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Michigan State junior RB LJ Scott will play in the Holiday Bowl against Washington State on Dec. 28, after which he will make a decision as to an NFL Draft declaration.

Scott (6'0/233) turned in a mostly disappointing regular-season campaign, rushing for 785 yards (4.3 YPC) and six touchdowns. He was also arrested for a seventh time for not having a valid driver's license -- that's since been rectified. We see little upside for Scott in declaring given the year that he just turned in. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline currently stamps him with a fifth-round grade.
Dec 8 - 8:53 PM

Michigan State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 CB Kalon Gervin.

This is the fifth time in the last eight cycles that the Spartans have netted Rivals' top prospect in the state of Michigan. Gervin (5'11/175) was also considering Oregon for his pledge (he took officials to the Ducks, Oklahoma and Nebraska). Rivals ranks him as the No. 106 overall prospect in the 2018 class. He's expected to sign on the bottom line later this month. He's a fluid, hard-nosed player, albeit one without a true top gear. He also needs more experience working in zone schemes, as the vast bulk of his experience comes in man-to-man coverage.
Source: Rivals
Dec 3 - 12:02 PM

Michigan State redshirt sophomore QB Brian Lewerke completed 21-of-31 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 56 yards and an additional score in Saturday's 40-7 win over Rutgers.

Lewerke tossed a seven-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and added a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth. He's accounted for 22 touchdowns overall this season while putting in a respectable -- if generally unspectacular -- week-in, week-out effort for the Spartans. Michigan State went 3-9 a year ago, but has flipped that record to 9-3 for the current campaign. Bowl glory awaits them, now.
Nov 25 - 8:46 PM

Michigan State junior RB LJ Scott rushed for 147 yards on 29 carries with a touchdown in a 17-7 victory over Maryland on Saturday.

Over 100 of these 147 yards came in the first half. This was an ugly offensive football game, with neither team being able to throw the football effectively. Fortunately for the Spartans, the big effort from their star running back was enough to get the job done. His two-yard plunge into the end zone gave Michigan State a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter. He and his Spartan teammates will look for win nine next week against Rutgers.
Nov 18 - 7:32 PM

Michigan State junior RB LJ Scott rushed for 30 yards on eight carries in Saturday's 48-3 loss to Ohio State.

Nothing doing whatsoever for Scott -- or anybody on Sparty's offense -- in this one. The junior went off for 194 yards rushing against Minnesota in mid-October, but otherwise has not topped 90 yards on the ground in a game this season. He has not put his best foot forward for a potential draft declaration, not in the slightest.
Nov 11 - 4:20 PM

Michigan State redshirt freshman TE Noah Davis (leg) is active for Saturday's game against Ohio State.

Davis returns after missing the last two games. Rated as one of the nation's top-20 tight ends coming out of high school by Rivals (No. 14) and ESPN (No. 19), Davis redshirted his first season on campus. He has only one catch this fall.
Nov 11 - 11:47 AM

Michigan State junior WR Felton Davis III caught 12 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown during Michigan State's 27-24 upset win over Penn State on Saturday.

This game was delayed for at least three hours and Michigan State returned as the better team. Felton made a number of ridiculous catches, diving jump and extending with Penn State in good position. It was a career game for the junior, and his 33-yard touchdown was a thing of beauty as he completely levitated and laid out for a catch. No other Spartan had more than five catches.
Nov 4 - 7:26 PM

Saturday's match-up between Michigan State and Penn State is scheduled to resume at 4:00 EST after being delayed due to lightning.

The lightning delay came midway through the second quarter with Penn State holding a 14-7 lead. The contest will be played in soggy conditions when it resumes, hopefully with all lightning concerns now cast aside.
Nov 4 - 2:10 PM

Saturday's match-up between Michigan State and Penn State is currently in a lightning delay.

Following an entertaining first quarter which ended with the Nittany Lions up by a 14-7 score, lightning in the area shut down the party. There is no restart time at this juncture, but we'll pass along an update when the game boots back up.
Nov 4 - 1:25 PM

Michigan State junior WR Felton Davis III caught eight passes for 98 yards and two scores in a 39-31 loss to Northwestern on Saturday in triple-overtime.

Davis III has now scored multiple touchdowns in three games this year, and has seven on the year. In other words, it's been boom-or-bust in terms of finding the end zone for the Spartan junior wideout. His second score was a massive one; a touchdown with under 30 seconds left that tied the game at 17-17 from Brian Lewerke. Davis will look to make it three games in a row with a score next week against Penn State.
Oct 28 - 7:43 PM

Michigan State freshman WR Cody White caught nine passes for 165 yards and two scores in a 39-31 triple-overtime loss to Northwestern on Saturday.

It's the second-straight big game for the freshman wideout, who is clearly developing a connection with quarterback Brian Lewerke. He scored from six-yards out to give the Spartans a 7-0 lead in the first, and he caught his second touchdown from 11-yards out in the second-overtime to give Michigan State a 31-24 lead. The future is clearly very bright for the 6-foot-3, 206-pound Davis. He'll look to stay hot next week against Penn State.
Oct 28 - 7:31 PM

Michigan State redshirt sophomore QB Brian Lewerke completed 39-of-57 passes for 445 yards and four touchdowns with an interception in a 39-31 triple-overtime loss to Northwestern on Saturday.

The Spartans could not run the football at all (95 yards on 30 carries, 30 of those yards belong to Lewerke), so it was up to the senior quarterback and the Spartans passing game to win this one. They almost did. Trailing 17-10, Lewerke threw a 12-yard strike with just 25 seconds left to Felton Davis III to tie the game at 17-17 and send the game into overtime. Unfortunately for Lewerke, the game ended on a sour note, as his interception in the end zone ended the game and gave Northwestern the win. Michigan State will look to bounce back next week against Penn State.
Oct 28 - 7:27 PM

Michigan State's CB duo of sophomore Justin Layne and freshman Josiah Scott is considered one of the best in the nation.

Layne is following in the footsteps of former Spartan Tony Lippett, who opened his career as a receiver before picking up cornerback and being drafted at that position. The two possess unusual height for the position, which helps Layne matchup against the opponents' tall receiver.
Oct 26 - 11:18 AM

Michigan State freshman WR Cody White caught six passes for 99 yards in Saturday's 17-9 win over Indiana.

White (6'3/206) was a receiving standout in a game which saw very little real passing action. The three-star true freshman entered the contest having caught just five passes for 50 yards. He'll try to make it back-to-back nice showings when Sparty takes on Northwestern next Saturday.
Oct 21 - 7:34 PM

Michigan State junior RB LJ Scott rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 17-9 win over Indiana.

Scott did not start the contest as punishment for his being arrested for driving on a suspended license for the seventh time on Wednesday. He has a valid license, now, and after he rode the pine at the beginning of the contest, he went on to take on his typical workload. His touchdown came on a patient 18-yard run to the right in the fourth quarter, one which gave Michigan State a 17-9 lead with under two minutes remaining. Scott has largely disappointed this season outside of a 194-yard performance against Minnesota last weekend, but will try to finish up strong as he heads toward a potential draft declaration this winter.
Oct 21 - 7:27 PM


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