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Head Coach MARK DANTONIO

BLAIR WHITE

First-Team All-Big Ten Academic All-American

BRETT SWENSON First-Team All-Big Ten

January 2, 2010 vs. Texas Tech Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas

GREG JONES

First-Team All-American Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year


OREN WILSON

JEREL WORTHY

BRANDON DENSON

JOEL FOREMAN

JEREMY WARE BRENDON MOSS

DANNY FORTENER

ROCCO CIRONI

AARON BATES

ROSS WEAVER CHARLIE GANTT D.J. YOUNG

KENDELL DAVIS-CLARK

A.J. JIMMERSON ASHTON HENDERSON

ANDREW HAWKEN

EDWIN BAKER

MARCUS HYDE

ADAM DECKER BRIAN LINTHICUM

KEITH NICHOL

JON MISCH

TRENTON ROBINSON


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Michigan State Athletic Communications • Z-22 Breslin Center • East Lansing, Mich. 48824-1003 Office Phone: 517-355-2271 • Fax: 517-353-9636 • Website: www.msuspartans.com

2009 SCHEDULES & SCOREBOARDS MICHIGAN STATE (6-6, 4-4 Big Ten)

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Jan. 2

MONTANA STATE (BTN) W, 44-3 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (ESPN2) L, 27-29 at Notre Dame (NBC) L, 30-33 at Wisconsin (ESPN) L, 30-38 MICHIGAN (BTN) W, 26-20 (OT) at Illinois (BTN) W, 24-14 NORTHWESTERN (ESPN2) W, 24-14 IOWA (BTN) L, 13-15 at Minnesota (BTN) L, 34-42 WESTERN MICHIGAN (BTN) W, 49-14 at Purdue (ESPN) W, 40-37 PENN STATE (ABC) L, 14-42 vs. Texas Tech 9 p.m.

TEXAS TECH (8-4, 5-3 Big 12) Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 28 Jan. 2

NORTH DAKOTA RICE at Texas at Houston NEW MEXICO KANSAS STATE at Nebraska TEXAS A&M KANSAS at Oklahoma State OKLAHOMA at Baylor vs. Michigan State

W, 38-13 W, 55-10 L, 24-34 L, 28-29 W, 48-28 W, 66-14 W, 31-10 L, 30-52 W, 42-21 L, 17-24 W, 41-13 W, 20-13 9 p.m.

• All times listed - Eastern.

BROADCAST COVERAGE TELEVISION: ESPN will televise the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl game live to a national audience, with Mike Patrick handling the play-by-play, Craig James providing color commentary and Heather Cox serving as the sideline reporter. The Valero Alamo Bowl also will be available live online via ESPN360.com.

RADIO: The Spartan Sports Network, featuring veteran play-by-play announcer George Blaha, color analyst Jim Miller, sideline reporter Jason Strayhorn and broadcast host Scott Moore, will broadcast the bowl game to 35 affiliates throughout the state. Michigan State football broadcasts can be heard on flagship stations WJIM (AM 1240)/WMMQ (FM 94.9) in Lansing and WJR Radio (AM 760) in Detroit. The 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl game also can be heard live nationally on ESPN Radio, with Bill Rosinski, Dennis Franchione and Joe Schad calling the action. The Valero Alamo Bowl game can be heard live on satellite radio: SIRIUS (Channel 120) and XM (Channel 140).

MICHIGAN STATE (6-6, 4-4 Big Ten) vs. TEXAS TECH (8-4, 5-3 Big 12) Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 • 9 p.m. EST • ESPN The Alamodome (65,000/SoftTop) • San Antonio, Texas FIRST-AND-10 (what you need to know about the MSU-Texas Tech matchup) – • Michigan State is making its third-straight postseason bowl appearance for the first time since 1995-97, matching the second-longest bowl streak in school history. The Spartans made a schoolrecord four straight postseason bowl appearances under George Perles in the late 1980s. • Mark Dantonio becomes just the second coach in Michigan State history to earn a postseason bowl bid in each of his first three seasons, joining Nick Saban (1995 Independence Bowl vs. LSU, 1996 Sun Bowl vs. Stanford and 1997 Aloha Bowl vs. Washington). • Michigan State is making its 20th postseason bowl appearance overall, including its second trip to the Alamo Bowl (lost to No. 22 Nebraska, 17-3, in 2003). The Spartans are 7-12 (.368) in bowl games. MSU has lost its last three postseason games, with the Spartans’ last bowl victory coming against Fresno State, 44-35, in the 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic. • The 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl marks the first meeting between Michigan State and Texas Tech. • Michigan State has compiled a 23-10-1 record (.691) against current members of the Big 12 Conference (1-0 vs. Baylor, 3-0 vs. Colorado, 2-0 vs. Iowa State, 5-1 vs. Kansas, 5-0-1 vs. Kansas State, 5-3 vs. Missouri, 0-5 vs. Nebraska and 2-1 vs. Texas A&M). • With a victory over Texas Tech in the Valero Alamo Bowl, Michigan State would reach the sevenwin plateau for the third-consecutive season. The last time the Spartans accomplished that feat came in the 1950s under Duffy Daugherty, as MSU went 9-1 in 1955, 7-2 in ’56 and 8-1 in ’57. • Nineteen seniors will make their final appearance in a Spartan uniform Jan. 2, 2010, against Texas Tech in the Valero Alamo Bowl. This senior class has helped Michigan State to a combined record of 26-24 (.520), including three straight postseason bowl appearances (2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl and 2009 Valero Alamo Bowl). • Michigan State leads the Big Ten in passing offense (271.2 yards per game) and ranks third in both total offense (407.1 ypg.) and scoring offense (29.6 points per game). • Consensus All-American and CFPA Linebacker Trophy winner Greg Jones leads the conference and ranks third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 141 tackles, the eighth-best single-season total in MSU history. The 2009 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ranks third in the NCAA FBS in tackles per game (11.8), tied for 22nd in sacks (0.75 per game) and tied for 43rd in tackles for loss (1.13 per game). He also is listed among the Big Ten leaders in sacks (fifth) and tackles for loss (tied for eighth at 1.12 per game). Jones leads the team in tackles (141 total), tackles for loss (13.5 for 68 yards), sacks (9.0 for 53 yards) and production points (282). He became the first Spartan to record back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since 2003-04 when both linebacker Ronald Stanley and free safety Jason Harmon reached the milestone. • 2009 team MVP Brett Swenson already ranks as MSU’s all-time leader in scoring (370 career points), field goals (70 made) and extra points (160 made) and stands second in field-goal percentage (.787). Swenson ranks second among NCAA FBS active players in scoring and field goals (tied with UCLA’s Kai Forbath). He also ranks among the Big Ten’s all-time leaders in kick scoring (second), field goals (fourth), total points (fifth) and extra points (seventh). Swenson has three career game-winning kicks (2006 vs. Northwestern, 2008 vs. Wisconsin and 2009 vs. Purdue).


2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES MSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Mailing Address Z-22 Breslin Center East Lansing, MI 48824-1003 Office Phone ........................................ (517) 355-2271 Fax....................................................... (517) 353-9636 Web Site .......................................... msuspartans.com Associate AD/Football Contact ...... John Lewandowski Cell Phone ..................................... (517) 243-2354 E-Mail .................................... lewski@ath.msu.edu Athletic Communications Director ..............Jamie Weir Cell Phone ..................................... (517) 243-3187 E-Mail .......................................jweir@ath.msu.edu Associate Director ........................................Matt Larson Cell Phone ..................................... (517) 927-6421 E-Mail .................................... larson@ath.msu.edu Assistant Director/Football Contact ..........Ben Phlegar Cell Phone ..................................... (517) 896-0031 E-Mail ................................ phlegarb@ath.msu.edu Assistant Director .................................... Jim Donatelli E-Mail ................................jdonatelli@ath.msu.edu Video Producer ...............................David Diffenderffer E-Mail ......................... ddiffenderffer@ath.msu.edu Office Assistant .....................................Paulette Martis

BOWL GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS Game Notes ................................................... Pg. 1-22 Depth Chart/Starting Lineups ....................... Pg. 23-24 Statistics ....................................................... Pg. 25-41 2009 Game Recaps...................................... Pg. 42-53 The Last Time ............................................... Pg. 54-55 Roster ........................................................... Pg. 56-59 Player Bios ................................................... Pg. 60-83 Coaching Staff ............................................ Pg. 84-101 Bowl History..................................................... Pg. 102

VALERO ALAMO BOWL CONTACT INFORMATION Michigan State Team Headquarters: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter | Phone: (210) 223-1000 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX 78205 Texas Tech Team Headquarters: Hyatt Regency San Antonio | Phone: (210) 222-1234 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 Texas Tech Media Relations: Chris Cook, Associate AD/Media Relations E-mail: chris.cook@ttu.edu | Cell Phone: (806) 787-5648 Blayne Beal, Associate Director/Media Relations E-mail: blayne.beal@ttu.edu | Cell Phone: (806) 790-7924 Web Site: texastech.com Media Headquarters: San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk | Phone: (210) 224-4555 889 East Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 Valero Alamo Bowl/Communications: Rick Hill, VP for Marketing & Communications E-mail: rickh@alamobowl.com | Office: (210) 704-6388 Kyle Vetter, Public Relations Assistant E-mail: kylev@alamobowl.com | Office: (210) 704-6389 Web Site: alamobowl.com

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UPON FURTHER REVIEW – • Michigan State has compiled a 32-13 record (.711) in games played against non-conference opponents since 1999, including a 9-5 mark under Mark Dantonio. The Spartans have won 15 of their last 21 non-league games. • Michigan State’s 2009 schedule ranked among the nation’s most difficult (No. 28), according to NCAA figures. The Spartans’ 12 opponents had a combined record of 70-54 (.565) against other NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams. • Under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State is 15-3 (.833) when leading in time of possession, including a perfect 5-0 in 2009. • Five of Michigan State’s six losses this season have been by a combined total of 23 points. During his MSU tenure, 12 of head coach Mark Dantonio’s 16 losses have been by eight points or less. • Michigan State has outscored its opponents in each of the first three quarters (250-186 combined); however, the Spartans have been outscored 115-99 in the fourth quarter. The Spartans have been most explosive in the second quarter, outscoring their opponents 93-64 (+29 points). • Michigan State has committed 18 turnovers in 2009 – the third-lowest total in the Big Ten; however, the Spartans rank second-to-last in the conference in turnover margin at -6. Michigan State’s 12 takeaways rank last in the Big Ten and No. 117 (out of 119 teams) in the NCAA FBS. • Michigan State has scored three non-offensive touchdowns in 2009: Danny Fortener’s 45-yard interception return at Illinois, Keshawn Martin’s 93-yard kickoff return at Minnesota and Chris L. Rucker’s 11-yard fumble return at Purdue. THE COACHES – Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio (South Carolina 1979) is 22-16 (.579) in his third year with the Spartans and 40-33 (.547) in six seasons as a college head coach. His 22 wins mark the secondhighest total by a Spartan coach in his first three seasons, trailing only Chester Brewer who posted 23 victories from 1903-05. Dantonio has led the Spartans to three straight postseason bowl appearances, matching the second-longest bowl streak in school history. He becomes just the second coach in Michigan State history to earn a postseason bowl bid in each of his first three seasons, joining Nick Saban (1995 Independence Bowl vs. LSU, 1996 Sun Bowl vs. Stanford and 1997 Aloha Bowl vs. Washington). Dantonio compiled an 18-17 record (.514) in three seasons at Cincinnati, including two postseason bowl appearances. Prior to accepting his first head coaching position at Cincinnati, he spent three years as defensive coordinator under Jim Tressel at Ohio State (2001-03) where he helped the Buckeyes to a combined record of 32-6 (.842), including the 2002 National Championship. Dantonio previously spent six seasons as secondary coach at Michigan State (1995-2000), including five years under Saban and one under Bobby Williams. His college full-time coaching credits also include stops at Kansas (1991-94), Youngstown State (1986-90) and Akron (1985). Texas Tech’s Mike Leach (Brigham Young 1983) is 84-43 (.661) in his 10th year with the Red Raiders. His Texas Tech teams have made a school-record 10 consecutive postseason bowl appearances. Leach spent the 1999 season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Bob Stoops at Oklahoma. He previously served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kentucky from 1997-98. Prior to joining the Kentucky coaching staff, Leach worked as offensive coordinator at Iowa Wesleyan (1989-91) and Valdosta State (1992-96). TEAM COMPARISONS – Basic Offense Basic Defense Offensive Starters Returning Defensive Starters Returning Specialists Returning

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Texas Tech Multiple 4-3 6 7 3


2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES AVERAGE HEIGHTS & WEIGHTS (STARTERS) – Michigan State Offensive Line & Tight End 6-5, 292 Offensive Backs & Wide Receivers 6-1, 207 Defensive Line 6-2, 274 Linebackers 6-0, 229 Defensive Backs 6-0, 200

Texas Tech 6-5, 308 6-2, 195 6-2, 266 6-1, 233 6-0, 200

CLASS BREAKDOWN (STARTERS) – Michigan State Offense: 5 seniors, 2 juniors, 3 sophomores, 1 freshman Michigan State Defense: 5 seniors, 4 juniors, 1 sophomore, 1 freshman Texas Tech Offense: 3 seniors, 5 juniors, 2 sophomores, 1 freshman Texas Tech Defense: 5 seniors, 5 juniors, 1 freshman STAT LEADERS – Michigan State (after 12 games): Rushing – Larry Caper (109 carries for 443 yards, 4.1 avg., 6 TDs) Passing – Kirk Cousins (185 of 301 for 2,460 yards, 18 TDs, 7 INTs) Receiving – Blair White (64 catches for 876 yards, 13.7 avg., 8 TDs) Tackles – Greg Jones (141 tackles, 62 solos, 79 assists, 13.5 TFL, 9.0 sacks) Texas Tech (after 12 games): Rushing – Baron Batch (146 carries for 784 yards, 5.4 avg., 12 TDs) Passing – Taylor Potts (280 of 427 for 3,068 yards, 20 TDs, 12 INTs) Receiving – Alex Torres (65 catches for 791 yards, 12.2 avg., 6 TDs) Tackles – Brian Duncan (80 tackles, 63 solos, 17 assists, 7.0 TFL, 5 PBUs) STAT COMPARISON – Scoring First Downs Total Offense Rushing Yards Passing Yards Time of Possession Third Down Conversions Points Allowed Total Offense Allowed Rushing Yards Allowed Passing Yards Allowed

Michigan State 29.6 20.4 407.1 135.9 271.2 28:53 .366 25.1 364.3 112.8 251.6

Texas Tech 36.7 25.3 461.8 81.1 380.7 28:41 .410 21.8 348.8 125.0 223.8

AROUND THE BIG TEN 1. 2. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10.

2009 FINAL BIG TEN STANDINGS Conf. Games All Games Ohio State 7-1 .875 10-2 .833 Penn State 6-2 .750 10-2 .833 Iowa 6-2 .750 10-2 .833 Wisconsin 5-3 .625 9-3 .750 Northwestern 5-3 .625 8-4 .667 Michigan State 4-4 .500 6-6 .500 Purdue 4-4 .500 5-7 .417 Minnesota 3-5 .375 6-6 .500 Illinois 2-6 .250 3-9 .250 Michigan 1-7 .125 5-7 .417 Indiana 1-7 .125 4-8 .333

2009-10 BIG TEN BOWL SCHEDULE Tuesday, Dec. 29 - Champs Sports Bowl Miami-Fla. vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 31 - Insight Bowl Minnesota vs. Iowa State, 6 p.m. (NFL Network) Friday, Jan. 1 - Outback Bowl Northwestern vs. Auburn, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 1 - Capital One Bowl Penn State vs. LSU, 1 p.m. (ABC) Friday, Jan. 1 - Rose Bowl Ohio State vs. Oregon, 4:30 p.m. (ABC) Saturday, Jan. 1 - Valero Alamo Bowl Michigan State vs. Texas Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 5 - FedEx Orange Bowl Iowa vs. Georgia Tech, 8 p.m. (FOX) • All times listed - Eastern.

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Denicos Allen: duh-KNEE-kos Garrett Celek: SELL-ick Rocco Cironi: ROCK-oh sir-ROAN-ee John Deyo: DAY-oh Dan Fortener: FORT-ner Danny Folino: Fuh-LEAN-oh Zach Hueter: HUGH-ter Brian Linthicum: LYNN-thi-come Jared McGaha: muh-GAH-ha Kevin Muma: MOO-mah Keith Nichol: NICKEL Blake Pacheco: pa-CHECK-oh Micajah Reynolds: muh-KY-juh Josh Rouse: Rhymes with HOUSE John Stipek: STEE-peck Jerel Worthy: JUH-rell

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES SPARTAN FOOTBALL QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Location: East Lansing, Mich. Enrollment: 47,100 President: Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Spartans Colors: Green and White Stadium (Capacity): Spartan Stadium (75,005) Surface: Natural Grass Press Box Number: 517-353-0630 Athletics Director: Mark Hollis

FOOTBALL STAFF Head Coach: Mark Dantonio (South Carolina, 1979) Record at MSU: 22-16 (third year) Career Record: 40-33 (sixth year) Offensive Coordinator: Don Treadwell (Miami-Ohio), 1982) Defensive Coordinator: Pat Narduzzi (Rhode Island, 1990) Secondary: Harlon Barnett (Michigan State, 1990) Running Backs: Dan Enos (Michigan State, 1991) Defensive Line: Ted Gill (Idaho State, 1973) Offensive Line: Dan Roushar (Northern Illinois, 1984) Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator: Mark Staten (MiamiOhio, 2001) Special Teams/Linebackers: Mike Tressel (Cornell [Iowa] College, 1996) Quarterbacks: Dave Warner (Syracuse, 1982) Director of Football Operations: Tim Allen (Bethel [Kansas] College, 1986)

FOOTBALL HISTORY All-Time Record: 616-424-44 (.589) 2008 Record: 9-4 (6-2 Big Ten/3rd) First Season of Football: 1896 Bowl Games: 19 (7-12) National Championships: 6 (1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1965, 1966) Big Ten Championships: 6 (1953, 1965, 1966, 1978, 1987, 1990)

2009 SPARTAN OUTLOOK Offense: Multiple Defense: Multiple 4-3 Lettermen Lost: 15 (7 offense, 7 defense, 1 specialist) Lettermen Returning: 45 (18 offense, 24 defense, 3 specialists) Starters Lost: 8 (4 offense, 3 defense, 1 specialist) Starters Returning: 18 (7 offense, 8 defense, 3 specialists) Offensive Starters Lost (4): RG Roland Martin, RT Jesse Miller, QB Brian Hoyer, RB Javon Ringer. Offensive Starters Returning (7): WR Blair White, WR Mark Dell, LT Rocco Cironi, LG Joel Foreman, C Joel Nitchman, TE Charlie Gantt, WR B.J. Cunningham. Defensive Starters Lost (3): DT Justin Kershaw, DE Brandon Long, SS Otis Wiley. Defensive Starters Returning (8): DE Trevor Anderson, NT Oren Wilson, LB Greg Jones, LB Adam Decker, LB Eric Gordon, CB Ross Weaver, FS Danny Fortener, CB Chris L. Rucker. Starting Specialists Returning (3): PK Brett Swenson, P Aaron Bates, SN Alex Shackleton.

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SPARTAN BOWL HISTORY – Michigan State is making its third-straight postseason bowl appearance for the first time since 1995-97, matching the second-longest bowl streak in school history. The Spartans made a schoolrecord four straight postseason bowl appearances under George Perles in the late 1980s. Michigan State is making its 20th postseason bowl appearance overall, including its second trip to the Alamo Bowl (lost to No. 22 Nebraska, 17-3, in 2003). The Spartans are 7-12 (.368) in bowl games. MSU has lost its last three postseason games, with the Spartans’ last bowl victory coming against Fresno State, 44-35, in the 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic. Here’s how Michigan State has fared in its 19 previous bowl games (MSU wins in bold type): Date (Coach) Jan. 1, 1938 (Charles Bachman) Jan. 1, 1954 (Biggie Munn) Jan. 2, 1956 (Duffy Daugherty) Jan. 1, 1966 (Duffy Daugherty) Dec. 22, 1984 (George Perles) Dec. 31, 1985 (George Perles) Jan. 1, 1988 (George Perles) Jan. 1, 1989 (George Perles) Dec. 25, 1989 (George Perles) Dec. 31, 1990 (George Perles) Dec. 28, 1993 (George Perles) Dec. 29, 1995 (Nick Saban) Dec. 31, 1996 (Nick Saban) Dec. 25, 1997 (Nick Saban) Jan. 1, 2000 (Bobby Williams) Dec. 31, 2001 (Bobby Williams) Dec. 29, 2003 (John L. Smith) Dec. 28, 2007 (Mark Dantonio) Jan. 1, 2009 (Mark Dantonio)

Bowl Orange Rose Rose Rose Cherry All-American Rose Gator Aloha Sun Liberty Independence Sun Aloha Florida Citrus Silicon Valley Alamo Champs Sports Capital One

Result Auburn 6, MSU 0 MSU 28, UCLA 20 MSU 17, UCLA 14 UCLA 14, MSU 12 Army 10, MSU 6 Georgia Tech 17, MSU 14 MSU 20, USC 17 Georgia 34, MSU 27 MSU 33, Hawaii 13 MSU 17, USC 16 Louisville 18, MSU 7 LSU 45, MSU 26 Stanford 38, MSU 0 Washington 51, MSU 23 MSU 37, Florida 34 MSU 44, Fresno State 35 Nebraska 17, MSU 3 Boston College 24, MSU 21 Georgia 24, MSU 12

SPARTAN FLASHBACK: 2003 ALAMO BOWL – Dec. 29, 2003: Cory Ross rushed for a career-high 138 yards and two scores to lead No. 22 Nebraska to a 17-3 victory over Michigan State in the 2003 Alamo Bowl. Ross carried the ball seven times for 37 yards on Nebraska’s opening drive to set up David Dyches’ 29-yard field goal as the Cornhuskers took a 3-0 lead with 8:19 left in the first quarter. Michigan State answered with a 10-play, 48-yard drive, with Jeff Smoker completing 5-of-6 passes for 43 yards, and pulled even on a 46-yard field goal by Dave Rayner with 3:53 remaining in the first quarter. Jammal Lord’s 58-yard completion to Isaiah Fluellen early in the second quarter gave the Cornhuskers first-and-goal at the MSU 6. Two plays later, Ross scored on a 2-yard run as Nebraska jumped out to a 10-3 lead with 13:17 left in the first half. Late in the second quarter, Lord broke free for a 66-yard gain to the MSU 14. Ross raced 6 yards for a touchdown two plays later as the Cornhuskers built a 17-3 lead with 3:20 to play in the first half. The Spartan defense bounced back in the second half, allowing only 106 total yards while holding Nebraska scoreless. Michigan State’s offense came to life midway through the fourth quarter. Smoker completed five-straight passes for 39 yards and Tyrell Dortch gained 16 yards on two running plays as the Spartans marched to the Cornhusker 17. After a personal-foul penalty pushed the Spartans back 15 yards, Pat Ricketts ended the scoring threat when he picked off Smoker’s throw intended for Aaron Alexander at the Nebraska 24. The Cornhuskers limited Michigan State to a season-low 174 total yards – nearly 210 yards below its season average. Nebraska sacked Smoker five times for 37 yards and forced three interceptions.

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES DANTONIO NO STRANGER TO POSTSEASON PLAY – Mark Dantonio is making his 18th appearance in postseason play (as a graduate assistant, assistant coach or head coach), including four NCAA I-AA playoffs and 14 bowl games. Dantonio has compiled a 6-7 record (.462) in bowl games. Dantonio becomes just the second coach in Michigan State history to earn a postseason bowl bid in each of his first three seasons, joining Nick Saban (1995 Independence Bowl vs. LSU, 1996 Sun Bowl vs. Stanford and 1997 Aloha Bowl vs. Washington). Here are the results of Dantonio’s 13 previous postseason bowl appearances: Season Bowl Ohio State – graduate assistant (1-1) 1983 Fiesta 1984 Rose Kansas – defensive secondary coach (1-0) 1992 Aloha Michigan State – defensive secondary coach (1-3) 1995 Independence 1996 Sun 1997 Aloha 1999 Florida Citrus Ohio State – defensive coordinator (2-1) 2001 Outback 2002* Fiesta 2003 Fiesta * National Champions Cincinnati – head coach (1-0) 2004 Fort Worth Michigan State – head coach (0-2) 2007 Champs Sports 2009 Capital One

Opponent (Result) Pittsburgh (W, 28-23) USC (L, 17-20) BYU (W, 23-20) LSU (L, 26-45) Stanford (L, 0-38) Washington (L 23-51) Florida (W, 37-34) South Carolina (L, 28-31) Miami-Fla. (2OT: W, 31-24) Kansas State (W, 35-28) Marshall (W, 32-14) Boston College (L, 21-24) Georgia (L, 12-24)

SPARTANS vs. BIG 12 TEAMS – Michigan State has compiled a 23-10-1 record (.691) against current members of the Big 12 Conference (1-0 vs. Baylor, 3-0 vs. Colorado, 2-0 vs. Iowa State, 5-1 vs. Kansas, 5-0-1 vs. Kansas State, 5-3 vs. Missouri, 0-5 vs. Nebraska and 2-1 vs. Texas A&M). The Spartans are 5-4 vs. Big 12 teams since 1983, including a 17-3 loss to No. 22 Nebraska in the 2003 Alamo Bowl. Here’s a closer look at Michigan State’s last nine games vs. Big 12 teams: Date Dec. 29, 2003 Dec. 1, 2001 Sept. 16, 2000 Sept. 7, 1996 Sept. 9, 1995 Sept. 10, 1994 Sept. 11, 1993 Sept. 8, 1984 Sept. 10, 1983

Opponent Nebraska Missouri Missouri Nebraska Nebraska Kansas Kansas Colorado Colorado

MSU Result L, 3-17 W, 55-7 W, 13-10 L, 14-55 L, 10-50 L, 10-17 W, 31-14 W, 24-21 W, 23-17

Site San Antonio (Alamo Bowl) East Lansing Columbia Lincoln East Lansing Lawrence East Lansing Boulder East Lansing

NATIONAL POLLS (DEC. 6) ASSOCIATED PRESS Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

School Alabama (58) Texas (2) TCU Cincinnati Florida Boise State Oregon Ohio State Georgia Tech Iowa Penn State Virginia Tech LSU Miami-Fla. Brigham Young Oregon State Pittsburgh West Virginia Stanford Nebraska Oklahoma State Arizona Utah Wisconsin Central Michigan

Record 13-0 13-0 12-0 12-0 12-1 13-0 10-2 10-2 11-2 10-2 10-2 9-3 9-3 9-3 10-2 8-4 9-3 9-3 8-4 9-4 9-3 8-4 9-3 9-3 11-2

USA TODAY/COACHES Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

School Alabama (54) Texas (4) TCU Cincinnati (1) Florida Boise State Oregon Ohio State Penn State Georgia Tech Iowa Virginia Tech LSU Brigham Young Miami-Fla. Pittsburgh West Virginia Oklahoma State Nebraska Oregon State Stanford Wisconsin Arizona Utah Houston

Record 13-0 13-0 12-0 12-0 12-1 13-0 10-2 10-2 10-2 11-2 10-2 9-3 9-3 10-2 9-3 9-3 9-3 9-3 9-4 8-4 8-4 9-3 8-4 9-3 10-3

(First-place votes) Bold indicates MSU opponent

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES 2009 HONOR ROLL TREVOR ANDERSON (Sr.-5, Defensive End) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior defense) • MSU Biggie Munn Award (most inspirational player - defense) • Hendricks Award Watch List (defensive end of the year) AARON BATES (Jr., Punter) • Academic All-Big Ten NICK BENDZUCK (Jr., Fullback) • Academic All-Big Ten LARRY CAPER (Fr., Running Back) • Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team ROCCO CIRONI (Sr.-5, Offensive Tackle) • MSU President’s Award (perseverance - senior lineman) KIRK COUSINS (So., Quarterback) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Biggie Munn Award (most inspirational player - offense) • MSU Captain’s Award ADAM DECKER (Sr.-5, Linebacker) • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 (second team) • Academic All-Big Ten JOHN DEYO (R-Fr., Offensive Tackle) • Academic All-Big Ten DANA DIXON (Fr., Cornerback) • MSU Jim Adams Award (unsung hero/scout team defensive player of the year) JOEL FOREMAN (So., Left Guard) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (third team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Academic All-Big Ten DANNY FORTENER (Sr.-5, Safety) • MSU Clarence J. Underwood Jr. Sportsmanship Award CHARLIE GANTT (Jr., Tight End) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • Mackey Award Watch List (presented to nation’s top tight end) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award ANDREW HAWKEN (Sr.-5, Fullback) • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 (second team) • Academic All-Big Ten • MSU Iron Man Award (strength & conditioning)

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SPARTANS TOUGH IN NON-CONFERENCE GAMES – Michigan State has compiled a 32-13 record (.711) in games played against non-conference opponents since 1999, including a 9-5 mark under Mark Dantonio. The Spartans have won 15 of their last 21 non-league games. Here’s a look at Michigan State’s non-conference results since 1999: Date Nov. 7, 2009 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 12, 2009 Sept. 5, 2009 Jan. 1, 2009 Sept. 20, 2008 Sept. 13, 2008 Sept. 6, 2008 Aug. 30, 2008 Dec. 28, 2007 Sept. 22, 2007 Sept. 15, 2007 Sept. 8, 2007 Sept. 1, 2007 Sept. 23, 2006 Sept. 16, 2006 Sept. 9, 2006 Sept. 2, 2006 Sept. 17, 2005 Sept. 10, 2005 Sept. 3, 2005 Dec. 4, 2004 Sept. 18, 2004 Sept. 11, 2004 Sept. 4, 2004 Dec. 29, 2003 Sept. 20, 2003 Sept. 13, 2003 Sept. 6, 2003 Aug. 30, 2003 Sept. 21, 2002 Sept. 14, 2002 Sept. 7, 2002 Aug. 31, 2002 Dec. 31, 2001 Dec. 1, 2001 Sept. 22, 2001 Sept. 8, 2001 Sept. 23, 2000 Sept. 16, 2000 Sept. 9, 2000 Jan. 1, 2000 Sept. 18, 1999 Sept. 11, 1999 Sept. 2, 1999

Opponent Western Michigan Notre Dame Central Michigan Montana State Georgia Notre Dame Florida Atlantic Eastern Michigan California Boston College Notre Dame Pittsburgh Bowling Green UAB Notre Dame Pittsburgh Eastern Michigan Idaho Notre Dame Hawaii Kent State Hawaii Notre Dame Central Michigan Rutgers Nebraska Notre Dame Louisiana Tech Rutgers Western Michigan Notre Dame California Rice Eastern Michigan Fresno State Missouri Notre Dame Central Michigan Notre Dame Missouri Marshall Florida Notre Dame Eastern Michigan Oregon

MSU Result W, 49-14 L, 30-33 L, 27-29 W, 44-3 L, 12-24 W, 23-7 W, 17-0 W, 42-10 L, 31-38 L, 21-24 W, 31-14 W, 17-13 W, 28-17 W, 55-18 L, 37-40 W, 38-23 W, 52-20 W, 27-17 W, 44-41 (OT) W, 42-14 W, 49-14 L, 38-41 L, 24-31 W, 24-7 L, 14-19 L, 3-17 W, 22-16 L, 19-20 W, 44-28 W, 26-21 L, 17-21 L, 22-46 W, 27-10 W, 56-7 W, 44-35 W, 55-7 W, 17-10 W, 35-21 W, 27-21 W, 13-10 W, 34-24 W, 37-34 W, 23-13 W, 51-7 W, 27-20

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Site Spartan Stadium South Bend, Ind. Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Orlando, Fla. Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Berkeley, Calif. Orlando, Fla. South Bend, Ind. Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Pittsburgh, Pa. Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium South Bend, Ind. Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Honolulu, Hawaii Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Piscataway, N.J. San Antonio, Texas South Bend, Ind. Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium San Jose, Calif. Spartan Stadium South Bend, Ind. Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium Columbia, Mo. Spartan Stadium Orlando, Fla. South Bend, Ind. Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium


2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES SPARTANS MAKE RARE APPEARANCE IN TEXAS – Michigan State is making its fourth postseason bowl appearance in Texas, including its second trip to the Alamo Bowl (2003 vs. Nebraska). It marks MSU’s fifth trip to Texas in its 113-year football history. The Spartans are 2-2 (.500) in games played in Texas, including a 1-2 record (.333) in postseason play. Here’s a breakdown of Michigan State’s four previous appearances in the Lone Star State: Date Dec. 29, 2003 Dec. 31, 1996 Dec. 31, 1990 Dec. 8, 1934

Opponent Nebraska Stanford USC Texas A&M

MSU Result L, 3-17 L, 0-38 W, 17-16 W, 26-13

Site San Antonio (Alamo Bowl) El Paso (Sun Bowl) El Paso (Sun Bowl) College Station

LONE STAR SPARTANS – The impact Texas players have had on Michigan State’s football program has to be measured in terms of quality, not quantity. In 113 seasons, Texas has provided only 14 letterwinners but that modest figure includes three All-Americans: defensive end Charles “Bubba” Smith (Beaumont), wide receiver Gene Washington (LaPorte) and guard Earl Lattimer (Dallas). Smith, a two-time All-American, helped the Spartans win back-to-back national championships in 1965-66 while posting a combined record of 19-1-1 (.929). At 6-foot-8, 280 pounds, he anchored a defensive front that helped lead the nation in rushing defense, allowing just 47.3 yards per game. Selected No. 1 overall in the 1967 National Football League Draft by the Baltimore Colts, Smith earned All-Pro honors twice, in 1970-71. Washington led the Spartans in receptions for three-straight seasons from 1964-66, finishing with 102 career catches for 1,857 yards and 16 touchdowns. The two-time All-American became a first-round draft pick for the Minnesota Vikings in 1967. Washington received All-Pro recognition in 1969-70. Lattimer excelled as a two-way player for Duffy Daugherty in 1963, earning All-America honors as a guard. A crowd favorite, the 5-11, 218-pound Lattimer often turned a somersault when running up to his position on the line of scrimmage. Most recently, Hitchcock native Greg Randall started 22 consecutive games at right tackle for the Spartans from 1998-99. A fourth-round pick by New England in 2000, Randall spent four seasons in the NFL (Patriots, 2000-02; Houston Texans, 2003) and started 39 of 51 career games. He started at right tackle for the World Champion Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI. SENIORS BID FAREWELL – Nineteen seniors will make their final appearance in a Spartan uniform Jan. 2, 2010, against Texas Tech in the Valero Alamo Bowl. This senior class has helped Michigan State to a combined record of 26-24 (.520), including three straight postseason bowl appearance (2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl and 2009 Valero Alamo Bowl). The Class of 2009 includes defensive end Trevor Anderson (Detroit, Mich.), offensive tackle Rocco Cironi (Warren, Ohio), safety Kendell Davis-Clark (Alliance, Ohio), linebacker Adam Decker (Rochester Hills, Mich.), linebacker Brandon Denson (Willow Run, Mich.), safety Danny Fortener (Kettering, Ohio), fullback Andrew Hawken (Grandville, Mich.), cornerback Ashton Henderson (Tallahassee, Fla.), running back A.J. Jimmerson (St. Louis, Mo.), nose tackle Michael Jordan (Lansing, Mich.), offensive guard Brendon Moss (Saline, Mich.), center Joel Nitchman (Kalamazoo, Mich.), fullback Andrew Pendy (Shelby Township, Mich.), offensive tackle Mike Schmeding (Rutherford, N.J.), kicker Brett Swenson (Pompano Beach, Fla.), cornerback Jeremy Ware (Fort Myers, Fla.), cornerback Ross Weaver (Southfield, Mich.), linebacker Marcus Webb (Pontiac, Mich.) and wide receiver Blair White (Saginaw, Mich.).

