Michigan State has quickly changed the conversation about its football program.
The Spartans are ranked No. 15 in the preseason AP Top 25 going into Saturday's home game against Western Michigan.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even with nearly all the quarterback prospects still available, the Seattle Seahawks decided the second day of the NFL draft was too early to try to find another quarterback as a potential option to replace Russell Wilson.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kenneth Walker III believes NFL scouts may be shortchanging this year's running backs contingent.
He sees a promising group of skillful, multi-faceted players, more than one worthy of being a first-round draft pick in April.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Peach Bowl will go on without Kenneth Walker and Kenny Pickett.
Walker, an All-America running back at Michigan State, and Pickett, a record-setting quarterback for Pittsburgh, both announced Thursday they are skipping the bowl game to focus on the NFL draft.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said Monday he was uncertain whether All-America running back Kenneth Walker will play for 11th-ranked Spartans against No.
Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III and Ohio State's C.J. Stroud are The Associated Press Big Ten co-offensive players of the year, and the Spartans' Mel Tucker edged out Michigan's Jim Harbaugh for coach of the year.
ATLANTA (AP) — No. 13 Pittsburgh (11-2, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. No. 11 Michigan State (10-2, Big Ten), Dec. 30, 7 p.m. ET
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten announced Wednesday that Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is its offensive player of the year and freshman of the year.
Stroud led the nation's top offense and ranks among the top seven passers in eight categories.
No. 5 Michigan State (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) at Purdue (5-3, 3-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Line: Michigan State by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Michigan State moved up to No. 5 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wake Forest became a top-10 team on Sunday for the first time in school history.
Georgia is a unanimous No. 1 for the fourth straight week in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenneth Walker ran for 197 yards and five touchdowns, helping No. 8 Michigan State top No. 6 Michigan 37-33 in a thrilling comeback victory Saturday.
The Spartans (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) trailed by nine at halftime and 30-14 with 6:47 left in the third quarter before Walker boosted his chances of winning the Heisman Trophy.
No. 6 Michigan (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) at No. 8 Michigan State (7-0, 4-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Line: Michigan by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 10 Michigan State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) at Indiana (2-3, 0-2), Saturday at noon EDT (FS1).
Line: Michigan State by 4½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Western Kentucky (1-2) at No. 17 Michigan State (4-0), Saturday at 7:40 p.m. EDT (Big Ten Network).
Line: Michigan State by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Nebraksa (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) at No. 20 Michigan State (3-0, 1-0), Saturday at 7:10 p.m. EDT (FS1).
Line: Michigan State by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch during Week 4 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 18 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Notre Dame, at Soldier Field, Chicago
Michigan State (2-0) vs. No. 24 Miami (1-1), Saturday at noon EDT (ABC).
Line: Miami by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenneth Walker III took a peek in the rear-view mirror on his first Michigan State carry last Friday, a 75-yard touchdown dash at Northwestern.
But the Wake Forest transfer is done looking back at a nation’s-best, 264-yard, four-touchdown rushing performance in a 38-21 win over the defending Big Ten West Division champion Wildcats.