Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sports

SPORTS

Kickers lose to defending champs

In a game vs. two-time defending NCAA champions Indiana (6-3) that could have swung either way, the MSU men’s soccer team (4-3), found itself on the losing end of a controversial game.

SPORTS

Haygood explodes on Irish

Ask Herb Haygood what he brings to the team and the first thing he’ll say is speed. Even though the junior receiver was tied for second on the squad with seven receptions heading into the Notre Dame game Saturday, Haygood had not displayed his wheels in the first two games this year. So if there were any doubts about his claims, Haygood erased them Saturday as he bolted 68 yards upfield en route to scoring the game-winning touchdown with 1:48 remaining in MSU’s 27-21 win over Notre Dame. “Coach said big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games and I guess that’s a big play,” he said. With MSU losing 21-20 with just under eight minutes left in the game, Haygood said Notre Dame wasn’t heading home victorious. “I told someone earlier, ‘We’re not going to lose the game,’” he said.

SPORTS

University enthusiasm shared by all

Call it a house of heroes.Freshman quarterback Jeff Smoker shunned the boos he’d heard for much of the fourth quarter and hit Herb Haygood for a game-winning 68-yard touchdown reception.T.J.

SPORTS

Women's soccer loses 2-1

After getting off to its best start in school history with a 2-1 win at Iowa on Friday, the MSU women’s soccer team found itself on the other side of that score in Illinois on Sunday.