Complete Coverage On The Spartans
One of the biggest roadblocks for Michigan State in 2012 was the fact it had to replace so many playmakers on offense that left after the 2011 season. In 2013, the Spartans offense will look to be replacing the only playmaker it had in 2012.
According to his mentor, Donis Toler, running back Le’Veon Bell informed coach Mark Dantonio on Wednesday that he was leaving school to enter the NFL Draft and has hired an agent.
“He’s all in,” Toler told MLive.com. “I talked to Coach D last night, and it’s tough. Obviously, there are pros and cons, but a young man had to make a choice that’s best for him and his family, so that’s the most important thing. (CBSSports.com)
By most accounts, Sims was projected somewhere between a second- and fourth-round pick. However, that was mostly based on potential. There isn’t a ton of film to show the NFL due to injuries, but the tools are all there… (The Only Colors)
Dan Conroy kicked a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 left, Le’Veon Bell ran for 145 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Michigan State rallied to beat Texas Christian 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday night.
Michigan State (7-6) labored through the first half before going on the longest touchdown drive in the school’s bowl history, a 90-yard march capped by freshman Connor Cook’s 15-yard TD pass to Aaron Burbridge in the third quarter. The Spartans recovered a muffed punt by TCU’s Skye Dawson at the 4-yard line midway through the fourth quarter and Bell scored two plays later by racing around left end for a 14-13 lead… (Michigan State Official Athletic Site)
Gary Harris shed the protective sleeve on his sprained left shoulder, then led Michigan State to a big comeback win.
Harris scored 14 of his career-high 20 points in the second half as the 19th-ranked Spartans beat Loyola of Chicago 73-61 on Saturday. Harris shot 7 for 11 from the field, including 5 for 7 on 3-pointers. (Michigan State Official Athletic Site)
Michigan State struggled with its shooting and taking care of the ball early, overshadowing its strong start on defense for coach Tom Izzo.
The 19th-ranked Spartans held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost the first 10 minutes of the game and went on to a 76-44 victory Wednesday night.
“Missing good shots and turning the ball over kind of made me not appreciate our defense,” Izzo said.
Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 to help the Spartans (7-2) win for the seventh time in eight games. (Michigan State Official Athletic Site)