#16 Michigan State Spartans (10-3)


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Scott returns, but depth at RB an issue for Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) LJ Scott is back. Beyond that, Michigan State's running game has plenty of questions.

Scott's return for his senior season gave the Spartans some good news after they finished 2017 with a victory in the Holiday Bowl, but now he stands out even more in a backfield with little proven depth. Scott's workload has been manageable through three years at Michigan State, but it remains to be seen if the Spartans will have anyone who can effectively spell him during the rigors of the Big Ten season.

Scott didn't do anything too memorable in Saturday's spring game, but Alante Thomas rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown, and Connor Heyward ran for 44 yards and a TD. Heyward is the son of Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, who played 11 seasons in the NFL. He says he and Scott have gotten plenty of work this spring.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Lewerke2793
Passing TDs: B. Lewerke20
Rushing Yards: L. Scott898
Rushing TDs: L. Scott8
Receiving Yards: F. Davis III776
Receiving TDs: F. Davis III9
Interceptions: D. Dowell5
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 vs. Utah State TBA
9/8 at Arizona State TBA
9/22 at Indiana TBA
9/29 vs. Central Michigan TBA
10/6 vs. Northwestern TBA
10/13 at Penn State TBA
10/20 vs. Michigan TBA
10/27 vs. Purdue TBA
11/3 at Maryland TBA
11/10 vs. Ohio State TBA
11/17 at Nebraska TBA
11/24 vs. Rutgers TBA
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
5 Ohio State 8-1 12-2
16 Michigan State 7-2 10-3
9 Penn State 7-2 11-2
Michigan 5-4 8-5
Rutgers 3-6 4-8
Indiana 2-7 5-7
Maryland 2-7 4-8
West
  Conference Overall
6 Wisconsin 9-0 13-1
21 Northwestern 7-2 10-3
Iowa 4-5 8-5
Purdue 4-5 7-6
Nebraska 3-6 4-8
Minnesota 2-7 5-7
Illinois 0-9 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4980 (76)
Passing Yards: 2798 (73)
Rushing Yards: 2182 (59)
Points per game: 24.5 (96)
Yards per game: 383.1 (91)
Touchdowns: 38 (84)
Field Goals: 15 (51)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3869 (6)
Passing Yards: 2630 (41)
Rushing Yards: 1239 (1)
Points per game: 20.0 (19)
Yards per game: 297.6 (7)
Touchdowns: 27 (8)
Field Goals: 14 (64)
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