12:17 AM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014
Detroit News 4 hours ago

Mark Dantonio seeks more out of Michigan State's running game

As impressive as some of Michigan State's offensive numbers were in its season-opening victory over Jacksonville State, a coach always will find something to critique. For Mark Dantonio, that would be the Spartans' running game.
Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago
Oregon, by the numbers: Will Saturday's game break historical trend of blowouts in series with Ducks?

Oregon, by the numbers: Will Saturday's game break historical trend of blowouts in series with Ducks?

When the Ducks and Spartans meat on the gridiron, it's rarely a close game. Check out these numbers.
Detroit Free Press 9 hours ago

Oregon opens week as 11-point favorite vs. MSU

Okay, so Michigan State looked pretty good in its season opener Friday night - but that was Jacksonville State. Saturday's going to be a real test as the Spartans play No. 3 Oregon at the Autzen Zoo. And right now, Las Vegas likes the Ducks by a considerable margin - they're set as the 11-point favorites against the No. 8 Spartans (6:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox), according to VegasInsider.com.
Detroit Free Press 9 hours ago

One game down, MSU's McDowell feels ready now as Oregon awaits

The 'Whoa, I'm a college football player' moment hit Michigan State freshman defensive tackle Malik McDowell repeatedly on Friday night. 'There was a few times it happened,' McDowell said of MSU's 45-7 win over Jacksonville State. 'Running out of the tunnel. First play. Warming up. Just being out there was crazy.'
Detroit Free Press 9 hours ago

Hey Joe: Old-man strength, Bo, Seinfeld and other Andy Staten family adventures

As we dive into MSU-Oregon -- a game that is, by the rankings, the Spartans' biggest nonleague regular-season matchup since No. 1 Notre Dame at No. 2 MSU in 1966 - I'd like to ask you to spend a few minutes of Labor Day reading the story of Andy Staten. He's a guy on the verge of his 40th birthday and another college football season, a guy who has sacrificed a lot to take advantage of a second chance at education and football.
Rose Bowl Spartans Max Bullough, Bennie Fowler, Tyler Hoover and Dan France signed to NFL practice squads

Rose Bowl Spartans Max Bullough, Bennie Fowler, Tyler Hoover and Dan France signed to NFL practice squads

NFL teams are allowed to carry 53 players on their active roster and 10 on their respective practice squads.
Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago

Numbers: Connor Cook's quarterback rating historically good against Jacksonville State

Cook had an ESPN raw QBR rating of 99.98 on a scale of 100. That’s the highest rating of any quarterback with at least 15 action plays in any of the last 10 seasons.
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
Second Take: More images from Michigan State's win over Jacksonville State

Second Take: More images from Michigan State's win over Jacksonville State

A second take from Michigan State's 45-7 win over Jacksonville State.

Michigan State freshman Malik McDowell excited after college debut; expects to do better at Oregon

McDowell came close to recording two sacks against Jacksonville State on Friday night.
Detroit Free Press 21 hours ago

isportsweb: MSU battling for respect for Big Ten at Oregon

The wait is almost over. The date Spartans fans and many other college football fans had circled on their calendars is less than a week away. Michigan State travels to Eugene to take on the No. 3 Oregon.
Detroit News 23 hours ago

ESPN's GameDay headed to Oregon for Michigan State game

GameDay will be on live on ESPN from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time Saturday -- that's 6-9 a.m. local time in Eugene.
Detroit Free Press Aug 31, 2014

MSU football: What we learned, what to watch for vs. Oregon

Free Press sports writer Joe Rexrode breaks down three key points after Friday's 45-7 win over Jacksonville State.
Detroit News Aug 31, 2014

Mark Dantonio: Matchup with Oregon 'an opportunity to see where we're at as a program'

— For most of the off-season, Michigan State has avoided talking about their matchup with Oregon.
Detroit Free Press Aug 31, 2014

Dantonio mum on MSU injuries: 'Can't tell you a thing'

'We don't talk about injuries' was a stated Mark Dantonio policy when he arrived at Michigan State, but he's strayed from it countless times.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 31, 2014

Mark Dantonio tight-lipped about injuries heading into Oregon showdown

Offensive lineman Travis Jackson and wide receiver Macgarrett Kings both left Friday’s 45-7 win over Jacksonville State and did not return.

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