2009 HONOR ROLL GREG JONES (Jr., Linebacker) • Associated Press All-American (first team) • FWAA All-American (first team) • AFCA All-American (first team) • CBSSports.com All-American (first team) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-American (first team) • Phil Steele All-American (first team) • Rivals.com All-American (first team) • Walter Camp All-American (second team) • Sporting News All-American (third team) • College Football Performance Awards Linebacker Trophy recipient (national linebacker of the year) • Rated nation’s No. 1 linebacker by CollegeFootballNews.com • One of 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award (presented to college defensive player of the year). • One of 16 semifinalists for the Butkus Award (presented to nation’s best linebacker). • One of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy (presented to college football’s defensive IMPACT player of the year). • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (media) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Sporting News All-Big Ten (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (first team) • MSU Outstanding Underclass Back Award • MSU Captain’s Award • Nagurski Trophy Watch List (defensive player of the year) • Lombardi Award Watch List (college lineman of the year) • Named Big Ten’s hardest hitter by the Sporting News BRIAN LINTHICUM (R-So., Tight End) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team (honorable mention) • Academic All-Big Ten KESHAWN MARTIN (So., Punt/Kickoff Returner) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (third team) • MSU Danziger Award (outstanding Detroit-area player) • College Football Performance Awards National Kickoff Returner of the Week (Oct. 31 vs. Minnesota) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 31 vs. Minnesota) ANDREW MAXWELL (Fr., Quarterback) • MSU Jim Adams Award (unsung hero/scout team offensive player of the year) COLIN NEELY (Jr., Defensive End) • MSU Tommy Love Award (most improved player) KEITH NICHOL (R-So., Quarterback) • Academic All-Big Ten JOEL NITCHMAN (Sr.-5, Center) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (second team) • Media All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU Up Front Award (outstanding offensive lineman) • Rimington Trophy Watch List (presented to nation’s top center)

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES 2009 HONOR ROLL ETHAN RUHLAND (R-Fr., Offensive Guard) • Academic All-Big Ten DION SIMS (Fr., Tight End) • Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Rivals.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team BRETT SWENSON (Sr., Kicker) • Phil Steele All-American (fourth team) • CollegeFootballNews.com All-American (honorable mention) • One of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award (presented to nation’s top placekicker). • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Media All-Big Ten (first team) • Sporting News All-Big Ten (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • Rivals.com All-Big Ten (first team) • College Football Performance Awards National Placekicker of the Week (Nov. 14 vs. Purdue) • One of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week (Nov. 14 vs. Purdue) • Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 14 vs. Purdue) • MSU Governor’s Award (most valuable player) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior special teams) JEREMY WARE (Sr.-5, Cornerback) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (honorable mention) • MSU President’s Award (perseverance - senior back) • MSU Oil Can Award (team humorist) ROSS WEAVER (Sr.-5, Cornerback) • MSU Football Players Association’s Community Service & Outreach Award • MSU Captain’s Award BLAIR WHITE (Sr.-5, Wide Receiver) • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American (first team) • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 (first team) • One of 12 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy (presented to college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic & athletic achievement) • Coaches’ All-Big Ten (first team) • Phil Steele All-Big Ten (first team) • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (MSU recipient) • MSU Downtown Coaches Club Award (outstanding senior offense) • MSU Potsy Ross Award (top scholar-athlete) • MSU Captain’s Award • College Football Performance Awards National Wide Receiver of the Week (Oct. 17 vs. Northwestern) • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17 vs. Northwestern)

BIG TEN/NCAA STAT LEADERS – Here’s a glance at how Michigan State ranks among the Big Ten and NCAA stat leaders in 2009: Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Passing Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Passing Efficiency Pass Efficiency Defense Turnover Margin Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns

Stat Avg. 135.9 271.2 407.1 29.6 112.8 251.6 364.3 25.1 146.1 139.2 -0.5 36.4 8.3 26.7

NCAA 79th 26th 41st 44th 24th 103rd 62nd 61st 17th 96th 94th 47th 67th 6th

NCAA STAT LEADERS – Here’s a glance at how Michigan State ranks among the NCAA individual stat leaders in 2009: Individual Statistics (Top 50) Passing Efficiency: Kirk Cousins (23rd with 145.2 rating) Receptions: Blair White (t-39th at 5.3 receptions per game) Receiving Yards: Blair White (41st at 73.0 receiving yards per game) Punting: Aaron Bates (50th with 41.4-yard average) Punt Returns: Keshawn Martin (42nd at 7.4 yards per return) Kickoff Returns: Keshawn Martin (7th at 30.4 yards per return) Field Goals: Brett Swenson (t-20th at 1.5 field goals made per game) Scoring: Brett Swenson (t-37th at 7.8 points per game) Tackles: Greg Jones (3rd at 11.8 tackles per game) Tackles For Loss: Greg Jones (t-43rd at 1.13 tackles for loss per game) Sacks: Greg Jones (t-23rd at 0.75 sacks per game)

JEREL WORTHY (R-Fr., Defensive Tackle) • Sporting News Freshman All-American • CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American • Phil Steele All-Freshman (third team) • Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team • ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Rivals.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team • Phil Steele’s Midseason All-Big Ten (first team)

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Big Ten 7th 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 11th 7th 7th 1st 10th 10th 5th 5th 1st

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES JONES NAMED CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICAN & CFPA LINEBACKER TROPHY WINNER – Consensus All-American Greg Jones has been named recipient of the 2009 Linebacker Trophy (National Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards. The 6-foot-1, 228-pound junior leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 141 tackles, the eighth-best single-season total in MSU history. The College Football Performance Awards selects recipients exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. The 2009 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year previously earned First-Team All-America honors from The Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com, CBSSports.com and Phil Steele. He also was recognized as the nation’s No. 1 linebacker by CollegeFootballNews.com. Jones ranks third in the NCAA FBS in tackles per game (11.8), tied for 23rd in sacks (0.75 per game) and tied for 43rd in tackles for loss (1.13 per game). He also is listed among the Big Ten leaders in sacks (fifth) and tackles for loss (tied for eighth at 1.12 per game). Jones leads the team in tackles (141 total), tackles for loss (13.5 for 68 yards), sacks (9.0 for 53 yards) and production points (282). His nine sacks are tied for 10th on MSU’s single-season chart. He became the first Spartan to record back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since 2003-04 when both linebacker Ronald Stanley and free safety Jason Harmon reached the milestone. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native reached double-figure tackles for the eighth time this season in MSU’s regular-season finale against No. 13 Penn State, matching his career high with 15 tackles. Jones recorded 2.5 tackles for loss (11 yards) against the Nittany Lions, including 1.5 sacks (6 yards). He also posted double-digit tackles against Montana State (14), Central Michigan (15), Wisconsin (14), Illinois (11), Northwestern (14), Iowa (12) and Minnesota (12). Jones produced a career-best two sacks (9 yards) in MSU’s 24-14 Homecoming victory over Northwestern. Jones has posted double-digit tackles in 15 of his last 19 games overall, averaging 11.9 stops (227 total) during that stretch. A model of consistency, he has led the team in tackles in 22 of the last 25 games. Jones made nine stops at Notre Dame, ending his streak of consecutive games with double-figure tackles at nine. He averaged 12.8 tackles during that nine-game stretch, and it marked the longest streak by a Spartan since Chuck Bullough produced double-digit tackles in 15 straight games in 1990-91 (Oct. 20, 1990, game vs. Illinois through Nov. 2, 1991, game vs. Northwestern). Bullough averaged 15.7 tackles during his 15-game streak. Jones has started 32 of 38 career games, including 26 consecutive starting assignments. He has 346 career tackles, including 36.0 for losses (139 yards) and 15.5 sacks (87 yards). Jones ranks among NCAA FBS active leaders in tackles per game (fourth with 9.1 avg.) and total tackles (ninth with 346). He already ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in tackles for loss (fifth) and total tackles (tied for ninth). Jones has produced double-figure tackles 17 times in his career. GORDON PROVIDES STEADY PRODUCTION – Junior linebacker Eric Gordon ranks second on the team in tackles (84) and production points (175), third (tied) in tackles for loss (7.5 for 39 yards) and fourth in sacks (3.5 for 32). In league games, Gordon ranked among the Big Ten leaders in tackles (14th at 7.5 per game).

TOP SINGLE-GAME PERFORMANCES Kirk Cousins Passing Yds. Opponent (Comp.-Att.) 353 Western Michigan (22-25) 302 Notre Dame (23-35) 281 Northwestern (21-31) 236 Minnesota (21-35) 225 Iowa (16-32) 208 Purdue (11-25) 201 Wisconsin (17-34) Kendell Davis-Clark Tackles TM Opponent (S-A) 12 Bowling Green (6-6)

Date 11/7/09 9/19/09 10/17/09 10/31/09 10/24/09 11/14/09 9/26/09 Date 9/8/07

Adam Decker Tackles TM Opponent (S-A) 10 Ohio State (4-6)

Date 10/18/08

Brandon Denson Tackles TM Opponent (S-A) 10 Northwestern (5-5)

Date 10/17/09

Danny Fortener Tackles TM Opponent (S-A) 12 Wisconsin (4-8) 10 Penn State (6-4) 10 Illinois (5-5)

Date 11/1/08 11/21/09 10/10/09

Eric Gordon Tackles TM Opponent (S-A) 14 Northwestern (5-9) 11 Northwestern (8-3) 10 Purdue (2-8) 10 Iowa (4-6)

Date 10/17/09 10/11/08 11/8/08 10/27/07

Greg Jones Tackles TM Opponent (S-A) 15 Penn State (5-10) 15 Central Michigan (5-10) 15 Penn State (12-3) 14 Northwestern (9-5) 14 Wisconsin (9-5) 14 Montana State (5-9) 14 Ohio State (7-7) 13 Wisconsin (7-6) 13 Ohio State (6-7) 12 Minnesota (7-5) 12 Iowa (6-6) 12 Georgia (8-4) 12 Purdue (7-5) 11 Illinois (5-6) 11 Northwestern (6-5) 11 Iowa (5-6) 10 Michigan (8-2)

Date 11/21/09 9/12/09 11/22/08 10/17/09 9/26/09 9/5/09 10/20/07 11/1/08 10/18/08 10/31/09 10/24/09 1/1/09 11/8/08 10/10/09 10/11/08 10/27/07 10/25/08

He recorded nine tackles and blocked a field-goal attempt in Michigan State’s 40-37 victory at Purdue, as the Spartans became bowl eligible for the third-straight year. Five of his nine stops were solo hits. With 8:19 left in the fourth quarter, Gordon blocked Carson Wiggs’ 50-yard field goal attempt, preventing the Boilermakers from extending their four-point lead (34-30). Four plays later, the Spartans took a 37-34 lead on Kirk Cousins’ 9-yard touchdown strike to Blair White.

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES TOP SINGLE-GAME PERFORMANCES Keshawn Martin All-Purpose Yards Yds. Opponent Date 284 Minnesota 10/31/09 236 Purdue 11/14/09 Keshawn Martin Receiving Yds. Opponent (Rec.) 139 Wisconsin (4)

Date 9/26/09

Trenton Robinson Tackles TM Opponent (S-A) 14 Purdue (12-2) 11 Wisconsin (6-5)

Date 11/14/09 9/26/09

Jeremy Ware Tackles TM Opponent (S-A) 10 Northwestern (6-4)

Date 10/17/09

Blair White Receiving Yds. Opponent (Rec.) 186 Northwestern (12) 164 Wisconsin (7) 162 Montana State (9) 143 Michigan (4) 105 Central Michigan (7)

Date 10/17/09 11/1/08 9/5/09 10/25/08 9/12/09

UPDATED MSU RECORD BOOK CAREER RECORDS PASS COMPLETION PERCENTAGE 1. Drew Stanton (543-846) .642 2. Kirk Cousins (217-344) .631 3. Jim Miller (467-746) .626 4. Dan Enos (297-478) .621 5. Todd Schultz (360-593) .607 6. Tony Banks (301-496) .607 7. Dave Yarema (464-767) .605

2003-06 2008-09 1990-93 1987-90 1994-97 1994-95 1982-86

TOUCHDOWN PASSES 1. Jeff Smoker 2. Bill Burke 3. Dave Yarema 4. Ed Smith 5. Drew Stanton 6. Brian Hoyer 7. Todd Schultz 8. Steve Juday 9. Kirk Cousins Tony Banks John Leister Bryan Clark

61 46 44 43 42 35 27 21 20 20 20 20

2000-03 1996-99 1982-86 1976-78 2003-06 2005-08 1994-97 1963-65 2008-09 1994-95 1979-82 1978-81

PASSING EFFICIENCY RATING 1. Kirk Cousins 145.3 2. Gene Glick 142.3 3. Earl Morrall 140.5 4. Drew Stanton 138.7 5. Jim Ninowski 136.0

2008-09 1946-49 1953-55 2003-06 1955-57

Gordon contributed six tackles and a pass break-up against Western Michigan and posted nine stops at Minnesota, including five solo hits. The 6-foot, 228-pound Gordon played especially well during MSU’s three-game winning streak, averaging 9.3 tackles (28 total) during the stretch. He recorded a sack in each of those three victories (vs. Michigan, Illinois and Northwestern). Gordon recorded a career-best 14 tackles, including two for losses (8 yards), in MSU’s 24-14 Homecoming win over Northwestern. He made six stops in the Spartans’ 24-14 victory at Illinois, including two behind the line of scrimmage (8 yards). Gordon produced eight tackles, including 1.5 for losses (15 yards), in MSU’s 26-20 overtime victory over No. 22 Michigan. The Traverse City, Mich., native has started 35 of 37 career games, including 26 consecutive starting assignments. Gordon has totaled 231 career tackles, with 22.5 resulting in losses (88 yards) including 7.5 sacks (55). WORTHY NAMED FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN – Defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, who ranks second on the team in tackles for loss (8.5 for 34 yards) and sacks (4.5 for 23 yards), has been named Freshman All-American by Sporting News and Rivals.com. The 6-foot-3, 292-pound Worthy started 11 of 12 regular-season games for the Spartans and finished second among defensive linemen in tackles with 34 (19 solos, 15 assists). Worthy ranks sixth on the team in production points (75) and 10th in tackles. He produced one tackle for loss in seven straight games during one stretch. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native matched his season high with four stops against No. 13 Penn State. He recorded four solo hits at Purdue. Worthy made four tackles and recovered a fumble at Minnesota. Against No. 7 Iowa, he registered four stops, including a season-best two tackles for loss (5 yards). Worthy tallied a season-high 1.5 sacks (8 yards) against Central Michigan. He posted four tackles in his collegiate debut against Montana State. WHITE KEYS EXPLOSIVE PASSING GAME – Fifth-year senior Blair White leads the Spartans in receptions (64), receiving yards (876) and touchdown catches (8). He also leads the team with 260 yards after the catch (YAC). His eight TD receptions (tied for fourth), 64 catches (tied for sixth) and 876 receiving yards (ninth) rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in Michigan State history. Fortyone of his 64 catches (64 percent) have produced either a first down or a score, including 14 gains of 20 or more yards. He has led the team in receptions in eight of 12 games this season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound White ranks among the Big Ten leaders in TD receptions (first), receiving yards (third at 73.0 per game) and receptions (fourth at 5.3 per game). He also is listed among the NCAA leaders in both receiving yards (No. 39) and receptions (No. 40). His 9-yard TD reception from Kirk Cousins on a third-and-goal play midway through the fourth quarter gave Michigan State a 37-34 lead at Purdue. White paced the Spartans with six catches for 70 yards in MSU’s 49-14 victory over Western Michigan.

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES He caught three passes for 95 yards in MSU’s 15-13 loss to No. 7 Iowa, including a 27-yard gain on a hook-and-lateral play late in the fourth quarter and a 25-yard TD grab from Cousins with 1:37 left that gave the Spartans’ a 13-9 lead. White, who set career highs for receptions (12) and receiving yards (186) and matched his career-best with two touchdown receptions in the Spartans’ 24-14 Homecoming victory over Northwestern, was selected Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week. He shared the honor with Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell. In addition to his selection as Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, White was named National Wide Receiver of the Week (shared honor with Bowling Green’s Freddie Barnes) by the College Football Performance Awards. His 12 catches (fourth) and 186 receiving yards (10th) rank among the top single-game totals in Spartan history. In addition, his 186 receiving yards are the highest single-game figure in the Big Ten and the 22nd-best single-game total in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision this season. White scored on TD grabs of 22 and 47 yards from Cousins in the third quarter against the Wildcats. It marked White’s third 100-yard receiving game of the season and the fifth of his career. White led the Spartans with four catches for 50 yards in Michigan State’s 24-14 victory at Illinois, including three grabs that resulted in first downs. He led the team with six receptions for 49 yards in MSU’s 26-20 overtime victory over No. 22 Michigan. White caught six passes for 75 yards and two scores in MSU’s 33-30 loss at Notre Dame. He scored on a 30-yard pass from wide receiver Keshawn Martin in the second quarter and a 17yard strike from Cousins in the fourth quarter that gave the Spartans a 30-26 lead. The Saginaw, Mich., native recorded back-to-back 100-yard receiving games against Montana State (nine catches for 162 yards and two TDs) and Central Michigan (seven for 105). White scored on TD grabs of 15 and 24 yards from Cousins in the season opener against the Bobcats, and almost one-third of his receiving yards (51 of 162) came after the catch. A former walk-on, White has 110 career receptions for 1,560 yards (14.2 avg.) and nine TDs. He has caught at least one pass in 23 consecutive games. COUSINS OFF TO A SOLID START – Sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins ranks second in the Big Ten and No. 23 in the NCAA in passing efficiency with his 145.2 rating. In 11 starts, Cousins has completed 185-of-301 throws (.615) for 2,460 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His seven 200-yard passing games (tied for third), 2,502 total yards (fifth), 145.2 passing efficiency rating (sixth), 185 pass completions (seventh), 2,460 passing yards (seventh), 301 pass attempts (eighth) and 18 TD passes (tied for eighth) rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in Spartan history. He also ranks among the Big Ten leaders in passing yards (sixth at 205.0 yards per game) and total offense (seventh at 208.5 ypg.). Cousins ranks among NCAA FBS active leaders in passing efficiency (eighth with 145.3 career rating) and completion percentage (16th at 63.1). The 6-foot-3, 202-pound Cousins recorded his fifth-consecutive 200-yard passing game and his seventh of the season, throwing for 208 yards and three TDs at Purdue as Michigan State rallied for an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 40-37 victory. He completed scoring passes of 4 yards to Andrew Hawken, 73 yards to B.J. Cunningham and 9 yards to Blair White.

UPDATED MSU RECORD BOOK CAREER RECORDS TACKLES 1. Dan Bass 2. Percy Snow 3. Ike Reese 4. Josh Thornhill 5. Chuck Bullough 6. Ronald Stanley 7. Sorie Kanu 8. Aric Morris 9. Greg Jones Thomas Wright

541 473 420 395 391 368 365 350 346 346

1976-79 1986-89 1994-97 1998-2001 1988-91 2001-04 1995-98 1996-99 2007-09 1999-2002

TACKLES FOR LOSS 1. Julian Peterson 2. Larry Bethea 3. Travis Davis 4. Robaire Smith 5. Greg Jones

48 43 39 38 36

1998-99 1975-77 1986-89 1997-99 2007-09

370 334

2006-09 2001-04

EXTRA POINTS 1. Brett Swenson (162 att.) 160 2. Dave Rayner (151) 148

2006-09 2001-04

FIELD GOALS 1. Brett Swenson (89 att.) 2. Dave Rayner (90)

70 62

2006-09 2001-04

FIELD-GOAL PERCENTAGE 1. Paul Edinger (46-58) .793 2. Brett Swenson (70-89) .787 3. John Langeloh (57-79) .722

1996-99 2006-09 1987-90

TOTAL POINTS SCORED 1. Brett Swenson 2. Dave Rayner

PUNTING AVERAGE 1. Greg Montgomery 2. Brandon Fields 3. Ralf Mojsiejenko 4. Ray Stachowicz 5. Craig Jarrett 6. John Pingel 7. Aaron Bates 8. Josh Butland 9. Jason Daily 10. Paul Edinger

45.2 45.0 43.8 43.3 42.9 42.1 41.2 40.7 40.4 40.0

1985-87 2003-06 1981-84 1977-80 1998-2001 1937-38 2007-09 1988-91 2002 1996-99

PUNTING YARDS 1. Ralf Mojsiejenko 2. Craig Jarrett 3. Ray Stachowicz 4. Brandon Fields 5. Josh Butland 6. Greg Montgomery 7. Aaron Bates

12,220 10,255 9,960 9,405 9,029 8,318 8,161

1981-84 1998-2001 1977-80 2003-06 1988-91 1985-87 2007-09

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES UPDATED MSU RECORD BOOK SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS PASS ATTEMPTS 1. Jeff Smoker 2. Brian Hoyer 3. Bill Burke 4. Drew Stanton 5. Brian Hoyer 6. Jim Miller 7. Bill Burke 8. Kirk Cousins

488 376 358 354 353 336 312 301

2003 2007 1998 2005 2008 1993 1999 2009

PASS COMPLETIONS 1. Jeff Smoker 2. Drew Stanton 3. Brian Hoyer 4. Jim Miller 5. Dave Yarema 6. Bill Burke 7. Kirk Cousins

302 236 223 215 200 195 185

2003 2005 2007 1993 1986 1998 2009

PASS COMPLETION PERCENTAGE 1. Dave Yarema (200-297) .673 2. Drew Stanton (236-354) .667 3. Drew Stanton (141-220) .641 4. Jim Miller (215-336) .640 5. Jim Miller (122-191) .639 6. Dan Enos (153-240) .638 7. Jeff Smoker (166-262) .634 8. Todd Schultz (52-83) .627 9. Dan Enos (137-220) .623 10. Todd Schultz (130-209) .622 Kirk Cousins (185-301) .615

1986 2005 2004 1993 1992 1989 2001 1995 1990 1996 2009

PASSING YARDS 1. Jeff Smoker 2. Drew Stanton 3. Brian Hoyer 4. Bill Burke 5. Dave Yarema 6. Jeff Smoker 7. Kirk Cousins

3,395 3,077 2,725 2,595 2,581 2,579 2,460

2003 2005 2007 1998 1986 2001 2009

22 21 21 20 20 20 19 18 18

2005 2003 2001 2007 1999 1978 1998 2009 1997

PASSING EFFICIENCY RATING 1. Jeff Smoker 166.4 2. Dave Yarema 154.1 3. Drew Stanton 153.4 4. Jim Ninowski 150.8 5. Tom Yewcic 150.6 6. Kirk Cousins 145.2 7. Tony Banks 143.1 8. Jimmy Raye 140.0 9. Ed Smith 139.0 10. Bobby McAllister 138.8

2001 1986 2005 1957 1952 2009 1994 1966 1978 1988

TOUCHDOWN PASSES 1. Drew Stanton 2. Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker 4. Brian Hoyer Bill Burke Ed Smith 7. Bill Burke 8. Kirk Cousins Todd Schultz

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Cousins completed 88 percent (22 of 25) of his passes for a career-best 353 yards and two TDs in Michigan State’s 49-14 victory over Western Michigan. His 353 passing yards rank as the seventh-best single-game total in Spartan history. It also marked Cousins’ fourth-straight 200-yard passing game and his sixth of the season, as he eclipsed the 2,000-yard milestone. He completed passes to eight different receivers, including scoring strikes of 13 yards to Garrett Celek and 48 yards to Keshawn Martin. His 233.0 passing efficiency rating against Western Michigan is the best single-game figure in the Big Ten and the 22nd-highest single-game total posted in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision this season. The Holland, Mich., native connected on 21-of-35 passes for 236 yards, two TDs and an interception at Minnesota. He completed throws to nine different receivers, and his 35 pass attempts matched his career high (vs. Notre Dame, 2009). Against the Golden Gophers, Cousins threw TD passes of 26 yards to Brian Linthicum and 11 yards to Dion Sims. He hit 16-of-32 throws for 225 yards and a score, in Michigan State’s 15-13 loss to No. 7 Iowa. Cousins compiled those numbers against an Iowa defensive unit that entered the game ranked second in the NCAA in pass defense, allowing just 167 yards per game. He threw for 143 yards in the second half against the Hawkeyes, and his 30-yard TD strike to White gave the Spartans a 13-9 lead with 1:37 left in the game. In MSU’s 24-14 Homecoming victory over Northwestern, Cousins completed 21-of-31 passes for 281 yards, including TD strikes of 22 and 47 yards to White. Cousins accounted for 227 total yards in MSU’s 26-20 overtime victory over No. 22 Michigan. He hit 15-of-21 throws for 152 yards and two interceptions against the Wolverines. He also led the team in rushing, gaining 75 yards on seven carries. Cousins produced runs of 19 and 41 yards against the Wolverines. He recorded his second-straight 200-yard passing game, completing 17-of-34 passes for 201 yards, two TDs and an interception in the Big Ten opener at Wisconsin. Cousins completed scoring tosses of 14 yards to Mark Dell and 20 yards to Cunningham. He completed 23-of-35 throws for 302 yards, one TD and one interception in MSU’s 33-30 loss at Notre Dame. Cousins set career highs for completions and attempts against the Irish. His 302 passing yards mark the third-best single-game total by a Spartan quarterback against Notre Dame (Drew Stanton - 327 in 2005; Ed Smith - 306 in 1978). Cousins hit 13-of-18 passes for 164 yards and a score in MSU’s 29-27 loss to Central Michigan. With the score tied at 20, he went 5-for-5 for 59 yards on a 13-play, 80-yard drive as the Spartans took a 27-20 lead on his 35-yard TD strike to Cunningham with 7:33 left in the game. In his first career start, Cousins completed 10-of-17 throws for 183 yards and a career-best three scores against Montana State in the 2009 season and home opener. He completed TD strikes of 29 yards to Cunningham, and 15 and 24 yards to White. He connected on 7-of-11 passes for 118 yards and two TDs in the first half against the Bobcats.

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES MARTIN SHOWCASES HIS ALL-PURPOSE SKILLS – In his last four games, sophomore Keshawn Martin has produced 805 all-purpose yards, averaging 201.3 yards per game during the stretch. Martin is the only NCAA FBS player this season who has recorded 80-yard scoring plays in three different ways: 84-yard run vs. Minnesota, 91-yard reception from Keith Nichol vs. Wisconsin and 93-yard kickoff return vs. Minnesota. He produced 146 all-purpose yards in the regular-season finale against No. 13 Penn State, including two receptions for 74 yards and three kickoff returns for 72 yards. Martin scored on a 71-yard bomb from Nichol late in the fourth quarter against the Nittany Lions. He accounted for 236 all-purpose yards at Purdue, as Michigan State rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 40-37 victory. It marked the second time this season that Martin gained more than 200 all-purpose yards. Against the Boilermakers, he had two touches in the fourth quarter that resulted in 130 yards. Following a blocked field goal, his 45-yard run to the Purdue 9 set up Kirk Cousins’ third touchdown pass as MSU took a 37-34 lead with 6:59 left in the game. After the Boilermakers tied the score at 37 on Carson Wiggs’ 49-yard field goal with 2:38 to play, Martin returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards to the Purdue 11 to set up Brett Swenson’s 21-yard game-winning field goal. Martin returned five kickoffs for 166 yards against Purdue, averaging 33.2 yards per return. His 166 kickoff return yards rank as the seventh-best single-game total in school history. He also led the team in rushing against the Boilermakers, with 70 yards on just three carries (23.3 avg.). The former high school quarterback generated 139 all-purpose yards in MSU’s 49-14 non-conference win over Western Michigan. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Martin was selected Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after accounting for a career-best 284 all-purpose yards and two TDs in the Spartans’ 42-34 loss at Minnesota. His 284 all-purpose yards rank as the sixth-best single-game total in Spartan history. In addition, Martin’s 284 all-purpose yards are the highest single-game figure in the Big Ten and the 22nd-best single-game total in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision this season. In addition to his selection as Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, Martin was named Kickoff Returner of the Week (shared honor with six other players) by the College Football Performance Awards. He returned four kickoffs for 176 yards (44.0 avg.) against the Golden Gophers, scoring on a 93-yard runback to open the second half. His 176 kickoff return yards are the third-highest single-game total in school history. It also marked MSU’s first kickoff return for a TD since Demond Williams took the opening kickoff 98 yards against Indiana in 2005. Later in the third quarter, Martin scored on an 84-yard reverse as the Spartans cut their deficit to 28-24. He also had two catches for 22 yards and returned one punt for 2 yards against Minnesota. Martin set career highs for receptions (4), receiving yards (139) and TD receptions (2) in MSU’s 38-30 loss at Wisconsin. He scored the first TDs of his career on grabs of 15 and 91 yards from Keith Nichol in the fourth quarter. His 91-yard TD reception marked the second-longest passing play in Spartan history (school-record 93-yarder from Tony Banks to Nigea Carter vs. Indiana in 1994). It also ranks as the eighth-longest passing play recorded in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision this season. Martin averaged 34.8 yards per catch while recording the first 100-yard receiving game of his career.

UPDATED MSU RECORD BOOK SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS RECEPTIONS 1. Devin Thomas 2. Charles Rogers 3. Charles Rogers 4. Plaxico Burress 5. Plaxico Burress 6. Blair White Kerry Reed

79 68 67 66 65 64 64

2007 2002 2001 1999 1998 2009 2006

1,470 1,351 1,260 1,142 1,080 1,013 966 961 876

2001 2002 2007 1999 1989 1998 1986 1988 2009

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 1. Charles Rogers 14 2. Charles Rogers 13 3. Plaxico Burress 12 4. Blair White 8 Devin Thomas 8 Plaxico Burress 8 Andre Rison 8 Bob Carey 8

2001 2002 1999 2009 2007 1998 1988 1949

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 1. Drew Stanton 2. Jeff Smoker 3. Brian Hoyer 4. Jeff Smoker 5. Kirk Cousins

2005 2003 2007 2001 2009

RECEIVING YARDS 1. Charles Rogers 2. Charles Rogers 3. Devin Thomas 4. Plaxico Burress 5. Courtney Hawkins 6. Plaxico Burress 7. Andre Rison 8. Andre Rison 9. Blair White

3,415 3,279 2,620 2,521 2,502

TOTAL OFFENSE YEARDS PER ATTEMPT 1. Kirk Cousins 7.65 2. Jeff Smoker 7.35 3. Drew Stanton 7.24 4. Drew Stanton 7.19 5. Charlie Baggett 7.08 6. Todd Schultz 7.07 7. Ed Smith 7.00

2009 2001 2004 2005 1974 1996 1978

TACKLES 1. Chuck Bullough 2. Percy Snow 3. Chuck Bullough Percy Snow 5. Dan Bass 6. Shane Bullough 7. Ty Hallock 8. Greg Jones

1991 1989 1990 1988 1979 1985 1992 2009

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES UPDATED MSU RECORD BOOK SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS SACKS 1. Larry Bethea 2. Julian Peterson 3. Robaire Smith Travis Davis Kelly Quinn 6. Jonal Saint-Dic Greg Taplin Julian Peterson Kelly Quinn 10. Greg Jones Courtney Ledyard Larry Bethea

16 15 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 9 9 9

1977 1999 1997 1987 1984 2007 2003 1998 1983 2009 1996 1976

EXTRA POINTS 1. Brett Swenson 2. Morten Andersen 3. John Langeloh 4. Brett Swenson Paul Edinger

53 52 42 40 40

2007 1978 1989 2009 1999

FIELD GOALS 1. Brett Swenson Dave Rayner Dave Rayner Paul Edinger 5. Paul Edinger 6. Brett Swenson John Langeloh

22 22 22 22 21 18 18

2008 2004 2003 1998 1999 2009 1988

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PASSING YARDS 1. 3,510 3,510 3. 3,254

2003 2001 2009

PASSING YARDS PER GAME 1. 295.5 2. 292.5 3. 271.2 4. 270.0 5. 251.9

2005 2001 2009 2003 1981

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 1. 5,520 2. 5,470 3. 5,418 4. 5,364 5. 5,294 6. 4,885

2004 2005 2007 2001 1978 2009

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS PER GAME 1. 497.3 2. 481.2 3. 460.0 4. 447.0 5. 428.6 6. 416.8 7. 407.1 8. 403.2 9. 403.0 10. 399.6

2005 1978 2004 2001 1952 2007 2009 1948 1951 1996

The Inkster, Mich., native has accounted for a team-leading 1,213 all-purpose yards, averaging 17.8 yards every time he touches the football (68 total touches). In Big Ten games, he ranked third in the league in all-purpose yards, averaging 123.9 per game. Martin ranks third in the Big Ten and seventh in the NCAA, averaging 30.4 yards on 17 kickoff returns. He ranks third on the team in rushing (16 carries for 216 yards) and sixth in receptions (14 for 325 yards). His 169 yards after the catch (YAC) rank second on the team. Eight of his 14 receptions (57 percent) have resulted in either a first down or a TD. NICHOL PROVIDES A SPARK OFF THE BENCH – Red-shirt sophomore quarterback Keith Nichol came off the bench in eight of the 12 regularseason games (DNP vs. Northwestern and Iowa due to an elbow injury; DNP at Purdue) and accounted for 885 total yards. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Nichol has completed 49-of-91 passes (.538) for 764 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. In the regular-season finale against No. 13 Penn State, Nichol hit 4-of-5 passes for 84 yards in the fourth quarter, including a 71-yard scoring strike to Keshawn Martin with 1:44 left. With Kirk Cousins sidelined with an ankle injury, Nichol made his first career start in a 24-14 victory at Illinois and accounted for 206 total yards. He completed 13-of-25 throws for 179 yards and rushed six times for 27 yards. His 23-yard completion to Mark Dell on a third-and-8 play kept Michigan State’s game-opening drive alive that eventually resulted in a touchdown. Nichol had two fourth-down conversions on the Spartans’ second TD drive, hitting Blair White for a 7-yard gain on fourth-and-3 and running 3 yards on fourth-and-1. He and Cousins combined to throw for 396 yards at Wisconsin, tying for the second-highest total in school history (396 yards vs. Purdue, 1998). Nichol hit 7-of-12 passes for a career-best 195 yards, two TDs and two interceptions against the Badgers. He completed TD strikes of 15 and 91 yards to Martin in the fourth quarter. His 91-yard bomb to Martin ranks as the second-longest passing play in Spartan history (school-record 93-yarder from Tony Banks to Nigea Carter vs. Indiana in 1994), and it also ranks as the ninth-longest passing play recorded in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision this season. Nichol’s 216.5 passing efficiency rating against Wisconsin ranks as the 44th-highest single-game figure posted in the NCAA FBS this season. In his Spartan debut against Montana State, Nichol completed 9-of-18 throws for 135 yards and two TDs (26 yards to Dion Sims and 3 yards to Brian Linthicum). FRESHMEN BACKS PACE SPARTAN GROUND ATTACK – True freshmen Larry Caper and Edwin Baker have combined to rush for 773 yards in 2009, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Caper, who earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors from Sporting News and ESPN.com, leads the team in carries (109), rushing yards (443) and rushing touchdowns (6). He rushed 16 times for a season-high 95 yards in MSU’s 24-14 victory at Illinois, including a 17yard TD run. Caper scored two rushing TDs each against Michigan and Notre Dame. His 23-yard TD run around right end on a third-and-8 play gave the Spartans a 26-20 overtime win over the Wolverines. The Battle Creek, Mich., native also has three receptions for 47 yards (15.7 avg.). The 5-9, 200-pound Baker ranks second on the team in rushing attempts (73) and yards (330). After playing in only one of the first six games, he has greatly expanded his role during the second half of the season, averaging 50.5 rushing yards over the last six games. Baker has led the team in rushing in three of the last six games, setting season highs for carries (15) and rushing yards (78) in Michigan State’s 49-14 victory over Western Michigan. He rushed 11 times for 68 yards against No. 7 Iowa. Baker has accounted for 410 all-purpose yards (six receptions for 42 yards and two kickoff returns for 38 yards).

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES TIGHT ENDS PRODUCTIVE IN SPARTAN PASSING GAME – The tight end position has played an important role in the development of Michigan State’s explosive passing game. Junior Charlie Gantt (20 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns) and red-shirt sophomore Brian Linthicum (20 for 266 and two scores) are tied for fourth on the team in receptions. Dion Sims, a Big Ten All-Freshman selection by Sporting News and Rivals. com, has 11 receptions for 133 yards and three TDs, while sophomore Garrett Celek has three grabs for 33 yards and one score. That quartet has combined for 54 receptions, 746 yards and eight TDs. SWENSON VOTED TEAM MVP AFTER REWRITING SPARTAN RECORD BOOK – Senior Brett Swenson, who already ranks as Michigan State’s all-time leader in scoring (370 career points), field goals (70 made) and extra points (160 made), was named recipient of the Governor’s Award as the team’s most valuable player. His selection marks the first time in the 79-year history of the award that a placekicker earned the team’s top individual honor. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Swenson ranks second among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision active players in scoring and field goals (tied with UCLA’s Kai Forbath). He also ranks among the Big Ten’s all-time leaders in kick scoring (second), field goals (fourth), total points (fifth) and extra points (seventh). His .787 career field-goal percentage ranks second in Spartan history.

2009 DEFENSIVE LEADERBOARD Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Player ........................ Production Points LB Greg Jones .................................... 282 LB Eric Gordon ................................... 175 CB Chris L. Rucker ............................. 140 DE Trevor Anderson ........................... 132 DE Colin Neely ..................................... 98 FS Danny Fortener ............................... 82 LB Brandon Denson ............................. 81 FS Trenton Robinson ............................ 79 DT Jerel Worthy .................................... 75 CB Jeremy Ware................................... 73 DE Johnathan Strayhorn ...................... 57 DT Kevin Pickelman.............................. 50

SPARTAN STREAKS Consecutive Games Started Eric Gordon, LB Greg Jones, LB Rocco Cironi, OT Charlie Gantt, TE Blair White, WR Trevor Anderson, DE Brendon Moss, OT/OG Colin Neely, DE Jeremy Ware, CB

26 26 25 25 16 14 12 12 12

Swenson, a first-team All-Big Ten selection and Lou Groza Award semifinalist, leads the conference in kick scoring (7.8 points per game), field goals (1.5 made per game) and field-goal percentage (.900). He leads the team in scoring with 94 points, converting 18-of-20 field-goal attempts and 40-of-41 extra-point tries. His 40 extra points (tied for fourth) and 18 field goals (tied for sixth) rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in Spartan history. Swenson made nine consecutive field goals during one six-game stretch (Sept. 26 Wisconsin-Oct. 31 Minnesota). Swenson, who connected on all four of his field-goal attempts at Purdue, including a 21-yard game-winner, was selected Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. It marked the fourth time in his career that Swenson has earned conference weekly honors. In addition to his selection as Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, he was named National Placekicker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards and one of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week. He matched his career highs with 16 points and four field goals against the Boilermakers. Swenson hit a 28-yard field goal late in the second quarter and a pair of career-long 52-yarders in the third quarter. Keshawn Martin’s 85-yard kickoff return to the Purdue 11-yard line set up his game-winning field goal with 1:51 left. It marked Swenson’s third career game-winning kick (2006 vs. Northwestern and 2008 vs. Wisconsin). The Pompano Beach, Fla., native kicked seven extra points in a 49-14 victory over Western Michigan to become Michigan State’s all-time leader, breaking the record previously held by Dave Rayner (148 PATs made, 2001-04). Swenson tallied 10 points at Minnesota, hitting a pair of 20-yard field goals and all four extrapoint attempts.

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES 2009 HONORARY CAPTAINS Game.............................................. Honorary Captain Montana State .......................................... Ted Guthard Central Michigan................................... Mark Brammer Notre Dame .................................................Aric Morris Wisconsin ..................................................Ken Mannie Michigan ......................................................John Miller Illinois...................................................... Ervin Baldwin Northwestern ...................................... Dan Underwood Iowa ..................................................... Julian Peterson Minnesota ............................................ George Cooper Western Michigan ...................................... Al Fracassa Purdue ............................................... Bobby McAllister Penn State ...................................... Joe DeLamielleure

He accounted for seven points in MSU’s 15-13 loss to No. 7 Iowa to become the school’s all-time leading scorer, breaking the mark previously held by Rayner (334 points). Swenson also became MSU’s all-time leader in field goals, hitting from 34 and 23 yards against the Hawkeyes. With his 34-yard field goal in the first quarter, he broke the school record that he previously shared with Rayner (62 made). He scored eight points in Michigan State’s 26-20 overtime win over No. 22 Michigan, hitting 2-of-2 field-goal attempts (from 26 and 24 yards) and both extra-point tries. Swenson accounted for 11 points in MSU’s season-opening 44-3 victory over Montana State, hitting 2-of-2 field-goal attempts and all five PATs. With his first two extra points against Notre Dame, Swenson tied Rayner’s (2003-04) school record with 76 consecutive PATs; however, his third attempt was blocked by the Irish. BATES IMPACTS FIELD POSITION – Junior Aaron Bates ranks seventh in the Big Ten and No. 50 in the NCAA in punting with his 41.4yard average. Twenty-one of his 59 punts (36 percent) this season have been downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Bates also has hit 13 punts 50 or more yards, including a season-long 59-yarder at Illinois. The 6-foot, 192-pound Bates averaged 43.5 yards on four punts at Minnesota, including a 51yarder. He averaged 42.8 yards on six punts against No. 7 Iowa, including two kicks downed inside the Hawkeye 20 in the first half. Bates averaged 38.1 yards on seven punts at Illinois, including three kicks placed inside the Illini 20. On two of those three possessions that started inside its own 20, Illinois went three-and-out. He averaged 43.0 yards on three punts against No. 22 Michigan, including two kicks downed inside the Wolverine 10-yard line. Bates averaged 45.0 yards on three punts at Notre Dame, including two kicks downed inside the Irish 20-yard line. He averaged 45.6 yards on five punts against Central Michigan, including four kicks downed inside the Chippewa 20. He ranks among MSU’s all-time leaders in punting average (seventh at 41.2) and punting yards (seventh at 8,161). Bates has placed 66 of his 199 career punts (33 percent) inside the opponent’s 20. EIGHT SPARTANS PARTICIPATE IN FALL COMMENCEMENT – Eight members of the 2009 Spartan football team participated in fall commencement ceremonies, conducted Dec. 11-12 on the Michigan State University campus: offensive tackle Rocco Cironi (interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources), linebacker Adam Decker (finance), safety Danny Fortener (interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources), fullback Andrew Hawken (supply chain management), running back A.J. Jimmerson (sociology), offensive guard Brendon Moss (crop and soil science), center Joel Nitchman (criminal justice) and cornerback Jeremy Ware (interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources). In just three seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio, 35 Spartans have earned their undergraduate degrees.

