2018 Michigan State Spartans football team

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2018 Michigan State Spartans football
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2018 record6–4 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coachMark Dantonio (12th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDave Warner (6th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJim Bollman (6th season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorMike Tressel (5th as DC; 13th overall season)
Base defenseMultiple
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium
(Capacity: 75,005)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 4 Michigan   7 0         9 1  
No. 10 Ohio State   6 1         9 1  
Michigan State   4 3         6 4  
No. 14 Penn State   4 3         7 3  
Maryland   3 4         5 5  
Indiana   2 5         5 5  
Rutgers   0 7         1 9  
West Division
No. 22 Northwestern xy   6 1         6 4  
Wisconsin   4 3         6 4  
Purdue   4 3         5 5  
Iowa   3 4         6 4  
Nebraska   2 5         3 7  
Illinois   2 5         4 6  
Minnesota   2 5         5 5  
Championship: Northwestern vs. TBD
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 15, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Michigan State Spartans football team represents Michigan State University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Spartans play their home games at the Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan, and compete in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference. They are led by 12th-year head coach Mark Dantonio.

Previous season[edit]

The Spartans finished the 2017 season 10–3, 7–2 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for second place in the East Division. The Spartans received an invitation to the 2017 Holiday Bowl[1] where they defeated Washington State.[2][3]

Offseason[edit]

2018 NFL Draft[edit]

MSU kept its streak of 78 years of having at least one player drafted in the NFL Draft alive when Brian Allen was drafted in the fourth round.[4]

Round Pick Team Player Position
4 111 Los Angeles Rams Brian Allen Offensive Lineman

Undrafted NFL free agents[edit]

Team Player Position
Carolina Panthers Chris Frey Jr. Linebacker

Recruiting[edit]

The Spartans signed a total of 21 recruits.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Award Player Position Year
Chuck Bednarik Award[5] Joe Bachie LB JR
Maxwell Award[6] Brian Lewerke QB JR
LJ Scott RB SR
Davey O'Brien Award[7] Brian Lewerke QB JR
Doak Walker Award[8] LJ Scott RB SR
Butkus Award[9] Joe Bachie LB JR
Jim Thorpe Award[10] David Dowell S JR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[11] Joe Bachle LB JR
Outland Trophy[12] David Beedle G SR
Ray Guy Award[13] Jake Hartbarger P SR
Wuerffel Trophy[14] Khari Willis DB SR
Walter Camp Award[15] Brian Lewerke QB JR
Ted Hendricks Award[16] Kenny Willekes DE JR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[17] Brian Lewerke QB JR
Manning Award[18] Brian Lewerke QB JR

