Spartans getting a lift from Lombardi
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When Rocky Lombardi took the field as Michigan State's starting quarterback last weekend, it was another example of how this season has turned out a lot different from what the Spartans envisioned.
Then Lombardi guided his team to a victory over Purdue, and by game's end, the Spartans were feeling a bit better about themselves.
Michigan State halts Purdue’s run, 23-13
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rocky Lombardi made his first start at quarterback for Michigan State, and the Spartans didn't hold back.
Lombardi threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns, and the Spartans halted Purdue's four-game win streak, beating the Boilermakers 23-13 on Saturday. With Brian Lewerke out with a shoulder injury, Lombardi guided the offense, and the redshirt freshman attempted 46 passes.
Bob Wojnowski, Matt Charboneau and Angelique Chengelis talk about spring football and the latest news with Mark Dantonio's Spartans and Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines.
Here are some of the highlights from The Detroit News' College Football Show.
► 1:50: Matt Charboneau on the MSU offensive line
► 3:30: Quarterbacks Brian Lewerke, Rocky Lombardi, Theo Day
► 5:40: Running backs LJ Scott, Connor Heyward
► 7:00: Defensive starters, new coaches
► 8:30: Linebacker Joe Bachie, defensive end Kenny Willekes
East Lansing – Brian Lewerke did not play much in the Michigan State spring game. He wasn't expected to and he didn't have to.
Lewerke is the Spartans' second-year starting quarterback and in limited action late Saturday afternoon in chilly temperatures at Spartan Stadium, he completed 7-of-12 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. All in a day's work, or in this case, about a quarter and a half.