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES WHITE NAMED FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN – Michigan State fifth-year senior wide receiver Blair White has been named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). White becomes MSU’s first Academic All-American since center Chris Morris and quarterback Drew Stanton earned second-team honors in 2005 and the program’s first first-team selection since safety Steve Wasylk in 1993. White, who graduated last May with a 3.89 grade-point average in human biology, began pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science – human resources this fall. He already has been accepted into the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry. To be eligible for the Academic All-America Team, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his career. He also must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing. In addition to White, two other Michigan State fifth-year seniors – linebacker Adam Decker and fullback Andrew Hawken – were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Football Team, as selected by CoSIDA. White earned a spot on the Academic All-District 4 First Team, while Decker (finance, 3.62) and Hawken (supply chain management, 3.44) garnered second-team honors. ELEVEN SPARTANS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONORS – Eleven Michigan State football players have been named to the 2009 Academic All-Big Ten Team: junior punter Aaron Bates, junior fullback Nick Bendzuck, sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins, fifth-year senior linebacker Adam Decker, red-shirt freshman offensive tackle John Deyo, sophomore offensive guard Joel Foreman, fifth-year senior fullback Andrew Hawken, red-shirt sophomore tight end Brian Linthicum, red-shirt sophomore quarterback Keith Nichol, red-shirt freshman offensive guard Ethan Ruhland and fifth-year senior wide receiver Blair White. To be eligible for the Academic All-Big Ten Team, a student-athlete must be a letterwinner in his second academic year and carry at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale). Michigan State’s list of honorees includes six multi-year selections. Hawken and White have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team for the fourth-straight year. Decker is featured on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for the third time in his career, while Bates, Cousins and Foreman have made the honor roll for the second year in a row. In the first three seasons under Coach Dantonio, 30 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten, including 11 selections each in 2008 and 2009. 2009 Academic All-Big Ten Team Name (Hometown) Aaron Bates (New Concord, Ohio) Nick Bendzuck (Strongsville, Ohio) Kirk Cousins (Holland, Mich.) Adam Decker (Rochester Hills, Mich.) John Deyo (Battle Creek, Mich.) Joel Foreman (Highland, Mich.) Andrew Hawken (Grandville, Mich.) Brian Linthicum (Charlottesville, Va.) Keith Nichol (Lowell, Mich.) Ethan Ruhland (Lake Orion, Mich.) Blair White (Saginaw, Mich.)

Academic Major (GPA) general management (3.95) finance (3.11) kinesiology (3.74) finance (3.62) general management (3.15) criminal justice (3.06) supply chain management (3.44) general management (3.06) general business administration/pre-law (3.55) human biology (3.45) human biology (3.89)

2009 SPARTANS OF THE WEEK Game.......................................... Players of the Week Montana State .............................Blair White (Offense) ...................................................Greg Jones (Defense) ................................... Jesse Johnson (Special Teams) Central Michigan....................................None Selected Notre Dame ...........................................None Selected Wisconsin ..............................................None Selected Michigan ..................................................Team Awards Illinois......................................... Larry Caper (Offense) ............................................ Danny Fortener (Defense) ..................................Andre Anderson (Special Teams) Northwestern ...............................Blair White (Offense) ...................................................Greg Jones (Defense) ..............................Ashton Henderson (Special Teams) Iowa .......................................................None Selected Minnesota ..............................................None Selected Western Michigan .. Kirk Cousins/Ashton Leggett (Offense) ...................................................Greg Jones (Defense) ..................................Alex Shackleton (Special Teams) Purdue ................................ Keshawn Martin (Offense) .............................................Chris L. Rucker (Defense) .................................... Brett Swenson (Special Teams) Penn State .............................................None Selected

2009 SCOUT TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Game.......................................... Players of the Week Montana State .......................Henry Conway (Offense) ..............................................Jeremy Gainer (Defense) ....................................Nick Bendzuck (Special Teams) Central Michigan....................................None Selected Notre Dame ...........................................None Selected Wisconsin ..............................................None Selected Michigan ....................................... Nate Klatt (Offense) ..............................................Cameron Jude (Defense) ....................................Nick Bendzuck (Special Teams) Illinois......................................Mitchell White (Offense) ...................................................Dana Dixon (Defense) .................................... Kyler Elsworth (Special Teams) Northwestern .......................Chris McDonald (Offense) ............................................. Steve Gardiner (Defense) ................................... Adam Setterbo (Special Teams) Iowa .......................................................None Selected Minnesota ..............................................None Selected Western Michigan .............Micajah Reynolds (Offense) ................................................ Danny Folino (Defense) ...................................... Patrick White (Special Teams) Purdue ................................ Andrew Maxwell (Offense) ............................................. Blake Pacheco (Defense) ......................................David Spears (Special Teams) Penn State .............................................None Selected

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES SPARTANS IN THE NFL Michigan State had 21 former players listed on opening-day rosters for National Football League teams in 2009. Here’s a complete list of Spartans currently playing in the NFL (opening-day rosters as of Monday, Sept. 7):

2009 CAPTAINS ELECTED – Senior cornerback Ross Weaver, senior wide receiver Blair White, junior linebacker Greg Jones and sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins were elected to serve as Michigan State’s captains for the 2009 season. Following a nomination process, members of the team and coaching staff submitted final ballots on Thursday, Aug. 27. Cousins became only the second sophomore to be named captain in 113 seasons, joining center Robert McCurry who was selected in 1949. In addition, McCurry is MSU’s only three-time captain (1947-47-48).

Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason DT Brandon McKinney Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad

OPENING-DAY STARTING LINEUP FEATURED FIVE FIRST-TIME STARTERS – Michigan State’s starting lineup for the 2009 season and home opener against Montana State featured five first-time starters, including three on the offensive side of the football and two on defense.

Chicago Bears TE Kellen Davis Cincinnati Bengals C Kyle Cook DT Domata Peko

First-time starters on offense included: right guard Jared McGaha (6-6, 298, So.), quarterback Kirk Cousins (6-3, 202, So.) and running back Caulton Ray (5-9, 195, R-Fr.). First-time starters on defense included: defensive tackle Jerel Worthy (6-3, 292, R-Fr.) and linebacker Brandon Denson (5-11, 230, Sr.-5). In addition, Brendon Moss (6-7, 284, Sr.-5) made just his second career start, his first at right tackle.

Cleveland Browns DL Robaire Smith Dallas Cowboys OT Flozell Adams

YOUTH IS SERVED – No fewer than 15 true and red-shirt freshmen saw action in Michigan State’s 2009 season and home opener against Montana State. Here’s a complete breakdown of true and red-shirt freshmen that made their Spartan debuts Sept. 5 against the Bobcats:

Denver Broncos S Renaldo Hill Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson QB Drew Stanton

True Freshmen (4): RB Edwin Baker, RB Larry Caper, LB Chris Norman and TE Dion Sims. Red-shirt Freshmen (11): K Dan Conroy, OG John Deyo, LB Steve Gardiner, DE Tyler Hoover, OG Chris McDonald, RB Caulton Ray, C Ethan Ruhland, LB Drew Stevens, LB Brynden Trawick, WR Myles White and DT Jerel Worthy.

Miami Dolphins P Brandon Fields New England Patriots TE Chris Baker QB Brian Hoyer

SPARTANS PICKED THIRD IN BIG TEN PRESEASON POLL – Michigan State was picked to finish third in the 2009 Big Ten football race, behind Ohio State and Penn State, according to the conference’s preseason media poll released July 27.

New York Jets S Eric Smith

2008 SEASON RECAP – Michigan State, which won nine regular-season games for the first time since 1999 and made its first New Year’s Day bowl appearance in nine years, finished No. 24 in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY Polls.

Oakland Raiders C Chris Morris St. Louis Rams DT Clifton Ryan San Diego Chargers DL Ogemdi Nwagbuo

Despite a 24-12 loss to Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl, the 9-4 Spartans earned a Top 25 national ranking for the 10th time in the last 11 weeks, including the last eight in a row. Michigan State finished third in the Big Ten standings at 6-2 – its highest finish in the league standings since tying for second place in 1999 (6-2). The Spartans’ only conference losses came against 2008 Big Ten co-champions Penn State and Ohio State.

Tennessee Titans RB Javon Ringer DT Kevin Vickerson Washington Redskins WR Devin Thomas One former Michigan State players also was listed on NFL practice squads (as of Monday, Sept. 7): Chicago Bears DE Ervin Baldwin

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES MSU ADDS “SILVER LINING” DECAL TO ITS HELMETS – For the 2009 football season, Michigan State has affixed a silver outline of the state of Michigan emblem to the back of its football helmets. The placement of “The Silver Lining” decals on the helmets is intended to demonstrate that Michigan State University is committed to ensuring a bright future for the residents of our state. The concept for the helmet sticker originated with a suggestion from Spartan head football coach Mark Dantonio to MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis. “Given the challenging economic conditions that we face in the state of Michigan, we wanted to show support for the residents and businesses in our home state and encourage everyone to unite for our common good,” Dantonio said. “The emblem reminds all of us of MSU’s positive role in the social, cultural and economic health of the state,” Hollis said. Back in the 1980s, then-Iowa head football coach Hayden Fry placed an ANF (America Needs Farmers) sticker on the Hawkeyes’ helmets to draw attention to the challenges facing the American Farmer. Today, the future of the American auto industry is one of the key elements to the resurgence of Michigan’s economy. In order to show support during these challenging times for the auto industry, Michigan State University has extended its long-standing corporate partnership with General Motors by offering to waive GM’s annual sponsorship fee for 2009-10. “Our original concept for a helmet emblem was specific to the auto industry, but it evolved to something that would be inclusive and supportive of the entire state of Michigan,” Hollis said. “The way that the Spartan basketball team, led by head coach Tom Izzo, brought the state together during its run to the 2009 NCAA Final Four at Detroit’s Ford Field is a prime example of the positive impact that Spartan Athletics can provide for our state. Another example of MSU’s commitment is our recent announcement of the ‘Celebrate the State’ football series with Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan. The Silver Lining decals help promote the University’s dedication to all the citizens of Michigan.” 2009 OPPONENTS UPDATE – Date vs. MSU Opponent Sept. 5 Montana State (7-4) Sept. 12 Central Michigan (11-2) Sept. 19 Notre Dame (6-6) Sept. 26 @ Wisconsin (9-3) Oct. 3 Michigan (5-7) Oct. 10 @ Illinois (3-9) Oct. 17 Northwestern (8-4) Oct. 24 Iowa (10-2) Oct. 31 @ Minnesota (6-6) Nov. 7 Western Michigan (5-7) Nov. 14 @ Purdue (5-7) Nov. 21 Penn State (10-2)

2009 SPARTAN NETWORK RADIO AFFILIATES City ............................................................Call Letters Alma ................................................WQBX (FM 104.9) Alpena ...............................................WATZ (AM 1450) Ann Arbor.......................................... WLBY (AM 1290) Bad Axe ........................................... WLEW (AM 1340) Battle Creek .......................................WBCK (FM 95.3) Benton Harbor .................................WCSY (FM 103.7) Caro ................................................. WKYO (AM 1360) Detroit ....................................................WJR (AM 760) Escanaba......................................... WUPF (FM 107.3) Flint ..................................................WWCK (AM 1570) Gaylord ............................................ WMJZ (FM 101.5) Grand Haven .................................... WGHN (FM 92.1) Grand Rapids ...................................WBBL (FM 107.3) Greenville ....................................... WGLM (FM 106.3) Hastings........................... WBCH (AM 1220/FM 100.1) Holland ............................................WPNW (AM 1260) Iron Mountain.................................... WMIQ (AM 1450) Ishpeming ......................................... WUPG (FM 96.7) Jackson .............................................WIBM (AM 1450) Kalamazoo..........................................WKZO (AM 590) Lansing .............................................. WJIM (AM 1240) ......................................................... WMMQ (FM 94.9) Ludington .......................................... WKLA (AM 1450) Manistee .......................................... WMTE (AM 1340) Marquette .........................................WDMJ (AM 1320) Midland ............................................ WLUN (FM 100.9) Newberry ........................................... WMJT (FM 96.7) Ontonagon .......................................WUPY (FM 101.1) Petoskey ............................................WJML (AM 1110) Port Huron ....................................... WPHM (AM 1380) Saginaw ........................................... WNEM (AM 1250) Sturgis ............................................. WMSH (AM 1230) Tawas City ....................................... WKJC (FM 104.7) Traverse City .................................. WCCW (AM 1310)

2009-10 Bowl Game – GMAC Bowl (Jan. 6 vs. Troy) – Champs Sports Bowl (Dec. 29 vs. Miami-Fla.) – – Outback Bowl (Jan. 1 vs. Auburn) FedEx Orange Bowl (Jan. 5 vs. Georgia Tech) Insight Bowl (Dec. 31 vs. Iowa State) – – Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1 vs. LSU)

Michigan State’s 2009 opponents had a combined record of 79-53 (.598) during the regular season. (Note: Record doesn’t include games played against MSU.) The Spartans went 1-5 in games played against bowl-bound teams.

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES SPARTAN FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESS “Spartan Football All-Access” provides fans with an inside look at the Michigan State football program, headlined by extended analysis from head coach Mark Dantonio and former Spartan quarterback Jim Miller. The show also includes player profiles and features, as well as the launch of a new “Fans Top 10” segment, which allows viewers to interact with the show. Dave Ellis serves as the program’s host. “Spartan Football All-Access” bowl special airs Monday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports Detroit. The program also will air on the Big Ten Network.

MSUSPARTANS.COM MSU’s official athletics Web site, msuspartans.com, is the best source for information on the 2009 Michigan State football team. The site includes bios, notes, updated statistics and features. Live stats via Gametracker and game audio will also be available for all 12 games this season. Multimedia features include videos of press conferences and exclusive interviews through MSU All-Access. All-Access features games streamed live, including football, hockey, men’s/women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. Audio interviews are also available to download at the Michigan State Athletics podcast page, Spartan Sports Podcasts. The podcast channel at iTunes, free of charge, will feature weekly interviews with Spartan coaches and student-athletes, coaches’ weekly radio shows, and radio highlights from Spartan football, men’s and women’s basketball and hockey games.

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SPARTANS FACE ONE OF THE NCAA’S TOUGHEST SCHEDULES – Michigan State’s 2009 schedule ranked among the nation’s most difficult (No. 28), according to NCAA figures. The Spartans’ 12 opponents had a combined record of 70-54 (.565) against other NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Here’s a look at the teams that faced the NCAA’s toughest schedules in 2009: Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.

Team Mississippi State Alabama Oklahoma Florida Oregon Arkansas Arizona Florida State Iowa North Carolina Virginia Tech Oregon State Georgia Texas Baylor Miami-Fla. Louisville Miami-Ohio Clemson Syracuse Auburn Virginia South Carolina Connecticut Minnesota Wisconsin Illinois Michigan State

Combined Opp. Record 78-37 88-50 79-48 84-52 86-54 78-49 79-51 74-48 74-49 67-45 80-54 76-52 74-52 87-62 67-48 71-51 64-46 72-52 76-55 63-46 71-52 64-47 71-53 69-52 70-53 71-54 64-49 70-54

Winning Pct. .678 .638 .622 .618 .614 .614 .608 .607 .602 .598 .597 .594 .587 .584 .583 .582 .582 .581 .580 .578 .577 .577 .573 .570 .569 .568 .566 .565

MAGIC NUMBER 24 – Since 1990, Michigan State is 103-31-1 (.767) when it scores at least 24 points and 18-83-1 (.181) when it scores fewer than 24 points. During that 20-year period, the Spartans have compiled an overall record of 121-114-2 (.515). THE CLOSE CALLS – Over the last three seasons (2007-09), Michigan State has lost 10 games by a combined total of 45 points, including two in overtime (Northwestern and Iowa in 2007). Those 10 games have been decided by seven points or less. SPARTANS TOUGH ON HOME TURF – Spartan Stadium recently completed its 86th season as home to Michigan State football. Michigan State has compiled a 320-142-13 record (.687) since taking up residency in Spartan Stadium in 1923. With its 49-14 victory over No. 4 Wisconsin in the 2004 home finale, Michigan State recorded its 300th win in Spartan Stadium. The Spartans have gone undefeated at home 16 times since the stadium opened, including a perfect 6-0 mark in 1999. It marked Michigan State’s first undefeated home record since 1966 (5-0-1) and its first unbeaten and untied home slate since 1965 (5-0-0).

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES ALWAYS A CROWD FAVORITE – Michigan State has ranked among the NCAA’s top 25 in attendance each of the last 54 seasons, including No. 18 in 2009, averaging 74,741 fans per game. The Spartans ranked No. 16 in the NCAA in total attendance as 523,186 fans went through the turnstiles for seven home games. SPARTAN SINGLE-GAME BESTS UNDER DANTONIO – Here’s a look at the top single-game totals produced by Michigan State during head coach Mark Dantonio’s tenure (2007-09; 38 games): Rushing Yards: 368 vs. Indiana, 2007 Passing Yards: 396 vs. Wisconsin, 2009 Total Yards: 602 vs. Western Michigan, 2009 First Downs: 30 vs. Western Michigan, 2009 Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed: 12 by UAB, 2007 Fewest Passing Yards Allowed: 53 by Iowa, 2007 Fewest Total Yards Allowed: 160 by Montana State, 2009 Fewest First Downs Allowed: 9 by Florida Atlantic, 2008; by Notre Dame and Indiana, 2007 Sacks By: 7 vs. Bowling Green, 2007 Turnovers Forced: 4 vs. Michigan, 2008 Points (Game): 55 vs. UAB, 2007 Points (Half): 45 (1st) vs. UAB, 2007 Points (Quarter): 24 (2nd) vs. UAB and Purdue, 2007 Victory Margin: 41 vs. Montana State, 2009

EAST LANSING RATED AMONG SPORTING NEWS’ BEST SPORTS CITIES East Lansing, Mich., takes its place among the elite of college towns, at No. 44 out of 399 North American cities in Sporting News’ annual Best Sports Cities rankings. Among cities without a professional team in MLB, NHL, NFL or NBA, East Lansing ranks fourth. “Few cities that don’t have a team in a major professional sports league are able to reach as high on our list as East Lansing did, and that’s because of Michigan State basketball and football,” said Sporting News chief of correspondents Bob Hille, who has coordinated the Best Sports City rankings since they were expanded 13 years ago. “We celebrate the Spartans’ successes in cities like East Lansing with this list.” This year’s Best Sports Cities list features almost 400 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada, ranked by a system that assigns points to a variety of categories, including a city’s number of teams, their regular-season won-lost records, playoff berths, bowl appearances and tournament bids, championships, applicable power ratings, fan fervor, attendance and more.

SPARTANS DONATE FOOTBALLS TO OPERATION GRIDIRON AIRLIFT Michigan State has donated game-used footballs, embossed with the Block S, to Operation Gridiron Airlift. The program, organized by retired Master Sgt. Randy Snow of Kalamazoo, Mich., supplies footballs for recreational purposes to service men and women stationed overseas, including Kuwait, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Snow spent 21 years in the Michigan Air National Guard and retired as a member of the Battle Creek ANG Base in 2002. Since 2003, he has covered a number of professional arena and semipro indoor football leagues as well as the Canadian Football League and the newly formed All American Football League for various web sites. The Spartans are one of six college football programs to participate in Operation Gridiron Airlift, joining the Air Force Academy, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Arizona State and Purdue.

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES FUTURE SCHEDULES 2010 Sept. 4 WESTERN MICHIGAN Sept. 11 Florida Atlantic [1] Sept. 18 NOTRE DAME Sept. 25 NORTHERN COLORADO Oct. 2 WISCONSIN Oct. 9 at Michigan Oct. 16 ILLINOIS Oct. 23 at Northwestern Oct. 30 at Iowa Nov. 6 MINNESOTA Nov. 20 PURDUE Nov. 27 at Penn State [1] Ford Field, Detroit, Mich. 2011 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26

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YOUNGSTOWN STATE FLORIDA ATLANTIC at Notre Dame at Ohio State CENTRAL MICHIGAN PURDUE MICHIGAN at Minnesota at Illinois INDIANA at Wisconsin PENN STATE

SPARTAN TRENDS UNDER DANTONIO – Here’s how Michigan State has fared during head coach Mark Dantonio’s tenure (2007-09: 38 games): Games played in Spartan Stadium: Games played on the road/neutral site:

2009 4-3 2-3

Overall 15-6 7-10

When leading at halftime: When trailing at halftime: When tied at halftime:

4-2 2-2 0-2

16-4 4-10 2-2

When scoring first: When opponent scores first:

4-2 2-4

18-6 4-10

When leading after first quarter: When trailing after first quarter: When tied after first quarter:

4-2 1-3 1-1

15-4 2-9 5-3

When leading after three quarters: When trailing after three quarters: When tied after three quarters:

5-3 1-3 0-0

18-3 3-11 1-2

Overtime games:

1-0

1-2

When gaining more first downs than opponent: When gaining fewer first downs than opponent: When gaining same number of first downs as opponent:

4-2 2-3 0-1

15-6 6-9 1-1

When gaining 200+ yards rushing: When opponent gains 200+ yards rushing:

1-0 0-0

8-2 2-5

When outrushing opponent: When being outrushed by opponent:

6-2 0-4

16-6 6-10

When gaining 200+ yards passing: When opponent gains 200+ yards passing:

5-6 3-5

12-11 10-12

When gaining more total yards than opponent: When gaining fewer total yards than opponent:

5-3 1-3

17-7 5-9

When leading in time of possession: When trailing in time of possession: When splitting in time of possession:

5-0 1-6 0-0

15-3 7-12 0-1

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES MICHIGAN STATE DEPTH CHART (AS OF DEC. 18, 2009) SPARTAN OFFENSE X LT LG C RG RT TE

Z QB

FB RB

25 81 57 71 67 68 65 66 64 75 59 76 83 88 85 80 82 87 8 7 10 45 42 4 22 20

SPARTAN DEFENSE

BLAIR WHITE (6-2, 200, Sr.-5) Brad Sonntag (5-8, 177, So.) ROCCO CIRONI (6-6, 309, Sr.-5) John Deyo (6-6, 298, R-Fr.) JOEL FOREMAN (6-4, 306, So.) Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 293, R-Fr.) JOEL NITCHMAN (6-4, 296, Sr.-5) John Stipek (6-5, 306, Jr.) BRENDON MOSS (6-7, 284, Sr.-5) Jared McGaha (6-6, 298, So.) D.J. YOUNG (6-5, 310, Jr.) Mike Schmeding (6-9, 330, Sr.-5) CHARLIE GANTT (6-5, 248, Jr.) Brian Linthicum (6-5, 245, R-So.) Garrett Celek (6-5, 243, So.) OR Dion Sims (6-5, 268, Fr.) KESHAWN MARTIN (5-11, 185, So.) Milton Colbert (6-4, 210, R-Fr.) KIRK COUSINS (6-3, 202, So.) Keith Nichol (6-2, 215, R-So.) Andrew Maxwell (6-3, 190, Fr.) ANDREW HAWKEN (6-2, 248, Sr.-5) Andrew Pendy (6-2, 240, Sr.-5) EDWIN BAKER (5-9, 200, Fr.) OR LARRY CAPER (5-11, 215, Fr.) A.J. Jimmerson (5-10, 205, Sr.-5)

DE

DT NT DE SAM MIKE

WILL FC FS SS BC

58 91 57 99 96 70 93 89 54 43 36 53 55 50 34 10 9 37 39 26 33 11 38 31

TREVOR ANDERSON (6-2, 260, Sr.-5) Tyler Hoover (6-7, 260, R-Fr.) OR Johnathan Strayhorn (6-0, 259, So.) JEREL WORTHY (6-3, 292, R-Fr.) Kevin Pickelman (6-4, 268, So.) OREN WILSON (6-3, 294, Jr.) Blake Treadwell (6-3, 272, Fr.) COLIN NEELY (6-1, 248, Jr.) David Rolf (6-4, 228, So.) ERIC GORDON (6-0, 228, Jr.) Jon Misch (6-3, 207, Jr.) GREG JONES (6-1, 228, Jr.) Adam Decker (6-3, 238, Sr.-5) Steve Gardiner (6-1, 216, R-Fr.) BRANDON DENSON (5-11, 230, Sr.-5) Chris Norman (6-1, 215, Fr.) JEREMY WARE (5-11, 188, Sr.-5) Ross Weaver (6-1, 203, Sr.-5) TRENTON ROBINSON (5-10, 190, So.) Jesse Johnson (5-10, 188, Jr.) DANNY FORTENER (6-1, 205, Sr.-5) Marcus Hyde (6-0, 206, Jr.) KENDELL DAVIS-CLARK (6-0, 216, Sr.-5) Ashton Henderson (5-11, 189, Sr.)

82 20 4 34 82 25

KESHAWN MARTIN (5-11, 185, So.) A.J. JIMMERSON (5-10, 205, Sr.-5) Edwin Baker (5-9, 200, Fr.) Brandon Denson (5-11, 230, Sr.-5) KESHAWN MARTIN (5-11, 185, So.) Blair White (6-2, 200, Sr.-5)

SPARTAN SPECIAL TEAMS KO PK P SN HLD

14 4 14 4 18 20 56 66 18 8

BRETT SWENSON (5-8, 185, Sr.) Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, R-Fr.) BRETT SWENSON (5-8, 185, Sr.) Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, R-Fr.) AARON BATES (6-0, 192, Jr.) Kyle Selden (6-5, 187, So.) ALEX SHACKLETON (6-2, 245, Jr.) John Stipek (6-5, 306, Jr.) AARON BATES (6-0, 192, Jr.) Kirk Cousins (6-3, 202, So.)

KR

PR

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2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL NOTES STARTING LINEUPS/CAREER STARTS Career Starts by Position FB

RB

45-Hawken (10)

22-Caper (4) 24-Ray (4) 4-Baker (1) 20-Jimmerson (1) 32-Leggett (1) 41-Winston (1)

QB 8-Cousins (11) 7-Nichol (1)

Z

TE

RT

RG

C

LG

LT

X

25-White (17)

83-Gantt (25) 85-Celek (5) 88-Linthicum (7/12#)

59-Young (10/14^)

64-Moss (13) 77-Deane (1) 75-McGaha (1)

65-Nitchman (31) 66-Stipek (3)

67-Foreman (22)

57-Cironi (27)

3-Cunningham (20) 2-Dell (19) 82-Martin (1)

FC

DE

DT

NT

DE

BC

9-Ware (16) 37-Weaver (16) 5-Adams (2)

58-Anderson (22/43*)

99-Worthy (11) 96-Pickelman (1)

70-Wilson (25) 93-Treadwell (1)

89-Neely (15)

29-C.L. Rucker (24) 31-Henderson (4)

+ Double tight end set. $ Three receiver set. # Includes games started at Clemson, 2007. * Includes games started at Cincinnati, 2005-06. ^ Includes games started at Bowling Green, 2006-07

SAM

MIKE

WILL

43-Gordon (35) 36-Misch (4)

53-Jones (32) 55-Decker (8)

34-Denson (9) 10-Norman (1)

FS

SS

38-Davis-Clark (21) 33-Fortener (17)

11-Hyde (8) 39-Robinson (6) 40-Jenrette (2)

2009 OFFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS Game Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State

X Cunningham Cunningham Linthicum+ Martin Cunningham Linthicum+ Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham

LT Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi Cironi

LG Foreman Foreman Foreman Nitchman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman

C Nitchman Stipek Stipek Stipek Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman Nitchman

RG McGaha Deane Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss Moss

RT Moss Moss Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young Young

TE Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt Gantt

Z B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White B. White

QB Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Nichol Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins Cousins

FB Linthicum+ Hawken Hawken Linthicum+ Linthicum+ Hawken Linthicum+ Hawken Linthicum+ Dell$ Dell$ Dell$

RB Ray Ray Ray Ray Winston Caper Caper Caper Caper Baker Leggett Jimmerson

2009 DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS Game Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State

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DE Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson Tr. Anderson

DT Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Worthy Pickelman Worthy Worthy

NT Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Treadwell Wilson Wilson

DE Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely Neely

SAM Gordon Gordon Norman Misch Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Misch Gordon

MIKE Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones

WILL Denson Denson Gordon Gordon Denson Denson Denson Denson Denson Denson Gordon Denson

FC Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware

FS Fortener Fortener Robinson Robinson Robinson Fortener Fortener Fortener Fortener Davis-Clark Fortener Fortener

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SS Hyde Hyde Hyde Jenrette Jenrette Hyde Hyde Hyde Hyde Robinson Robinson Robinson

BC C.L. Rucker C.L Rucker C.L. Rucker Davis-Clark C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker C.L. Rucker


2009 STATISTICS 2009 Michigan State Football Michigan State Combined Team Statistics (Regular Season) All games

* * * * * * * *

Date Sep 05, 2009 Sep 12, 2009 Sep 19, 2009 Sep 26, 2009 Oct 03, 2009 Oct 10, 2009 Oct 17, 2009 Oct 24, 2009 Oct 31, 2009 Nov 07, 2009 Nov 14, 2009 Nov 21, 2009

Rushing

Caper, Larry Baker, Edwin Martin, Keshawn Winston, Glenn Ray, Caulton Leggett, Ashton Nichol, Keith Cousins, Kirk Jimmerson, A.J. Spears, David Anderson, Andre Buford, Andre Hawken, Andrew Sims, Dion TEAM Total Opponents Passing

Cousins, Kirk Nichol, Keith Martin, Keshawn Total Opponents Receiving

White, Blair Cunningham, B.J. Dell, Mark Gantt, Charlie Linthicum, Brian Martin, Keshawn Hawken, Andrew Sims, Dion Baker, Edwin Leggett, Ashton Caper, Larry Celek, Garrett Rucker, Chris D. Ray, Caulton Winston, Glenn Total Opponents Field Goals

Swenson, Brett Conroy, Dan Scoring

Swenson, Brett White, Blair Caper, Larry Martin, Keshawn Leggett, Ashton Cunningham, B.J. Sims, Dion Linthicum, Brian Gantt, Charlie Winston, Glenn Rucker, Chris L. Hawken, Andrew Celek, Garrett Dell, Mark Fortener, Dan Ray, Caulton Conroy, Dan Nichol, Keith Total Opponents

Opponent MONTANA STATE CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Notre Dame at Wisconsin #22 MICHIGAN at Illinois NORTHWESTERN #7 IOWA at Minnesota WESTERN MICHIGAN at Purdue #13 PENN STATE gp

att

Score 44-3 27-29 30-33 30-38 26-20 24-14 24-14 13-15 34-42 49-14 40-37 14-42

W L L L W W W L L W W L

gain loss

net avg

Att. 74518 76221 80795 80123 78629 62870 71726 74411 50805 73910 48408 73771

td

gp

gp

effic comp-att-int

no.

yds

avg

12 64 876 12 48 641 10 26 449 12 20 314 12 20 266 12 14 325 12 12 74 12 11 133 7 6 42 6 4 5 11 3 47 9 3 33 6 2 29 7 1 14 6 1 6 12 235 3254 12 255 3019 fg

pct. 01-19

fg

- 18-20 8 6 6 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1-1 - 43 19-21 37 15-22

td

13.7 13.4 17.3 15.7 13.3 23.2 6.2 12.1 7.0 1.2 15.7 11.0 14.5 14.0 6.0 13.8 11.8

18-20 90.0 0-0 1-1 100.0 0-0 td

pct

yds

23 40.3 39 47.1 84 18.0 23 34.0 20 22.3 71 20.8 25 13.4 41 3.5 6 0.8 7 7.0 3 0.6 3 3.0 0 -0.1 0 -0.2 0 -3.0 84 135.9 80 112.8 td

lg avg/g

145.20 185-301-7 61.5 2460 18 143.16 49-91-3 53.8 764 7 682.00 1-1-0 100.0 30 1 146.09 235-393-10 59.8 3254 26 139.18 255-427-5 59.7 3019 29

kick

40-41 40-41 34-35

8 4 1 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 29

20-29

9-9 0-0

73 205.0 91 84.9 30 2.5 91 271.2 62 251.6

5-6 0-0

40-49

2-2 1-1

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-1 - 0-1 - 0-1

no.

Rucker, Chris L. Denson, Brandon Ware, Jeremy Robinson, Trenton Fortener, Dan

lg avg/g

1 1 1 1 1

Punting

lg blk

2-3 0-0

52 43

-

pts

- 94 - 48 - 36 - 36 - 24 - 24 - 18 - 12 - 12 - 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 0 - 355 - 301

0 0

Punt Returns

no.

Kick Returns

Winston, Glenn Martin, Keshawn Jimmerson, A.J. Baker, Edwin Robinson, Trenton Total Opponents All Purpose

Martin, Keshawn White, Blair Winston, Glenn Cunningham, B.J Caper, Larry Total Opponents Total Offense

Cousins, Kirk Nichol, Keith Caper, Larry Baker, Edwin Martin, Keshawn Total Opponents

Away 2-3 2-2 0-1

MSU 245 79 147 19 1631 387 4.2 135.9 14 3254 235-393-10 8.3 13.8 271.2 26 4885 6.3 407.1 47-1253 23-192 5-65 14-8 78-665 59-41.4 28:53 56/153 6/11 yds avg

0 20 0 0 45

0.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 45.0 lg

59 2440 41.4 59

Martin, Keshawn Jenrette, Roderick White, Blair Total Opponents

50-99

Home 4-3 2-2 2-1

no. yds avg

Bates, Aaron

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

0-1

Interceptions

47 73.0 73 53.4 57 44.9 55 26.2 27 22.2 91 27.1 13 6.2 35 11.1 23 6.0 8 0.8 30 4.3 14 3.7 21 4.8 14 2.0 6 1.0 91 271.2 62 251.6

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Overall 6-6 4-4 2-2

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-AVG TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions

lg avg/g

11 109 476 33 443 4.1 6 7 73 358 28 330 4.5 0 12 16 219 3 216 13.5 1 6 60 228 24 204 3.4 2 7 40 161 5 156 3.9 1 6 20 130 5 125 6.2 4 9 21 125 4 121 5.8 0 12 26 116 74 42 1.6 0 12 4 11 1 10 2.5 0 1 2 7 0 7 3.5 0 7 2 4 0 4 2.0 0 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 12 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 12 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 0 9 11 0 27 -27 -2.5 0 12 387 1838 207 1631 4.2 14 12 402 1673 320 1353 3.4 8 12 9 12 12 12

Record: All games Conference Non-Conference

156 9 27 192 191

no.

yds avg

td

rcv

pr

fc i20 50+ blk

5 16 21 13

21 1 1 23 25

rush

0 20 0 0 45

tb td

7.4 9.0 27.0 8.3 7.6

OPP 233 79 132 22 1353 402 3.4 112.8 8 3019 255-427-5 7.1 11.8 251.6 29 4372 5.3 364.3 58-1277 25-191 10-109 12-7 82-690 68-39.7 31:07 79/185 7/13 lg

0 0 0 0 1

yds avg

21 503 24.0 17 516 30.4 6 149 24.8 2 38 19.0 1 47 47.0 47 1253 26.7 58 1277 22.0

g

td

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 0 0

0

lg

26 9 22 26 26 lg

0 1 0 0 0 1 0

38 93 43 19 47 93 71

kr

ir

total avg/g

12 216 325 156 516 0 1213 101.1 12 0 876 27 0 0 903 75.2 6 204 6 0 503 0 713 118.8 12 0 641 0 0 0 641 53.4 11 443 47 0 0 0 490 44.5 12 1631 3254 192 1253 65 6395 532.9 12 1353 3019 191 1277 109 5949 495.8 g plays

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pass

total avg/g

327 42 2460 2502 208.5 112 121 764 885 98.3 109 443 0 443 40.3 73 330 0 330 47.1 17 216 30 246 20.5 780 1631 3254 4885 407.1 829 1353 3019 4372 364.3

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Michigan State Football Michigan State Overall Individual Statistics (Regular Season) All games Rushing

gp

Caper, Larry Baker, Edwin Martin, Keshawn Winston, Glenn Ray, Caulton Leggett, Ashton Nichol, Keith Cousins, Kirk Jimmerson, A.J. Spears, David Anderson, Andre Buford, Andre Hawken, Andrew Sims, Dion TEAM Total Opponents

11 109 476 33 443 4.1 6 7 73 358 28 330 4.5 0 12 16 219 3 216 13.5 1 6 60 228 24 204 3.4 2 7 40 161 5 156 3.9 1 6 20 130 5 125 6.2 4 9 21 125 4 121 5.8 0 12 26 116 74 42 1.6 0 12 4 11 1 10 2.5 0 1 2 7 0 7 3.5 0 7 2 4 0 4 2.0 0 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 12 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 12 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 0 9 11 0 27 -27 -2.5 0 12 387 1838 207 1631 4.2 14 12 402 1673 320 1353 3.4 8

att

gain loss

effic comp-att-int

net avg td

Passing

gp

Cousins, Kirk Nichol, Keith Martin, Keshawn Total Opponents

12 9 12 12 12

pct

Receiving

gp

yds

avg

td

lg avg/g

White, Blair Cunningham, B.J. Dell, Mark Gantt, Charlie Linthicum, Brian Martin, Keshawn Hawken, Andrew Sims, Dion Baker, Edwin Leggett, Ashton Caper, Larry Celek, Garrett Rucker, Chris D. Ray, Caulton Winston, Glenn Total Opponents

12 64 876 12 48 641 10 26 449 12 20 314 12 20 266 12 14 325 12 12 74 12 11 133 7 6 42 6 4 5 11 3 47 9 3 33 6 2 29 7 1 14 6 1 6 12 235 3254 12 255 3019

13.7 13.4 17.3 15.7 13.3 23.2 6.2 12.1 7.0 1.2 15.7 11.0 14.5 14.0 6.0 13.8 11.8

8 4 1 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 29

47 73 57 55 27 91 13 35 23 8 30 14 21 14 6 91 62

lg avg/g

Punt Returns

no.

yds avg td

lg

23 39 84 23 20 71 25 41 6 7 3 3 0 0 0 84 80

Martin, Keshawn Jenrette, Roderick White, Blair Total Opponents

21 1 1 23 25

156 9 27 192 191

0 0 0 0 0

26 9 22 26 26

Interceptions

no.

yds avg td

lg

Ware, Jeremy Denson, Brandon Robinson, Trenton Fortener, Dan Rucker, Chris L. Total Opponents

1 1 1 1 1 5 10

0 20 0 45 0 65 109

0 20 0 45 0 45 34

Kick Returns

no.

yds avg td

Winston, Glenn Martin, Keshawn Jimmerson, A.J. Baker, Edwin Robinson, Trenton Total Opponents

21 503 24.0 17 516 30.4 6 149 24.8 2 38 19.0 1 47 47.0 47 1253 26.7 58 1277 22.0

Fumble Returns

no.

Jones, Greg Rucker, Chris L. Total Opponents

1 1 2 2

yds td

145.20 185-301-7 61.5 2460 18 143.16 49-91-3 53.8 764 7 682.00 1-1-0 100.0 30 1 146.09 235-393-10 59.8 3254 26 139.18 255-427-5 59.7 3019 29 no.

73.0 53.4 44.9 26.2 22.2 27.1 6.2 11.1 6.0 0.8 4.3 3.7 4.8 2.0 1.0 271.2 251.6

40.3 47.1 18.0 34.0 22.3 20.8 13.4 3.5 0.8 7.0 0.6 3.0 -0.1 -0.2 -3.0 135.9 112.8 lg avg/g

73 91 30 91 62

205.0 84.9 2.5 271.2 251.6

7.4 9.0 27.0 8.3 7.6 0.0 20.0 0.0 45.0 0.0 13.0 10.9

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

yds avg td

15 11 26 24

15.0 11.0 13.0 12.0

0 1 1 0

lg

38 93 43 19 47 93 71 lg

15 11 15 19

Keshawn Martin ranks seventh in the nation with his 30.4-yard kick return average.