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2018 Michigan State Spartans football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 3 L. J. Scott Sr
WR 4 C. J. Hayes Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 6 Theo Day Fr
WR 7 Cody White So
WR 9 Jalen Nailor Fr
RB 11 Connor Heyward So
WR 12 Nick Krumm Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 12 Rocky Lombardi Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 13 Mickey Macius Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 13 Laress Nelson So
WR 14 Emmanuel Flowers Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 14 Brian Lewerke (C) Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 15 La'Darius Jefferson Fr
RB 16 Austin Andrews Redshirt.svg So
WR 16 Brandon Sowards Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 18 Felton Davis III Sr
WR 19 Julian Major Fr
WR 20 David Lewandowski Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 21 Cam Chambers Redshirt.svg So
RB 24 Elijah Collins Fr
WR 25 Darrell Stewart Jr. Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 27 Weston Bridges Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 36 Noah Sargent Redshirt.svg So
RB 39 Alante Thomas Redshirt.svg So
FB 40 Collin Lucas Redshirt.svg Sr
FB 41 Reid Burton Redshirt.svg So
FB 44 Max Rosenthal Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 45 Ben Line Redshirt.svg Sr
OT 55 Jordan Reid So
OG 56 Matt Carrick Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 59 David Beedle Redshirt.svg Sr
OT 61 Cole Chewins Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 62 Luke Campbell Redshirt.svg So
OT 63 Noah Listermann Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 64 Matt Allen Redshirt.svg So
OL 66 Blake Bueter Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 67 Bryce Wilker Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 68 Dan Vanopstall Fr
OL 69 Tommy Liesveld Redshirt.svg So
OL 70 Tyler Higby Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 71 James Ohonba Fr
OL 73 Jacob Isaia Fr
OL 74 Jack Henrichs Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 75 Kevin Jarvis So
OT 76 A. J. Arcuri Redshirt.svg So
OL 77 Dimitri Douglas Fr
OT 79 Mustafa Khaleefah Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 80 Matt Seybert Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 81 Matt Sokol Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 82 Javez Alexander Fr
TE 84 Noah Davis Redshirt.svg So
WR 85 Khylin Barton Redshirt.svg So
TE 86 Jonathan Brys (I) Redshirt.svg So
WR 87 Jahz Watts Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 88 Trenton Gillison Fr
WR 88 Andre Welch So
TE 89 Matt Dotson So
TE 94 Chase Gianacakos Redshirt.svg Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 2 Justin Layne Jr
S 3 Xavier Henderson Fr
LB 5 Andrew Dowell Sr
S 6 David Dowell Redshirt.svg Jr
S 7 Michael Dowell Fr
CB 8 Chris Jackson Fr
S 9 Dominique Long So
S 10 Matt Morrissey Redshirt.svg Sr
CB 11 Davion Williams Fr
LB 17 Tyriq Thompson Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 18 Kalon Gervin Fr
CB 19 Josh Butler Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 21 Chase Kline Fr
CB 22 Josiah Scott So
S 24 Tre Person So
LB 26 Brandon Bouyer-Randle Redshirt.svg So
S 27 Khari Willis (C) Sr
LB 28 Jon Reschke Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 29 Shakur Brown Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 30 Tanner Hallock Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 31 Edward Warinner Fr
DB 32 Corey Pryor Redshirt.svg So
LB 33 Jesslord Boateng Fr
LB 34 Antjuan Simmons So
LB 35 Joe Bachie Jr. (C) Jr
CB 36 Jiah Norman Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 37 Dante Razzano Redshirt.svg So
LB 38 Byron Bullough Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 41 Gerald Owens Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 42 Brent Mossburg Redshirt.svg Fr
S 43 Jack Mandryk Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 44 Grayson Miller Sr
LB 47 Noah Harvey Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 48 Kenny Willekes Redshirt.svg Jr
S 49 David Kruse Fr
DE 52 Dillon Alexander Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 53 Peter Fisk Redshirt.svg So
LB 54 Mitchell Sokol Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 55 Zach Slade Fr
LB 58 Terry O'Connor Fr
DT 64 Jacob Slade Fr
DT 72 Mike Panasiuk Jr
DT 83 Mufi Hill-Hunt Redshirt.svg So
DL 86 Drew Beesley Redshirt.svg So
DE 91 Jack Camper Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 92 DeAri Todd Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 93 Naquan Jones Redshirt.svg So
DT 94 Dashaun Mallory Fr
DE 96 Jacub Panasiuk So
DE 97 Justice Alexander Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 98 Parks Gissinger Fr
DT 99 Raequan Williams Redshirt.svg Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 4 Matt Coghlin Redshirt.svg So
P 25 Jake Hartbarger Redshirt.svg Sr
LS 47 Ryan Armour Jr
LS 57 Collin Caflisch Redshirt.svg Jr
P 92 William Przystup Fr
K, P 94 Jack McKenna Redshirt.svg Fr
K 97 Tyler Hunt Redshirt.svg Fr
K 98 Cole Hahn Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Mark Staten (Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line)
  • Mike Tressel (Co-Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers)
  • Dave Warner (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs)
  • Jim Bollman (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Tight Ends)
  • Chuck Bullough (Defensive Ends)
  • Ron Burton (Defensive Tackles)
  • Brad Salem (Quarterbacks)
  • Paul Haynes (Secondary / Special Teams)
  • Terrence Samuel (Wide Receivers)
  • Don Treadwell (Asst. Defensive Backs)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 29, 2018

Position key

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Coaching staff[edit]

On January 2, 2018, Harlon Barnett was hired as defensive coordinator for Florida State, leaving the Spartans after spending the previous 14 years with head coach Mark Dantonio.[19] On January 19, the school announced that co-defensive coordinator Mike Tressel was promoted to defensive coordinator with the departure of Barnett.[20]

