FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have trimmed their roster to the NFL-mandated 80 players ahead of the start of training camp.
New England released nine players Sunday: quarterbacks...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Panasiuk ripped off his Michigan State helmet and hoisted it in the air, unleashing the hidden part of his scruffy beard that's normally a no-no at Yankee Stadium. Facial hair...
Wake Forest (8-4, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs Michigan State (6-6, Big Ten), Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m. ET
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Cody White and a shutdown defense combined to end a five-game losing streak and to put Michigan State a win away from being bowl eligible for the 12th time 13...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — On a rare day when Michigan State's defense was struggling, Brian Lewerke and Darrell Stewart helped the Spartans prevail.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State was determined to get back on track following a stunning loss last week.
Brian Lewerke had three touchdown passes, Elijah Collins added a rushing TD and...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Brian Lewerke understood why his coach was so annoyed after an uneven performance last week in the season opener.
Tulsa (3-9 last season) at No. 18 Michigan State (7-6), Friday at 7:05 p.m. Eastern (FS1).
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Later this week, the mystery surrounding Michigan State's offense will finally end.
Michigan State (7-5, Big Ten) vs. Oregon (8-4, Pac-12), Dec. 31, 3 p.m. EST.
LOCATION: Santa Clara, California.
Michigan State: QB Brian Lewerke threw for 1,868 yards and eight TDs but with 10 interceptions this season and was sidelined with a shoulder injury late in the year. But there is plenty of time for him to get healthy. DE Kenny Willekes is the Big Ten defensive lineman of the year.
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.
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.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — This season has had its ups and downs for Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke.
All of that may be forgotten if he can guide the Spartans to another victory over Michigan.
"It's a rivalry game," Lewerke said. "You know it. You feel it throughout the week of practice."
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Each Michigan State player brought a poker chip to Happy Valley and coach Mark Dantonio encouraged the Spartans to push them all to the center of the table Saturday.
As the evening wore on against No. 8 Penn State, it was clear the Spartans were all-in.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio had plenty of reasons for his frustration after Michigan State's loss to Northwestern.
One particular stretch stood out.
Down by three in the latter half of the fourth quarter, the Spartans twice had the ball and went nowhere. Quarterback Brian Lewerke was under heavy pressure, and Michigan State couldn't even make a first down.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State played well for about 30 minutes, and that was more than enough.
The final score was closer than it could have been, though.
"It's just disappointing for me. It's something that we are very aware," quarterback Brian Lewerke said. "Offensively, we just kind of got stopped a little bit, little bit of the third and fourth quarter. Probably should have put up more points."
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State scored 35 points last weekend, which is normally a good sign for an offense.
This time, that figure came with a caveat.
"The way I kind of looked at it is the offense only scored 21," quarterback Brian Lewerke said. "We have to score more than that if we want to win. Our goal is to score 30 every game."
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio went deep into his bag of tricks Saturday night.
Brian Lewerke made each one look like magic.
The junior quarterback threw two touchdown passes, had his first career reception and made a perfectly timed pitch to kicker Matt Coghlin for a 6-yard touchdown run, helping the 24th-ranked Spartans pull away from Indiana 35-21.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Connor Heyward took the pitch from Brian Lewerke and had open field in front of him. Seconds later, he was in the end zone, having scored the biggest touchdown of his young college career.
"It always feels good to contribute in any way, whether you're getting the ball or if you're not," the Michigan State running back said. "When you do get the ball, you have to make the most of it."
It was a little early for Michigan State to be playing a nail-biter.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State desperately needed a big play to avoid an upset and Felton Davis delivered.
Davis made a fully extended, 31-yard catch to help set up Connor Heyward's second touchdown with 2 minutes left to put the 11th-ranked Spartans ahead and they held on to beat Utah State 38-31 on Friday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Michigan State put a nice, big exclamation mark on its turnaround season.
Brian Lewerke threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns, and LJ Scott ran for 110 yards and two scores for No. 18 Michigan State, which took advantage of Luke Falk's absence to rout No. 21 Washington State 42-17 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night.