Posts Tagged With: Michigan State

MSU’s Tyson Smith Gets Pick-Six in Return From Stroke

The first couple of weeks of the college football season are typically full of blowout games resulting from lopsided matchups.

One of last Saturday’s most inspiring highlights happened in a game that wasn’t close between a big-name Big Ten team and one from the bottom half of the MAC.

Michigan State was beating Bowling Green 28-3 in the third quarter when Spartans junior cornerback Tyson Smith intercepted a pass by Falcons quarterback James Morgan and ran it back 38 yards for a touchdown. It was the knockout blow in State’s 35-10 victory. Continue reading

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Pick Six: Players of the Week

Michigan State v Michigan

Six secondary standouts from football’s week that was:

Jalen Watts-Jackson, S, Michigan State (NCAA): Surely you’ve seen the play by now, but you may not know anything about the player who finished it. Michigan was ahead 23-21 with 10 seconds left against cross-state rival MSU and was being forced to punt. The Wolverines’ punter couldn’t handle the snap and lost the ball, which landed in the hands of Watts-Jackson, who ran it back 38 yards for a touchdown as time expired. Unfortunately, Watts-Jackson dislocated his hip during the play and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher while the celebration went on around him. That injury will sideline him for the rest of the season. Watts-Jackson is a redshirt freshman safety who doesn’t start for the Spartans, and in Saturday’s 27-23 victory he didn’t record a tackle or any other stats before that fumble recovery and score. With one play, he became a legend in East Lansing and a likely ESPY nominee, plus he kept MSU’s undefeated record intact and kept them in the national championship playoff picture. Continue reading

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