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Scoring

td

fg

kick

Swenson, Brett White, Blair Caper, Larry Martin, Keshawn Cunningham, B.J. Leggett, Ashton Sims, Dion Linthicum, Brian Winston, Glenn Gantt, Charlie Dell, Mark Ray, Caulton Celek, Garrett Hawken, Andrew Fortener, Dan Rucker, Chris L. Conroy, Dan Nichol, Keith Total Opponents

8 6 6 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 43 37

18-20 1-1 19-21 15-22

40-41 40-41 34-35

Field Goals

Swenson, Brett Conroy, Dan

fg

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

0-1

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-1 - 0-1 - 0-1

-

pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99

18-20 90.0 0-0 1-1 100.0 0-0

9-9 0-0

5-6 0-0

2-2 1-1

pts

Total Offense

- 94 - 48 - 36 - 36 - 24 - 24 - 18 - 12 - 12 - 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 0 - 355 - 301

2-3 0-0

FG Sequence

Michigan State

Opponents

Montana State Central Michigan Notre Dame Wisconsin Michigan Illinois Northwestern Iowa Minnesota Western Michigan Purdue Penn State

(45),(37),(43) (39),(32) (43),51 (28) (26),(24) (35) (28) (34),(23) (20),(20) 37 (28),(52),(52),(21) -

(33) (49),(31),51,(42) (22),(46) (41) (36),(42) 51 (37),(20),(20) 48 (20),(42),49,50,(49) 38,51

g plays

rush pass

total avg/g

Cousins, Kirk Nichol, Keith Caper, Larry Baker, Edwin Martin, Keshawn Winston, Glenn Ray, Caulton Leggett, Ashton Jimmerson, A.J. Spears, David Anderson, Andre Buford, Andre Hawken, Andrew Sims, Dion TEAM Total Opponents

12 9 11 7 12 6 7 6 12 1 7 1 12 12 9 12 12

lg blk

Punting

no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk

52 43

Bates, Aaron Total Opponents

59 2440 41.4 59 59 2440 41.4 59 68 2697 39.7 56

Kickoffs

no. yds avg tb ob retn

Swenson, Brett Conroy, Dan Total Opponents

60 3678 9 559 69 4237 61 3862

0 0

327 42 2460 2502 208.5 112 121 764 885 98.3 109 443 0 443 40.3 73 330 0 330 47.1 17 216 30 246 20.5 60 204 0 204 34.0 40 156 0 156 22.3 20 125 0 125 20.8 4 10 0 10 0.8 2 7 0 7 7.0 2 4 0 4 0.6 1 3 0 3 3.0 1 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 -2 0 -2 -0.2 11 -27 0 -27 -3.0 780 1631 3254 4885 407.1 829 1353 3019 4372 364.3

61.3 62.1 61.4 63.3

7 1 8 9

5 16 21 13 5 16 21 13 6 20 26 12

0 0 1

net ydln

1 0 1 22.0 40.6 2 26.7 39.8

29 30

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

Brett Swenson (right) is Michigan State’s all-time leader in field goals, points scored and extra points.

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## 53 43 34 29 39 33 9 58 11 99 40 38 36 89 37 70 96 55 5A 91 93 31 10 TM 54 27 50 48 45 8 25 92 30 59 88 56 2 35 32 42 4 26

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Defensive Leaders

gp

ua

Tackles a tot

CB/S | 6-0 | 216 | SR.-5.| 3L

Jones, Greg 12 62 79 ALLIANCE, Gordon, Eric 12 33 OHIO 51 Denson, Brandon 11 22 41 Rucker, Chris L. 12 37 21 Robinson, Trenton 10 33 21 Fortener, Dan 12 26 23 Ware, Jeremy 12 34 12 Anderson, Trevor 12 12 33 Hyde, Marcus 12 20 22 Worthy, Jerel 12 19 15 Jenrette, Roderick 5 13 12 Davis-Clark, Kendell 10 17 8 Misch, Jon 12 12 12 Neely, Colin 12 14 10 Weaver, Ross 12 17 5 Wilson, Oren 11 7 10 Pickelman, Kevin 11 5 10 Decker, Adam 12 7 6 Strayhorn, Johnathan 12 6 7 Hoover, Tyler 12 2 8 Treadwell, Blake 8 2 8 Henderson, Ashton 12 4 5 Norman, Chris 12 6 3 TEAM 9 7 . Rolf, David 12 3 3 Anderson, Andre 7 2 3 Gardiner, Steve 6 3 1 Stevens, Drew 7 2 2 Hawken, Andrew 12 2 2 Cousins, Kirk 12 2 1 White, Blair 12 2 . Johnson, Ishmyl 5 . 2 Trawick, Brynden 5 1 1 Young, D.J. 12 . 1 Linthicum, Brian 12 1 . Shackleton, Alex 12 1 . Dell, Mark 10 1 . Webb, Marcus 8 1 . Leggett, Ashton 6 1 . Pendy, Andrew 12 1 . Baker, Edwin 7 1 . Johnson, Jesse 12 . . Total 12 441 438 Opponents 12 414 358

141 84 63 58 54 49 46 45 42 34 25 25 24 24 22 17 15 13 13 10 10 9 9 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 879 772

tfl/yds

Sacks no-yds

Pass defense int-yds brup qbh

13.5-68 7.5-39 4.0-12 3.0-17 . 2.5-5 1.0-10 7.5-32 . 8.5-34 . . 1.5-4 7.0-36 . 1.5-8 2.0-11 . 2.0-8 0.5-1 0.5-2 . 1.0-1 1.0-2 1.5-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-299 60-175

9.0-53 3.5-32 2.5-6 1.0-12 . . 1.0-10 4.0-21 . 4.5-23 . . . 3.0-22 . 1.0-7 1.5-10 . 1.0-7 0.5-1 0.5-2 . . . 1.0-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-213 13-72

. . 1-20 1-0 1-0 1-45 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-65 10-109

1 2 1 7 2 3 5 . . 2 3 1 . 1 3 . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 36

Fumbles rcv-yds

ff

blkd kick

saf

8 1-15 1 . . 1 . 1 1 . 2 . . . . 1 1-11 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . 1 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LB 4| 6-3 |1-0 238 | .SR.-5.. I 2L. . . HILLS, . MICH. . . ROCHESTER 1 . . . . . . . . . 1 1-0 . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 26 7-26 4 2 . 16 8-24 11 1 .

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Michigan State Football Michigan State Passing Game-by-Game (Regular Season) All games #8 Cousins, Kirk Montana State Central Michigan Notre Dame Wisconsin Michigan Northwestern Iowa Minnesota Western Michigan Purdue Penn State TOTALS

Comp 10 13 23 17 15 21 16 21 22 11 16 185

Att 17 18 35 34 21 31 32 35 25 25 28 301

Int 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 7

Pct 58.8 72.2 65.7 50.0 71.4 67.7 50.0 60.0 88.0 44.0 57.1 61.5

Yards 183 164 302 201 152 281 225 236 353 208 155 2460

TD Long 3 30 1 39 1 57 2 35 0 27 2 47 1 30 2 49 2 48 3 73 1 27 18 73

Sacked 0-0 1-5 0-0 2-12 2-12 0-0 4-27 0-0 1-5 0-0 1-9 11-70

Effic 207.48 167.09 141.91 113.19 113.18 165.17 119.38 129.78 233.01 153.49 101.14 145.20

#7 Nichol, Keith Montana State Central Michigan Notre Dame Wisconsin Michigan Illinois Minnesota Western Michigan Penn State TOTALS

Comp 9 3 2 7 5 13 0 6 4 49

Att 18 8 4 12 8 25 1 10 5 91

Int 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3

Pct 50.0 37.5 50.0 58.3 62.5 52.0 0.0 60.0 80.0 53.8

Yards 135 51 22 195 68 179 0 30 84 764

TD Long 2 26 1 22 0 14 2 91 0 22 0 30 0 0 1 8 1 71 7 91

Sacked 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-2

Effic 149.67 132.30 96.20 216.50 133.90 104.14 0.00 118.20 287.12 143.16

#82 Martin, Keshawn Notre Dame TOTALS

Comp 1 1

Att 1 1

Int 0 0

Pct 100.0 100.0

Yards 30 30

TD Long 1 30 1 30

Sacked 0-0 0-0

Effic 682.00 682.00

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Kirk Cousins’ passing efficiency rating of 145.2 ranks second in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally.

Keith Nichol has completed 54 percent of his passes and thrown for seven touchdowns in his first season as a Spartan.

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Michigan State Football Michigan State Rushing/Receiving Game-by-Game (Regular Season) All games RUSHING Caper, Larry RB Baker, Edwin RB Martin, Keshawn WR Winston, Glenn RB Ray, Caulton RB Leggett, Ashton RB Nichol, Keith QB Cousins, Kirk QB Jimmerson, A.J. RB Spears, David RB Anderson, Andre RB Buford, Andre RB Hawken, Andrew FB Sims, Dion TE TEAM

No-Yds/TD 109-443/6 73-330/0 16-216/1 60-204/2 40-156/1 20-125/4 21-121/0 26-42/0 4-10/0 2-7/0 2-4/0 1-3/0 1--1/0 1--2/0 11--27/0

MONST 7-34/0 8-27/0 4-24/0 12-71/0 1-0/0 4-18/0 2--1/0 DNP 1-3/0 DNP 1--1/0

CMU 6-33/0 DNP 1-2/0 3-3/0 16-51/1 DNP 3-17/0 1--5/0 DNP DNP -

ND 12-51/2 DNP 6-14/0 3-23/0 DNP 2-14/0 2-3/0 DNP DNP DNP

WIS 6-23/0 DNP 9-52/0 3-0/0 DNP 1-25/0 3--10/0 DNP DNP DNP

MICH 13-39/2 DNP 2-30/0 24-47/1 DNP 2-8/0 7-75/0 DNP DNP 1--2/0

ILL 16-95/1 DNP 14-64/1 6-11/0 DNP 6-27/0 DNP 1-1/0 DNP 2--5/0

NU 16-63/1 12-45/0 1-2/0 DNP DNP DNP 2--5/0 DNP DNP 3--11/0

IOWA 12-28/0 11-68/0 2-12/0 DNP DNP DNP 5--23/0 DNP DNP DNP -

MINN WMU 5-9/0 DNP 11-24/0 15-78/0 1-84/1 4-17/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 14-110/4 1-9/0 2-3/0 1--1/0 1--5/0 2-11/0 DNP 2-7/0 DNP DNP DNP 1-3/0 1--1/0 1--2/0 DNP 1--3/0

PUR 8-36/0 7-40/0 3-70/0 DNP DNP 3-9/0 DNP 1-3/0 DNP DNP DNP 2--4/0

PSU 8-32/0 9-48/0 2--1/0 DNP DNP 2-6/0 3-10/0 DNP DNP DNP 1--1/0

RECEIVING White, Blair WR Cunningham, B. WR Dell, Mark WR Martin, Keshawn WR Gantt, Charlie TE Linthicum, B. TE Sims, Dion TE Hawken, Andrew FB Caper, Larry RB Baker, Edwin RB Celek, Garrett TE Rucker, Chris D Ray, Caulton RB Winston, Glenn RB Leggett, Ashton RB

No-Yds/TD 64-876/8 48-641/4 26-449/1 14-325/4 20-314/2 20-266/2 11-133/3 12-74/1 3-47/0 6-42/0 3-33/1 2-29/0 1-14/0 1-6/0 4-5/0

MONST 9-162/2 3-62/1 DNP 1-15/0 3-26/1 2-32/1 DNP 1-21/0 -

CMU 7-105/0 4-55/1 DNP 1-14/0 2-28/1 1-7/0 1-6/0 DNP DNP DNP

ND 6-75/2 7-74/0 6-121/0 2-31/0 3-34/0 1-5/0 DNP DNP DNP 1-14/0 DNP

WIS 1-8/0 5-54/1 5-74/1 4-139/2 1-2/0 1-27/0 3-59/0 3-25/0 DNP 1-8/0 DNP

MICH 6-49/0 5-73/0 2-16/0 1-9/0 3-39/0 1-22/0 1-6/0 DNP 1-6/0 DNP

ILL 4-50/0 1-6/0 1-23/0 1-25/0 2-11/0 2-44/0 DNP 2-20/0 DNP

NU 12-186/2 5-49/0 1-8/0 1-10/0 1-15/0 1-13/0 DNP DNP DNP

IOWA PUR I 2L PSU TE | MINN 6-5 | WMU 248 | JR. 3-95/1 4-36/0 6-70/0 3-18/1 3-22/0 FARMINGTON 3-33/0 5-83/0 3-21/0HILLS, 3-92/1MICH. 4-39/0 2-42/0 1-11/0 5-97/0 1-13/0 2-44/0 2-22/0 3-57/1 2-74/1 2-18/0 2-19/0 2-40/0 1-55/0 3-52/1 2-26/0 3-38/1 4-61/0 2-7/0 1-11/1 2-14/1 1-5/0 1-3/0 1-3/0 2-7/1 1-3/0 DNP 2-5/0 2-13/0 1-23/0 1-1/0 1-13/1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2-10/0 2--5/0

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Total Tackles

UA-A

Jones, Greg LB Gordon, Eric LB Denson, Brandon LB Rucker, Chris L CB Robinson, T. S Fortener, Dan S Ware, Jeremy CB Anderson, T. DE Hyde, Marcus S Worthy, Jerel DT Jenrette, R. S Davis-Clark, K. S Misch, Jon LB Neely, Colin Weaver, Ross CB Wilson, Oren NT Pickelman, K. DL Decker, Adam LB Strayhorn, J. DE Hoover, Tyler DE Treadwell, B. DT Henderson, A. Norman, Chris LB TEAM Rolf, David DE

62-79 33-51 22-41 37-21 33-21 26-23 34-12 12-33 20-22 19-15 13-12 17-8 12-12 14-10 17-5 7-10 5-10 7-6 6-7 2-8 2-8 4-5 6-3 7-0 3-3

Total MONST

141 84 63 58 54 49 46 45 42 34 25 25 24 24 22 17 15 13 13 10 10 9 9 7 6

5-9 0-2 1-3 2-1 2-2 2-0 1-3 2-4 3-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 DNP 2-1 0-1 1-2 DNP 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1

CMU

ND

WIS

MICH

ILL

NU

IOWA

MINN

WMU

PUR

PSU

5- 10 6-2 2-7 2-5 4-5 4-2 0-3 4-5 2-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 1-0 3-1 0-1 0-1 DNP 0-1 1-0 1-0 -

3-6 2-6 2-3 2-3 2-4 1-0 7-0 1-2 4-2 1-1 2-4 1-1 0-4 1-1 0-1 2-4 2-0 DNP 0-1 1-0

9-5 1-1 1-0 4-1 6-5 2-0 2-1 0-5 1-0 1-2 8-5 5-1 0-4 1-0 2-0 1-2 1-1 2-1 0-1 0-1 DNP 1-1 -

0-8 5-3 1-2 3-0 1-0 1-3 1-0 0-5 1-1 1-1 2-2 DNP 1-2 0-1 0-3 2-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1

5-6 3-3 1-4 1-1 1-0 5-5 2-0 2-3 0-5 1-2 DNP DNP 0-2 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-0

9-5 5-9 5-5 3-2 2-4 6-4 1-2 0-2 0-1 DNP 2-0 0-1 0-1 3-0 1-0 0-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-0 -

6-6 0-7 2-6 4-3 DNP 3-4 3-2 2-6 2-2 2-2 DNP 0-1 1-0 2-1 1-0 0-2 0-1 2-0 -

7-5 5-4 2-3 5-1 DNP 0-1 1-1 0-1 4-0 3-1 DNP 2-1 0-1 2-1 1-0 1-1 2-2 0-2 0-4 2-2 2-0 -

2-6 1-5 3-1 3-0 0-1 3-1 1-1 DNP 2-3 3-1 3-1 DNP 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 -

6-3 5-4 DNP 4-1 12-2 4-2 3-0 3-1 1-1 4-0 DNP 2-0 6-1 4-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 -

5 - 10 0-5 2-7 4-3 5-2 6-4 2-1 1-1 1-0 1-3 DNP 1-0 3-1 0-2 0-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-0 0-1

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2009 Michigan State Football Michigan State Team Game-by-Game (Regular Season) All games TEAM STATISTICS Date

Opponent

LB | 6-0 |Rushing 228 | JR. I Receiving 2L no. yds td lg no. TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. yds td 40 175 0 20 19 318 5

Sep 05 MONTANA STATE Sep 12 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sep 19 at Notre Dame Sep 26 at Wisconsin Oct 03 MICHIGAN Oct 10 at Illinois Oct 17 NORTHWESTERN Oct 24 IOWA Oct 31 at Minnesota Nov 07 WESTERN MICHIGAN Nov 14 at Purdue Nov 21 PENN STATE Michigan State Opponents

lg

Passing cmp-att-int yds

td

lg

30 19-35-0 318 5 30 30 101 1 16 16 215 2 39 16-26-0 215 2 39 25 105 2 18 26 354 2 57 26-40-1 354 2 57 22 90 0 25 24 396 4 91 24-46-3 396 4 91 49 197 3 41 20 220 0 27 20-29-2 220 0 27 45 193 2 23 13 179 0 30 13-25-1 179 0 30 34 94 1 22 21 281 2 47 21-31-0 281 2 47 30 85 0 37 16 225 1 30 16-32-0 225 1 30 20 124 1 84 21 236 2 49 21-36-1 236 2 49 43 219 4 71 28 383 3 48 28-35-0 383 3 48 24 154 0 45 11 208 3 73 11-25-0 208 3 73 25 94 0 34 20 239 2 71 20-33-2 239 2 71 387 1631 14 84 235 3254 26 91 235-393-10 3254 26 91 402 1353 8 80 255 3019 29 62 255-427-5 3019 29 62

Kick Returns no. yds td lg

Punt Returns no. yds td lg

2 4 7 6 2 2 2 3 5 2 7 5 47 58

5 58 1 27 0 0 1 11 2 7 2 17 1 8 3 24 1 2 5 37 0 0 2 1 23 192 25 191

34 99 154 139 57 63 66 62 195 28 229 127 1253 1277

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

18 38 34 36 36 38 47 31 93 19 85 34 93 71

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

tot off

26 493 22 316 0 459 11 486 7 417 13 372 8 375 10 310 2 360 16 602 0 362 1 333 26 4885 26 4372

Games played: 12 Avg per rush: 4.2 Avg per catch: 13.8 Pass efficiency: 146.09 Kick ret avg: 26.7 Punt ret avg: 8.3 All purpose avg/game: 532.9 Total offense avg/gm: 407.1 Date

Opponent

ua

Tackles a total

32 48 44 38 36 36 42 44 32 24 16 46 438 358

64 87 79 88 58 63 83 76 72 48 81 80 879 772

tfl-yds

Sacks no-yds

4.0-27 6.0-22 4.0-18 3.0-11 10.0-55 8.0-29 6.0-25 5.0-20 5.0-18 4.0-27 5.0-21 6.0-26 66.0-299 60.0-175

3.0-22 3.0-15 2.0-16 0.0-0 4.0-38 6.0-23 4.0-22 2.0-14 2.0-7 3.0-23 1.0-13 4.0-20 34.0-213 13.0-72

Fumble ff fr-yds

Pass Defense int-yds qbh brup

0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 11

0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-45 0-0 0-0 1-20 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-65 10-109

5 0 1 4 1 6 2 0 0 5 0 2 26 16

Sep 05 MONTANA STATE Sep 12 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sep 19 at Notre Dame Sep 26 at Wisconsin Oct 03 MICHIGAN Oct 10 at Illinois Oct 17 NORTHWESTERN Oct 24 IOWA Oct 31 at Minnesota Nov 07 WESTERN MICHIGAN Nov 14 at Purdue Nov 21 PENN STATE Michigan State Opponents

32 39 35 50 22 27 41 32 40 24 65 34 441 414

0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-15 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-11 0-0 7-26 8-24

Date

no.

yds

avg

long

blkd

tb

fc

50+

i20

md-att

2 5 3 4 3 7 6 6 4 6 4 9 59 68

114 228 135 161 129 267 243 257 174 231 164 337 2440 2697

57.0 45.6 45.0 40.2 43.0 38.1 40.5 42.8 43.5 38.5 41.0 37.4 41.4 39.7

57 57 52 46 52 59 52 52 51 53 56 47 59 56

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 6

0 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 16 20

2 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 13 12

1 4 2 0 2 3 1 2 0 2 1 3 21 26

3-3 2-2 1-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-1 4-4 0-0 19-21 15-22

Punting Opponent

Sep 05 MONTANA STATE Sep 12 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sep 19 at Notre Dame Sep 26 at Wisconsin Oct 03 MICHIGAN Oct 10 at Illinois Oct 17 NORTHWESTERN Oct 24 IOWA Oct 31 at Minnesota Nov 07 WESTERN MICHIGAN Nov 14 at Purdue Nov 21 PENN STATE Michigan State Opponents

2 4 3 2 3 3 2 4 1 4 3 2 33 36

Blkd kick

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1

PAT Attempts kick rush rcv

5-5 3-3 3-4 3-3 2-2 3-3 3-3 1-1 4-4 7-7 4-4 2-2 40-41 34-35

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

saf

pts

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

44 27 30 30 26 24 24 13 34 49 40 14 355 301

Kickoffs

long blkd

45 39 43 28 26 35 28 34 20 0 52 0 52 49

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

no.

yds

avg

tb

ob

9 579 6 379 5 322 6 309 4 253 4 259 5 305 4 239 7 420 8 490 9 557 2 125 69 4237 61 3862

64.3 63.2 64.4 51.5 63.2 64.8 61.0 59.8 60.0 61.2 61.9 62.5 61.4 63.3

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 8 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

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Date

Opponent

Sep 05, 2009 Sep 12, 2009 Sep 19, 2009 Sep 26, 2009 Oct 03, 2009 Oct 10, 2009 Oct 17, 2009 Oct 24, 2009 Oct 31, 2009 Nov 07, 2009 Nov 14, 2009 Nov 21, 2009

MONTANA STATE CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Notre Dame at Wisconsin MICHIGAN at Illinois NORTHWESTERN IOWA at Minnesota WESTERN MICHIGAN at Purdue PENN STATE Totals 35 of 41 (85.4%)

Score W L L L W W W L L W W L

44-3 27-29 30-33 30-38 26-20 24-14 24-14 13-15 34-42 49-14 40-37 14-42

Times Times In RZ Scored

3 4 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 6 4 1 41

2 4 3 3 4 3 1 2 3 5 4 1 35

Total Pts

TDs

Rush TDs

Pass TDs

FGs Made

14 24 20 16 20 17 3 6 13 35 20 7 195

2 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 5 2 1 23

0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 10

2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 13

0 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 12

Failed to score inside RZ FGA Down Int Fumb Half Game

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Date

Opponent

Sep 05, 2009 Sep 12, 2009 Sep 19, 2009 Sep 26, 2009 Oct 03, 2009 Oct 10, 2009 Oct 17, 2009 Oct 24, 2009 Oct 31, 2009 Nov 07, 2009 Nov 14, 2009 Nov 21, 2009

MONTANA STATE CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Notre Dame at Wisconsin MICHIGAN at Illinois NORTHWESTERN IOWA at Minnesota WESTERN MICHIGAN at Purdue PENN STATE Totals 32 of 34 (94.1%)

Score W L L L W W W L L W W L

44-3 27-29 30-33 30-38 26-20 24-14 24-14 13-15 34-42 49-14 40-37 14-42

Times Times In RZ Scored

1 4 3 4 4 1 2 4 4 1 4 2 34

1 4 3 4 3 1 2 4 3 1 4 2 32

Total Pts

TDs

Rush TDs

Pass TDs

FGs Made

3 23 17 28 13 7 14 15 21 7 24 14 186

0 3 2 4 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 2 23

0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 7

0 3 1 3 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 16

1 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 9

Failed to score inside RZ FGA Down Int Fumb Half Game

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


2009 STATISTICS INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions

Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss

Interceptions

24 110 4 84 35 35 23 353 3 3 91 12 186 2 2 2 2 91 4 52 9 57.0 59 26 93 15 15 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1 1 1 1 1

Winston, Glenn vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) Leggett, Ashton vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) Leggett, Ashton vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) Martin, Keshawn at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) Cousins, Kirk at Notre Dame (Sep 19, 2009) Cousins, Kirk at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) Cousins, Kirk at Notre Dame (Sep 19, 2009) Cousins, Kirk vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) Cousins, Kirk vs Montana State (Sep 05, 2009) Cousins, Kirk at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) Nichol, Keith at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) White, Blair vs Northwestern (Oct 17, 2009) White, Blair vs Northwestern (Oct 17, 2009) White, Blair vs Montana State (Sep 05, 2009) White, Blair at Notre Dame (Sep 19, 2009) Martin, Keshawn at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) White, Blair vs Northwestern (Oct 17, 2009) Martin, Keshawn at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) Swenson, Brett at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) Swenson, Brett at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) Bates, Aaron vs Penn State (Nov 21, 2009) Bates, Aaron vs Montana State (Sep 05, 2009) Bates, Aaron at Illinois (Oct 10, 2009) Martin, Keshawn vs Montana State (Sep 05, 2009) Martin, Keshawn at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) Jones, Greg vs Central Michigan (Sep 12, 2009) Jones, Greg vs Penn State (Nov 21, 2009) Jones, Greg vs Northwestern (Oct 17, 2009) Jones, Greg vs Montana State (Sep 05, 2009) Anderson, Trevor at Illinois (Oct 10, 2009) Neely, Colin at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) Jones, Greg vs Penn State (Nov 21, 2009) Ware, Jeremy vs Central Michigan (Sep 12, 2009) Robinson, Trenton at Notre Dame (Sep 19, 2009) Rucker, Chris L. vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) Fortener, Dan at Illinois (Oct 10, 2009) Denson, Brandon at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals

Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

32 142 2 80 55 39 416 5 62 16 152 3 62 3 3 3 49 49 10 45.0 56 26 71 17 2.0 2.0 3.5 2

Clay, John, at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) Clay, John, at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) Bolden, Ralph, at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) WEST, Brandon, vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) Elliott, Joey, at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) Elliott, Joey, at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) Weber, Adam, at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) Weber, Adam, at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) Weber, Adam, at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) Markshausen, Z., vs Northwestern (Oct 17, 2009) Smith, Keith, at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) Graham, Garrett, at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) Bennett, Duane, at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) AGUILA, Andrew, vs Central Michigan (Sep 12, 2009) Murray, Daniel, vs Iowa (Oct 24, 2009) Wiggs, Carson, at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) AGUILA, Andrew, vs Central Michigan (Sep 12, 2009) Wiggs, Carson, at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) ARMER,Ben, vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) Summers, Chris, at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) Mesko, Zoltan, vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) ARNHEIM,Robert, vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) Stoudermire, T, at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) Kovacs, Jordan, vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) Clayborn, A., vs Iowa (Oct 24, 2009) BRASKA,Justin, vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) Bowman, Navorro, vs Penn State (Nov 21, 2009) Maragos, Chris, at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009)

TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By

49 219 6.4 4 46 28 396 10.9 5 78 78 602 7.7 49 6 30 9 9 94 4 1 1 1 1 1

vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) vs Montana State (Sep 05, 2009) vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) at Illinois (Oct 10, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) vs Central Michigan (Sep 12, 2009) at Notre Dame (Sep 19, 2009) vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) at Illinois (Oct 10, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers

Interceptions By

50 193 5.9 2 55 39 416 12.6 5 5 92 524 7.8 42 42 4 28 17 157 2 2 2 3

at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009) vs Western Michigan (Nov 07, 2009) at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) vs Penn State (Nov 21, 2009) at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) vs Penn State (Nov 21, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) vs Penn State (Nov 21, 2009) vs Iowa (Oct 24, 2009) at Purdue (Nov 14, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) vs Michigan (Oct 03, 2009) vs Northwestern (Oct 17, 2009) at Minnesota (Oct 31, 2009) at Wisconsin (Sep 26, 2009)

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Michigan State Football Michigan State By-Quarter Statistics (Regular Season) All games 3rd-Down Conversions Date

Opponent

Sep 05, 2009 Sep 12, 2009 Sep 19, 2009 Sep 26, 2009 Oct 03, 2009 Oct 10, 2009 Oct 17, 2009 Oct 24, 2009 Oct 31, 2009 Nov 07, 2009 Nov 14, 2009 Nov 21, 2009

MONTANA STATE CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Notre Dame at Wisconsin MICHIGAN at Illinois NORTHWESTERN IOWA at Minnesota WESTERN MICHIGAN at Purdue PENN STATE Michigan State Opponents

Score W L L L W W W L L W W L

44-3 27-29 30-33 30-38 26-20 24-14 24-14 13-15 34-42 49-14 40-37 14-42

Overall

7-13 6-13 5-10 3-10 8-18 5-15 5-14 5-14 5-12 3-12 2-10 2-12 56-153 79-185

1st Qtr

53.8 46.2 50.0 30.0 44.4 33.3 35.7 35.7 41.7 25.0 20.0 16.7 36.6 42.7

1-2 0-2 1-4 1-3 2-4 1-3 0-3 1-3 2-4 2-3 0-1 2-5 13-37 16-38

2nd Qtr

50.0 0.0 25.0 33.3 50.0 33.3 0.0 33.3 50.0 66.7 0.0 40.0 35.1 42.1

3-4 1-4 0-0 1-2 3-5 2-4 1-3 1-4 1-2 0-3 1-5 0-2 14-38 15-47

3rd Qtr

75.0 25.0 0.0 50.0 60.0 50.0 33.3 25.0 50.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 36.8 31.9

1-3 1-3 2-3 0-1 2-4 1-4 3-4 1-4 0-2 1-4 0-2 0-3 12-37 18-42

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0

4th Qtr

33.3 33.3 66.7 0.0 50.0 25.0 75.0 25.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 32.4 42.9

2-4 4-4 2-3 1-4 0-4 1-4 1-4 2-3 2-4 0-2 1-2 0-2 16-40 30-57

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.7

0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-6 3-8

50.0 100.0 66.7 25.0 0.0 25.0 25.0 66.7 50.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 40.0 52.6

Overtime

1-1

100.0

1-1 0-1

100.0 0.0

4th-Down Conversions Date

Opponent

Sep 05, 2009 Sep 12, 2009 Sep 19, 2009 Sep 26, 2009 Oct 03, 2009 Oct 10, 2009 Oct 17, 2009 Oct 24, 2009 Oct 31, 2009 Nov 07, 2009 Nov 14, 2009 Nov 21, 2009

MONTANA STATE CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Notre Dame at Wisconsin MICHIGAN at Illinois NORTHWESTERN IOWA at Minnesota WESTERN MICHIGAN at Purdue PENN STATE Michigan State Opponents

Score W L L L W W W L L W W L

44-3 27-29 30-33 30-38 26-20 24-14 24-14 13-15 34-42 49-14 40-37 14-42

Overall

0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-2 2-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 6-11 7-13

0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 50.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 54.5 53.8

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 75.0 0.0

4th Qtr

0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 37.5

Overtime

0-0

0.0

0-0 0-0

0.0 0.0

Time of Possession Date

Opponent

Sep 05, 2009 Sep 12, 2009 Sep 19, 2009 Sep 26, 2009 Oct 03, 2009 Oct 10, 2009 Oct 17, 2009 Oct 24, 2009 Oct 31, 2009 Nov 07, 2009 Nov 14, 2009 Nov 21, 2009

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W L L L W W W L L W W L

Score

Overall

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

44-3 27-29 30-33 30-38 26-20 24-14 24-14 13-15 34-42 49-14 40-37 14-42 Total Avg. Total Avg.

30:41 26:35 25:30 22:31 39:46 36:07 30:57 27:58 23:52 37:13 19:21 26:04 346:35 28:52 373:25 31:07

6:53 6:36 9:21 7:02 12:48 9:47 6:09 6:41 8:02 9:17 4:20 8:25 95:21 7:56 84:39 7:03

8:05 5:52 4:57 5:05 9:52 11:41 7:51 8:15 3:48 8:30 7:08 6:11 87:15 7:16 92:45 7:43

8:10 7:13 6:14 4:44 9:02 7:10 9:48 9:35 4:46 7:05 5:22 7:17 86:26 7:12 93:34 7:47

7:33 6:54 4:58 5:40 8:04 7:29 7:09 3:27 7:16 12:21 2:31 4:11 77:33 6:27 102:27 8:32

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 BIG TEN STANDINGS 1. 2. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10.

TEAM Ohio State Iowa Penn State Wisconsin Northwestern Michigan State Purdue Minnesota Illinois Michigan Indiana

W 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1

-CONFERENCEL PCT. PF 1 .875 222 2 .750 214 2 .750 174 3 .625 236 3 .625 178 4 .500 205 4 .500 204 5 .375 179 6 .250 148 7 .125 177 7 .125 195

PA 101 119 129 194 199 222 228 214 206 266 254

W 10 10 10 9 8 6 5 6 3 5 4

COACHES’ ALL-BIG TEN TEAM -OVERALLL PCT. PF 2 .833 351 2 .833 356 2 .833 277 3 .750 393 4 .667 302 6 .500 355 7 .417 334 6 .500 259 9 .250 290 7 .417 354 8 .333 282

PA 146 142 186 269 280 301 349 295 362 330 354

BIG TEN AWARDS COACHES’ SELECTIONS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR John Clay, Wisconsin OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR Bryan Bulaga, Iowa DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jared Odrick, Penn State DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR Jared Odrick, Penn State FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Chris Borland, Wisconsin MEDIA SELECTIONS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR John Clay, Wisconsin

FIRST TEAM Daryll Clark, Penn State Evan Royster, Penn State John Clay, Wisconsin Eric Decker, Minnesota Blair White, Michigan State

OFFENSE Quarterback Running Back Running Back Receiver Receiver

Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State

Center

Dace Richardson, Iowa John Moffitt, Wisconsin Ryan Bulaga, Iowa Dennis Landolt, Penn State Tony Moeaki, Iowa Brett Swenson, Michigan State

Guard Guard Tackle Tackle Tight End Kicker

FIRST TEAM Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Brandon Graham, Michigan Jared Odrick, Penn State O’Brien Schofield, Wisconsin Pat Angerer, Iowa Greg Jones, Michigan State Navorro Bowman, Penn State Tyler Sash, Iowa Amari Spievey, Iowa Brad Phillips, Northwestern Kurt Coleman, Ohio State

DEFENSE Line Line Line Line Linebacker Linebacker Linebacker Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Back

Zoltan Mesko, Michigan

Punter

SECOND TEAM Mike Kafka, Northwestern Brandon Saine, Ohio State Ralph Bolden, Purdue Tandon Doss, Indiana* Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa* Keith Smith, Purdue* Rafael Eubanks, Iowa* Joel Nitchman, Michigan State* Jon Asamoah, Illinois Justin Boren, Ohio State Rodger Saffold, Indiana Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Garrett Graham, Wisconsin Stefan Demos, Northwestern SECOND TEAM Jammie Kirlew, Indiana Thaddeus Gidson, Ohio State Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue A.J. Edds, Iowa Ross Homan, Ohio State Sean Lee, Penn State Donovan Warren, Michigan Sherrick McManis, Northwestern Brandon King, Purdue David Pender, Purdue Jay Valai, Wisconsin Jeremy Boone, Penn State

HONORABLE MENTION (Michigan State only): DE Trevor Anderson, OG Joel Foreman, CB Chris L. Rucker, CB Jeremy Ware.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Greg Jones, Michigan State

MEDIA ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Chris Borland, Wisconsin DAVE McCLAIN BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR Krik Ferentz, Iowa BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD (Michigan State only): WR Blair White

FIRST TEAM Daryll Clark, Penn State Evan Royster, Penn State John Clay, Wisconsin Tandon Doss, Indiana Keith Smith, Purdue Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State Justin Boren, Ohio State John Moffitt, Wisconsin Bryan Bulaga, Iowa Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Garrett Graham, Wisconsin Brett Swenson, Michigan State

OFFENSE Quarterback Running Back Running Back Receiver Receiver Center Guard Guard Tackle Tackle Tight End Kicker

FIRST TEAM Adrian CLayborn, Iowa Brandon Graham, Michigan Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue O’Brien Schofield, Wisconsin Pat Angerer, Iowa Greg Jones, Michigan State Navorro Bowman, Penn State Tyler Sash, Iowa Donovan Warren, Michigan Sherrick McManis, Northwestern Kurt Coleman, Ohio State Zoltan Mesko, Michigan

DEFENSE Line Line Line Line Linebacker Linebacker Linebacker Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Back Defensive Back Punter

SECOND TEAM Mike Kafka, Northwestern Brandon Saine, Ohio State Ralph Bolden, Purdue Blair White, Michigan State Zeke Markshausen, Northwestern Rafael Eubanks, Iowa Jon Asamoah, Illinois Dace Richardson, Iowa Kyle Calloway, Iowa Dennis Landolt, Penn State Tony Moeaki, Iowa Stefan Demos, Northwestern SECOND TEAM Jammie Kirlew, Indiana Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Jared Odrick, Penn State Ross Homan, Ohio State Josh Hull, Penn State Sean Lee, Penn State Brent Greenwood, Iowa Amari Spievey, Iowa Brad Phillips, Northwestern David Pender, Purdue Jeremy Boone, Penn State

HONORABLE MENTION (Michigan State only): DE Trevor Anderson, QB Kirk Cousins, OG Joel Foreman, TE Charlie Gantt, C Joel Nitchman, CB Chris L. Rucker.

Blair White, who leads the conference with eight touchdown catches, was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches. He was also MSU’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient.

