Michigan State will try to snap its six-game losing streak today against Illinois in Champaign. The Spartans will attempt to do so without three of their key players.
CB Vayante Copeland, TE Jamal Lyles and freshman safety Kenney Lyke all did not make the trip to Illinois, according to the dress list Michigan State released Saturday morning.
Michigan State's dress list. No Vayante Copeland, Jamal Lyles or Kenney Luke. Demetrious Cox is here, as are 3rd QBs Kuhns and deWeaver. pic.twitter.com/pvUXbMWqTM
— Kevin Goheen (@CincyGoGo) November 5, 2016
Copeland is a starter for the Spartans. He has 36 tackles, one interception and two passes defended this season. Meanwhile, Lyke is one of nine true freshmen to play this season. He made his debut two weeks ago against Maryland.
On the offensive side, Lyles has made 10 grabs for 132 yards and a touchdown this season. The senior has 28 catches for 397 yards in his career.