Spartans Take Win; Route Past Rutgers led by Special Teams

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EAST LANSING, November 11, 2022 ~ The Michigan State Spartans notched closer to bowl eligibility Saturday with a 27-21 win over the Scarlet Knights at Spartans Stadium.

Early game offensive missteps for the Spartans raised concerns, though quarterback Paton Thorne came through when it mattered most, making big touchdown connections with tight end Daniel Barker and receiver Jayden Reed.

Also of note was a best-of-season performance by Spartans special teams, with two kickoffs for touchback, six kickoffs or punts that forced the Knights to start drives inside their own 20 yard line, and kicker Ben Payton sealing the win with two fourth quarter field goals, one from 48 yards out. 

PODCASTS:


November 14, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Sports Analyst Steve Courtney talks to Chris and Sean about the great Michigan football weekend, and he says once again the Spartans, Wolverines, and Lions are all winners.


November 10, 2022 ~ MSU Football Coach Mel Tucker talks to Paul W., Steve, and Sean about Saturday’s game against Rutgers in East Lansing, and he says they are ready to take on the Scarlet Knights.

(CONTINUED)We did some good things today,MSU Football Coach Mel Tucker told the media post game. “It is important to finish strong and play our best football in November … that’s a sign of high character and a good football team is to play your best down the stretch. That’s what we’re aiming to do.

The Spartans return to action next Saturday, November 12 as the Indiana Hoosiers invade Spartans Stadium. Coverage beings at 9 a.m. on 760 WJR

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November 12, 2022 ~ Michigan State Spartans quarterback Payton Thorne hands the ball to running back Jalen Berger in the second quarter at Spartan Stadium. Photo: Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports

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