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Big Ten Conference Individual Statistics Through games of Dec 07, 2009

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RUSHING Team Cl G Att Yds Avg TD Yds/G Long ---------------------------------------------------------------1. Clay,John (14)...... WIS SO 12 265 1396 5.3 16 116.3 72 2. Royster, Evan....... PSU JR 12 188 1104 5.9 6 92.0 69 3. Bolden, Ralph....... PUR SO 12 200 935 4.7 9 77.9 78 4. Robinson, Adam...... IOWA FR 10 167 775 4.6 5 77.5 43 5. Willis, Darius...... IND FR 9 123 607 4.9 6 67.4 85 6. Leshoure, Mikel..... ILL SO 11 108 734 6.8 5 66.7 70 7. Herron, Dan......... OSU SO 9 139 558 4.0 7 62.0 53 8. Pryor, Terrelle..... OSU SO 12 142 707 5.0 7 58.9 43 9. Saine, Brandon...... OSU JR 12 131 694 5.3 4 57.8 49 10.Minor, Brandon...... MICH SR 10 96 502 5.2 8 50.2 55

INTERCEPTIONS Team Cl G Int Yds TD Int/G Long ---------------------------------------------------------1. Sash, Tyler (T8).... IOWA SO 12 6 203 1 0.50 86 2. Coleman, Kurt (17).. OSU SR 11 5 129 1 0.45 89 3. McManis, Sherrick(18)NU SR 9 4 0 0 0.44 0 4. Thomas, Austin...... IND SR 12 4 115 0 0.33 46 Warren, Donovan..... MICH JR 12 4 42 1 0.33 40 Homan, Ross......... OSU JR 12 4 24 0 0.33 21 Edds, A.J........... IOWA SR 12 4 16 0 0.33 14 Maragos,Chris....... WIS SR 12 4 0 0 0.33 0 9. King, Brandon....... PUR SR 10 3 25 0 0.30 23 10.Greenwood, Brett.... IOWA JR 11 3 17 0 0.27 17

PASSING AVG/GAME Team Cl G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Avg/G -----------------------------------------------------------------1. Elliott, Joey (25).. PUR SR 12 433 267 13 61.7 3026 22 252.2 2. Chappell, Ben....... IND JR 12 428 268 15 62.6 2941 17 245.1 3. Kafka, Mike......... NU SR 12 414 272 7 65.7 2898 12 241.5 4. Clark, Daryll....... PSU SR 12 346 214 10 61.8 2787 23 232.2 5. Stanzi, Ricky....... IOWA JR 10 275 154 14 56.0 2186 15 218.6 6. Cousins, Kirk....... MSU SO 12 301 185 7 61.5 2460 18 205.0 7. Tolzien,Scott....... WIS JR 12 302 192 10 63.6 2445 16 203.8 8. Weber, Adam......... MINN JR 12 335 173 14 51.6 2321 12 193.4 9. Forcier, Tate....... MICH FR 12 281 165 10 58.7 2050 13 170.8 10.Pryor, Terrelle..... OSU SO 12 258 144 10 55.8 1828 16 152.3

PASS EFFICIENCY Team Cl G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Eff. -----------------------------------------------------------------1. Clark, Daryll (22).. PSU SR 12 346 214 10 61.8 2787 23 145.7 2. Cousins, Kirk (23).. MSU SO 12 301 185 7 61.5 2460 18 145.2 3. Tolzien,Scott....... WIS JR 12 302 192 10 63.6 2445 16 142.4 4. Elliott, Joey....... PUR SR 12 433 267 13 61.7 3026 22 131.1 5. Kafka, Mike......... NU SR 12 414 272 7 65.7 2898 12 130.7 6. Stanzi, Ricky....... IOWA JR 10 275 154 14 56.0 2186 15 130.6 7. Williams, Juice..... ILL SR 11 227 131 7 57.7 1632 12 129.4 8. Forcier, Tate....... MICH FR 12 281 165 10 58.7 2050 13 128.1 9. Pryor, Terrelle..... OSU SO 12 258 144 10 55.8 1828 16 128.0 10.Chappell, Ben....... IND JR 12 428 268 15 62.6 2941 17 126.4

TOTAL OFFENSE Team Cl G Rush Pass Plays Total Yds/G -------------------------------------------------------------1. Elliott, Joey (18).. PUR SR 12 268 3026 520 3294 274.5 2. Kafka, Mike (23).... NU SR 12 265 2898 544 3163 263.6 3. Clark, Daryll....... PSU SR 12 191 2787 419 2978 248.2 4. Chappell, Ben....... IND JR 12 -9 2941 469 2932 244.3 5. Stanzi, Ricky....... IOWA JR 10 -41 2186 324 2145 214.5 6. Pryor, Terrelle..... OSU SO 12 707 1828 400 2535 211.2 7. Cousins, Kirk....... MSU SO 12 42 2460 327 2502 208.5 8. Tolzien,Scott....... WIS JR 12 14 2445 354 2459 204.9 9. Williams, Juice..... ILL SR 11 507 1632 370 2139 194.5 10.Forcier, Tate....... MICH FR 12 240 2050 399 2290 190.8

PUNT RETURN AVG Team Cl G Ret Yds TD Avg Long --------------------------------------------------------1. Valentin, Aaron..... PUR SR 12 14 169 1 12.1 62 2. Sandeman, Colin..... IOWA JR 9 11 96 0 8.7 20 3. Hemingway, J........ MICH SO 10 10 86 0 8.6 33 4. Small, Ray.......... OSU SR 11 33 273 0 8.3 45 5. Martin, Keshawn..... MSU SO 12 21 156 0 7.4 26 6. Gilreath,David...... WIS JR 12 20 116 1 5.8 68 7. Gravesande, Waynelle PUR SO 10 11 51 0 4.6 20

RECEPTIONS/GAME Team Cl G Rec Yds TD Avg/C Rec/G Long ---------------------------------------------------------------1. Smith, Keith (T9)... PUR JR 12 91 1100 6 12.1 7.58 61 2. Markshausen,Zeke(T19)NU SR 12 79 774 3 9.8 6.58 30 3. Doss, Tandon........ IND SO 12 77 962 5 12.5 6.42 56 4. White, Blair........ MSU SR 12 64 876 8 13.7 5.33 47 5. Belcher, Damarlo.... IND SO 12 61 770 5 12.6 5.08 45 6. Valentin, Aaron..... PUR SR 12 54 621 7 11.5 4.50 67 7. Toon,Nick........... WIS SO 12 52 779 4 15.0 4.33 44 Posey, DeVier....... OSU SO 12 52 727 7 14.0 4.33 62 9. Brewer, Andrew...... NU SR 12 49 792 7 16.2 4.08 72 10.Cunningham, B.J..... MSU SO 12 48 641 4 13.4 4.00 73

KICK RETURN AVG Team Cl G Ret Yds TD Avg Long --------------------------------------------------------1. Fisher, Ray (1)..... IND SR 9 17 635 2 37.4 93 2. Johnson-Koulianos, D IOWA JR 11 11 354 1 32.2 99 3. Martin, Keshawn (7). MSU SO 12 17 516 1 30.4 93 4. Small, Ray.......... OSU SR 11 12 324 1 27.0 96 5. Benn, Arrelious..... ILL JR 12 12 318 0 26.5 40 6. Stonum, Darryl...... MICH SO 12 39 1001 1 25.7 94 7. Stoudermire, Troy... MINN SO 12 40 1007 0 25.2 71 8. Powell, Chaz........ PSU SO 11 12 293 0 24.4 54 9. Gilreath,David...... WIS JR 12 24 575 0 24.0 51 10.Doss, Tandon........ IND SO 12 25 533 0 21.3 37

RECEIVE YDS/GAME Team Cl G Rec Yds TD Avg/C Yds/G Long ---------------------------------------------------------------1. Smith, Keith (13)... PUR JR 12 91 1100 6 12.1 91.7 61 2. Doss, Tandon........ IND SO 12 77 962 5 12.5 80.2 56 3. White, Blair........ MSU SR 12 64 876 8 13.7 73.0 47 4. Brewer, Andrew...... NU SR 12 49 792 7 16.2 66.0 72 5. Toon,Nick........... WIS SO 12 52 779 4 15.0 64.9 44 6. Markshausen, Zeke... NU SR 12 79 774 3 9.8 64.5 30 7. Belcher, Damarlo.... IND SO 12 61 770 5 12.6 64.2 45 8. Johnson-Koulianos, D IOWA JR 11 41 687 2 16.8 62.5 66 9. Moye, Derek......... PSU SO 12 45 732 5 16.3 61.0 53 10.Posey, DeVier....... OSU SO 12 52 727 7 14.0 60.6 62

PUNTING Team Cl G Punts Yds Avg Long --------------------------------------------------------1. Mesko, Zoltan (8)... MICH SR 11 52 2312 44.5 66 2. Boone, Jeremy (20).. PSU SR 12 46 2001 43.5 66 3. Nortman,Brad........ WIS SO 12 44 1861 42.3 61 4. Haudan, Blake....... MINN SR 12 57 2391 41.9 63 5. Bates, Aaron........ MSU JR 12 59 2440 41.4 59 6. Santella, Anthony... ILL JR 12 63 2600 41.3 65 7. Donahue, Ryan....... IOWA JR 12 57 2352 41.3 73 8. Hagerup, Chris...... IND SO 12 58 2350 40.5 51 9. Summers, Chris...... PUR SR 12 51 2016 39.5 60 10.Thoma, Jon.......... OSU SR 11 55 2069 37.6 55

ALL PURPOSE Team Cl G Rush Rcv PR KR Yds Avg/G ----------------------------------------------------------------1. Doss, Tandon........ IND SO 12 127 962 44 533 1666 138.8 2. Clay,John........... WIS SO 12 1396 55 0 0 1451 120.9 3. Royster, Evan....... PSU JR 12 1104 187 8 0 1299 108.2 4. Stoudermire, Troy... MINN SO 12 12 273 0 1007 1292 107.7 5. Martin, Keshawn..... MSU SO 12 216 325 156 516 1213 101.1 6. Stonum, Darryl...... MICH SO 12 0 199 0 1001 1200 100.0 7. Bolden, Ralph....... PUR SO 12 935 261 0 0 1196 99.7 8. Valentin, Aaron..... PUR SR 12 8 621 169 379 1177 98.1 9. Johnson-Koulianos, D IOWA JR 11 0 687 0 354 1041 94.6 10.Smith, Keith........ PUR JR 12 6 1100 0 0 1106 92.2

SCORING Team Cl G TD XPT FG 2XP Pts Pts/G ------------------------------------------------------------1. Clay,John........... WIS SO 12 16 0 0 0 96 8.0 2. Swenson, Brett...... MSU SR 12 0 40 18 0 94 7.8 3. Welch,Philip........ WIS SO 12 0 45 15 0 90 7.5 4. Pettrey, Aaron...... OSU SR 9 0 28 13 0 67 7.4 7.1 5. Demos, Stefan....... NU JR 12 0 31 18 0 85 6. Murray, Daniel...... IOWA JR 12 0 29 18 0 83 6.9 7. Wiggs, Carson....... PUR SO 12 0 40 14 0 82 6.8 8. Wagner, Collin...... PSU JR 12 0 45 11 0 78 6.5 9. Freeland, Nick...... IND FR 12 0 34 14 0 76 6.3 10.Olesnavage, J....... MICH SR 12 0 42 11 0 75 6.2

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SCORING (TDs) Team Cl G TD Rush Pass Ret PAT Pts Pts/G -----------------------------------------------------------------1. Clay,John........... WIS SO 12 16 16 0 0 0 96 8.0 2. Bolden, Ralph....... PUR SO 12 11 9 2 0 0 66 5.5 3. Herron, Dan......... OSU SO 9 8 7 1 0 0 48 5.3 4. Minor, Brandon...... MICH SR 10 8 8 0 0 0 48 4.8 5. Royster, Evan....... PSU JR 12 8 6 2 0 0 48 4.0 Valentin, Aaron..... PUR SR 12 8 0 7 1 0 48 4.0 Kafka, Mike......... NU SR 12 8 7 1 0 0 48 4.0 Willis, Darius...... IND FR 9 6 6 0 0 0 36 4.0 Bennett, Duane...... MINN SO 12 8 6 2 0 0 48 4.0 White, Blair........ MSU SR 12 8 0 8 0 0 48 4.0

FIELD GOALS Team Cl G FG FGA Pct. FG/G -------------------------------------------------------1. Swenson, Brett (T20) MSU SR 12 18 20 90.0 1.50 Demos, Stefan (T20). NU JR 12 18 23 78.3 1.50 Murray, Daniel (T20) IOWA JR 12 18 25 72.0 1.50 4. Pettrey, Aaron...... OSU SR 9 13 19 68.4 1.44 5. Welch,Philip........ WIS SO 12 15 22 68.2 1.25 6. Wiggs, Carson....... PUR SO 12 14 21 66.7 1.17 Freeland, Nick...... IND FR 12 14 25 56.0 1.17 8. Ellestad, Eric...... MINN JR 12 11 14 78.6 0.92 Olesnavage, J....... MICH SR 12 11 15 73.3 0.92 Wagner, Collin...... PSU JR 12 11 18 61.1 0.92

SCORING (KICK) Team Cl G PATs FGs Pts Pts/G -----------------------------------------------------------1. Swenson, Brett...... MSU SR 12 40-41 18-20 94 7.8 2. Welch,Philip........ WIS SO 12 45-47 15-22 90 7.5 3. Pettrey, Aaron...... OSU SR 9 28-29 13-19 67 7.4 4. Demos, Stefan....... NU JR 12 31-32 18-23 85 7.1 5. Murray, Daniel...... IOWA JR 12 29-30 18-25 83 6.9 6. Wiggs, Carson....... PUR SO 12 40-41 14-21 82 6.8 7. Wagner, Collin...... PSU JR 12 45-45 11-18 78 6.5 8. Freeland, Nick...... IND FR 12 34-34 14-25 76 6.3 9. Olesnavage, J....... MICH SR 12 42-43 11-15 75 6.2 10.Ellestad, Eric...... MINN JR 12 30-30 11-14 63 5.2

FIELD GOAL PCT Team Cl G FG FGA Long Pct. ------------------------------------------------------1. Swenson, Brett...... MSU SR 12 18 20 52 90.0 2. Ellestad, Eric...... MINN JR 12 11 14 39 78.6 3. Demos, Stefan....... NU JR 12 18 23 49 78.3 4. Olesnavage, J....... MICH SR 12 11 15 51 73.3 5. Murray, Daniel...... IOWA JR 12 18 25 48 72.0 6. Pettrey, Aaron...... OSU SR 9 13 19 52 68.4 7. Welch,Philip........ WIS SO 12 15 22 57 68.2 8. Wiggs, Carson....... PUR SO 12 14 21 59 66.7 9. Wagner, Collin...... PSU JR 12 11 18 47 61.1 10.Freeland, Nick...... IND FR 12 14 25 38 56.0 PAT KICKING PCT Team Cl G Made Att Pct. --------------------------------------------------1. Wagner, Collin...... PSU JR 12 45 45 100.0 Freeland, Nick...... IND FR 12 34 34 100.0 Ellestad, Eric...... MINN JR 12 30 30 100.0 4. Olesnavage, J....... MICH SR 12 42 43 97.7 5. Swenson, Brett...... MSU SR 12 40 41 97.6 Wiggs, Carson....... PUR SO 12 40 41 97.6 7. Demos, Stefan....... NU JR 12 31 32 96.9 8. Murray, Daniel...... IOWA JR 12 29 30 96.7 9. Pettrey, Aaron...... OSU SR 9 28 29 96.6 10.Eller, Matt......... ILL SO 9 23 24 95.8

Brett Swenson ranks among the Big Ten leaders in field-goal percentage (first at 90 percent), kick scoring (first with 7.8 points per game), field goals (tied for first with 18) and scoring (second).

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Big Ten Conference Individual Statistics Through games of Dec 07, 2009 TACKLES (All positions) Player Team Cl G Pos Solo Ast Total Avg/G Sack ---------------------------------------------------------------1. Jones, Greg (3)..... MSU JR 12 LB 62 79 141 11.8 9.0 2. Angerer, Pat (5).... IOWA SR 12 LB 41 94 135 11.2 1.0 3. Campbell, Lee (T25). MINN SR 12 65 47 112 9.3 0.5 4. Hull, Josh.......... PSU SR 12 40 70 110 9.2 2.0 5. Mayberry, Matt...... IND SR 12 LB 61 47 108 9.0 5.5 6. Lee, Sean........... PSU SR 9 43 37 80 8.9 2.0 7. Bowman, Navorro..... PSU JR 10 45 39 84 8.4 3.0 8. Homan, Ross......... OSU JR 12 LB 49 47 96 8.0 2.0 9. Triplett, Nate...... MINN SR 12 52 43 95 7.9 0.0 Thomas, Ian......... ILL SO 12 LB 57 38 95 7.9 1.0 11.Hunter, Jeremiha.... IOWA JR 11 LB 31 53 84 7.6 0.0 12.Rolle, Brian........ OSU JR 12 LB 34 57 91 7.6 0.0 13.Replogle, Tyler..... IND JR 11 LB 51 29 80 7.3 2.0 14.Williams, Nate...... NU JR 11 40 39 79 7.2 0.0 Edwards, Garrett.... ILL JR 11 DB 52 27 79 7.2 0.5 16.Williams, Torri..... PUR SR 12 54 30 84 7.0 0.0 Sash, Tyler......... IOWA SO 12 DB 41 43 84 7.0 0.0 Phillips, Brad...... NU SR 12 50 34 84 7.0 3.0 Gordon, Eric........ MSU JR 12 LB 33 51 84 7.0 3.5 20.Holland, Joe........ PUR SO 12 LB 42 39 81 6.8 1.5 Davie, Quentin...... NU JR 12 44 37 81 6.8 4.0 22.Brown, Stevie....... MICH SR 12 LB 45 35 80 6.7 1.0 23.Werner, Jason....... PUR SR 12 LB 61 16 77 6.4 4.5 Lawrence, Simoni.... MINN SR 12 49 28 77 6.4 2.0 25.Ezeh, Obi........... MICH JR 11 LB 27 42 69 6.3 0.0 26.Kovacs, Jordan...... MICH FR 12 39 36 75 6.2 0.0 27.Wilson, Tavon....... ILL SO 12 DB 56 18 74 6.2 0.0 28.Patterson, Will..... IND SR 11 LB 46 21 67 6.1 1.5 29.Edds, A.J........... IOWA SR 12 LB 21 51 72 6.0 0.0 Mouton, Jonas....... MICH JR 11 LB 26 40 66 6.0 0.0 31.Carlino, Chris...... PUR SO 12 LB 38 33 71 5.9 0.0 Royston, Kim........ MINN JR 12 40 31 71 5.9 1.0 33.Coleman, Kurt....... OSU SR 11 DB 33 31 64 5.8 1.0 34.McFadden, Jaevery... WIS SR 12 LB 39 30 69 5.8 1.0 35.Denson, Brandon..... MSU SR 11 LB 22 41 63 5.7 2.5 36.Williams, Mike...... MICH SO 10 24 32 56 5.6 0.0 37.Thomas, Austin...... IND SR 12 45 22 67 5.6 0.0 38.Sherels, Marcus..... MINN JR 9 36 14 50 5.6 0.0 39.Warren, Donovan..... MICH JR 12 CB 43 23 66 5.5 0.0 Mabin, Jordan....... NU SO 12 50 16 66 5.5 0.0 Theret, Kyle........ MINN SR 12 44 22 66 5.5 0.0 Kerrigan, Ryan...... PUR JR 12 DE 41 25 66 5.5 13.0 43.Robinson, Trenton... MSU SO 10 33 21 54 5.4 0.0 44.Graham, Brandon..... MICH SR 12 DE 42 22 64 5.3 10.5 45.Peters, Brian....... NU SO 12 34 29 63 5.2 0.0 46.Mclean, Dwight...... PUR SR 12 44 18 62 5.2 0.0 Astorino, Drew...... PSU SO 12 37 25 62 5.2 0.0 Kirlew, Jammie...... IND SR 12 DE 49 13 62 5.2 6.5 49.Clayborn, Adrian.... IOWA JR 12 DL 27 34 61 5.1 9.5 50.St. Jean, Culmer.... WIS JR 12 22 38 60 5.0 1.0

SACKS Team Cl G Pos Solo Ast Yds Total Avg/G ---------------------------------------------------------------1. Kerrigan, Ryan (4).. PUR JR 12 DE 12 2 100 13.0 1.08 2. Graham, Brandon (T15)MICH SR 12 DE 10 1 98 10.5 0.88 3. Schofield,O'Brien(T17)WIS SR 12 DL 9 2 70 10.0 0.83 4. Clayborn, Adrian (T20)IOWA JR 12 DL 9 1 71 9.5 0.79 5. Jones, Greg (T23).... MSU JR 12 LB 7 4 53 9.0 0.75 6. Kirlew, Jammie...... IND SR 12 DE 6 1 52 6.5 0.54 Binns, Broderick.... IOWA SO 12 DL 5 3 30 6.5 0.54 8. Odrick, Jared....... PSU FR 12 5 2 45 6.0 0.50 9. Crawford, Jack...... PSU SO 12 5 1 44 5.5 0.46 Mayberry, Matt...... IND SR 12 LB 5 1 38 5.5 0.46 TACKLES FOR LOSS Team Cl G Pos Solo Ast Yds Total Avg/G ---------------------------------------------------------------1. Graham, Brandon (1). MICH SR 12 DE 23 6 127 26.0 2.17 2. Schofield,O'Brien(T3)WIS SR 12 DL 20 5 116 22.5 1.88 3. Kerrigan, Ryan (T11) PUR JR 12 DE 16 5 112 18.5 1.54 4. Clayborn, Adrian(T14)OWA JR 12 DL 15 6 91 18.0 1.50 5. Bowman, Navorro (10) PSU JR 10 14 3 55 15.5 1.55 6. Kirlew, Jammie (T23) IND SR 12 DE 14 3 77 15.5 1.29 7. Werner, Jason....... PUR SR 12 LB 13 3 29 14.5 1.21 8. Watt, J.J........... WIS SO 12 13 1 47 13.5 1.12 Crawford, Jack...... PSU SO 12 10 7 65 13.5 1.12 Jones, Greg......... MSU JR 12 LB 10 7 68 13.5 1.12

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FUMBLES FORCED Team ---------------------------------------------1. Kerrigan, Ryan (T1). PUR JR 12 7 0.58 2. Borland, Chris (T6). WIS FR 12 5 0.42 Kirlew, Jammie (T6). IND SR 12 5 0.42 4. Davie, Quentin (T14) NU JR 12 4 0.33 Phillips, Brad (T14) NU SR 12 4 0.33 Clayborn, Adrian(T14)IOWA JR 12 4 0.33 7. Coleman, Kurt....... OSU SR 11 3 0.27 8. Brent, Josh......... ILL JR 12 3 0.25 9. McKinley, Cedric.... MINN SR 10 2 0.20 10.Kovacs, Jordan...... MICH FR 12 2 0.17 FUMBLES RCVD Team Cl G Num Avg/G ---------------------------------------------1. McKinley, Cedric (T7)MINN SR 10 3 0.30 2. Borland, Chris (T14) WIS FR 12 3 0.25 Peters, Brian (T14). NU SO 12 3 0.25 Kirlew, Jammie (T14) IND SR 12 3 0.25 5. Wilhite, D.L........ MINN FR 9 2 0.22 6. Bowman, Navorro..... PSU JR 10 2 0.20 7. Hunter, Jeremiha.... IOWA JR 11 2 0.18 8. Thomas, Marshall.... NU SR 12 2 0.17 Frierson, Evan...... ILL FR 12 2 0.17 Neal, Mike.......... PUR SR 12 2 0.17

PASSES DEFENDED Team Cl G Brup Int Total Avg/G -------------------------------------------------------1. McManis, Sherrick(14)NU SR 9 7 4 11 1.22 2. Pender, David (T16). PUR SR 12 13 1 14 1.17 3. Prater, Shaun (24).. IOWA SO 9 8 2 10 1.11 4. Sherels, Marcus..... MINN JR 9 7 2 9 1.00 Sash, Tyler......... IOWA SO 12 6 6 12 1.00 6. Warren, Donovan..... MICH JR 12 7 4 11 0.92 7. Greenwood, Brett.... IOWA JR 11 7 3 10 0.91 Simmons, Traye...... MINN SR 11 8 2 10 0.91 Sukay, Nick......... PSU SO 11 8 2 10 0.91 10.Lee, Sean........... PSU SR 9 7 1 8 0.89

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Big Ten Conference Team Statistics Through games of Dec 07, 2009 SCORING OFFENSE G TD XP 2XP DXP FG Saf Pts Avg -------------------------------------------------------------1. Wisconsin (21)...... 12 50 48 0 0 15 0 393 32.8 2. Penn State.......... 12 46 45 0 0 11 1 356 29.7 3. Michigan State...... 12 43 40 0 0 19 0 355 29.6 4. Michigan............ 12 46 43 1 0 11 0 354 29.5 5. Ohio State.......... 12 42 40 1 1 17 2 351 29.2 6. Purdue.............. 12 42 40 0 0 14 0 334 27.8 7. Northwestern........ 12 35 32 1 0 18 2 302 25.2 8. Illinois............ 12 38 35 0 0 9 0 290 24.2 9. Indiana............. 12 34 34 0 0 14 1 282 23.5 10.Iowa................ 12 32 29 0 0 18 1 277 23.1 11.Minnesota........... 12 32 30 2 0 11 0 259 21.6

RUSHING OFFENSE G Att Yds Avg TD Yds/G -------------------------------------------------------1. Wisconsin (15)...... 12 539 2480 4.6 31 206.7 2. Illinois (18)....... 12 497 2405 4.8 22 200.4 3. Ohio State (19)..... 12 512 2387 4.7 20 198.9 4. Michigan............ 12 494 2234 4.5 27 186.2 5. Penn State.......... 12 427 2083 4.9 20 173.6 6. Purdue.............. 12 388 1633 4.2 17 136.1 7. Michigan State...... 12 387 1631 4.2 14 135.9 8. Northwestern........ 12 466 1439 3.1 17 119.9 9. Indiana............. 12 369 1405 3.8 15 117.1 10.Iowa................ 12 414 1313 3.2 12 109.4 11.Minnesota........... 12 398 1171 2.9 13 97.6

SCORING DEFENSE G TD XP 2XP DXP FG Saf Pts Avg -------------------------------------------------------------1. Penn State (4)...... 12 15 14 0 0 12 1 142 11.8 2. Ohio State (5)...... 12 17 15 1 0 9 0 146 12.2 3. Iowa (10)........... 12 21 21 0 0 13 0 186 15.5 4. Wisconsin........... 12 32 28 2 0 15 0 269 22.4 5. Northwestern........ 12 36 34 0 0 10 0 280 23.3 6. Minnesota........... 12 35 34 0 0 17 0 295 24.6 7. Michigan State...... 12 37 34 0 0 15 0 301 25.1 8. Michigan............ 12 39 35 1 0 19 1 330 27.5 9. Purdue.............. 12 43 39 2 0 16 0 349 29.1 10.Indiana............. 12 45 43 1 0 11 3 354 29.5 11.Illinois............ 12 45 43 2 0 15 0 362 30.2

RUSHING DEFENSE G Rushes Yards Avg. TD Yds/G ---------------------------------------------------------1. Ohio State (5)...... 12 377 1001 2.7 6 83.4 2. Wisconsin (8)....... 12 374 1086 2.9 7 90.5 3. Penn Stat (10)...... 12 385 1127 2.9 5 93.9 4. Michigan State (24). 12 402 1353 3.4 8 112.8 5. Iowa................ 12 420 1464 3.5 8 122.0 6. Northwestern........ 12 401 1482 3.7 17 123.5 7. Minnesota........... 12 469 1760 3.8 18 146.7 8. Illinois............ 12 438 1853 4.2 22 154.4 9. Indiana............. 12 474 1909 4.0 20 159.1 10.Michigan............ 12 474 2063 4.4 20 171.9 11.Purdue.............. 12 472 2081 4.4 26 173.4

PASS OFFENSE G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G -----------------------------------------------------------------1. Michigan State...... 12 393 235 10 59.8 3254 8.3 26 271.2 2. Northwestern........ 12 453 295 9 65.1 3193 7.0 16 266.1 3. Purdue.............. 12 449 272 14 60.6 3063 6.8 23 255.2 4. Indiana............. 12 440 272 15 61.8 2975 6.8 17 247.9 5. Penn State.......... 12 362 223 10 61.6 2867 7.9 24 238.9 6. Iowa................ 12 363 196 19 54.0 2656 7.3 17 221.3 7. Wisconsin........... 12 314 199 11 63.4 2510 8.0 16 209.2 8. Michigan............ 12 329 189 15 57.4 2380 7.2 15 198.3 9. Minnesota........... 12 350 179 15 51.1 2379 6.8 14 198.2 10.Illinois............ 12 331 184 12 55.6 2317 7.0 15 193.1 11.Ohio State.......... 12 278 151 10 54.3 1991 7.2 17 165.9

TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD Yds/G ---------------------------------------------------------------1. Wisconsin........... 12 2480 2510 853 4990 5.8 47 415.8 2. Penn State.......... 12 2083 2867 789 4950 6.3 44 412.5 3. Michigan State...... 12 1631 3254 780 4885 6.3 40 407.1 4. Illinois............ 12 2405 2317 828 4722 5.7 37 393.5 5. Purdue.............. 12 1633 3063 837 4696 5.6 40 391.3 6. Northwestern........ 12 1439 3193 919 4632 5.0 33 386.0 7. Michigan............ 12 2234 2380 823 4614 5.6 42 384.5 8. Indiana............. 12 1405 2975 809 4380 5.4 32 365.0 9. Ohio State.......... 12 2387 1991 790 4378 5.5 37 364.8 10.Iowa................ 12 1313 2656 777 3969 5.1 29 330.8 11.Minnesota........... 12 1171 2379 748 3550 4.7 27 295.8

PASS DEFENSE G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G -----------------------------------------------------------------1. Iowa (8)............ 12 374 188 20 50.3 1976 5.3 9 164.7 2. Ohio State (17)..... 12 397 217 23 54.7 2149 5.4 10 179.1 3. Penn State (19)..... 12 377 204 13 54.1 2198 5.8 9 183.2 4. Purdue.............. 12 372 209 12 56.2 2438 6.6 12 203.2 5. Minnesota........... 12 375 214 10 57.1 2611 7.0 14 217.6 6. Wisconsin........... 12 355 199 15 56.1 2639 7.4 20 219.9 7. Northwestern........ 12 369 218 15 59.1 2649 7.2 17 220.8 8. Michigan............ 12 364 219 11 60.2 2657 7.3 18 221.4 9. Indiana............. 12 362 220 16 60.8 2903 8.0 21 241.9 10.Illinois............ 12 373 229 5 61.4 2986 8.0 19 248.8 11.Michigan State...... 12 427 255 5 59.7 3019 7.1 29 251.6

TOTAL DEFENSE G Rush Pass Plys Yards Avg TD Yds/G --------------------------------------------------------------1. Ohio State (5)...... 12 1001 2149 774 3150 4.1 16 262.5 2. Penn State (8)...... 12 1127 2198 762 3325 4.4 14 277.1 3. Iowa (11)........... 12 1464 1976 794 3440 4.3 17 286.7 4. Wisconsin (18)...... 12 1086 2639 729 3725 5.1 27 310.4 5. Northwestern........ 12 1482 2649 770 4131 5.4 34 344.2 6. Minnesota........... 12 1760 2611 844 4371 5.2 32 364.2 7. Michigan State...... 12 1353 3019 829 4372 5.3 37 364.3 8. Purdue.............. 12 2081 2438 844 4519 5.4 38 376.6 9. Michigan............ 12 2063 2657 838 4720 5.6 38 393.3 10.Indiana............. 12 1909 2903 836 4812 5.8 41 401.0 11.Illinois............ 12 1853 2986 811 4839 6.0 41 403.2

KICKOFF RETURNS G Ret Yds TD Avg -----------------------------------------------1. Michigan State (6).. 12 47 1253 1 26.7 2. Indiana (19)........ 12 55 1328 2 24.1 3. Michigan (25)....... 12 54 1285 1 23.8 4. Ohio State.......... 12 34 791 1 23.3 5. Iowa................ 12 37 855 1 23.1 6. Minnesota........... 12 54 1241 0 23.0 7. Purdue.............. 12 58 1201 1 20.7 8. Northwestern........ 12 52 1059 0 20.4 9. Wisconsin........... 12 49 959 0 19.6 10.Illinois............ 12 57 1101 0 19.3 11.Penn State.......... 12 34 651 0 19.1

PUNT RETURNS G Ret Yds TD Avg -----------------------------------------------1. Minnesota (6)....... 12 9 132 1 14.7 2. Indiana............. 12 10 103 0 10.3 3. Michigan............ 12 27 234 1 8.7 4. Ohio State.......... 12 38 319 0 8.4 5. Michigan State...... 12 23 192 0 8.3 6. Purdue.............. 12 26 215 1 8.3 7. Wisconsin........... 12 23 174 3 7.6 8. Iowa................ 12 29 213 1 7.3 9. Northwestern........ 12 19 125 0 6.6 10.Penn State.......... 12 26 127 0 4.9 11.Illinois............ 12 12 50 0 4.2

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Big Ten Conference Team Statistics Through games of Dec 07, 2009 PUNTING G No. Yards Avg Ret Yds Avg Net/P ---------------------------------------------------------------1. Michigan (3)........ 12 54 2388 44.2 21 118 2.2 42.0 2. Minnesota (11)...... 12 66 2792 42.3 26 156 2.4 39.9 3. Wisconsin........... 12 45 1895 42.1 16 118 2.6 39.5 4. Iowa................ 12 57 2352 41.3 21 122 2.1 39.1 5. Michigan State...... 12 59 2440 41.4 25 191 3.2 38.1 6. Ohio State.......... 12 59 2240 38.0 8 21 0.4 37.6 7. Illinois............ 12 66 2630 39.8 21 161 2.4 37.4 8. Penn State.......... 12 51 2101 41.2 18 265 5.2 36.0 9. Purdue.............. 12 56 2162 38.6 21 180 3.2 35.4 10.Indiana............. 12 62 2405 38.8 31 216 3.5 35.3 11.Northwestern........ 12 58 2045 35.3 17 169 2.9 32.3

PASS EFFICIENCY G Att Cmp Pct Int Yds TD Effic -------------------------------------------------------------1. Michigan State (17). 12 393 235 .598 10 3254 26 146.1 2. Penn State (21)..... 12 362 223 .616 10 2867 24 144.5 3. Wisconsin........... 12 314 199 .634 11 2510 16 140.3 4. Northwestern........ 12 453 295 .651 9 3193 16 132.0 5. Purdue.............. 12 449 272 .606 14 3063 23 128.6 6. Ohio State.......... 12 278 151 .543 10 1991 17 127.5 7. Indiana............. 12 440 272 .618 15 2975 17 124.5 8. Michigan............ 12 329 189 .574 15 2380 15 124.1 9. Illinois............ 12 331 184 .556 12 2317 15 122.1 10.Iowa................ 12 363 196 .540 19 2656 17 120.4 11.Minnesota........... 12 350 179 .511 15 2379 14 112.9

|--Gained--||---Lost---| TURNOVER MARGIN G Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot Mar Per/G -------------------------------------------------------------1. Ohio State (4)...... 12 10 23 33 7 10 17 +16 1.33 2. Indiana (T20)....... 12 13 16 29 7 15 22 +7 0.58 3. Wisconsin........... 12 11 15 26 10 11 21 +5 0.42 Northwestern........ 12 11 15 26 12 9 21 +5 0.42 5. Penn State.......... 12 7 13 20 7 10 17 +3 0.25 Iowa................ 12 9 20 29 7 19 26 +3 0.25 7. Minnesota........... 12 14 10 24 12 15 27 -3 -0.25 8. Illinois............ 12 11 5 16 8 12 20 -4 -0.33 9. Purdue.............. 12 12 12 24 15 14 29 -5 -0.42 10.Michigan State...... 12 7 5 12 8 10 18 -6 -0.50 11.Michigan............ 12 5 11 16 13 15 28 -12 -1.00

PASS DEF EFFICIENCY G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Effic -------------------------------------------------------------1. Iowa (4)............ 12 374 188 20 50.3 1976 9 91.9 2. Ohio State (7)...... 12 397 217 23 54.7 2149 10 96.9 3. Penn State (14)..... 12 377 204 13 54.1 2198 9 104.1 4. Purdue.............. 12 372 209 12 56.2 2438 12 115.4 5. Minnesota........... 12 375 214 10 57.1 2611 14 122.5 6. Northwestern........ 12 369 218 15 59.1 2649 17 126.5 7. Wisconsin........... 12 355 199 15 56.1 2639 20 128.6 8. Michigan............ 12 364 219 11 60.2 2657 18 131.8 9. Indiana............. 12 362 220 16 60.8 2903 21 138.4 10.Michigan State...... 12 427 255 5 59.7 3019 29 139.2 11.Illinois............ 12 373 229 5 61.4 2986 19 142.8

FIRST DOWNS G Rush Pass Pen Total ----------------------------------------------1. Northwestern (15)... 12 86 159 24 269 2. Wisconsin........... 12 128 119 10 257 3. Penn State.......... 12 106 132 14 252 4. Michigan State...... 12 79 147 19 245 5. Illinois............ 12 125 98 14 237 6. Purdue.............. 12 82 145 9 236 7. Michigan............ 12 120 107 8 235 8. Ohio State.......... 12 130 80 14 224 9. Indiana............. 12 67 141 9 217 10.Iowa................ 12 84 108 19 211 11.Minnesota........... 12 68 106 12 186

3RD-DN CONVERSIONS G Conv Att Pct ------------------------------------------1. Penn State (7)...... 12 81 163 49.7 2. Northwestern (10)... 12 95 198 48.0 3. Wisconsin (11)...... 12 79 165 47.9 4. Purdue.............. 12 75 177 42.4 5. Ohio State.......... 12 70 172 40.7 6. Michigan............ 12 66 166 39.8 7. Indiana............. 12 68 174 39.1 Illinois............ 12 68 174 39.1 9. Iowa................ 12 65 170 38.2 10.Michigan State...... 12 56 153 36.6 11.Minnesota........... 12 59 167 35.3

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OPPONENT 1ST DOWNS G Rush Pass Pen Total ----------------------------------------------1. Ohio State (5)...... 12 64 104 9 177 2. Penn State (7)...... 12 72 100 11 183 3. Iowa (11)........... 12 77 97 12 186 4. Wisconsin (17)...... 12 64 114 14 192 5. Northwestern........ 12 89 119 9 217 6. Purdue.............. 12 104 115 11 230 Minnesota........... 12 94 123 13 230 8. Michigan............ 12 115 103 15 233 Michigan State...... 12 79 132 22 233 10.Illinois............ 12 106 128 14 248 11.Indiana............. 12 123 120 25 268

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SACKS BY G Sacks Yards --------------------------------------1. Penn State (T8)..... 12 35 206 2. Michigan State (T12) 12 34 213 3. Wisconsin (T21)..... 12 32 223 Purdue (T21)........ 12 32 203 5. Ohio State.......... 12 29 189 6. Iowa................ 12 28 169 7. Northwestern........ 12 27 157 8. Indiana............. 12 25 168 9. Michigan............ 12 22 178 10.Minnesota........... 12 20 149 11.Illinois............ 12 19 130

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OPP 3RD-DN CONVERT G Conv Att Pct ------------------------------------------1. Ohio State (13)..... 12 56 177 31.6 2. Penn State (T14).... 12 58 180 32.2 3. Northwestern (25)... 12 53 153 34.6 4. Iowa................ 12 67 187 35.8 5. Wisconsin........... 12 59 162 36.4 6. Michigan............ 12 68 183 37.2 7. Purdue.............. 12 72 177 40.7 8. Michigan State...... 12 79 185 42.7 9. Minnesota........... 12 81 182 44.5 10.Illinois............ 12 74 166 44.6 11.Indiana............. 12 76 160 47.5 SACKS AGAINST G Sacks Yards --------------------------------------1. Michigan State (16). 12 13 72 2. Penn State.......... 12 16 92 Indiana............. 12 16 110 4. Ohio State.......... 12 20 167 Purdue.............. 12 20 126 6. Wisconsin........... 12 22 146 7. Iowa................ 12 27 221 8. Michigan............ 12 28 184 9. Illinois............ 12 29 169 Northwestern........ 12 29 200 11.Minnesota........... 12 39 245

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2009 STATISTICS 2009 Big Ten Conference Team Statistics Through games of Dec 07, 2009 PENALTIES G No Yds Avg/G -----------------------------------------1. Penn State (3)...... 12 54 396 33.0 2. Iowa (4)............ 12 53 422 35.2 3. Purdue (11)......... 12 64 495 41.2 4. Michigan (T17)...... 12 58 517 43.1 5. Ohio State (20)..... 12 66 522 43.5 6. Wisconsin........... 12 63 556 46.3 7. Northwestern........ 12 70 559 46.6 8. Indiana............. 12 70 598 49.8 9. Michigan State...... 12 78 665 55.4 10.Minnesota........... 12 79 669 55.8 11.Illinois............ 12 78 734 61.2

FIELD GOALS G Made Att Pct -------------------------------------------1. Michigan State...... 12 19 21 .905 2. Minnesota........... 12 11 14 .786 3. Northwestern........ 12 18 23 .783 4. Michigan............ 12 11 15 .733 5. Iowa................ 12 18 25 .720 6. Wisconsin........... 12 15 22 .682 7. Purdue.............. 12 14 21 .667 8. Ohio State.......... 12 17 26 .654 9. Penn State.......... 12 11 18 .611 10.Illinois............ 12 9 16 .562 11.Indiana............. 12 14 25 .560

OPPONENT PENALTIES G No Yds Avg/G -----------------------------------------1. Michigan State...... 12 82 690 57.5 2. Michigan............ 12 69 578 48.2 3. Northwestern........ 12 61 575 47.9 4. Iowa................ 12 63 551 45.9 5. Minnesota........... 12 66 550 45.8 6. Purdue.............. 12 73 549 45.8 7. Indiana............. 12 64 546 45.5 8. Penn State.......... 12 62 540 45.0 9. Ohio State.......... 12 60 522 43.5 10.Wisconsin........... 12 64 499 41.6 11.Illinois............ 12 55 475 39.6

PAT KICKING G Made Att Pct -------------------------------------------1. Penn State.......... 12 45 45 1.000 Indiana............. 12 34 34 1.000 Minnesota........... 12 30 30 1.000 4. Michigan............ 12 43 44 .977 5. Purdue.............. 12 40 41 .976 Ohio State.......... 12 40 41 .976 Michigan State...... 12 40 41 .976 8. Illinois............ 12 35 36 .972 9. Northwestern........ 12 32 33 .970 10.Iowa................ 12 29 30 .967 11.Wisconsin........... 12 48 50 .960