Also on January 19, former Kent State head coach Paul Haynes was hired as the secondary coach.[20][21] Haynes, who was fired from Kent State after five seasons as head coach,[22] returned to the Spartans after serving as defensive backs coach from 2003–04. On January 22, the school announced the hiring of former Kent State offensive coordinator Don Treadwell, who had coached with the Spartans on two prior occasions, as a defensive backs and special teams coach.[23] On February 1, the school hired Chuck Bullough as defensive ends coach.[24]

Name Position Joined Staff
Mark Dantonio Head Coach 2007
Mark Staten Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line 2007
Dave Warner Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs 2007
Jim Bollman Co-Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends 2013
Mike Tressel Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2007
Brad Salem Quarterbacks 2010
Terrence Samuel Wide Receivers 2011
Ron Burton Defensive Tackles 2013
Chuck Bullough Defensive Ends 2018
Don Treadwell Assistant Defensive Backs/Special Teams, Freshmen 2018
Paul Haynes Secondary 2018

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.Utah State*No. 11BTNW 38–3173,114
September 810:45 p.m.at Arizona State*No. 15ESPNL 13–1653,599
September 227:30 p.m.at IndianaNo. 24BTNW 35–2145,445
September 2912:00 p.m.Central Michigan*No. 21
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
FS1W 31–2073,752
October 612:00 p.m.NorthwesterndaggerNo. 20
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
FS1L 19–2972,850
October 133:30 p.m.at No. 8 Penn StateBTNW 21–17106,685
October 2012:00 p.m.No. 6 MichiganNo. 24
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI (rivalry)
FOXL 7–2176,131
October 2712:00 p.m.Purdue
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
ESPNW 23–1372,657
November 312:00 p.m.at MarylandESPN2W 24–331,735
November 1012:00 p.m. No. 8 Ohio StateNo. 24
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI (rivalry)
FOXL 6–26
November 1712:00 p.m.at NebraskaFOX
November 244:00 p.m.Rutgers
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
FOX
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[25]

Game summaries[edit]

Utah State[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
First meeting
Week One: Utah State at Michigan State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Utah State 7 7 10731
No. 11 Michigan State 6 14 71138

at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

  • Date: August 31, 2018
  • Game time: 7:01 pm EDT
  • Game weather: 80°F, Wind: 11 mph SSE, Sunny
  • Game attendance: 73,114
  • Referee: Ron Snodgrass
  • TV announcers (BTN): Brandon Gaudin (Play-by-play), Glen Mason (analyst), Elise Menaker (sideline)
  • Sources:[26]
Game information

The Spartans opened the 2018 season under the lights at home against Mountain West opponent Utah State.

Utah State received the opening kickoff and took little time scoring on their opening drive, taking only just over two minutes to score on a Jordan Love one-yard run. The MSU offense stalled at midfield on their first drive, but Matt Coghlin made a 49-yard field goal to put the Spartans on the board, 7–3. After a turnover on downs on the following Utah State possession, Michigan State added another field goal, bringing them within a point. The secondnd quarter featured sloppy play from both teams. As Michigan State was driving into Utah State territory,Brian Lewerke was sacked and attempted to throw the ball away. After review, the officials determined that Lewerke had not completed a forward throwing motion, that he had fumbled the ball, and it was recovered by Utah State. However, the Aggies did not score off of the turnover. Several possessions later, the Aggies committed a turnover of their own when Jordan Love threw an interception that resulted in Michigan State points when Brian Lewerke connected with Cody White on a seven-yard pass for a touchdown. The score gave the Spartans their first lead of the game, 13–6. Utah State answered with a touchdown of their own on the following possession, retaking the lead 14–13. The Spartan offense drove deep into Utah State territory and Felton Davis scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Brian Lewerke with 28 seconds left in the half to give MSU a 20–14 lead at halftime.

