Wednesday and will be out for eight to 10 weeks, MSU Assistant Athletics Director John Lewandowski said. Harmon was participating in seven-on-seven drills and landed on his foot awkwardly. “He planted his foot, and it just broke,” Lewandowski said.