4TH-DN CONVERSIONS G Conv Att Pct ------------------------------------------1. Wisconsin (T19)..... 12 8 12 66.7 Illinois (T19)...... 12 12 18 66.7 3. Michigan State...... 12 6 11 54.5 4. Indiana............. 12 8 15 53.3 Northwestern........ 12 8 15 53.3 6. Penn State.......... 12 3 6 50.0 7. Ohio State.......... 12 3 8 37.5 8. Michigan............ 12 7 19 36.8 9. Purdue.............. 12 6 17 35.3 10.Minnesota........... 12 4 13 30.8 11.Iowa................ 12 2 10 20.0

TIME OF POSSESSION G Total Time Avg/G ---------------------------------------------1. Wisconsin (4)....... 12 401:37 33:28 2. Penn State (13)..... 12 385:35 32:07 3. Iowa................ 12 370:18 30:51 4. Northwestern........ 12 367:49 30:39 Ohio State.......... 12 367:49 30:39 6. Illinois............ 12 357:56 29:49 7. Purdue.............. 12 357:39 29:48 8. Indiana............. 12 353:53 29:29 9. Minnesota........... 12 347:02 28:55 10.Michigan State...... 12 346:35 28:52 11.Michigan............ 12 317:01 26:25

OPP 4TH-DN CONVERT G Conv Att Pct ------------------------------------------1. Penn State (T10).... 12 5 15 33.3 2. Northwestern........ 12 8 19 42.1 3. Wisconsin........... 12 8 17 47.1 4. Purdue.............. 12 9 18 50.0 Michigan............ 12 5 10 50.0 6. Iowa................ 12 8 15 53.3 7. Michigan State...... 12 7 13 53.8 8. Illinois............ 12 9 16 56.2 Ohio State.......... 12 9 16 56.2 10.Minnesota........... 12 7 12 58.3 11.Indiana............. 12 5 6 83.3

KICKOFF COVERAGE G No. Yards Avg Retn TB NetAvg -----------------------------------------------------------1. Ohio State.......... 12 68 4441 65.3 1251 6 45.1 2. Iowa................ 12 61 3740 61.3 1003 5 43.2 3. Penn State.......... 12 70 4500 64.3 1237 12 43.2 4. Michigan............ 12 68 4268 62.8 1139 13 42.2 5. Wisconsin........... 12 74 4864 65.7 1509 12 42.1 6. Michigan State...... 12 69 4237 61.4 1277 8 40.6 7. Illinois............ 12 54 3368 62.4 945 12 40.4 8. Northwestern........ 12 65 3894 59.9 1247 3 39.8 9. Minnesota........... 12 54 3322 61.5 1022 8 39.6 10.Purdue.............. 12 63 3993 63.4 1407 5 39.5 11.Indiana............. 12 61 3750 61.5 1206 7 39.4

RED ZONE OFFENSE G RedZone Percent TDs R/P FG-AT Fumb/Int/Downs/Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Wisconsin (T7)...... 12 49-52 94.2 40 28/12 9-11 0/ 0/ 1/ 0 2. Purdue (T20)........ 12 30-34 88.2 25 13/12 5-5 0/ 2/ 2/ 0 3. Penn State (T25).... 12 39-45 86.7 29 17/12 10-12 1/ 1/ 0/ 2 4. Michigan State...... 12 36-42 85.7 23 10/13 13-13 2/ 1/ 1/ 2 5. Iowa................ 12 29-34 85.3 19 11/8 10-12 0/ 0/ 2/ 1 6. Northwestern........ 12 34-40 85.0 23 15/8 11-13 1/ 1/ 2/ 0 7. Minnesota........... 12 33-40 82.5 23 13/10 10-11 1/ 1/ 2/ 2 8. Illinois............ 12 31-38 81.6 25 17/8 6-9 2/ 0/ 0/ 2 9. Indiana............. 12 34-44 77.3 22 11/11 12-16 2/ 2/ 2/ 0 10.Ohio State.......... 12 32-42 76.2 23 15/8 9-14 1/ 2/ 1/ 1 11.Michigan............ 12 32-48 66.7 25 19/6 7-10 3/ 4/ 5/ 1

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 1 • MICHIGAN STATE 44, MONTANA STATE 3 Game 1 vs. Montana State Sept. 5, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 74,518

SCORE BY QUARTERS Montana State (0-1) Michigan State (1-0)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Kirk Cousins and Keith Nichol likely didn’t end their battle to become Michigan State’s permanent starting quarterback in Saturday’s season-opening victory. Both sophomores looked good as the Spartans cruised to a 44-3 victory over Montana State. Cousins started and completed 10-of-17 passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns. Nichol played in the first half and started the second, finishing 9-of-18 for 135 yards and two TDs. Neither had a turnover as the Spartans (1-0) overmatched their first opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-AA. Montana State (0-1) didn’t move the ball against Michigan State’s defense, which was led by linebacker Greg Jones with 14 tackles. The Bobcats finished with just 160 yards of offense compared to 493 yards for Michigan State. Blair White had nine catches for 162 yards and two TDs for Michigan State. Seven different running backs had carries for the Spartans, led by Caulton Ray’s 12 carries for 71 yards. Michigan State rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead with both its quarterbacks playing key roles. Montana State struggled to cover Michigan State receivers with a secondary thinned by injuries. Cousins, last year’s backup, was 0-for-2 passing on his first series as Michigan State’s starting quarterback. But he settled down quickly and gave the Spartans a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter with a 29-yard touchdown strike to a wide-open B.J. Cunningham. Cousins found Blair White for a 15-yard TD on Michigan State’s next drive, putting Montana State in a 14-0 hole. Nichol, an Oklahoma transfer, took over and promptly led the Spartans on another scoring drive to go up 21-0 midway through the second quarter. The drive was capped with a 26-yard TD toss to Dion Sims. Nichol connected on a 3-yard TD pass to Brian Linthicum putting Michigan State ahead 28-0 at the half.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES • The attendance of 74,518 was the largest crowd for a Spartan home opener since a Spartan Stadium-record 80,401 attended the 1990 Notre Dame game. • Michigan State’s defense limited Montana State to three points, which marked the fewest points by an MSU opponent in a season and home opener since the Spartans shut out Miami-Ohio, 49-0, in 1989. • Coach Dantonio improved his record to 4-2 in season openers, including a 2-1 record at MSU . . . the Spartans improved to 92-21 all-time in home openers, including an 11-game winning streak, dating back to 1999...MSU has won 13 of its last 14 home openers . . . in its 113-year football history, Michigan State is now 74-36-3 in season openers. • The 41-point win was the largest margin of victory for MSU since a 61-14 win at Illinois in 2005 . . . it was also the largest margin of victory in Coach Dantonio’s career. • MSU has now won 14 of its last 18 non-conference games, including an 8-3 mark under Coach Dantonio.

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FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Cunningham 29-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 8:24 left Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards, 2:25 SECOND QUARTER MSU (14-0) White 15-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 14:54 left Drive: 9 plays, 90 yards, 3:34 MSU (21-0) Sims 26-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 10:50 left Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, 2:59 MSU (28-0) Linthicum 3-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 0:24 left Drive: 10 plays, 48 yards, 3:19 THIRD QUARTER MSU (31-0) Swenson 45-yard field goal,10:38 left Drive: 11 plays, 52 yards, 4:16 MSU (34-0) Swenson 37-yard field goal, 6:53 left Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards, 2:14 MONT. ST. (3-34) Cunningham 33-yard field goal, 1:34 left Drive: 11 plays, 61 yards, 5:11 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (41-3) White 24-yard pass from Cousins, 14:53 left Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:34 MSU (44-3) Conroy 43-yard field goal, 5:51 left Drive: 7 plays, 18 yards, 3:03

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MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

12 62 98 13-26-0 54-160 9-37.2 0-0 7-55 29:19

29 175 316 19-35-0 75-493 2-57.0 2-0 5-46 30:41

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING MSU: Ray 12-71, Caper 7-34, Baker 8-27, Winston 4-24, Nichol 4-18, Anderson 1-3, Leggett 1-0, Jimmerson 2-(-1); MON. ST: Evans 5-31, Palmer 11-28, Mason 3-10, Gilbert 1-1, Iddins 3-(-4), Kempt 5-(-4). PASSING MSU: Cousins 10-17-0-183, Nichol 9-18-0-135; MON. ST.: Iddins 11-22-0-91; Kempt 24-0-7. RECEIVING MSU: White 9-162, Cunningham 3-62, Linthicum 3-26, Sims 2-32, Rucker 1-16, Gantt 1-15; MON. ST.: Akpla 4-38, Gilbert 2-15, Begger 2-12, Schriebeis 2-8, Desin 2-7, Green 1-18.

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 2 • CENTRAL MICHIGAN 29, MICHIGAN STATE 27 Game 2 vs. Central Michigan Sept. 12, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 76,221

SCORE BY QUARTERS Central Michigan (1-1) Michigan State (1-0)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Andrew Aguila, handed a second chance to make the winning field goal on a Michigan State penalty, kicked a 42-yarder with 3 seconds left to give Central Michigan a stunning 29-27 victory over the Spartans. Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour, who became the Mid-American Conference’s all-time leader in total offense, threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Paris Cotton with 32 seconds left to pull the Chippewas within 27-26. Central Michigan went for the win, but on the 2-point conversion attempt, Antonio Brown caught LeFevour’s high-arching pass out of bounds. But the Chippewas recovered an onside kick and drove into position for a 47-yard field goal. Aguila missed it, but Michigan State was whistled for an offsides penalty, giving Aguila another shot at it from 42, and he nailed it. LeFevour finished 33-of-46 for 328 yards with three TDs and an interception. The suburban Chicago native surpassed Byron Leftwich’s record of 12,084 yards on a 12yard TD pass to Kito Poblah that tied the game 20-20 less than a minute into the fourth quarter. Michigan State took the lead 27-20 on a 7-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to B.J. Cunningham with 7:33 remaining. Cousins, who was 13-of-18 for 164 yards and the one TD, started and played the majority of the game. Fellow sophomore Keith Nichol played a handful of series and completed 3-of-8 passes for 51 yards and score. Michigan State led 17-13 at halftime, thanks to a 16-yard pass from Nichol to Charlie Gantt that the tight end caught while falling down in the end zone with 4 minutes to go in the second quarter. Earlier in the second, LeFevour called his own number on a fourth-and-1 play from Michigan State’s 29-yard line. Down 10-6, Butch Jones decided to go for it, and his QB bowled over a couple of State defenders for a 2-yard gain and a first down. But two plays later, he missed an open receiver and was picked off by Jeremy Ware at the Michigan State 7-yard line. Central then held the Spartans and drove 36 yards in three plays, the last being a 6-yard TD pass from LeFevour to Brown. The wide receiver found himself all alone in the corner of the end zone, and LeFevour sailed it right into his arms for a 13-10 lead with 5:49 to go in the first half. Brown did a little bit of everything on Saturday, catching passes and returning punts and kicks. The junior from Miami even threw a 24-yard pass to LeFevour and ran twice from scrimmage. He finished with 248 all-purpose yards. The Spartans executed a perfect drive to open the game, taking only 2 minutes to go 74 yards in five plays. Cousins connected with Blair White on a 39-yard pass that initially was ruled a 40-yard TD, but a video replay showed White’s knee down just before the ball made it over the goal line. Caulton Ray barreled in on the next play.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES • Michigan State’s four-game winning streak against Central Michigan was snapped with the 29-27 loss . . . the Chippewas won the first two games of the series, 20-3 in 1991 and 24-20 in 1992 . . . MSU leads the all-time series, 4-3 . . . the loss also snapped MSU’s 15-game winning streak against teams from the Mid-American Conference. • The loss marked MSU’s first non-conference home loss under Coach Dantonio. • Greg Jones tied his career high with 15 tackles. • Blair White recorded his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game with 105 yards on seven catches. • Michigan State held CMU to 66 yards rushing, marking back-to-back games the Spartans have allowed less than 100 rushing yards.

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FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Ray 1-yard run (Swenson kick),13:00 left Drive: 5 plays, 74 yards, 2:00 CMU (3-7) Aguila 49-yard field goal, 9:24 left Drive: 11 plays, 36 yards, 3:29 MSU (10-3) Swenson 39-yard field goal, 3:13 left Drive: 4 plays, five yards, 1:24 SECOND QUARTER CMU (6-10) Aguila 31-yard field goal, 13:16 left Drive: 11 plays, 46 yards, 4:50 left CMU (13-10) Brown 6-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick), 5:49 left Drive: 3 plays, 36 yards, 1:11 MSU (17-13) Gantt 16-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 4:16 left Drive: 4 plays, 71 yards, 1:28 THIRD QUARTER MSU (20-13) Swenson 32-yard field goal, 2:33 left Drive: 11 plays, 51 yards, 5:06 left FOURTH QUARTER CMU (20-20) Poblah 12-yard pass from LeFevour (Aguila kick), 14:24 left Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 3:04 MSU (27-20) Cunningham 7-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 7:33 left Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:51 CMU (26-27) Cotton 11-yard pass from LeFevour (2-point failed), 0:32 left Drive: 15 plays, 71 yards, 6:50 CMU (29-27) Aguila 42-yard field goal, 0:03 left Drive: 4 plays, 28 yards, 0:25

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MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

27 29-66 352 34-47-1 76-418 3-39.0 0-0 6-76 33:25

17 30-101 215 16-26-0 56-316 5-45.6 1-0 8-81 26:35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING MSU: Ray 16-51, Caper 6-33, Nichol 3-17, Winston 3-3, Martin 1-2, Cousins 1-(-5); CMU: Cotton 6-27, Schroeder 8-26, LeFevour 13-10, Brown 2-3. PASSING MSU: Cousins 13-18-0-164, Nichol 3-8-0-51; CMU: LeFevour 33-46-1-328 RECEIVING MSU: White 7-105, Cunningham 4-55, Gantt 2-28, Martin 1-14, Sims 1-7, Hawken 1-6; CMU: Brown 10-71, Anderson 6-120, Schroeder 5-38, Poblah 4-44, Cotton 2-20, Wilson 2-18, Blackburn 2-15, LeFevour 1-24, Skergan 1-4, Phillips 1-(-2).

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 3 • NOTRE DAME 33, MICHIGAN STATE 30 Game 3 vs. Notre Dame Sept. 19, 2009 • Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame Stadium • Att: 80,795

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (1-2) Notre Dame (2-1)

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) - Kyle McCarthy saved Notre Dame from another last-minute loss, one play after Michigan State cut the Fighting Irish a break. Clausen threw for 300 yards and a 33-yard touchdown to Golden Tate with 5:18 left and McCarthy’s interception sealed Notre Dame’s 33-30 victory over the Spartans on Saturday. One play before McCarthy picked off Kirk Cousins’ pass at the 4 with 57 seconds left, Michigan State’s Larry Caper slipped through the Irish defense and was all alone in the back of the end zone. But Cousins overthrew what would have been a go-ahead touchdown, reminiscent of Tate Forcier’s game-winning TD pass with 11 seconds left the week before at Michigan. The Irish held on to beat the Spartans in Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since 1993. Cousins was 23-of-35 passing for 302 yards for Michigan State, which was held to 105 yards rushing. Armando Allen ran for 115 yards and a touchdown and threw for another out of a wildcat formation, and Nick Tausch kicked field goals of 22 and 46 yards for the Irish (2-1), though missed an early extra point. Blair White caught a pair of touchdown passes and Caper ran for two more as the Spartans (1-2) lost for the second straight week. It was the second time in the past nine meetings that the home team won. Clausen was 22-of-31 and missed two plays in the first half after apparently injuring his right foot when he was sacked, but it didn’t appear to slow him. After catching the go-ahead score, Tate kept running and leapt into the Michigan State band. He finished with 127 yards on seven catches. Clausen completed his first 10 passes as the Irish jumped to a 13-3 lead. His first miss came when Mike Ragone dropped the ball early in the second quarter. Michigan State used both quarterbacks. Cousins started and played the majority of snaps, but Keith Nichol guided the Spartans to their first touchdown. Cousins led the other four scoring drives, including a 57-yard pass to Mark Dell that set up a 17-yard TD pass to White. The Irish scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and appeared ready to blow the game open when they got untracked by a series of penalties. It started on a second-and-11 from the Michigan State 44 when tackle Sam Young was called for a false start. Guard Trevor Robinson was called for a hold on the next play, leading to a second-and-25. Then Clausen was sacked for the first time this season and was shaken up, missing the next play. Then when the Spartans got the ball on the 20, Notre Dame cornerback Robert Blanton was called for a personal foul for a late hit on quarterback Nichol. Two plays later, Nichol kept the ball again for a 9-yard gain when safety Harrison Smith was called for a late hit. The Spartans scored on the next play on a 30-yard pass from wide receiver Keshawn Martin to White to cut the lead to 13-10. The Spartans recovered an onside kick by Brett Swenson, but couldn’t take advantage as Caulton Ray caught a 14-yard pass but fumbled at the 40-yard line.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES

• The loss snapped MSU’s record-setting six-game winning streak in Notre Dame Stadium . . . it marked MSU’s first loss at Notre Dame Stadium since 1993. • Kirk Cousins’ 302 passing yards were the third best by a Spartan quarterback in the Notre Dame series (Drew Stanton 327 in 2005; Ed Smith 306 in 1978). • In his first game of the season, Mark Dell had six receptions for 121 yards, marking his second career 100-yard receiving game. • Larry Caper scored two rushing touchdowns, the first TDs of his career. • Greg Jones’ streak of games with double-digit tackles came to an end at nine . . . Jones recorded nine tackles in the game. • Brett Swenson hit his first two point-after attempts before his third attempt was blocked . . . he tied a school record (along with Dave Rayner) with 76 consecutive PATs . . . it was Swenson’s first missed PAT since the Northwestern game in 2007.

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FIRST QUARTER ND (7-0) Allen 13-yard run (Tausch kick), 12:21 left Drive: 4 plays, 84 yards, 1:40 MSU (3-7) Swenson 43-yard field goal, 7:11 left Drive: 12 plays, 43 yards, 5:10 ND (13-3) Floyd 22-yard pass from Clausen (Tausch kick failed), 4:59 left Drive: 5 plays, 55 yards, 2:12 SECOND QUARTER MSU (10-13) White 30-yard pass from Martin (Swenson kick), 9:30 left Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:12 ND (16-10) Tausch 22-yard field goal, 3:14 left Drive: 11 plays, 50 yards, 4:44 MSU (17-16) Caper 1-yard run (Swenson kick), 1:01 left Drive: 7 plays, 81 yards, 2:13 left THIRD QUARTER ND (23-17) Parris 5-yard pass from Allen (Tausch kick), 11:49 left Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 3:11 ND (26-17) Tausch 46-yard field goal, 5:34 left Drive: 10 plays, 18 yards, 4:11 MSU (23-26) Caper 7-yard run (Swenson kick failed), 1:24 left Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 4:10 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (30-26) White 17-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 9:33 left Drive: 5 plays, 86 yards, 2:27 ND (33-30) Tate 33-yard pass from Clausen (Tausch kick), 5:18 left Drive: 8 plays, 73 yards, 4:15 left

TEAM STATISTICS

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ND

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

27 25-105 354 26-40-1 65-459 3-45.0 1-1 6-40 25:30

25 37-133 304 24-34-1 71-437 3-41.3 1-0 11-99 34:30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING MSU: Caper 12-51, Ray 3-23, Nichol 2-14, Winston 6-14, Cousins 2-3; ND: Allen 23-115, Gray 4-24, Clausen 7-(-1), Tate 1-(-1), TEAM 2-(-4). PASSING MSU: Cousins 23-25-1-302, Nichol 2-4-0-22; ND: Clausen 22-31-0-300, Crist 1-2-1-(-1), Allen 1-1-0-5. RECEIVING MSU: Cunningham 7-74, Dell 6-121, White 6-75, Linthicum 3-34, Gantt 2-31, Ray 1-14, Sims 1-5; ND: Tate 7-127, Rudolph 6-95, Kamara 3-23, Parris 3-16, Floyd 2-38, Allen 2-6, 1-(-1).

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 4 • WISCONSIN 38, MICHIGAN STATE 30 Game 4 vs. Wisconsin Sept. 26, 2009 • Madison, Wis. Camp Randall Stadium • Att: 80,123

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (1-3, 0-1) Wisconsin (4-0, 1-0)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Scott Tolzien threw for 243 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, leading Wisconsin past Michigan State 38-30. Garrett Graham caught three touchdown passes for the Badgers, who avenged a last-second loss to the Spartans last season. Michigan State turned the ball over four times after committing two turnovers in three non-conference games. Wisconsin converted three of the turnovers, including two first-half interceptions, into touchdowns. Tolzien was 19-of-31, hitting Graham for three scores and Nick Toon for another. Graham tied the Wisconsin record for TDs in a game by a tight end and set the career mark (13). He finished with five catches for 58 yards. John Clay rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown for the Badgers. Tolzien and Graham hooked up for two touchdowns in the first half as the Badgers built a 21-7 lead. After the teams traded field goals to start the second half, Cousins hit B.J. Cunningham for a 20-yard scoring pass late in the third quarter to pull the Spartans within 24-17. But the Badgers wrested the momentum back immediately, as David Gilreath returned the kickoff 32 yards and Tolzien found Isaac Anderson on a sideline route for 45 yards on the first play of the drive. Three plays later, Tolzien hit a streaking Nick Toon for a 19-yard score on the first snap of the fourth quarter. After a Michigan State fumble, Tolzien found a wide-open Graham for a 23-yard score and a 38-17 lead.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES • Michigan State passed for 396 yards, tying for the second-highest total in school history (record: 400 vs. Michigan, 1999)...MSU also threw for 396 yards vs. Purdue in 1998. • Michigan State committed a season-high four turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble) . . . the four turnovers led to 21 Wisconsin points. • Wisconsin held a 37:29 to 22:31 advantage in time of possession and converted 11 of its 18 third downs (61 percent) . . . MSU was 3-for-10 in third-down conversions. • Keshawn Martin recorded career highs in receptions (four) and receiving yards (139)... he also scored the first two touchdowns of his career . . . the first arrived at the 2:07 mark in the fourth quarter, a 15-yard reception from Keith Nichol . . . the second from Nichol, a 91-yard TD with 15 seconds left in the game, was the second-longest pass play in school history (record: 93 yards, Tony Banks to Nigea Carter, Indiana 1994). • Keith Nichol threw for a career-high 195 yards through the air . . . he completed 7-of-12 passes for two touchdowns.

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FIRST QUARTER WIS (7-0) Graham 15-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick), 1:22 left Drive: 6 plays, 50 yards, 3:05 SECOND QUARTER MSU (7-7) Dell 14-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 13:06 left Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 3:10 WIS (14-7) Graham 6-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick), 8:55 left Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 4:05 WIS (21-7) Clay 1-yard run (Welch kick), 2:57 left Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 4:40 THIRD QUARTER MSU (10-21) Swenson 28-yard field goal, 11:31 left Drive: 6 plays, 19 yards, 2:18 WIS (24-10) Welch 41-yard field goal, 3:51 left Drive: 17 plays, 50 yards, 7:33 MSU (17-24) Cunningham 20-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 1:25 left Drive: 5 plays, 70 yards, 2:20 FOURTH QUARTER WIS (31-17) Toon 19-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick), 14:56 left Drive: 4 plays, 68 yards, 1:22 WIS (38-17) Graham 23-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick), 12:14 left Drive: 3 plays, 32 yards, 1:27 MSU (23-38) Martin 15-yard pass from Nichol (Nichol pass failed), 2:07 left Drive: 4 plays, 62 yards, 0:40 MSU (30-38) Martin 91-yard pass from Nichol (Swenson kick), 0:15 left Drive: 1 play, 91 yards, 0:12

TEAM STATISTICS

MSU

WIS

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

23 22-90 396 24-46-3 486 4-40.2 1-1 9-54 22:31

22 50-193 243 19-31-0 439 5-37.0 1-1 5-34 37:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING MSU: Winston 9-52, Nichol 1-25, Caper 6-23, Ray 3-0, Cousins 3-(-10); WIS: Clay 32142, Tolzien 5-20, Brown 11-18, Anderson 1-14, Team 1-(-1). PASSING MSU: Cousins 17-34-1-201, Nichol 7-12-2-195; WIS: Tolzien 19-31-0-243. RECEIVING MSU: Dell 5-74, Cunningham 5-54, Martin 4-139, Sims 3-59, Hawken 3-25, Linthicum 1-27, White 1-8, Rucker 1-8, Gantt 1-2; WIS: Graham 5-58, Kendricks 4-35, Anderson 3-66, Toon 3-45, Gilreath 2-21, Brown 1-12, Turner 1-6.

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 5 • MICHIGAN STATE 26, NO. 22/20 MICHIGAN 20 (OT) Game 5 vs. No. 22/20 Michigan Oct. 3, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 78,629

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan (4-1, 1-1) Michigan State (2-3, 1-1)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State owns a two-game winning streak against Michigan for the first time since 1967. Freshman Larry Caper ran for a 23-yard touchdown in overtime to give the Spartans a 26-20 victory over the No. 22 Wolverines. Michigan State hadn’t beaten Michigan twice in a row since winning three straight from 1965-67. The Spartans won at Michigan last season for the first time since 1990. It was a bigger party in East Lansing, as players and coaches swarmed Caper in the north end zone after his game-winning run. The big play was a third-down rush that still would have left Michigan State within field goal range if it hadn’t succeeded. But the zone blocking worked out so well Caper scampered all the way to the end zone. Michigan did not go down easy. The Wolverines had until recently dominated the last four decades of the century-old series. They hold a 67-30-5 all-time edge. Tate Forcier had two fourth-quarter touchdown passes for Michigan to come from 14 points down and force OT in the Wolverines’ first road game of the season. The freshman hit Roy Roundtree for a 9-yard score with two seconds left in regulation. But Forcier was intercepted by Michigan State’s Chris L. Rucker off a deflection in the end zone on the first possession of overtime, keeping the Wolverines from scoring. Kirk Cousins completed 15-of-21 passes for 152 yards and rushed for 75 yards for Michigan State. He also had two interceptions. But Cousins was hobbled by an ankle injury late in the game. Keith Nichol ran the offense for much of the fourth quarter and the overtime for the Spartans. Glenn Winston’s 15-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter gave Michigan State a 20-6 lead. But Forcier led yet another comeback for Michigan, with rain and wind swirling around Spartan Stadium. He connected with Darryl Stonum for a 60-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 20-13 with 4:03 remaining. Then he hit Roundtree to cap off a 92-yard drive as time wound down. But Michigan couldn’t overcome mistakes made earlier in the game. Leading 10-6 midway through the third quarter, Michigan State’s defense forced Michigan into a fourth-and-inches at the Wolverines’ 16-yard line. Michigan attempted a fake punt, which blew up when punter Zoltan Mesko was tackled behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State capitalized on the good field position with a 24-yard field goal by Brett Swenson, giving the Spartans a 13-6 lead.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES

• The series has had three overtime games in the last six years...this is the first overtime victory for MSU against Michigan...the Wolverines won in overtime in 2005 and triple overtime in 2004...it also snap’s MSU’s three-game losing streak in overtime games (first OT win since 2005 Notre Dame). • Michigan State out-rushed Michigan, 197 yards to 28, marking the 37th time in the last 40 games in this series that the team with the most rushing yards has won. • The Spartans won the time of possession battle, holding the ball 39:46 compared to 20:14 for Michigan. MSU went on a 17-play, 80-yard touchdown drive spanning 10:02 in the first quarter, capped by a 1-yard run by Caper. The Spartans actually produced 130 yards of total offense on that scoring drive. • Michigan State’s win over No. 22 Michigan marks MSU’s first win over a ranked opponent in The Associated Press Top 25 since defeating Notre Dame in 2005, also in overtime, 44-41, on Jason Teague’s 19-yard run around right end...the Spartans had lost 12 straight games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25...overall, the Spartans have beaten three ranked opponents under Coach Mark Dantonio (Penn State, 2007, No. 22 in USA Today/Coaches Poll; Northwestern, 2008, No. 22 in USA Today/Coaches Poll). Brandon Denson holds up the Paul Bunyan Trophy as the Spartans celebrate following their overtime win against Michigan.

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FIRST QUARTER MICH (3-0) Olesnavage 36-yard field goal, 12:27 left Drive: 4 plays, -5 yards, 1:09 MSU (7-3) Caper 1-yard run, 2:25 left Drive: 17 plays, 80 yards, 10:02 SECOND QUARTER MICH (6-7) Olesnavage 42-yard field goal, 5:08 left Drive: 15 plays, 67 yards, 5:08 MSU (10-6) Swenson 26-yard field goal, 0:00 left Drive: 10 plays, 47 yards, 4:35 THIRD QUARTER MSU (13-6) Swenson 24-yard field goal, 6:09 left Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:53 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (20-6) Winston 15-yard run, 14:49 left Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 3:28 MICH (13-20) Stonum 60-yard pass from Forcier, 4:03 left Drive: 3 plays, 68 yards, 0:44 MICH (20-20) Roundtree 9-yard pass from Forcier, 0:02 left Drive: 12 plays, 92 yards, 2:51 OVERTIME MSU (26-20)

Caper 23-yard run Drive: 3 plays, 25 yards

TEAM STATISTICS

MICH

MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

14 28-28 223 17-32-1 251 5-43.0 3-1 2-15 20:14

20 49-197 220 20-29-2 417 3-43.0 2-1 8-94 39:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING MICH: Forcier 13-27, Brown 6-15, Minor 4-2, Mesko 1-(-3), Odoms 1-(-4), Robinson 3(-9); MSU: Cousins 7-75, Winston 24-47, Caper 13-39, Martin 2-30, Nichol 2-8. PASSING MICH: Forcier 17-32-1-223; MSU: Cousins 15-21-2-152, Nichol 5-8-0-68. RECEIVING MICH: Stonum 5-97, Odoms 5-40, Hemingway 3-28, Brown 2-28, Koger 1-41, Roundtree 1-9; MSU: White 6-49, Cunningham 5-73, Gantt 3-39, Dell 2-16, Linthicum 1-22, Martin 1-9, Winston 1-6, Hawken 1-6.

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 6 • MICHIGAN STATE 24, ILLINOIS 14 Game 6 vs. Illinois Oct. 10, 2009 • Champaign, Ill. Memorial Stadium • Att: 62,870

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (3-3, 2-1) Illinois (1-4, 0-3)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Keith Nichol threw for 179 yards in his first start to lead Michigan State to a 24-14 win over Illinois. Larry Caper rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown for Michigan State (3-3, 2-1). Glenn Winston ran for 64 yards and a score in the first half before leaving with a knee injury. Nichol, a sophomore, started in place of Kirk Cousins, who entered the game late. Nichol was 13-for-25 with an interception. Illinois (1-4, 0-3) had its own first-time starter at quarterback, junior Eddie McGee. Illinois coach Ron Zook made McGee the starter this week over senior Juice Williams to try to spark the sputtering Illini. But McGee’s run lasted just over 32 minutes. Zook pulled him early in the third quarter after watching him complete two of his eight passes for 31 yards. Williams was 7-for-17 for 109 yards and a touchdown in relief. The Spartans turned the ball over twice and killed one of their drives with back-toback personal foul penalties that wiped out big gains in Illinois territory. But they were good enough to spoil Illinois’ Homecoming with a 17-0 lead by halftime that could have been worse. The Spartans drove 60 yards on their opening possession and were up 7-0 after Winston’s 2-yard touchdown run. They had 14 points on the scoreboard before Illinois had a first down. They held the ball for 22 of the game’s first 30 minutes, a period during which Michigan State piled up 281 yards of offense - 149 on the ground - to the Illini’s 60. The Illini struggled to move the ball with McGee at quarterback, though he was saddled with bad field position. Before starting a drive late in the third quarter at the Michigan State 30 after an interception by Tavon Wilson, the Illini had opened drives from their own 2, 9, 13, 20 (twice) and 24-yard lines. Blair White, Nichol’s favorite target in the game, had four catches for 50 yards. But Nichol spread the ball around, hitting seven different receivers.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES • With the 24-14 win, Michigan State won its sixth straight game in Memorial Stadium... Illinois’ last home win in the series came on Nov. 21, 1992, 14-10...the Spartans own a 24-17-2 all-time lead in the series and have won 10 of the last 11 meetings. • In his first career start, freshman running back Larry Caper collected season highs in carries (16) and yards (95)...he scored his team-leading fifth touchdown of the season with a 17-yard run in the second quarter that made it 14-0 in favor of MSU...Caper also caught two passes for 44 yards, including a 30-yarder in the second quarter that placed MSU on the Illinois 1-yard line. • The Spartan defense recorded a season-high six sacks, marking the second-highest total in the Coach Dantonio era (seven vs. Bowling Green in 2007). • Danny Fortener returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to extend MSU’s lead to 24-0...it marked MSU’s first interception return for a TD since Johnny Adams ran a pick back 40 yards for a score last season vs. Purdue...Fortener also collected a season-high 10 tackles. • Making his first career start at quarterback, Keith Nichol completed 13-of-25 passes for 179 yards and one interception...he also had six rushes for 27 yards (4.5 avg.). • Eric Gordon recorded two tackles for loss (8 yards), including a 7-yard sack. • For the second straight game, MSU held the advantage in time of possession (36:07 to 23:53). • At halftime, MSU compiled 281 yards of offense compared to 60 for Illinois...MSU also held advantages in first downs (15-3) and rushing (149 yards to 29)...however, the Spartans were limited to three first downs and 91 yards of total offense in the second half.

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FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Winston 2-yard run (Swenson kick), 11:37 left Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:23 MSU (14-0) Caper 17-yard run (Swenson kick), 3:44 left Drive: 13 plays, 81 yards, 6:24 SECOND QUARTER MSU (17-0) Swenson 35-yard field goal, 0:00 left Drive: 13 plays, 81 yards, 6:24 THIRD QUARTER MSU (24-0) Fortener 45-yard interception return (Swenson kick), 13:32 ILL (7-24)

Leshoure 3-yard run (Eller kick), 3:33 left Drive: 2 plays, 30 yards, 0:37

FOURTH QUARTER ILL (14-24) Leshoure 41-yard pass from Williams (Eller kick), 1:24 Drive: 4 plays, 67 yards, 0:50

TEAM STATISTICS

MSU

ILL

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

18 45-193 179 13-25-1 372 7-38.1 0-0 5-50 36:07

13 32-132 140 9-28-1 272 9-43.1 0-0 6-58 23:53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING MSU: Caper 16-95, Winston 14-64, Nichol 6-27, Ray 6-11, Anderson 1-1; ILL: Ford 4-40, Williams 12-33, Dufrene 7-26, Leshoure 3-22, McGee 6-11. PASSING MSU: Nichol 13-25-1-179; ILL: Williams 7-17-0-109, McGee 2-11-1-31. RECEIVING MSU: White 4-50, Caper 2-44, Celek 2-20, Hawken 2-11, Linthicum 1-25, Dell 1-23, Cunningham 1-6; ILL: Duvalt 3-47, Benn 3-38, Leshoure 1-41, Ramsey 1-8, Jenkins 1-6.

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Keith Nichol led the Spartans to a win over Illinois in his first career start at quarterback. (Photo by Todd McInturf, The Detroit News)

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 7 • MICHIGAN STATE 24, NORTHWESTERN 14 Game 7 vs. Northwestern Oct. 17, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 71,726

SCORE BY QUARTERS Northwestern (4-3, 1-2) Michigan State (4-3, 3-1)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to Blair White in the third quarter to spark Michigan State to a 24-14 victory over Northwestern. The Spartans trailed 7-0 at halftime but rallied against the Wildcats. Northwestern had won three consecutive Big Ten road games and two straight in East Lansing. But the Cousins-to-White connection wore down the Wildcats. Cousins hit a wide-open White for a 47-yard touchdown strike to give the Spartans a 14-7 lead with 5:13 left in the third quarter. White finished with 12 catches for 186 yards and two TDs. Cousins was 21-of-31 for 281 yards. Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka completed 34-of-47 passes for 291 yards and two TDs. Wildcats receiver Zeke Markshausen had 16 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown. Trailing 7-0 and looking sluggish, Michigan State grabbed the momentum by forcing a turnover early in the second half. Spartans defensive back Chris L. Rucker forced Drake Dunsmore to fumble, and linebacker Adam Decker recovered the loose ball at the Michigan State 36. The Spartans capitalized with a 64-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 22-yard pass from Cousins to White to tie the score 7-7. Cousins’ second TD to White came later in the quarter. Brett Swenson added a field goal as the third quarter expired to put Michigan State ahead 17-7. Northwestern’s Jeravin Matthews fumbled the next kickoff and it was recovered by the Spartans, giving Michigan State good field position to start the fourth quarter. Larry Caper’s 22-yard TD run gave the Spartans a 24-7 lead. Kafka’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Markshausen cut the deficit to 24-14 with 10:28 remaining. But Michigan State’s defense held the Wildcats scoreless the rest of the way. Northwestern used its no-huddle, quick-pass attack to grab a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Kafka capped a methodical 80-yard, nine-play drive with a 15-yard touchdown strike to Andrew Brewer.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES • Blair White set career highs in receptions (12) and receiving yards (186) and also tied his career high with two touchdowns...the 12 receptions tied for fourth most in a game in Spartan history...the 186 receiving yards were the most ever by a Spartan receiver against Northwestern and also rank as the 10th most in MSU single-game history. • Eric Gordon had a career-high 14 tackles, including 2.5 for losses (11 yards)...he also had a 6-yard sack...Gordon’s previous high came against Northwestern last season (11). • Brandon Denson and Jeremy Ware each recorded a career-high 10 tackles. • Michigan State scored 14 points off two Northwestern turnovers...following Chris L. Rucker’s forced fumble that was recovered by Adam Decker in the third quarter, MSU responded with a seven-play, 64-yard drive, capped by a 22-yard TD reception by Blair White, to tie the game at 7...on the first play of the fourth quarter after an MSU field goal, Ashton Henderson recovered a fumble on the kickoff, and Larry Caper ran for a 22-yard touchdown on the following play to extend MSU’s lead to 24-14. • Brett Swenson tied the school record for career field goals with 62 as he hit a 28-yarder as time expired in the third quarter.

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SECOND QUARTER NU (7-0) Brewer 15-yard pass from Kafka (Demos kick), 7:49 left Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 2:29 THIRD QUARTER MSU (7-7) White 22-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 10:07 left Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 2:53 MSU (14-7) White 47-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 5:13 left Drive: 8 plays, 87 yards, 3:03 MSU (17-7) Swenson 28-yard field goal, 0:00 left Drive: 9 plays, 44 yards, 3:55 FOURTH QUARTER MSU (24-7) Caper 22-yard run (Swenson kick), 14:48 left Drive: 1 play, 22 yards, 0:09 NU (14-24) Markshausen 1-yard pass from Kafka (Demos kick), 10:28 left Drive: 11 plays, 67 yards, 4:14 left

TEAM STATISTICS

NU

MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

22 29-79 291 34-47-1 370 6-32.5 3-2 4-25 29:03

19 34-94 281 21-31-1 375 6-40.5 1-1 4-46 30:57

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING NU: Kafka 18-42, Simmons 5-23, Matthews 1-6, Fields 2-5, Persa 2-4; MSU: Caper 1663, Baker 12-45, Martin 1-2, Cousins 2-(-5). PASSING NU: Kafka 34-47-0-291; MSU: Cousins 21-31-0-281. RECEIVING NU: Markshausen 16-111, Brewer 8-104, Brown 3-31, Simmons 3-11, Dunsmore 2-16, Ebert 1-12, Woodsum 1-6; MSU: White 12-186, Cunningham 5-49, Gantt 1-15, Hawken 1-13, Martin 1-10, Dell 1-8.

Eric Gordon recorded a career-high 14 tackles in the Homecoming victory over Northwestern, including this 6-yard sack of Wildcat quarterback Mike Kafka.