The Spartans extended their lead after in the second half when a 17-yard Connor Heyward touchdown run increased their lead to 27-14. Late in the third quarter, Utah State added a field goal to narrow the lead to 27–17. The following Michigan State possession ended in disaster when a Brian Lewerke pass intended for Jalen Nailor was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Gage Ferguson to bring Utah State within three, 27–24. Michigan State increase their lead with a field goal early in the fourth quarter, but Utah State retook the lead with five minutes remaining in the game on a Darwin Thompson one-yard touchdown run. Brian Lewerke led the offense down the field the following possession, completing five straight passes before Connor Heyward scored the go-ahead touchdown on an option pitch from Lewerke to give Michigan State a 36–31 lead with two minutes remaining. Lewerke would then connect with Davis on the two-point conversion pass to give MSU a 38–31 lead. With less than two minutes remaining, Utah State drove the ball to the MSU 46-yard line. However, MSU linebacker Joe Bachie leapt to deflect a pass and secured the interception to seal the win for the Spartans, avoiding what would have been a major upset. Michigan State extended its home opening winning streak to 20 games with the victory.

at Arizona State[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
1–1 Sep. 13, 1986 Arizona State, 17–20
Week Two: Michigan State at Arizona State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 15 Michigan State 0 3 10013
Arizona State 0 0 31316

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

Game information

at Indiana[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
47–15–2 Oct. 21, 2017 MSU, 17–9
Week Three: Michigan State at Indiana – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 24 Michigan State 14 7 7735
Indiana 0 7 01421

at Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN

  • Date: September 22, 2018
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 45,445
  • TV announcers (BTN): Brandon Gaudin (Play-by-play), Glen Mason (analyst), Elise Menaker (sideline)
  • Sources:
Game information

Central Michigan[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
7–3 Sep. 26, 2015 MSU, 30–10
Week Four: Central Michigan at Michigan State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Central Michigan 3 0 01720
No. 21 Michigan State 0 17 14031

at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

  • Date: September 29, 2018
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 73,752
  • TV: FS1
  • Sources:
Game information

Northwestern[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
38–18 Oct. 28, 2017 NW, 39-31
Week Five: Northwestern at Michigan State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Northwestern 7 7 8729
No. 20 Michigan State 3 3 13019

at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

  • Date: October 6, 2018
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 72,850
  • TV: FS1
  • Sources:
Game information

at Penn State[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
16–15–1 Nov. 4, 2017 MSU, 27–24
Week Six: Michigan State at Penn State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Michigan State 0 7 7721
No. 8 Penn State 7 7 0317

at Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

  • Date: October 13, 2018
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C); cool, cloudy
  • Game attendance: 106,685
  • Referee: Michael Cannon
  • TV announcers (BTN): Kevin Kugler (Play-by-play), James Laurinaitis (analyst), Lisa Byington (sideline)
  • Sources:
Game information

Michigan[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
36–69–5 Oct. 7, 2017 MSU, 14–10
Week Seven: Michigan at Michigan State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 6 Michigan 0 7 7721
No. 24 Michigan State 0 0 707

at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

  • Date: October 20, 2018
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 76,131
  • TV: Fox
  • Sources:
Game information

Purdue[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
36–27–3 Oct. 3, 2015 MSU, 24–21
Week Eight: Purdue at Michigan State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Purdue 3 3 7013
Michigan State 6 7 3723

at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

  • Date: October 27, 2018
  • Game time: EDT
  • Sources:
Game information

at Maryland[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
7–2 Nov. 18, 2017 MSU, 17–7
Week Nine: Michigan State at Maryland – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Michigan State 10 0 7724
Maryland 0 3 003

at Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD

  • Date: November 3, 2018
  • Game time: EDT
  • Sources:
Game information

Ohio State[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
15–31 Nov. 11, 2017 OSU, 48-3
Week Ten: Ohio State at Michigan State – Game summary
1 2 Total
No. 8 Ohio State 0 7 7
No. 24 Michigan State 0 3 3

at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

  • Date: November 10, 2018
  • Game time: EDT
  • Sources:
Game information

at Nebraska[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
2–8 Nov. 7, 2015 Nebraska, 38–39
Week Eleven: Michigan State at Nebraska – Game summary
1 2 Total
Michigan State 0
Nebraska 0

at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE

  • Date: November 17, 2018
  • Game time: EDT
  • Sources:
Game information

Rutgers[edit]

Series Record Previous meeting Result
6–3 Nov. 25, 2017 MSU, 40–7
Week Twelve: Rutgers at Michigan State – Game summary
1 2 Total
Rutgers 0
Michigan State 0

at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

  • Date: November 24, 2018
  • Game time: EDT
  • Sources:
Game information

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 11 15 25 24 21 20 NR 24 RV RV 24 RV  
Coaches 12 13 24 23 18 19 RV RV RV RV RV RV  
CFP Not released NR 18 NR Not released

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