Michigan State AD Releases Statement On 'General Threats' Against MSU Athletics


After the shoelace was found, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon released a statement, calling it a "racial incident".

But, Michigan also remembers the last time the Spartans came to Ann Arbor.

MI lined up to punt with 10 seconds left and the leading, needing to snap the ball, punt it and avoid giving up a touchdown. Michigan State has had recent success winning 7 of the last 9 games.

LJ Scott will need a big bounce-back game against the Wolverines if the Spartans are going to have a chance. The routine play turned out to be anything but as punter Blake O'Neill failed to handle the snap and Jalen Watts-Jackson grabbed the ball out of the air with his right hand, cradled it to his body and ran it into the end zone to give Michigan State the 27-23 victory.

Sick of being called Michigan's "little brother", Michigan State will keep the game closer than it should be.

It's been a long 10 years for the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry. The Spartans first two wins came over MAC opponents Bowling Green 35-10 and Western Michigan 28-14. This developed from quarterback Brian Lewerke, who threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns. The defense has been outstanding and is 5 in the nation allowing just 248 yards per game.

On Wednesday a student reported that they had seen a "noose" hanging outside of a dorm room in her residence hall at Michigan State University.

Against Purdue, quarterback John O'Korn took over for the injured Wilton Speight, who is out indefinitely.