The Michigan State Spartans football team will host its annual Green-White spring game will take place on April 7 and will provide a sneak peak into the outlook for next season. You can find the score, live updates and more below.
Michigan State spring game 2018: Score, live updates
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Michigan State spring game 2018: Date for Green-White game
Michigan State’s Green-White spring game will take place on April 7.
Michigan State spring game 2018: Time
Michigan State’s Green-White spring game will be played at 5 p.m. ET.
Michigan State spring game 2018: TV channel
The Michigan State Green-White spring game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network, which you can find on your local provider here.
Michigan State Green-White spring game 2018: Watch online
The Michigan State Green-White spring game can be watched on BTN2Go.com.
Michigan State Green-White spring game 2018:
In 2017, the Spartans went 10-3 overall and capped the season with a No. 15 rating after rolling No. 18 Washington 42-17 in the Holiday Bowl. The expectations are high for Mark Dantonio and his squad next season after somewhat over-performing last year.
Heading into next year, Michigan State is projected to be a Top 25 squad with a projected 19 starters returning to the team.
On offense, the most important starters returning are rising junior quarterback Brian Lewerke and rising senior running back LJ Scott, who decided to return for a final year in East Lansing.
Last season, Lewerke completed 246 passes for 2,793 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also ran 124 times for 692 yards and five scores.
Scott was the team’s leading rusher, carrying 201 times for 927 yards and eight touchdowns.
Wide receiver Felton Davis III also comes back after turning in 55 catches for 776 yards and nine touchdowns last year. Darrell Stewart comes in behind him with 50 catches for 501 yards and two scores.
On defense, the Spartans will try to find someone to fill the holes left by defensive end Demetrius Cooper and linebacker Chris Frey.
The team does return a lot of talent though, including linebacker Joe Bachie, who led the team in total tackles with 100 last season and had 3.5 sacks.
Sacks leader Kenny Willekes also comes back. The defensive end had seven and also led the team in tackles for a loss with 14.5. Saftey Khari Willis, who had four sacks and 71 tackles also returns, as does linebacker Andrew Dowell, who had 74 tackles last year.
Safety David Dowell, who led the team in interceptions with five last year, is also back.
The Spartans open their regular season on Friday, August 31 against Utah State.