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 8 • NO. 7/8 IOWA 15, MICHIGAN STATE 13 Game 8 vs. No. 7/8 Iowa Oct. 24, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 74,411

SCORE BY QUARTERS Iowa (8-0, 4-0) Michigan State (4-4, 3-2)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - To stay undefeated, Iowa needed every last second and one perfect throw from Ricky Stanzi. Stanzi connected with Marvin McNutt for a 7-yard touchdown pass as time expired and Iowa escaped with a 15-13 victory against Michigan State. The Hawkeyes started 8-0 for the first time in school history. Michigan State grabbed a 13-9 lead with 1:37 remaining when Kirk Cousins hit Blair White on a 30-yard touchdown. But the Hawkeyes stormed back with a sharp, game-winning drive led by Stanzi. Stanzi hit Derrell Johnson-Koulianos with a 16-yard pass to move Iowa to the Michigan State 15. A defensive holding penalty wiped out an apparent interception -- upsetting a loud Michigan State crowd -- and moved the ball to Spartans 7. Stanzi threw three incomplete passes in the end zone, but on fourth down with 2 seconds on the clock, he hit McNutt on a slant pattern in front of Michigan State defensive back Chris L. Rucker. Adam Robinson had 109 yards on 27 carries for Iowa. Cousins completed 16-of-32 passes for 225 yards for Michigan State.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES • Michigan State’s four-game home winning streak vs. Iowa was snapped with the 15-13 loss to the Hawkeyes...it marked Iowa’s first win at Spartan Stadium since 1995. • Brett Swenson became MSU’s all-time leader in field goals as he kicked two against the Hawkeyes...he also became the program’s all-time leading scorer in the game. • Greg Jones recorded his 300th career tackle in the game, becoming just the 16th player in Spartan history to reach the 300-tackle career milestone. • Edwin Baker paced the ground attack with 68 rushing yards on 11 carries...he rattled off a 37-yarder that set up Brett Swenson’s second field goal of the game. • Kirk Cousins produced his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season, as he threw 225 yards on 16-of-32 passing. • Blair White led the Spartans in receiving with three catches for 95 yards, including his team-leading seventh TD reception of the season...he caught a 30-yard touchdown from Kirk Cousins to put MSU up 13-9 with 1:37 left in the fourth quarter. • Michigan State is now 4-4 all-time in night games at Spartan Stadium.

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FIRST QUARTER MSU (3-0) Swenson 34-yard field goal, 3:39 left Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 3:30 SECOND QUARTER IOWA (3-3) Murray 37-yard field goal, 12:44 left Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 5:51 THIRD QUARTER MSU (6-3) Swenson 23-yard field goal, 5:21 left Drive: 10 plays, 76 yards, 5:53 FOURTH QUARTER IOWA (6-6) Murray 20-yard field goal, 11:43 left Drive: 12 plays, 48 yards, 5:44 IOWA (9-6) Murray 20-yard field goal, 2:56 left Drive: 11 plays, 72 yards, 6:39 MSU (13-9) White 30-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 1:37 left Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards, 1:13 IOWA (15-13) McNutt 7-yard pass from Stanzi, 0:00 left Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards, 1:32

TEAM STATISTICS

IOWA

MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

18 39-138 138 11-27-0 276 6-44.7 0-0 6-38 32:02

17 30-85 225 16-32-0 310 6-42.8 2-0 8-56 27:58

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING IOWA: Robinson 27-109, Wegher 6-30, Stanzi 6-(-1); MSU: Baker 11-68, Caper 12-28, Martin 2-12, Cousins 5-(-23).

Michigan State hosted Iowa in the eighth night game in Spartan Stadium history.

PASSING IOWA: Stanzi 11-27-0-138; MSU: Cousins 16-32-0-225 RECEIVING IOWA: Johnson-Koulianos 3-59, McNutt 2-23, Sandeman 2-7, Wegher 1-23, Stross 1-21, Moeaki 1-4, Robinson 1-1; MSU: White 3-95, Cunningham 3-33, Dell 2-42, Linthicum 226, Gantt 2-18, Baker 2-5, Caper 1-3, Hawken 1-3.

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 9 • MINNESOTA 42, MICHIGAN STATE 34 Game 9 vs. Minnesota Oct. 31, 2009 • Minneapolis, Minn. TCF Bank Stadium • Att: 50,805

SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (4-5, 3-3) Minnesota (5-4, 3-3)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adam Weber passed for 416 yards and five touchdowns, helping Minnesota hurdle a school-record 17 penalties and hang on to beat Michigan State 42-34. Playing without injured star wide receiver Eric Decker for the first time, Weber stepped up for his struggling offense at the best possible time. Completing 19-of-31 passes for the career high in yardage, Weber had his first five-score game since his freshman year. Running back Duane Bennett caught two of the touchdowns for Minnesota (5-4, 3-3 Big Ten), including an incredible recreation of the famous Immaculate Reception by Franco Harris for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1972 to stretch the lead to eight with 6:04 left. Tight end Nick Tow-Arnett, who had a career-high eight catches for 81 yards and two scores, caught a third-and-17 pass from Weber near the Michigan State 35 and landed on his back after a jarring hit. The ball never touched the ground and popped right up into the hands of Bennett, who ran the rest of the way for the 59-yard touchdown. Right before Bennett’s score off the bobbled ball, Tow-Arnett lost a fumble that was recovered by the Spartans. It was overturned by replay review, which ruled an incomplete pass. On the following possession, the Spartans were whistled for four of their nine penalties. They reached the 39, but Kirk Cousins overthrew his receiver on fourth down. They stopped the Gophers on third-and-1, but punter Blake Haudan drew a roughing call on Kendell Davis-Clark and Minnesota was able to run out the clock. The Spartans (4-5, 3-3) were fortunate to be in the game in the second half, given all the self-inflicted problems by the Gophers. This was a familiar tough loss, though; all of Michigan State’s defeats this year have come by eight points or less. Cousins dropped a snap and threw an interception in the first half, but neither turnover led to points for Minnesota. He finished 21-for-35 for 236 yards and two touchdowns, both of them impressive throws. His 11-yard toss to tight end Dion Sims gave the Spartans their first lead, 31-28 heading into the final quarter. The third quarter actually belonged to Keshawn Martin. The sophomore wide receiver took the kickoff back 93 yards for a score and then raced 84 yards for a touchdown on an end around to put the Spartans in position for the wild finish. The Gophers ditched their spread offense for a pro-style power running system this season, and Weber’s struggles have been glaring at times during the transition. Without Decker, it was natural to assume the worst. On the first play from scrimmage, though, Weber used a textbook play-action fake to find Bennett open along the sideline for a 62-yard catch and tiptoe streak along the sideline. After the Spartans fumbled the kickoff, Weber found Brandon Green in tight coverage in the corner of the end zone from 37 yards out to make it 14-0 just 107 seconds into the game.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES • Keshawn Martin collected a career-high 284 all-purpose yards, the sixth-highest singlegame total in MSU history...Martin scored on a 93-yard kick return to open the second half, marking MSU’s first kick return for a TD since Demond Williams ran back the opening kick 98 yards vs. Indiana in 2005...Martin also scored on an 84-yard reverse in the third quarter...overall, Martin had two catches for 22 yards, one rush for 84 yards, 176 kick return yards and two punt return yards...the 176 kick return yards rank as the third-highest single-game total in Spartan history. • Colin Neely recorded a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss (13 yards)...he was credited with a half sack (3 yards).

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FIRST QUARTER MINN (7-0) Bennett 62-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 14:40 left Drive: 1 play, 62 yards, 0:26 MINN (14-0) Green 37-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 13:13 left Drive: 3 plays, 28 yards, 1:21 MSU (3-14) Swenson 20-yard field goal, 0:15 left Drive: 13 plays, 87 yards, 6:00 SECOND QUARTER MSU (10-14) Linthicum 26-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 10:35 left Drive: 3 plays, 26 yards, 0:55 MINN (21-10) Tow-Arnett 7-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 2:32 left Drive: 7 plays, 49 yards, 3:13 THIRD QUARTER MSU (17-21) Martin 93-yard kickoff return (Swenson kick), 14:47 left MINN (28-17) MSU (24-28) MSU (31-28)

Bennett 1-yard run (Ellestad kick), 12:27 left Drive: 5 plays, 61 yards, 2:20 Martin 84-yard run (Swenson kick), 5:03 left Drive: 1 play, 84 yards, 0:13 Sims 11-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 0:00 left Drive: 3 plays, 24 yards, 1:38

FOURTH QUARTER MINN (35-31) Tow-Arnett 2-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 12:40 left Drive: 6 plays, 73 yards, 2:20 MSU (34-35) Swenson 20-yard field goal, 8:10 left Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 4:30 MINN (42-34) Bennett 59-yard pass from Weber (Ellestad kick), 6:04 left Drive: 4 plays, 66 yards, 2:06

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

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17 39-89 416 19-33-1 505 4-36.0 1-1 17-157 36:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Martin 1-84, Baker 11-24, Caper 5-9, Nichol 1-9, Cousins 1-(-1), Hawken 1-(-1); MINN: Bennett 14-36, Whaley 13-35, Gray 8-23, Weber 4-(-5). PASSING MSU: Cousins 21-35-1-236, Nichol 0-1-0-0; MINN: Weber 19-31-1-416, Gray 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING MSU: Cunningham 5-83, White 4-36, Linthicum 3-38, Martin 2-22, Gantt 2-19, Baker 2-13, Dell 1-11, Sims 1-11, Hawken 1-3; MINN: Tow-Arnett 8-81, McKnight 4-98, Bennett 2-121, Green 2-60, Hoese 2-8, Stoudermire 1-48.

2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL • MICHIGAN STATE VS. TEXAS TECH


2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 10 • MICHIGAN STATE 49, WESTERN MICHIGAN 14 Game 10 vs. Western Michigan Nov. 7, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 73,910

SCORE BY QUARTERS Western Michigan (4-6, 3-3) Michigan State (5-5, 3-3)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Kirk Cousins threw for a career-high 353 yards and two scores to lead Michigan State past Western Michigan 49-14 in a rare November nonconference matchup for the Spartans. On a third-and-1 less than 90 seconds into the game, Ashton Leggett took one step toward a crowded line, bounced it outside and was gone, sprinting 71 yards down the left sideline for a score. He added short TD runs in the first and second quarters. Sandwiched in between, Cousins connected with Garrett Celek and Keshawn Martin on 13- and 48-yard scoring strikes. At the end of the first half, Michigan State led 35-0, had forced seven Western punts and outgained the Broncos 358-36. The Spartans hadn’t played a non-conference opponent in November since 1966 against Notre Dame. Western didn’t do itself any favors, getting called three times for roughing the passer in the first quarter and dropping more than a few passes. One bright spot for the Broncos was Brandon West, who set the Football Bowl Subdivision record for career kickoff return yardage, passing SMU’s Jessie Henderson. The senior opened the second half with an 80-yard touchdown run through a gaping hole in the middle of the Michigan State defensive line. Michigan State kicker Brett Swenson also was a record-setter, becoming the school’s all-time leader in extra points made. The Spartans have used a number of running backs this season, using a backby-committee approach to fill the sizable void left by the departure of Javon Ringer, who moved on to the NFL. Leggett added a 13-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to make it 42-14. He was the first Spartan to run for 100 yards in a game since Ringer did it last year. Fellow sophomore QB Keith Nichol took some snaps, but Cousins got the bulk of the work, completing 22-of-25 passes and no interceptions. Nichol threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Dion Sims with about six minutes to play in the game.

GAME NOTES • MSU improved its series record to 9-2 vs. Western Michigan and 6-0 in Spartan Stadium...MSU has also won seven straight in the series...MSU has won 23 of its last 26 against MAC teams...MSU has also won 15 of its last 21 non-conference games. • MSU recorded its first 200-yard rushing game of the season with 219 yards on the ground...it also marked MSU’s first 200-yard rushing game since recording 236 yards at Indiana last season. • The Spartans scored a season-high 49 points, the most since they scored 52 vs. Indiana in 2007. • Kirk Cousins threw for a career-high 353 yards, the most ever by a Spartan quarterback against Western Michigan and the seventh-best single-game total in MSU history. • Michigan State collected 602 total yards of offense, the first time MSU has gained 600 yards of total offense since recording a school-record 715 yards of total offense at Illinois in 2005...the 30 first downs for MSU were the most under Coach Dantonio (previous: 29 vs. Montana State)...the 602 yards of total offense also marked a single-game best for MSU under Dantonio. Garrett Celek scored on a 13-yard pass from Kirk Cousins in the first quarter in MSU’s 49-14 win over Western Michigan.

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Leggett 71-yard run (Swenson kick), 13:39 left Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, 1:21 MSU (14-0) Leggett 2-yard run (Swenson kick), 7:32 left Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards, 4:07 MSU (21-0) Celek 13-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 0:49 left Drive: 5 plays, 93 yards, 1:52 SECOND QUARTER MSU (28-0) Martin 48-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 5:35 left Drive: 1 play, 48 yards, 0:09 MSU (35-0) Leggett 1-yard run (Swenson kick), 0:26 left Drive: 6 plays, 54 yards, 1:06 THIRD QUARTER WMU (7-35) West 80-yard run (Potter kick), 14:46 left Drive: 1 play, 80 yards, 0:14 FOURTH QUARTER WMU (14-35) Hammond 12-yard pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 14:54 left Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 4:54 MSU (42-14) Leggett 13-yard run (Swenson kick), 11:30 left Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:17 MSU (49-14) Sims 7-yard from Nichol (Swenson kick), 5:59 left Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 4:22

TEAM STATISTICS

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MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

11 16-94 117 16-39-0 211 10-38.9 1-1 7-56 22:47

30 43-219 237 28-35-0 602 6-38.5 0-0 4-30 37:13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING WMU: West 7-98, Thompson 5-16, Carder 1-3, Hiller 3-(-23); MSU: Leggett 14-110, Baker 15-78, Martin 4-17, Jimmerson 2-11, Spears 2-7, Nichol 2-3, Buford 1-3, Sims 1-(-2), Team 1-(-3), Cousins 1-(-5). PASSING WMU: Hiller 15-37-0-111, Carder 1-2-0-6; MSU: Cousins 22-25-0-353, Nichol 6-10-0-30. RECEIVING WMU: Arnheim 5-40, Hammond 5-35, West 3-22, White 1-10, Ravenell 1-7, Stevens 1-3; MSU: White 6-70, Dell 5-97, Linthicum 4-61, Martin 3-57, Cunningham 3-21, Gantt 2-40, Sims 2-14, Leggett 2-10, Celek 1-13.

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2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 11 • MICHIGAN STATE 40, PURDUE 37 Game 11 vs. Purdue Nov. 14, 2009 • West Lafayette, Ind. Ross-Ade Stadium • Att: 48,408 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes, and Michigan State overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Purdue 40-37 and become bowl eligible. B.J. Cunningham caught three passes for 92 yards and a score for the Spartans. Purdue quarterback Joey Elliott completed 39-of-55 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns. Keith Smith caught 15 passes for 152 yards and a TD for the Boilermakers, who were eliminated from bowl contention. The Boilermakers gained 524 yards and kept the ball for 41 minutes, but Michigan State gained 229 yards on kickoff returns, and the Spartans stopped Purdue on its final possession. Michigan State’s Brett Swenson made four field goals, including the game-winning 21-yarder with 1:51 left. Ralph Bolden fumbled on Purdue’s first offensive play, and Michigan State’s Chris L. Rucker returned it 11 yards for a touchdown seven seconds into the game. Purdue came right back and drove 80 yards to tie the score. Elliott found Smith over the middle, and Smith broke a tackle before finishing a 26-yard touchdown reception. Purdue’s Carson Wiggs made two field goals, but Michigan State bounced back quickly. A 55-yard pass from Cousins to Charlie Gantt set the Spartans up inside the Purdue 10, and Cousins completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Hawken to give the Spartans a 14-13 lead early in the second quarter. Purdue scored later in the quarter on a 9-yard run by Bolden, and the Boilermakers took a 20-14 lead. The Boilermakers led 20-17 at halftime. Purdue outgained Michigan State 266-174 before the break. Swenson made a career-long 52-yard field goal to make it 20-all, but Purdue came back with an 18-play, 80-yard drive. Elliott capped it with a 3-yard TD pass to Cortez Smith to give the Boilermakers a 27-20 lead. It was Purdue’s longest scoring drive of the season. Swenson hit another 52-yarder late in the third quarter to cut Purdue’s lead to 2723. Purdue’s defense held, then the Boilermakers came back with another scoring drive. Bolden scored his second touchdown, a 1-yarder to make it 34-23 early in the fourth quarter. Michigan State needed just one play to respond. Cousins found Cunningham for a 73-yard touchdown, and the Spartans cut Purdue’s lead to 34-30. A 50-yard field-goal attempt by Wiggs was blocked, and the Spartans gained possession at their 46-yard line. A run by Keshawn Martin on a reverse went for 45 yards and put the Spartans inside the Purdue 10. Cousins found Blair White for a 9-yard score with 6:59 to play, and Michigan State took a 37-34 lead. Purdue drove into field-goal range again, and this time, Wiggs converted from 49 yards to tie the game at 37 with 2:38 to play. Martin returned the kickoff 84 yards to the Purdue 11 to set up Swenson’s game winner.

GAME NOTES • Michigan State recorded its first back-to-back wins in West Lafayette, Ind., since winning three in a row in the late 1980s (1985, 1988, 1989)...MSU defeated the Boilermakers in Ross-Ade Stadium, 48-31, during the 2007 season. • Coach Dantonio improved to 3-0 vs. Purdue to become the first Spartan coach in school history to win his first three games against the Boilermakers. • The Spartans’ current three-game winning streak against Purdue is the longest for the program since winning six in a row under Coach George Perles from 1985 to 1990. • Brett Swenson matched his career highs in field goals (four) and points (16). • Keshawn Martin collected 236 all-purpose yards, marking the second time in 2009 he gained more than 200 all-purpose yards (294 vs. Minnesota)...Martin led the team with 70 yards rushing on three carries (23.3 avg.)...Martin also had 166 kickoff return yards, which rank as the seventh-highest single-game total in school history.

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Michigan State (6-5, 4-3) Purdue (4-7, 3-4)

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SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER MSU (7-0) Rucker 11-yard fumble return (Swenson kick), 14:53 left PUR (7-7) Smith 26-yard pass from Elliott (Wiggs kick), 10:58 left Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:55 PUR (10-7) Wiggs 20-yard field goal, 3:42 left Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards, 6:12 SECOND QUARTER PUR (13-7) Wiggs 42-yard field goal, 11:18 left Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:55 left MSU (14-13) Hawken 4-yard pass from Cousins (Swenson kick), 9:59 left Drive: 3 plays, 60 yards, 1:19 PUR (20-14) Bolden 9-yard run (Wiggs kick), 5:47 left Drive: 4 plays, 64 yards, 1:26 MSU (17-20) Swenson 28-yard field goal, 1:49 left Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 3:58 THIRD QUARTER MSU (20-20) Swenson 52-yard field goal, 13:24 left Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:36 PUR (27-20) Smith 3-yard pass from Elliott, 4:52 left Drive: 17 plays, 80 yards, 8:32 MSU (23-27) Swenson 52-yard field goal, 1:06 left Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:46 FOURTH QUARTER PUR (34-23) Bolden 1-yard run (Wiggs kick), 11:52 left Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:14 MSU (30-34) Cunningham 73-yard pass from Cousins, 11:34 left Drive: 1 play, 73 yards, 0:18 MSU (37-34) White 9-yard pass from Cousins, 6:59 left Drive: 4 plays, 54 yards, 1:20 PUR (37-37) Wiggs 49-yard field goal, 2:38 left Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards, 4:21 MSU (40-37) Swenson 21-yard field goal, 1:51 left Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 0:47

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

MSU

12 24-154 208 11-25-0 362 4-41.0 1-1 6-35 19:21

PUR

28 37-151 373 39-55-0 524 3-45.0 2-1 5-50 40:39

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING MSU: Martin 3-70, Baker 7-40, Caper 8-36, Leggett 3-9, Cousins 1-3, Team 2-(-4); PUR: Bolden 20-76, Taylor 9-60, Elliott 7-13, Crank 1-2. PASSING MSU: Cousins 11-25-0-208; PUR: Elliott 39-55-0-373 RECEIVING MSU: Cunningham 3-92, White 3-18, Hawken 2-7, Gantt 1-55, Baker 1-23, Dell 1-13; PUR: Smith, K. 15-152, Smith, C. 8-52, Adams 5-62, Lindsay 3-24, Dierking 2-62, Taylor 2-16, Bolden 2-7, Crank 1-0, Valentin 1-(-2).

2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL • MICHIGAN STATE VS. TEXAS TECH


2009 GAME RECAPS GAME 12 • NO. 13/12 PENN STATE 42, MICHIGAN STATE 14 Game 12 vs. Penn State Nov. 21, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich. Spartan Stadium • Att: 73,771

SCORE BY QUARTERS Penn State (10-2, 6-2) Michigan State (6-6, 4-4)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Daryll Clark passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns as No. 13 Penn State wrapped up its regular season with a 42-14 victory at Michigan State. Clark moved into first place in the school’s record book with 23 TD passes in a season and 42 in a career. Evan Royster gained 114 yards on 13 carries for Penn State, which pulled away in the third quarter after the score was tied 7-7 at halftime. Kirk Cousins completed 16-of-28 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown for the Spartans. He was intercepted twice, setting up short Penn State scoring drives. Penn State grabbed a 14-7 lead just over a minute into the half with the help of a trick play. Wide receiver Curtis Drake took a handoff and rolled right, throwing a 14-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless in the back of the end zone. It capped a 55-yard, three-play drive aided by a roughing the passer penalty. Penn State increased its lead to 21-7 midway through the third quarter. Clark rolled to his right, planted and threw back across the field to the left sideline - finding Joe Suhey all alone for a 30-yard TD pass. Penn State’s Nick Sukay intercepted Cousins’ pass on the next series, setting up the Nittany Lions at the Michigan State 32. Clark fired a TD pass to Graham Zug on the very next play, giving Penn State a 28-7 lead with 5:22 left in the third. The Land Grant Trophy - a 4-foot-tall, 50-pound hunk of wood adorned with a Nittany Lion, Spartan and other images - will stay with Penn State after the victory. The trophy was created when Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993. Penn State and Michigan State are the nation’s pioneer land-grant universities.

SCORING SUMMARY

GAME NOTES • Penn State has won two straight against MSU and now leads the overall series, 1412-1. • Greg Jones tied his career high with 15 tackles and closed the regular season with 141 tackles, which is the eighth-highest single-season total in MSU history...Jones also had 1.5 sacks (6 yards) and 2.5 tackles for loss (11 yards). • Keshawn Martin scored his sixth touchdown of the season with a 71-yard reception with 1:44 remaining in the fourth quarter...it marked his fourth touchdown of the season of 70 or more yards (93-yard kickoff return vs. Minnesota; 91-yard reception vs. Wisconsin; 84yard run vs. Minnesota)...he accounted for 146 all-purpose yards in the game and finished the regular season with a team-leading 1,213 all-purpose yards (101.1 avg.). • Danny Fortener recorded his third career double-figure tackle game with 10 against the Nittany Lions.

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TEAM STATISTICS

PSU

MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Passes Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time

24 38-188 324 20-28-0 512 5-38.4 0-0 6-27 33:56

16 25-94 239 20-33-2 333 9-37.4 0-0 6-60 26:04

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING PSU: Royster 13-114, Drake 1-18, Suhey 3-16, Zordich 2-13, Newsome 3-13, Thompson 2-10, Carter 2-6, Green 5-9, Clark 7-14; MSU: Baker 9-53, Caper 8-41, Cousins 3-19, Leggett 2-6, Martin 2-2, Team 1-0. PASSING PSU: Clark 19-27-0, Drake 1-1-0; MSU: Cousins 16-28-2, Nichol 4-5-0. RECEIVING PSU: Zug 4-99, Quarless 4-62, Moye 4-56, Suhey 3-40, Drake 2-22, Green 1-31, Shuler 1-8, Brown 1-6; MSU: Cunningham 4-39, Gantt 3-52, White 3-22, Martin 2-74, Dell 2-44, Linthicum 2-7, Leggett 2-(-5), Sims 1-5, Baker 1-1.

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THE LAST TIME... OFFENSE

100-YARD RUSHING GAME Spartans: Ashton Leggett, 110 yards vs. Western Michigan, Nov. 7, 2009 (MSU 49-14) Opponent: Evan Royster, Penn State, 114 yards, Nov. 21, 2009 (PSU 42-14) 150-YARD RUSHING GAME Spartans: Javon Ringer, 194 yards vs. Michigan, Oct. 25, 2008 (MSU 35-21) Opponent: Shonn Greene, Iowa, 157 yards, Oct. 4, 2008 (MSU 16-13) 200-YARD RUSHING GAME Spartans: Javon Ringer, 201 yards vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 20, 2008 (MSU 23-7) Opponent: Chris Wells, Ohio State, 221 yards, Oct. 20, 2007 (OSU 24-17) 150 RUSHING YARDS AT HALFTIME Spartans: Javon Ringer, 160 yards vs. Indiana, Oct. 13, 2007 (MSU 52-27) 30 OR MORE CARRIES Spartans: Javon Ringer, 32 vs. Purdue, Nov. 8, 2008 (MSU 21-7) Opponent: John Clay, Wisconsin, 32, Sept. 26, 2009 (WIS 38-30) 40 OR MORE CARRIES Spartans: Javon Ringer, 44 vs. Indiana, Sept. 27, 2008 (MSU 42-29)

30 PASS COMPLETIONS Spartans: Brian Hoyer, 31 vs. Penn State (60 attempts), Nov. 18, 2006 (PSU: 17-13) Opponent: Joey Elliott, 39, Purdue, (55 attempts), Nov. 14, 2009 (MSU 40-37)

TWO PLAYERS WITH 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Spartans: Javon Ringer (156 yards) and Drew Stanton (105 yards), vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 16, 2006 (MSU 38-23) Opponent: John Clay (111 yards) and P.J. Hill (106), Wisconsin, Nov. 1, 2008 (MSU 25-24)

SCORED THREE RUSHING TDS Spartans: Ashton Leggett, four vs. Purdue (runs of 71, 2, 1, and 13 yards), Nov. 7, 2009 (MSU 49-14) Opponent: Dwayne Smith, Wisconsin, three (runs of 3, 14, 26 yards), Nov. 15, 2003 (WIS 56-21)

300-YARD PASSING GAME Spartans: Kirk Cousins, 353 yards (22-for-25) vs. Western Michigan, Nov. 8, 2009 (MSU 49-14) Opponent: Daryll Clark, Penn State, 310 yards (19-for-27), Nov. 21, 2009 (PSU 4214)

SCORED FOUR RUSHING TDS Spartans: Ashton Leggett, four vs. Purdue (runs of 71, 2, 1, and 13 yards), Nov. 7, 2009 (MSU 49-14) Opponent: Larry Johnson, Penn State, four (runs of 11, 78, 11, 38 yards), Nov. 23, 2002 (PSU 61-7)

400-YARD PASSING GAME Spartans: Bill Burke, 400 yards vs. Michigan (21-for-36), Oct. 9, 1999 (MSU 34-31) * School record Opponent: Adam Weber, Minnesota, 416 yards (19-for-31), Oct. 31, 2009 (MINN 4234)

SCORED FOUR RUSHING TDS IN FIRST HALF Spartans: *Jehuu Caulcrick, four vs. UAB (runs of 5, 1, 42 and 5 yards), Sept. 1, 2007 (MSU 55-18) * tied school record with Blake Ezor (1989 vs. Northwestern)

500-YARD PASSING GAME Spartans: Not accomplished. Opponent: C.J. Bacher, Northwestern, 520 yards (38-for-48), Oct. 6, 2007 (NU 48-41, OT) TWO PLAYERS WITH 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES Spartans: Devin Thomas, 139 yards (7 catches) and Kellen Davis, 106 yards (4 catches) vs. Penn State, Nov. 17, 2007 (MSU 35-31) Opponent: Deon Butler, 133 yards (3 catches) and Jordan Norwood, 127 yards (5 catches), Penn State, Nov. 22, 2008 (PSU 49-18) 150-YARD RECEIVING GAME Spartans: Blair White, 186 yards (12 catches) vs. Northwestern, Oct. 24, 2009 (MSU 24-14) Opponent: Keith Smith, Purdue, 151 yards (15 catches), Nov. 14, 2009 (MSU 40-37) 200-YARD RECEIVING GAME Spartans: Mark Dell, 202 yards (9 catches) vs. California, Aug. 30, 2008 (CAL 38-31) Opponent: Lee Evans, Wisconsin, 258 yards (10 catches), Nov. 15, 2003 (WIS 56-21) 10 STRAIGHT COMPLETIONS TO START GAME Spartans: Brian Hoyer, 10 vs. UAB, Sept. 1, 2007 (MSU 55-18) Opponent: Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame, 10, Sept. 19, 2009 (ND 33-30) 10 STRAIGHT COMPLETIONS Spartans: Kirk Cousins, 10 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 18, 2008 (MSU 45-7) 40 PASS ATTEMPTS Spartans: Brian Hoyer, 40 vs. Penn State (25 completions), Nov. 22, 2008 (PSU 4918) Opponent: Joey Elliott, 55 (39 completions), Nov. 14, 2009 (MSU 40-37)

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Blair White caught 12 passes against Northwestern, tying for the fourth-highest single-game figure in MSU history. His 186 receiving yards in the game were the most in the Big Ten during the 2009 regular season.

SCORED FOUR TDS Spartans: Ashton Leggett, four vs. Purdue (4 rush), Nov. 7, 2009 (MSU 49-14) Opponent: James Hardy, Indiana, four (catches of 30, 2, 17, 13 yards), Oct. 28, 2006 (IND 46-21) SCORED FIVE TDS Spartans: Javon Ringer, five vs. Eastern Michigan (5 rush), Sept. 6, 2008 (MSU 4210) Opponent: Lee Evans, Wisconsin, five (catches of 9, 75, 18, 70, 18 yards), Nov. 15, 2003 (WIS 56-21) THREW FOUR TD PASSES Spartans: Brian Hoyer, four vs. Penn State, Nov. 17, 2007 (MSU 35-31) Opponent: Daryll Clark, Penn State, four, Nov. 21, 2009 (PSU 42-14) THREW FIVE TD PASSES Spartans: *Drew Stanton, five vs. Illinois, Sept. 24, 2005 (MSU 61-14) * School record Opponent: Adam Weber, Minnesota, five, Oct. 31, 2009 (MINN 42-34) THREE TD RECEPTIONS Spartans: Devin Thomas, three vs. Penn State (12, 33, 26 yards from Brian Hoyer), Nov. 17, 2007 (MSU 35-31) Opponent: Garrett Graham, Wisconsin, three (catches of 15, 6, 23), Sept. 26, 2009 (WIS 38-30) 80-YARD OR LONGER TD RECEPTION Spartans: Brian Hoyer to Charlie Gantt, 82 yards vs. Indiana, Sept. 27, 2008 (MSU 42-29) Opponent: Drew Henson to Marcus Knight, Michigan, 81 yards, Oct. 9, 1999 (MSU 34-31)

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THE LAST TIME... 80-YARD OR LONGER TD RUN Spartans: Keshawn Martin, 84 yards vs. Minnesota, Oct. 31, 2009 (MINN 42-34) Opponent: Shane Vereen, California, 81 yards, Aug. 30, 2008 (CAL 38-31) BACK-TO-BACK 200-YARD RUSHING GAMES Spartans: *Javon Ringer, 2008 (Florida Atlantic and Notre Dame) * First time accomplished in school history FIVE STRAIGHT 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Spartans: Blake Ezor, 1989 300 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS Spartans: Javon Ringer, 308 yards vs. Florida Atlantic, Sept. 13, 2008 (MSU 17-0) Opponent: Chad Owens, Hawaii, 301 yards, Dec. 4, 2004 (UH 41-38)

SPECIAL TEAMS

DEFENSE

HELD TO 15 OR FEWER YARDS RUSHING Spartans: 14 yards vs. Penn State (15 attempts), Nov. 18, 2006 (PSU 17-13) Opponent: 12 yards by UAB (32 carries), Sept. 1, 2007 (MSU 55-18) HELD TO 50 OR FEWER YARDS RUSHING Spartans: 31 yards vs. Georgia (34 attempts), Jan. 1, 2009 (UGA 24-12) Opponent: 28 yards by Michigan (28 attempts), Oct. 3, 2009 (MSU 26-20) HELD TO 10 OR FEWER FIRST DOWNS Spartans: 9 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 20, 2007 (OSU 24-17) Opponent: 9 by Florida Atlantic, Sept. 13, 2008 (MSU 17-0) HELD TO 100 OR FEWER YARDS PASSING Spartans: 88 yards vs. Florida Atlantic (15-5-1), Sept. 13, 2008 (MSU 17-0) Opponent: 98 yards by Montana State (26-13-0), Sept. 5, 2009 (MSU 44-3)

KICKOFF RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN Spartans: Keshawn Martin, 93 yards, Oct. 31, 2009 (MINN 42-34) Opponent: Jermell Lewis, Iowa, 94 yards, Oct. 12, 2002 (IOWA 44-16)

HELD TO 100 OR FEWER YARDS PASSING BACK-TO-BACK GAMES Opponent: 85 yards by Pittsburgh (20-9-2), Sept. 15, 2007 (MSU 17-13); 86 yards by Notre Dame (20-11-0), Sept. 22, 2007 (MSU 31-14)

PUNT RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN Spartans: Ziehl Kavanaght, 88 yards vs. Northwestern, Sept. 28, 2002 (MSU 39-24) Opponent: Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State, 60 yards, Oct. 14, 2006 (OSU 38-7)

SHUTOUT RECORDED Spartans: vs. Florida Atlantic (17-0), Sept. 13, 2008 Opponent: by Michigan (14-0), Oct. 21, 2000

BLOCKED PUNT RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN Spartans: Kiel Beltinck, 0 yards (recovered in end zone; blocked by Brandon Denson) vs. Minnesota, Nov. 11, 2006 (MINN 31-18) Opponent: Matt Hahn, Penn State, 0 yards (blocked by Donnie Johnson), Nov. 19, 2005 (PSU 31-22)

SHUTOUT RECORDED IN SPARTAN STADIUM Spartans: vs. Florida Atlantic (17-0), Sept. 13, 2008 Opponent: by Michigan (31-0), Oct. 12, 1985

BLOCKED PUNT Spartans: Jesse Johnson vs. Montana State, Sept. 5, 2009 (MSU 44-3) Opponent: Indiana blocked Aaron Bates’ punt, Sept. 27, 2008 (MSU 42-29) BLOCKED FIELD GOAL Spartans: Eric Gordon vs. Purdue, blocked Carson Wiggs’ 50-yard attempt, Nov. 14, 2009 (MSU 40-37) Opponent: John Thompson, Michigan, blocked Brett Swenson’s 32-yard attempt, Oct. 25, 2008 (MSU 35-21) DEFENSIVE EXTRA POINT SCORED Spartans: Ashton Watson, returns blocked PAT, vs. Indiana, Oct. 29, 2005 (MSU 4615) Opponent: Not accomplished

SAFETY RECORDED Spartans: Team safety, vs. Indiana, Sept. 27, 2008 (MSU 42-29) Opponent: Team safety, Indiana, Sept. 27, 2008 (MSU 42-29) PLAYER HAD THREE SACKS Spartans: Trevor Anderson, three vs. Michigan, Oct. 25, 2008 (MSU 35-21) Opponent: Brandon Graham, Michigan, three, Oct. 25, 2008 (MSU 35-21) SCORED TWO DEFENSIVE TOUCHDOWNS Spartans: Two vs. Ohio State (Wiley interception return; Adams fumble return), Oct. 20, 2007 (OSU 24-17) Opponent: Two by Ohio State (Thaddeus Gibson fumble return; Jermale Hines fumble return), Oct. 18, 2008 (MSU 45-7)

TEAM/MISCELLANEOUS

INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN Spartans: Danny Fortener, 45 yards vs. Illinois, Oct. 10, 2009 (MSU 24-14) Opponent: Terrail Lambert, Notre Dame, 19 yards, Sept. 23, 2006 (ND 40-37)

BIGGEST COMEBACK Spartans: *35 points (down 38-3) vs. Northwestern on Oct. 21, 2006, with 38 straight points to win, 41-38. *NCAA Record

FUMBLE RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN Spartans: Chris L. Rucker, 11 yards vs. Purdue, Nov. 14, 2009 (MSU 40-37) Opponent: Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State, 69 yards, Oct. 18, 2008 (OSU 45-7)

SCORED 40 POINTS IN FIRST HALF Spartans: *45 points (led 45-3 at half), beat UAB 55-18 on Sept. 1, 2007 * Post-WWII Record.

70-YARD PUNT Spartans: Brandon Fields, 73 yards vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 23, 2006 (ND 40-37) Opponent: Ryan Donahue, Iowa, 82 yards, Oct. 27, 2007

600 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE Spartans: 602 vs. Western Michigan, Nov. 7, 2009 (MSU 49-14) Opponent: 611 yards by Northwestern, Sept. 29, 2007 (NU 48-41, OT)

50-YARD FIELD GOAL Spartans: Brett Swenson, 52 yards vs. Purdue (twice), Nov. 14, 2009 (MSU 40-37) Opponent: Mike Nugent, Ohio State, 53 yards, Nov. 6, 2004 (OSU 32-19)

500 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE Spartans: 602 vs. Western Michigan, Nov. 7, 2009 (MSU 49-14) Opponent: 524 yards, Purdue, Nov. 14, 2009 (MSU 40-37)

KICKED FOUR FIELD GOALS Spartans: Brett Swenson, four vs. Purdue (28, 52, 52, 21 yards), Nov. 14, 2009 (MSU 40-37) Opponent: Mike Nugent, Ohio State, four (44, 24, 42, 18 yards), Nov. 8, 2003 (OSU 33-23)

400 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE IN FIRST HALF Spartans: 438 vs. UAB, Sept. 1, 2007 (MSU 55-18)

MISSED EXTRA POINT Spartans: Brett Swenson vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 19, 2009 (ND 33-30) Opponent: Nick Tausch, Notre Dame, Sept. 19, 2009 (ND 33-30)

WON GAME ON FINAL PLAY - REGULATION Spartans: T.J. Duckett, caught 2-yard pass from Jeff Smoker as time expired vs. Michigan, Nov. 3, 2001 (MSU 26-24) Opponent: Marvin McNutt, Iowa, caught 7-yard pass from Ricky Stanzi on fourth-andgoal as time expired, Oct. 24, 2009 (IOWA 15-13)

SUCCESSFUL ONSIDE KICK Spartans: Brett Swenson vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 19, 2009 (ND 33-30) Opponent: Andrew Aguila, Central Michigan, Sept. 12, 2009 (CMU 29-27)

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Name Edwin Baker Dan Conroy Johnny Adams Keith Nichol Kirk Cousins Jeremy Ware Andrew Maxwell Chris Norman Marcus Hyde Dana Dixon Bennie Fowler * Brett Swenson Chase Parker Kevin Muma Kyle Nichol Aaron Bates Jordan Benton * Danny Folino A.J. Jimmerson Kyle Selden Patrick White Larry Caper Josh Bodell Jairus Jones Blair White Casey Blackport Jesse Johnson David Spears Denicos Allen Ashton Henderson Mitchell White Danny Fortener Brandon Denson Andre Buford Marcus Webb Jon Misch Ross Weaver Kendell Davis-Clark Trenton Robinson Nick Bendzuck Andrew Pendy Eric Gordon Kyler Elsworth Josh Rouse Andrew Hawken Jeremy Gainer Adam Setterbo Drew Stevens * TyQuan Hammock Steve Gardiner

Pos. RB K CB QB QB CB QB LB S CB WR K CB K QB P WR S RB P WR RB CB S WR QB S RB S DB CB S LB RB LB LB CB DB S FB FB LB FB FB FB LB FB LB LB LB

Ht. 5-9 5-10 5-11 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-8 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-10 6-5 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-4 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-8 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-1

Wt. 200 185 172 215 202 188 190 215 206 170 205 185 170 172 174 192 177 172 205 187 180 215 180 212 200 187 188 200 210 189 167 205 230 180 223 207 203 216 190 242 240 228 205 235 248 215 240 228 230 216

Elig. Fr. Fr. So. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Cl. Fr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr.-5 Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr.-5 Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr.-5 Sr.-5 So. Sr.-5 Sr. Sr.-5 Sr.-5 So. Sr. Sr.-5 Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr.-5 Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So.

