Michigan St. Spartans

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Team Snapshot
Passing Yards 217.2 78th
Rushing Yards 124.8 115th
Points For 18.7 128th
Points Against 18.0 Tied-13th
2019 Big Ten Standings
WEST CONF OVR
Indiana 0-0 0-0
Maryland 0-0 0-0
Michigan State 0-0 0-0
Michigan 0-0 0-0
Ohio State 0-0 0-0
Penn State 0-0 0-0
Rutgers 0-0 0-0

Michigan St. Spartans News

  • Please keep all hands and feet inside the team meeting at all times #ChaseTheMoment https://t.co/pR8vcj4Pgr

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  • Detroit Free Press: New Michigan State football DL Jalen Hunt 'exciting' late addition for Spartans

    Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio provides updates from the first scrimmage, won by the offense, and Jalen Hunt and Tre'Von Morgan. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

    EAST LANSING -- Jalen Hunt will be reunited with his Belleville High teammates.

    But unlike Devontae Dobbs and Julian Barnett, Michigan State football's newest defensive lineman will not be on scholarship right away.

    Coach Mark Dantonio on Monday confirmed the addition of Hunt, who had signed a letter of intent to Iowa but was told he did not qualify academically. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound 3-star recruit was in shorts and wearing No.

    Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio provides updates from the first scrimmage, won by the offense, and Jalen Hunt and Tre'Von Morgan. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

    EAST LANSING -- Jalen Hunt will be reunited with his Belleville High teammates.

    But unlike Devontae Dobbs and Julian Barnett, Michigan State football's newest defensive lineman will not be on scholarship right away.

    Coach Mark Dantonio on Monday confirmed the addition of Hunt, who had signed a letter of intent to Iowa but was told he did not qualify academically. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound 3-star recruit was in shorts and wearing No.

  • RT @MichiganStOnBTN: Coach @DantonioMark previews what's new heading into the 2019 season for @MSU_Football. https://t.co/1slMkQ4Qag

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  • RT @MichiganStOnBTN: Listen in as @MSU_Football DC Mike Tressel gets his squad ready for the opener. https://t.co/ynMs6MHHNI

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  • The Only Colors: Michigan State Football Positional Breakdown: Running backs

    Let's be honest, the running game for the Michigan State Spartans was absolutely abysmal in 2018. The team averaged just 124.8 rushing yards per game, which ranked 114th in the NCAA, and a mere 3.49 yards per attempt.

    There are many reasons this happened: poor offensive line play, injuries, play-calling and a mostly inexperienced backfield getting the touches with LJ Scott missing the majority of the season.

    Flash forward to 2019, and Scott has moved on, but MSU returns many of its running back from the previous year. The team also added a couple of freshmen tailbacks.

    Let's be honest, the running game for the Michigan State Spartans was absolutely abysmal in 2018. The team averaged just 124.8 rushing yards per game, which ranked 114th in the NCAA, and a mere 3.49 yards per attempt.

    There are many reasons this happened: poor offensive line play, injuries, play-calling and a mostly inexperienced backfield getting the touches with LJ Scott missing the majority of the season.

    Flash forward to 2019, and Scott has moved on, but MSU returns many of its running back from the previous year. The team also added a couple of freshmen tailbacks.

  • Day #ChaseTheMoment https://t.co/IaFejcZLi7

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  • Take a look at some behind the scenes and from today's Spartan football media day!#ChaseTheMoment https://t.co/mnnMBwVSYh

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  • Behind the scenes of media day with @deej8y7 #ChaseTheMoment https://t.co/mr3oAV1qAt

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  • Detroit Free Press: Michigan State's Xavier Henderson doesn't need to be the next Khari Willis

    Watch Mark Dantonio's press conference from MSU football media day on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Phil Friend, Lansing State Journal

    EAST LANSING -- Khari Willis was absent for Michigan State football's media day on Monday. The former safety was a two-year starter and vocal leader of the Big Ten-leading defense last season.

    This year, Willis' strong safety position will be filled by sophomore Xavier Henderson, who played mostly on third downs last season.

    His job, according to defensive backs coach Paul Haynes, is just to be himself.

    "Don't try to be Khari," Haynes said Monday he often tells Henderson.

    Watch Mark Dantonio's press conference from MSU football media day on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Phil Friend, Lansing State Journal

    EAST LANSING -- Khari Willis was absent for Michigan State football's media day on Monday. The former safety was a two-year starter and vocal leader of the Big Ten-leading defense last season.

    This year, Willis' strong safety position will be filled by sophomore Xavier Henderson, who played mostly on third downs last season.

    His job, according to defensive backs coach Paul Haynes, is just to be himself.

    "Don't try to be Khari," Haynes said Monday he often tells Henderson.

  • Big. Man. Battles. #ChaseTheMoment https://t.co/g4ews1JiYK

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  • Detroit Free Press: Brian Lewerke, military camp and the pursuit of a revival senior season

    Michigan State's Brian Lewerke, Mike Panasiuk and David Dowell speak after the Spartans' first practice on Aug. 1, 2019. Phil Friend, Lansing State Journal

    EAST LANSING -- The wheels of the Grumman C-2 Greyhound, a twin-engine military cargo plane, hit the deck of the USS Nimitz but missed their catch rope, forcing the pilot to pull his plane back into the air again, circle back and take another shot at landing on the aircraft carrier 200 miles from San Diego.

    The second time, it went without a hitch.

    Not exactly the kind of touchdown that nervous passenger Brian Lewerke expected, but in many ways somewhat fitting.

    Michigan State's Brian Lewerke, Mike Panasiuk and David Dowell speak after the Spartans' first practice on Aug. 1, 2019. Phil Friend, Lansing State Journal

    EAST LANSING -- The wheels of the Grumman C-2 Greyhound, a twin-engine military cargo plane, hit the deck of the USS Nimitz but missed their catch rope, forcing the pilot to pull his plane back into the air again, circle back and take another shot at landing on the aircraft carrier 200 miles from San Diego.

    The second time, it went without a hitch.

    Not exactly the kind of touchdown that nervous passenger Brian Lewerke expected, but in many ways somewhat fitting.

  • Todays gonna be a good day - @thealmightynay #ChaseTheMoment https://t.co/sGpeNf1RoO

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  • Here. We. Go. Practice #1 is underway! #ChaseTheMoment https://t.co/DH6Ee9WppX

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  • All moved in and ready for day 1 tomorrow!#ChaseTheMoment https://t.co/1QokgtBi1t

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  • The Detroit News: Unbending defense remains Michigan State's calling card

    For someone who might not know much about Mark Dantonio's football pedigree, it wouldn't take long to figure out where his heart lies.

    "I like stopping people," the Michigan State coach said. "There's no question about that."

    Of course he does. As a player, Dantonio was a defensive back, and as he began his coaching career it was almost always on the defensive side of the ball. He moved his way up the ranks working in the secondary at places like Akron, Youngstown State, Kansas and Michigan State under Nick Saban before becoming the defensive coordinator at Ohio State in 2001, helping the Buckeyes to a national championship in 2002.

    For someone who might not know much about Mark Dantonio's football pedigree, it wouldn't take long to figure out where his heart lies.

    "I like stopping people," the Michigan State coach said. "There's no question about that."

    Of course he does. As a player, Dantonio was a defensive back, and as he began his coaching career it was almost always on the defensive side of the ball. He moved his way up the ranks working in the secondary at places like Akron, Youngstown State, Kansas and Michigan State under Nick Saban before becoming the defensive coordinator at Ohio State in 2001, helping the Buckeyes to a national championship in 2002.

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