Spartans Take Humbling Loss Against Washington Huskies

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SEATTLE, Washington, September 18, 2022 ~ MSU fell Saturday in a blowout 39-28 loss to the Washington Huskies, offering a performance that exposed deficiencies in the Spartan defense.

It was clear early that the Huskies offense was too much for the green and white, scoring touchdowns on five of their first six possessions and racking up 503 yards total throughout the game.

We had a lot of support out here today and we really appreciate that … it’s just a shame that we weren’t able to come out and play good football today,” MSU Football Head Coach Mel Tucker told the media post game. “There’s no excuses … no explanations. We give Washington credit. They’re very well coached … they outplayed us today in all three phases. We’re going to learn a lot from it. We’re going to show up tomorrow ready to work, and we’re going to have a better football team next week.

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The Spartan offense was able to turn in a better performance. Quarterback Payton Thorne completed 30-of-42 passes, netting 323 yards with three touchdowns, one interception, and 12 rushing yards. Sophomore wide receiver Keon Coleman recorded a career high nine receptions, 116 receiving yards, and two touchdown catches, while wide receiver Tre Mosley netted five passes for 64 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown.

Leading the defense were Kendell Brooks, Simeon Barrow, and Cal Haladay, bringing in eight tackles each, while Khris Bogle and Ben VanSumeren worked to slow the Huskies’ offence with six tackles a piece.

The Spartans return to The Woodshed to tackle the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday, September 24. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. on 760 WJR.

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Spartans Take Humbling Loss Against Washington Huskies

September 17, 2022 ~ Michigan State Spartans Head Coach Mel Tucker reacts to a fourth down stop against the Washington Huskies during the first quarter at Husky Stadium. Photo: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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