Could MSU be in the running for Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire?

A frustrating and atypical season for the Michigan State Spartans came to a close last Saturday, a 45-12 loss to Penn State in Happy Valley. A number of things contributed to the 3-9 overall record, but the one thing that was under constant scrutiny was the quarterback play. Whether it was redshirt senior Tyler O’Connor, redshirt junior Damion … Read more

Game Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ Michigan State Spartans

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS (2-7, 0-6 Big Ten) @ MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (2-7, 0-6 Big Ten) WHERE: Spartan Stadium – East Lansing, MI KICKOFF: Noon ET on Big Ten Network GAMETIME FORECAST: Sunny, with a high near 49. Light southwest wind becoming west southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. LINE: MSU -16 OVER/UNDER: 55 The Michigan … Read more

Spartans falter late again, drop seventh straight game 31-27 at Illinois

A pair of underwhelming Big Ten programs, in different ways, hooked up in Champaign on a simply spectacular November afternoon for football. The Michigan State Spartans were desperate to get back in the win column, something they haven’t done since all the way back in Week 3 against Notre Dame. MSU was opposing the Illinois Fighting Illini, … Read more

Michigan fends off late rally from Spartans, move to 8-0 with 32-23 victory over MSU

Saturday was the latest chapter in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. The No. 2-ranked Michigan Wolverines came in steamrolling opponents and absolutely dominating on defense. On paper, it was not a favorable match-up for the in-state rival Michigan State Spartans, who have had struggles in just about every facet of the game that has contributed to … Read more

Game Preview: Michigan State Spartans @ Maryland Terrapins

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (2-4, 0-3 Big Ten) @ MARYLAND TERRAPINS (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten)  WHERE: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium – College Park, Maryland KICKOFF: Saturday, October 22nd  @ 7:30 p.m. ET TV/RADIO: BTN/BTN2; Spartan Sports Network (Check local listings) GAMEDAY FORECAST: Clear skies & 51 degrees at kickoff w/ winds at 16 mph BETTING LINE: … Read more

Spartans allow most points since 1995, drop fourth straight 54-40 to Northwestern

One has to go all the way back to the 2006 campaign the last time the Michigan State Spartans lost four straight games in a row. Oddly enough they snapped that previous four-game skid against Saturday’s opponent, the Northwestern Wildcats. In that game, the Spartans completed the biggest comeback in college football history, trailing 38-3 and scoring … Read more

Game Preview: Northwestern Wildcats @ Michigan State Spartans

NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten) @ MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) WHERE: Spartan Stadium – East Lansing, MI KICKOFF: Saturday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET TV/RADIO: Big Ten Network/Spartan Sports Network (Check local listings) GAMETIME FORECAST: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. LINE: MSU -5 OVER/UNDER: 42.5 Fans of the Michigan State … Read more

A quarterback competition Is officially underway at Michigan State

The Michigan State Spartans have gotten off to a disappointing start this season. A sluggish offense has led to a pedestrian 2-3 record with the latest of three straight losses coming at the hands of Brigham Young University by a score of 31-14 last weekend. Head coach Mark Dantonio made a desperation change at quarterback in the 4th quarter … Read more

Inside the Numbers: 5 reasons why Michigan State is struggling in 2016

So the Michigan State Spartans have certainly seen better days in recent program history. This past Saturday, they faltered again the second half in their 31-14 loss at home against the BYU Cougars. The loss was their third straight on the season, putting them under .500 this late into a season since 2012 when they finished the … Read more

BYU ambushes MSU in second half, hands Spartans a third straight loss, 31-14

On Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans (2-2, 0-2 Big Ten) were looking to end a two-game skid, their first such losing streak since 2009. They returned home after a disappointing 24-21 overtime loss to Indiana last week, stepping out of conference this week to play independent foe BYU Cougars (2-3), who survived a shootout with Toledo at … Read more

PREVIEW: Wisconsin Badgers @ Michigan State Spartans

WISCONSIN BADGERS (3-0) at MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (2-0) WHERE: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI KICKOFF: Saturday, September 24th @ 12:00 p.m. ET TV/RADIO: BTN/Spartan Sports Network (Check local listings) GAMETIME FORCAST: A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high of 71. Winds out of the East, Northeast around 8 mph. BETTING LINE: … Read more

Michigan State opens up big lead on Notre Dame, hangs on for 36-28 victory

It was rivalry renewed on Saturday night in South Bend, as the Michigan State Spartans (1-0) took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-1) for the first time since 2013. After defeating FCS-level Furman to open the season, the Spartans would get their first major test of the season against the Irish. 1ST QUARTER Notre … Read more

Game Preview: Michigan State Spartans @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (1-0) at NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (1-1) WHERE: Notre Dame Stadium – South Bend, IN KICKOFF: Saturday, September 17 @ 7:30 p.m. ET TV/RADIO: NBC/Spartan Sports Network (Check local listings) GAMETIME FORECAST: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 5 mph. … Read more

Spartans tested early and often, but pull out 28-13 victory over Furman

The 2016 season for the Michigan State Spartans got underway Friday night under the lights in Spartan Stadium. Their quest to repeat as Big Ten champions and hopes of getting back to the College Football Playoff began with a bout with FCS opponent Furman. It’s a new era in East Lansing in 2016, redshirt senior Tyler O’Connor … Read more

5 Bold Predictions for Michigan State in 2016

The Michigan State Spartans have built their current college football powerhouse off of the constant disrespect they receive nationally. Pundits and publications never seem to get the Spartans rankings, or the name of their head coach, correct. One would think that after winning the Big Ten two out of the last three years, the Spartans … Read more

Tyler O’Connor named the starting quarterback for MSU in Week 1 vs. Furman

Without question, the biggest off-season storyline surrounding the Michigan State Spartans as they head into 2016 looking to defend their 2015 Big Ten crown was who would be the starting quarterback, replacing the all-time winningest and most prolific quarterback in school history in Connor Cook. On Monday, we learned from the head man himself. Coach Mark Dantonio has … Read more