Exp. HS RS 1L RS 1L 1L HS HS 2L HS HS 3L RS HS HS 2L HS HS 3L SQ HS HS SQ HS 3L HS 2L RS HS 3L RS 3L 3L RS SQ 2L 3L 3L 1L SQ 1L 2L HS 3L 3L HS SQ RS HS RS

Hometown (Previous School) Highland Park, Mich. (Oak Park) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) Akron, Ohio (Buchtel) Lowell, Mich. (Oklahoma) Holland, Mich. (Holland Christian) Fort Myers, Fla. (South Carolina) Midland, Mich. (Midland) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Fostoria, Ohio (Fostoria) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Bloomfield, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Pompano Beach, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) Mason, Mich. (Mason) Troy, Mich. (Troy) Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) New Concord, Ohio (John Glenn) Los Angeles, Calif. (Loyola) Okemos, Mich. (East Lansing) St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central) Waterford, Mich. (Our Lady of the Lakes) Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central) Battle Creek, Mich. (Battle Creek Central) Frankfort, Mich. (Frankfort) Tampa, Fla. (Wharton) Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) Hudsonville, Mich. (Hudsonville) Durand, Mich. (Durand Area) Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon) Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton) Tallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln) Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) Kettering, Ohio (Archbishop Alter) Willow Run, Mich. (Willow Run) Waterford, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Pontiac, Mich. (Harper College) Waterford, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) Southfield, Mich. (Southfield) Alliance, Ohio (Alliance) Bay City, Mich. (Bay City Central) Strongsville, Ohio (Mercyhurst College) Shelby Township, Mich. (Utica Eisenhower) Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West) Goodrich, Mich. (Goodrich) Newtown, Conn. (Valley Forge Military Academy) Grandville, Mich. (Grandville) Detroit, Mich. (Clarenceville) Spring Lake, Mich. (Spring Lake Senior) Delaware, Ohio (Olentangy) Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers) Dublin, Ohio (Coffman)

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Name Denzel Drone Greg Jones David Rolf Adam Decker Alex Shackleton Rocco Cironi Johnathan Strayhorn Trevor Anderson D.J. Young Micajah Reynolds Antonio Jeremiah Chris McDonald Brendon Moss Joel Nitchman John Stipek Joel Foreman Ethan Ruhland Blake Pacheco Oren Wilson John Deyo Nate Klatt Henry Conway Zach Hueter * Jared McGaha Mike Schmeding David Barrent * Dion Sims Brad Sonntag Keshawn Martin Charlie Gantt Derek Hoebing Garrett Celek Todd Anderson * Milton Colbert Brian Linthicum Colin Neely Cam Martin Tyler Hoover Blake Treadwell Kevin Pickelman Dan France Michael Jordan Jerel Worthy

Pos. DE LB DE LB SN OT DE DE OT OG OT OG OT C C OG OG NT NT OT C OT OT OG OT OT TE WR WR TE TE TE DE WR TE DE WR DE DT DT DT NT DT

Ht. 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-0 6-2 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-7 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-6 6-6 6-6 6-9 6-8 6-5 5-8 5-11 6-5 6-7 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-6 6-6 6-3

Wt. 241 228 228 238 245 309 259 260 310 305 338 305 284 296 306 306 293 262 294 298 292 306 335 298 330 305 268 177 185 248 248 243 240 210 245 248 184 260 272 268 282 295 292

Elig. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr.

Cl. Fr. Jr. So. Sr.-5 Sr. Sr.-5 Jr. Sr.-5 Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr.-5 Sr.-5 Sr.-5 Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So.

Exp. HS 2L 1L 2L 2L 2L 1L 1L TR HS 2L RS 1L 2L 1L 1L RS JC 2L RS HS HS RS SQ SQ HS HS SQ 1L 2L HS 1L SQ RS RS 1L SQ RS HS 1L HS 2L RS

Hometown (Previous School) Plant City, Fla. (Plant City) Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) Piqua, Ohio (Piqua) Rochester Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) Breckenridge, Colo. (Summit) Warren, Ohio (Warren G. Harding) Detroit, Mich. (Oak Park) Detroit, Mich. (Cincinnati) Lansing, Mich. (Bowling Green) Lansing, Mich. (Sexton) Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Darby) Sterling Heights, Mich. (Henry Ford II) Bay Village, Ohio (Fork Union Military Academy) Kalamazoo, Mich. (Hackett Catholic Central) Macomb Township, Mich. (Dakota) Highland, Mich. (Milford) Lake Orion, Mich. (Lake Orion) Salinas, Calif. (Monterey Peninsula College) Teaneck, N.J. (Harmony Community) Battle Creek, Mich. (Gull Lake) Clinton, Ohio (Northwest) Shaker Heights, Ohio (Shaker Heights) Columbiaville, Mich. (North Branch) Powell, Tenn. (Powell) Rutherford, N.J. (St. Mary’s) Clive, Iowa (Valley) Detroit, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) Inkster, Mich. (John Glenn) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) Vermilion, Ohio (Vermilion) Cincinnati, Ohio (LaSalle) Jackson, Mich. (Napoleon) Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook) Charlottesville, Va. (Clemson) Bethlehem, Pa. (Freedom) Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant) Novi, Mich. (Novi) East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing) Marshall, Mich. (Marshall) North Royalton, Ohio (North Royalton) Lansing, Mich. (Eastern Arizona College) Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne)

EXP. KEY – HS: High School; RS: Red-shirted; JC: Junior College; TR: Transfer; SQ: Squad Member; L: Letters Earned *Injured. Will not dress for 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl game vs. Texas Tech.

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Name Johnny Adams Denicos Allen Todd Anderson * Trevor Anderson Edwin Baker David Barrent * Aaron Bates Jordan Benton * Nick Bendzuck Casey Blackport Josh Bodell Andre Buford Larry Caper Garrett Celek Rocco Cironi Milton Colbert Dan Conroy Henry Conway Kirk Cousins Kendell Davis-Clark Adam Decker Brandon Denson John Deyo Dana Dixon Denzel Drone Kyler Elsworth Danny Folino Joel Foreman Danny Fortener Bennie Fowler * Dan France Jeremy Gainer Charlie Gantt Steve Gardiner Eric Gordon TyQuan Hammock Andrew Hawken Ashton Henderson Derek Hoebing Tyler Hoover Zach Hueter * Marcus Hyde Antonio Jeremiah A.J. Jimmerson Jesse Johnson Greg Jones Jairus Jones Michael Jordan Nate Klatt Brian Linthicum

Pos. CB S DE DE RB OT P WR FB QB CB RB RB TE OT WR K OT QB DB LB LB OT CB DE FB S OG S WR DT LB TE LB LB LB FB DB TE DE OT S OT RB S LB S NT C TE

Ht. 5-11 5-10 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-8 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-0 5-8 5-11 6-5 6-6 6-4 5-10 6-6 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-1 5-9 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-6 6-1 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-7 6-7 6-6 6-0 6-5 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-6 6-4 6-5

Wt. 172 210 240 260 200 305 192 177 242 187 180 180 215 243 309 210 185 306 202 216 238 230 298 170 241 205 172 306 205 205 282 215 248 216 228 230 248 189 248 260 335 206 338 205 188 228 212 295 292 245

Elig. So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So.

Cl. So. Fr. Jr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr.-5 So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr.-5 Sr.-5 Sr.-5 So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr.-5 Sr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Sr.-5 Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr.

Exp. 1L HS SQ 1L HS HS 2L HS SQ HS SQ RS HS 1L 2L RS RS HS 1L 3L 2L 3L RS HS HS HS HS 1L 3L HS HS HS 2L RS 2L HS 3L 3L HS RS RS 2L 2L 3L 2L 2L HS 2L HS RS

Hometown (Previous School) Akron, Ohio (Buchtel) Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton) Jackson, Mich. (Napoleon) Detroit, Mich. (Cincinnati) Highland Park, Mich. (Oak Park) Clive, Iowa (Valley) New Concord, Ohio (John Glenn) Los Angeles, Calif. (Loyola) Strongsville, Ohio (Mercyhurst College) Hudsonville, Mich. (Hudsonville) Frankfort, Mich. (Frankfort) Waterford, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) Battle Creek, Mich. (Battle Creek Central) Cincinnati, Ohio (LaSalle) Warren, Ohio (Warren G. Harding) Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) Shaker Heights, Ohio (Shaker Heights) Holland, Mich. (Holland Christian) Alliance, Ohio (Alliance) Rochester Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) Willow Run, Mich. (Willow Run) Battle Creek, Mich. (Gull Lake) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Plant City, Fla. (Plant City) Goodrich, Mich. (Goodrich) Okemos, Mich. (East Lansing) Highland, Mich. (Milford) Kettering, Ohio (Archbishop Alter) Bloomfield, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) North Royalton, Ohio (North Royalton) Detroit, Mich. (Clarenceville) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) Dublin, Ohio (Coffman) Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West) Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers) Grandville, Mich. (Grandville) Tallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln) Vermilion, Ohio (Vermilion) Novi, Mich. (Novi) Columbiaville, Mich. (North Branch) Fostoria, Ohio (Fostoria) Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Darby) St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central) Durand, Mich. (Durand Area) Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) Tampa, Fla. (Wharton) Lansing, Mich. (Eastern Arizona College) Clinton, Ohio (Northwest) Charlottesville, Va. (Clemson)

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Name Cam Martin Keshawn Martin Andrew Maxwell Chris McDonald Jared McGaha Jon Misch Brendon Moss Kevin Muma Colin Neely Keith Nichol Kyle Nichol Joel Nitchman Chris Norman Blake Pacheco Chase Parker Andrew Pendy Kevin Pickelman Micajah Reynolds Trenton Robinson David Rolf Josh Rouse Ethan Ruhland Mike Schmeding Kyle Selden Adam Setterbo Alex Shackleton Dion Sims Brad Sonntag David Spears Drew Stevens * John Stipek Johnathan Strayhorn Brett Swenson Blake Treadwell Jeremy Ware Ross Weaver Marcus Webb Blair White Mitchell White Patrick White Oren Wilson Jerel Worthy D.J. Young

Pos. WR WR QB OG OG LB OT K DE QB QB C LB NT CB FB DT OG S DE FB OG OT P FB SN TE WR RB LB C DE K DT CB CB LB WR CB WR NT DT OT

Ht. 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-5 6-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-4 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-2 6-4 6-5 5-10 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-9 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-5 5-8 5-10 6-4 6-5 6-0 5-8 6-3 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-3 6-5

Wt. 184 185 190 305 298 207 284 172 248 215 174 296 215 262 170 240 268 305 190 228 235 293 330 187 240 245 268 177 200 228 306 259 185 272 188 203 223 200 167 180 294 292 310

Elig. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Cl. Jr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.-5 Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr.-5 Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr.-5 Jr. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr.-5 Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Sr.-5 Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr.-5 Sr.-5 Sr.-5 Sr.-5 So. Fr. Jr. So. Sr.

Exp. SQ 1L HS RS SQ 2L 1L HS 1L RS HS 2L HS JC RS 1L 1L HS 1L 1L 3L RS SQ SQ SQ 2L HS SQ RS RS 1L 1L 3L HS 1L 3L SQ 3L RS HS 2L RS TR

Hometown (Previous School) Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant) Inkster, Mich. (John Glenn) Midland, Mich. (Midland) Sterling Heights, Mich. (Henry Ford II) Powell, Tenn. (Powell) Waterford, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) Bay Village, Ohio (Fork Union Military Academy) Troy, Mich. (Troy) Bethlehem, Pa. (Freedom) Lowell, Mich. (Oklahoma) Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) Kalamazoo, Mich. (Hackett Catholic Central) Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Salinas, Calif. (Monterey Peninsula College) Mason, Mich. (Mason) Shelby Township, Mich. (Utica Eisenhower) Marshall, Mich. (Marshall) Lansing, Mich. (Sexton) Bay City, Mich. (Bay City Central) Piqua, Ohio (Piqua) Newtown, Conn. (Valley Forge Military Academy) Lake Orion, Mich. (Lake Orion) Rutherford, N.J. (St. Mary’s) Waterford, Mich. (Our Lady of the Lakes) Spring Lake, Mich. (Spring Lake Senior) Breckenridge, Colo. (Summit) Detroit, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon) Delaware, Ohio (Olentangy) Macomb Township, Mich. (Dakota) Detroit, Mich. (Oak Park) Pompano Beach, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing) Fort Myers, Fla. (South Carolina) Southfield, Mich. (Southfield) Pontiac, Mich. (Harper College) Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central) Teaneck, N.J. (Harmony Community) Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne) Lansing, Mich. (Bowling Green)

EXP. KEY – HS: High School; RS: Red-shirted; JC: Junior College; TR: Transfer; SQ: Squad Member; L: Letters Earned *Injured. Will not dress for 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl game vs. Texas Tech.

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Trevor Anderson

DE | 6-2 | 260 | SR. | 1L DETROIT, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Fifth-year senior is in his second season as a starting defensive end . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . leads all Spartan defensive linemen with 45 tackles . . . ranks third on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss (32 yards) and four sacks (21 yards) . . . also has four quarterback hurries . . . recipient of MSU’s Downtown Coaches Club Award for most outstanding senior defensive player . . . also earned the Biggie Munn Award as the team’s most inspirational player on defense . . . has played in 49 career games (combined), including 43 starts (22 at Michigan State) . . . has 22 sacks (138 yards) and 39.5 tackles for loss (185 yards) in his career . . . tallied four tackles, including a 2-yard loss, at Purdue . . . collected two tackles, including 1.5 sacks for 10 yards, vs. Western Michigan . . . only saw limited action at Minnesota due to an ankle injury . . . tallied a career-high eight tackles vs. Iowa . . . recorded five tackles for the third straight game and posted a season-high 2.5 tackles for loss (8 yards), including a 1.5 sacks (3 yards), at Illinois . . . also had two quarterback hurries against the Fighting Illini . . . collected five tackles, including 1.5 for losses (4 yards), in the win over Michigan . . . had five tackles and recorded two quarterback hurries at Wisconsin . . . tallied three tackles at Notre Dame . . . collected three tackles, including a half sack (4 yards), vs. Central Michigan . . . tied for third on the team with four tackles against Montana State and was credited with a half sack (4 yards) . . . ranked among the Big Ten’s top 30 players by ESPN.com (No. 30) . . . preseason selection for the Hendricks Award Watch List (nation’s top defensive end).

RB | 5-9 | 200 | FR. | HS HIGHLAND PARK, MICH.

CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 8, vs. Iowa (10/24/09) Tackles for loss ......... 4.5, vs. UConn (11/25/06) * Sacks ........................ 3, vs. Michigan (10/25/08) Anderson’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2006* 11/8 20 11 2007* 13/13 28 16 2008 13/10 18 12 2009 12/12 12 33 Totals 49/43 78 72 * at Cincinnati

TM 31 44 30 45 150

TFL 8.5-34 13-50 10.5-69 7.5-32 39.5-185

SACKS 4-21 6-32 8-64 4-21 22-138

Anderson’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL SACKS Montana State 1 3 4 0.5-4 0.5-4 Central Michigan 0 3 3 0.5-4 0.5-4 Notre Dame 1 2 3 Wisconsin 0 5 5 Michigan 0 5 5 1.5-4 Illinois 2 3 5 2.5-8 1.5-3 Northwestern 1 2 3 Iowa 2 6 8 Minnesota 0 1 1 Western Michigan 1 1 2 1.5-10 1.5-10 Purdue 3 1 4 1-2 Penn State 1 1 2 Totals 12 33 45 7.5-32 4-21

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Edwin Baker

INT 0 0 0 0 0

INT 0-0

PBU 0 0 2 0 2

PBU 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0

FF 0 0 1 0 1

FF 0

2009 NOTES: True freshman ranks second on the team in rushing with 330 yards on 73 carries (4.5 avg.) . . . leads team with 47.1 yards rushing per game . . . has seen action in seven games, with one start (Western Michigan) . . . sat out five games as a potential red-shirt candidate . . . has four rushes for more than 20 yards . . . also has six receptions for 42 yards (7.0 avg.) . . . led team with 48 yards rushing on nine carries (5.3 avg.) vs. Penn State . . . rushed for 40 yards on seven carries (5.7 avg.), including a 21-yarder, at Purdue . . . in his first career start, registered career highs in rushing yards (78) and carries (15) vs. Western Michigan . . . led team with 68 yards on 11 carries (6.2 avg.) vs. Iowa, including a 37-yard run to the Hawkeye 1-yard line . . . after sitting out five games as a potential redshirt, returned to action vs. Northwestern, gaining 45 yards on 12 carries . . . in his collegiate debut against Montana State, rushed for 27 yards on eight carries. CAREER HIGHS Carries ...................... 15, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Rushing Yards .......... 78, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Baker’s Career Statistics - Rushing Year G/GS ATT YDS. 2009 7/1 73 330

AVG. 4.5

TD 0

LG 39

YPG 47.1

Baker’s Career Statistics - Receiving Year G/GS REC. YDS. AVG. 2009 7/1 6 42 7.0

TD 0

LG 23

YPG 6.0

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SPARTAN PLAYER NOTES three punts inside the 20 at Notre Dame . . . placed four of his five punts inside the 20 vs. Central Michigan . . . had two punts for 57 yards each in season opener vs. Montana State . . . featured on the preseason All-America checklist compiled by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

Baker’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics - Rushing Opponent ATT YDS TD LG Montana State 8 27 0 7 Central Michigan -DNPNotre Dame -DNPWisconsin -DNPMichigan -DNPIllinois -DNPNorthwestern 12 45 0 11 Iowa 11 68 0 37 Minnesota 11 24 0 13 Western Michigan 15 78 0 39 Purdue 7 40 0 21 Penn State 9 48 0 34 Totals 73 330 0 39

CAREER HIGHS Punts ..........................10, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/13/08) Punting Yards ........... 408, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/13/08) Punting Avg. (Min. 4) ....45.7, vs. Ohio State (10/18/08) Punts Inside 20 ......... 4, three times (last vs. Central Michigan, 9/12/09) Longest Punt ............ 67 yards, vs. Michigan (11/3/07) Bates’ Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G 13 13 12 38

No. 69 71 59 199

YDS. 2742 2979 2440 8161

AVG. 39.7 42.0 41.4 41.0

Bates’ 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent No. YDS AVG Montana State 2 114 57.0 Central Michigan 5 228 45.6 Notre Dame 3 135 45.0 Wisconsin 4 161 40.2 Michigan 3 129 43.0 Illinois 7 267 38.1 Northwestern 6 243 40.5 Iowa 6 257 42.8 Minnesota 4 174 43.5 Western Michigan 6 231 38.5 Purdue 4 164 41.0 Penn State 9 337 37.4 Totals 59 2440 41.4

Aaron Bates

LG 67 59 59 67

LG 57 57 52 46 52 59 52 52 51 53 56 47 59

I20 23 22 21 66

+50 7 15 13 35

I20 1 4 2 0 2 3 1 2 0 2 1 3 21

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P | 6-0 | 192 | JR. | 2L NEW CONCORD, OHIO 2009 NOTES: Is in his third year as the starting punter . . . also serves as the team’s holder . . . ranks fifth in the Big Ten and 50th nationally in punting average (41.4 avg.) . . . has proved to be a valuable weapon in terms of changing field position with his ball placement . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year . . . named to the midseason All-Big Ten second team by Phil Steele . . . has averaged 41.0 yards on 199 career punts . . . ranks seventh in MSU history in punting yards (8,161 yards), punts (199) and punting average (41.0) . . . has placed 66 of his 199 punts (33 percent) inside the opponent’s 20, including 21 of 59 (37 percent) this season . . . recorded season highs in punts (9) and punting yards (337) vs. Penn State while placing three punts inside the 20 . . . averaged 41.0 yards on four punts, including a 56-yarder, at Purdue . . . compiled 231 yards on six punts (38.5 avg.) vs. Western Michigan, including a 53-yarder, with two punts landing inside the 20 . . . averaged 43.5 yards on four punts at Minnesota, including a 51-yarder . . . placed two of his six punts inside the 20 and had two 50-plus yard punts vs. Iowa . . . booted a season-long 59-yard punt and kicked three of his season-high seven punts inside the 20 at Illinois . . . placed two of his three punts inside the 10 in the win over Michigan, including a 52-yarder . . . had a 52-yard punt and kicked two of his

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Larry Caper

RB | 5-11 | 215 | FR. | HS BATTLE CREEK, MICH. 2009 NOTES: True freshman leads the team in rushing (473 yards), carries (109) and rushing touchdowns (6) . . . averaging 40.3 rushing yards per game . . . named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by ESPN.com and Sporting News . . . ran for 32 yards on eight carries (4.0 avg.) vs. Penn State . . . after being held out of the Western Michigan game due to a head injury he suffered in the first half at Minnesota, returned to action at Purdue, rushing for 36 yards on eight carries (4.5 avg.) . . . led all players with 63 rushing yards on 16 carries, including a 22-yard TD in the fourth quarter, vs. Northwestern . . . rushed for 95 yards on 16 carries (5.9 avg.) at Illinois, including a 17-yard scamper around right end for a TD in the first quarter . . . scored two touchdowns in the win over Michigan, including the game-winning score, a 23-yard run on third-and-8 in overtime that gave MSU the 26-20 victory . . . that play was listed No. 1 on ESPN’s Top 10 College Football Plays of the Week for games on Oct. 3 . . . he also capped off a 10-play, 80-yard drive with a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal in the first quarter to give the Spartans a 7-3 lead . . . finished with 39 yards on 13 carries in his first career game against the Wolverines . . . scored two touchdowns at Notre Dame, the first scores of his career . . . scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and a 7-yard scamper in the third quarter . . . led the Spartans with 51 yards rushing on 12 carries (4.2 avg.) against the Irish . . . compiled 33 rushing yards on six carries (5.5 avg.) vs. Central Michigan . . . in his collegiate debut, rushed for 34 yards on seven carries (4.9 avg.) against Montana State.

Caper’s Career Statistics - Rushing Year G/GS ATT YDS. 2009 11/4 109 443

AVG. 4.1

TD 6

LG 23

YPG 40.3

Caper’s Career Statistics - Receiving Year G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. 2009 11/4 3 47 15.7

TD 0

LG 30

YPG 5.9

Caper’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics - Rushing Opponent ATT YDS TD LG Montana State 7 34 0 15 Central Michigan 6 33 0 16 Notre Dame 12 51 2 11 Wisconsin 6 23 0 13 Michigan 13 39 2 23 Illinois 16 95 1 17 Northwestern 16 63 1 22 Iowa 12 28 0 5 Minnesota 5 9 0 5 Western Michigan -DNP-INJUREDPurdue 8 36 0 12 Penn State 8 32 0 10 Totals 109 443 6 23

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Garrett Celek

CAREER HIGHS Carries ...................... 16, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 10/17/09) Rushing Yards .......... 95, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) Rushing TDs ............. 2, twice (last vs. Michigan, 10/3/09)

TE | 6-5 | 243 | SO. | 1L CINCINNATI, OHIO 2009 NOTES: Listed on the depth chart at tight end . . . solid run blocker . . . has three receptions for 33 yards (11.0 avg.) and a touchdown in nine games of action . . . grabbed a 13-yard TD pass from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter vs. Western Michigan . . . caught his first two passes of the season, good for 20 yards, at Illinois . . . after missing the first three games of the season with a shoulder injury, returned to action at Wisconsin . . . saw action in 12 games as a red-shirt freshman last season . . . has nine career catches for 83 yards (9.2 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . brother, Brent, plays tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles. CAREER HIGHS Catches .....................2, twice (last at Illinois, 10/10/09) Receiving Yards ........ 20, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) TD Catches............... 1, twice (last vs. Western Michigan, 11/7/09) Celek’s Career Statistics Year GS/G NO. 2008 12/5 6 2009 9/0 3 Totals 21/5 9

YDS. 50 33 83

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AVG. 8.3 11.0 9.2

TD 1 1 2

LG 18 14 18

YPG 4.2 5.5 4.6


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LT | 6-6 | 309 | SR.-5. | 2L WARREN, OHIO 2009 NOTES: One of the team’s most experienced offensive linemen has started every game (25) the past two seasons at left tackle . . . has appeared in 35 career games, including 27 starts at left tackle . . . one of two recipients of the team’s President’s Award for perseverance . . . named to the midseason All-Big Ten third team by Phil Steele . . . named Lineman of the Week vs. Michigan . . . graduated in December with a degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources.

passing efficiency of 233.0 against the Broncos is the highest mark by a Big Ten quarterback this season and 22nd best in the nation . . . recorded 236 passing yards at Minnesota, completing 21-of-35 throws and two touchdowns . . . threw for 225 yards on 16-of-32 passing vs. Iowa . . . connected on a 30-yard TD strike to Blair White with 1:37 remaining to give MSU a 13-9 lead . . . passed for 281 yards on 21-of-31 throws vs. Northwestern . . . connected on TD strikes of 22 and 47 yards to Blair White against the Wildcats . . . finished with 227 yards of total offense in the win over Michigan, including a team-high 75 yards rushing on seven carries (10.7 avg.) . . . was 15-of-21 passing for 152 yards against the Wolverines . . . recorded his second straight 200-yard passing game with 201 yards on 17-of-34 throws and two touchdowns at Wisconsin . . . threw for 302 yards at Notre Dame, setting career highs for pass completions (23) and attempts (35) . . . his 302 passing yards against the Irish represent the third-best total by a Spartan quarterback in the Notre Dame series . . . completed 13 of his 18 throws for 164 yards and a touchdown against Central Michigan . . . in his first career start, he threw for 183 yards and a career-best three TDs on 10-of-17 passing in a win over Montana State. CAREER HIGHS Pass Attempts........... 35, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 10/31/09) Pass Completions..... 23, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Passing Yards ........... 353, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Passing TDs ............. 3, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09) Rushing Yards .......... 75, vs. Michigan (10/3/09) Cousins’ Career Stats Year G/GS COMP 2008 5/0 32 2009 12/11 185 Totals 17/11 2460

Kirk Cousins

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QB | 6-3 | 202 | SO. | 1L HOLLAND, MICH.

ATT 43 301 344

INT 1 7 8

PCT .744 .615 .631

Cousins’ 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent COMP ATT INT PCT Montana State 10 17 0 .588 Central Michigan 13 18 0 .722 Notre Dame 23 35 1 .657 Wisconsin 17 34 1 .500 Michigan 15 21 2 .714 Illinois 0 0 0 .000 Northwestern 21 31 0 .677 Iowa 16 32 0 .500 Minnesota 21 35 1 .600 Western Michigan 22 25 0 .880 Purdue 11 25 0 .440 Penn State 16 28 2 .571 Totals 185 301 7 .615

YDS 310 2460 2770

YDS 183 164 302 201 152 0 281 225 236 353 208 155 2,460

TD 3 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 3 1 18

YPG 62.0 205.0 162.9

TD 2 18 20

LG 32 73 73

LG 30 39 57 35 27 0 47 30 49 48 73 27 73

2009 NOTES: Third-year player has started 11 games at quarterback for the Spartans . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . named one of four team captains in a vote by his teammates and coaches . . . is only the second sophomore to be named a captain in Michigan State’s 113-year football history . . . earned the Biggie Munn Award as the team’s most inspirational player on offense . . . honorable mention selection to the All-Sophomore Team as named by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year . . . his pass efficiency rating of 145.2 ranks second in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally . . . also ranks sixth in the Big Ten in passing (205.0 ypg) and seventh in total offense (208.5 ypg) . . . has completed 62 percent of his passes this season (185-for-301) for 2,460 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions . . . his 18 passing touchdowns rank third in the conference and tied for eighth most in an MSU season (record: 22 by Drew Stanton in 2005) . . . his 2,502 yards of total offense (fifth), 2,460 passing yards (seventh), 185 completions (seventh) and 301 pass attempts (eighth) also rank among the Top 10 Spartan single-season totals . . . averaging 223.7 yards passing in his 11 starts (only saw action in the last two plays of the game at Illinois due to an ankle injury and did not attempt a pass) . . . has recorded seven 200-yard passing games, which is tied for the third most by a Spartan quarterback in an MSU season . . . already ranks tied for ninth in MSU history with 20 passing TDs . . . completed 16-of-28 throws for 155 yards and a touchdown vs. Penn State . . . recorded his fifth-straight 200-yard passing game, tossing for 208 yards on 11-of-25 throws and three touchdowns at Purdue . . . completed a career-long 73-yard TD to B.J. Cunningham in the fourth quarter that sparked an 11-point fourth-quarter comeback victory over the Boilermakers . . . produced a career-high 353 yards passing on 22-of-25 throws (88 percent) and two touchdowns vs. Western Michigan . . . the 353 yards rank as the seventh-highest single-game total in MSU history . . . his

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SPARTAN PLAYER NOTES Kendell 38 Davis-Clark CB/S | 6-0 | 216 | SR.-5.| 3L ALLIANCE, OHIO 2009 NOTES: Has seen action in 10 games this season at both safety and cornerback . . . played cornerback in 2006 and 2007 before switching to free safety in 2008 . . . veteran has 21 career starts under his belt and has played in 43 career games . . . also has been credited with 163 career tackles, 12 pass break-ups and four forced fumbles . . . has tallied 25 tackles this season . . . started at free safety against Western Michigan and collected five tackles and a pass break-up . . . recorded three tackles at Minnesota . . . after missing two games, returned to the lineup vs. Northwestern and recorded two tackles . . . did not play vs. Michigan or Illinois due to a foot injury . . . after playing the first three games at free safety, moved back for a start at cornerback at Wisconsin, registering six tackles . . . collected two tackles each vs. Notre Dame and Montana State. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 12, vs. Bowling Green (9/8/07) Sacks ........................ 1, four times (last vs. Michigan, 11/3/07) Tackles for losses ..... 1.5, vs. UAB (9/1/07) Pass Break-ups ........ 2, vs. UAB (9/1/07) Interceptions ............. 1, vs. Georgia (1/1/09) Davis-Clark’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT TM 2006 12/3 30 9 39 2007 13/11 44 28 72 2008 8/5 13 14 27 2009 10/2 17 8 25 Totals 43/21 104 59 163

TFL 0-0 5.5-35 0.5-0 0-0 6-35

SACKS 0-0 4-33 0-0 0-0 4-33

Davis-Clark’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL SACKS Montana State 2 0 2 Central Michigan 0 1 1 Notre Dame 1 1 2 Wisconsin 5 1 6 Michigan -DNP-INJUREDIllinois -DNP-INJUREDNorthwestern 2 0 2 Iowa 0 1 1 Minnesota 1 2 3 Western Michigan 2 3 5 Purdue 2 0 2 Penn State 1 0 1 Totals 17 8 25 0 0

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LB | 6-3 | 238 | SR.-5. I 2L ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH.

INT 0 0 1-24 1 1-24

INT 0

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Adam Decker

PBU 0 8 3 0 12

PBU 1 1

FR 1 0 0 0 1

FR 0

FF 2 1 1 4

FF 0

2009 NOTES: Fifth-year senior sees time at MIKE linebacker . . . has played in 39 career games with eight starts . . . also sees action in third-and-long situations as a defensive end . . . has 13 tackles this season . . . named to CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Second Team for his 3.62 GPA in finance . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third time in his career . . . graduated in December with a degree in finance . . . collected two stops vs. Penn State . . . recorded two tackles vs. Iowa . . . recovered a fumble in the third quarter vs. Northwestern that led to MSU’s first touchdown of the game . . . also produced two tackles against the Wildcats . . . compiled three tackles at Wisconsin . . . had a quarterback hurry at Notre Dame . . . recorded three tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 10, vs. Ohio State (10/18/08) Tackles for loss ..........1.5, vs. Notre Dame (9/20/08) Decker’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2006 12/0 3 7 2007 2/0 0 0 2008 13/8 21 35 2009 12/0 7 6 Totals 39/8 31 48

TM 10 0 56 13 79

TFL 0-0 0-0 6-11 0-0 6-11

Decker’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 2 1 3 Central Michigan 0 0 0 Notre Dame 0 0 0 Wisconsin 2 1 3 Michigan 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Northwestern 1 1 2 Iowa 0 2 2 Minnesota 0 0 0 Western Michigan 0 0 0 Purdue 1 0 1 Penn State 1 1 2 Totals 7 6 13 0-0

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SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

SACKS 0-0

INT 0 0 0 0 0

INT 0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0

FR 0 0 0 1-0 1-0

FR 1-0 1-0

FF 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0


SPARTAN PLAYER NOTES Denson’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL SACKS Montana State 1 3 4 Central Michigan 2 7 9 Notre Dame 2 3 5 Wisconsin 1 0 1 Michigan 1 2 3 0.5-2 Illinois 1 4 5 0.5-1 0.5-1 Northwestern 5 5 10 Iowa 2 6 8 1-4 1-4 Minnesota 2 3 5 Western Michigan 3 1 4 1-4 Purdue -DNP-INJUREDPenn State 2 7 9 1-1 1-1 Totals 22 41 63 4-12 2.5-6

INT 1-20 -

PBU 1 -

FR -

FF -

1-20

1

0

0

Joel Foreman

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OG | 6-4 | 306 | SO. I 1L HIGHLAND, MICH.

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Brandon Denson

LB | 5-11 | 230 | SR.-5 I 3L WILLOW RUN, MICH.

2009 NOTES: Third-year player is in his second season as the starting left guard . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media . . . named third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . has played in 24 career games with 22 starts at left guard . . . has started 11 of 12 games this season (DNP vs. Wisconsin) . . . named to the AllSophomore First Team by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . has not allowed a sack this season (approximately 300 passing plays) . . . selected Lineman of the Week three times this season: vs. Montana State, Western Michigan and Purdue . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year . . . returned to the starting lineup against Michigan after missing the Wisconsin game . . . left the Notre Dame game in the second half after suffering an ankle injury . . . first-team preseason All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News and Phil Steele . . . was named a 2008 Freshman All-American by the Sporting News.

2009 NOTES: Has started nine games at WILL linebacker this season . . . started six games in a row before missing the Purdue game with an injury . . . former running back first made the transition to safety before finding a home at linebacker . . . has seen action in 44 career games, including 11 this season . . . ranks third on the team with a career-high 63 tackles . . . has also posted career highs in tackles for loss (4) and sacks (2.5) . . . leads team with 13 special teams tackles . . . made nine stops, including a 1-yard sack, vs. Penn State . . . tallied four tackles, including a 4-yard loss, vs. Western Michigan . . . recorded his first career interception at Minnesota and ran the pick back 20 yards, setting up MSU’s first TD of the game . . . also tallied five tackles against the Golden Gophers . . . racked up eight tackles, including a 4-yard sack, vs. Iowa . . . collected a career-high 10 tackles against Northwestern . . . posted five tackles, including a half-sack, along with a pass break-up at Illinois . . . registered three tackles, including a half tackle for loss (2 yards) and a quarterback hurry, vs. Michigan . . . tallied five tackles at Notre Dame . . . recorded nine tackles vs. Central Michigan . . . in his first career start, tied for third on the team with four tackles against Montana State. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 10, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) Tackles for loss ......... 1.5, vs. Purdue (11/8/08) Sacks ........................ 1.5, vs. Purdue (11/8/08) Interceptions ............. 1, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Denson’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2006 8/0 1 1 2007 13/0 6 4 2008 12/0 19 12 2009 11/9 22 41 Totals 44/9 48 58

TM 2 10 31 63 106

TFL 0-0 0-0 1.5-11 4-12 5.5-23

SACKS 0-0 0-0 1.5-11 2.5-6 4-17

INT 0 0 0 1-20 1-20

PBU 0 0 3 1 4

FR 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0

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Danny Fortener

S | 6-2 | 205 | SR. I 3L KETTERING, OHIO 2009 NOTES: Has played in all 12 games this season with eight starts at free safety . . . has played in 50 career games with 17 starts . . . has 49 tackles, three pass breakups and 2.5 tackles for loss this season . . . recipient of MSU’s Clarence J. Underwood Jr. Sportsmanship Award . . . graduated in December with a degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources . . . on Senior Day vs. Penn State, had his third career double-figure tackle game with 10 and also tied a career high with two pass break-ups . . . returned to the starting lineup vs. Purdue and collected six tackles . . . saw limited action in the Western Michigan game and a majority of the game at Minnesota due to a head injury . . . tallied seven stops vs. Iowa . . . collected six stops and a pass break-up against Northwestern . . . huge game in victory at Illinois, returning an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to extend MSU’s lead to 24-0 . . . also produced a season-high 10 tackles against the Fighting Illini . . . in the win over Michigan, tipped a Tate Forcier pass on third down in overtime that led to an interception in the end zone . . . also had four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, against the Wolverines . . . started the first two games at free safety . . . recorded two tackles each against Wisconsin and Montana State. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 12, vs. Wisconsin (11/1/08) Tackles for loss ......... 1, twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 9/26/09) Pass Break-Ups........ 2, four times (last vs. Penn State, 11/21/09) Interception ............... 1, three times (last vs. Illinois, 10/10/09) Fortener’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2006 12/0 6 1 2007 13/0 0 1 2008 13/9 42 27 2009 12/8 26 23 Totals 50/17 74 52

TM 7 1 69 49 126

TFL 0-0 0-0 1-2 2.5-5 3.5-7

Fortener’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 2 0 2 Central Michigan 0 0 0 Notre Dame 1 0 1 Wisconsin 2 0 2 1-4 Michigan 1 3 4 0.5-0 Illinois 5 5 10 Northwestern 2 4 6 Iowa 3 4 7 Minnesota 0 1 1 Western Michigan 0 0 0 Purdue 4 2 6 Penn State 6 4 10 1-1 Totals 26 23 49 2.5-5

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SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

SACKS 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 2-37 1-45 3-82

INT 1-45

PBU 1 0 7 3 11

PBU 1 2 3

FR 0 0 1 0 1

FR 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0

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Charlie Gantt

TE | 6-5 | 248 | JR. I 2L FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Fourth-year player is in his second season as the starting tight end . . . has played in 29 career games with 25 consecutive starts . . . solid run-blocker who has displayed the ability to go down field and make plays in the passing game . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . named to the midseason watch list for the Mackey Award, presented to the nation’s top tight end . . . has recorded career highs in catches (20) and receiving yards (314) this season . . . also has two touchdown receptions . . . winner of MSU’s Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award . . . recorded 52 receiving yards on three catches, including a diving 11-yard TD grab, vs. Penn State . . . hauled in a season-long 55-yard catch at Purdue . . . had two catches for 40 yards against Western Michigan . . . had two receptions for 19 yards at Minnesota . . . caught two passes for 18 yards vs. Iowa . . . season-high three catches for 39 yards in win over Michigan . . . hauled in two catches for 31 yards at Notre Dame . . . had two receptions for 28 yards, including a 16-yard TD, against Central Michigan . . . ranked among the nation’s top 20 tight ends by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 11). CAREER HIGHS Catches .....................3, three times (last vs. Michigan, 10/3/09) Receiving Yards ........ 92, vs. Indiana (9/27/08) TD Catches............... 1, five times (last vs. Central Michigan, 9/12/09) Gantt’s Career Statistics Year G/GS NO. 2007 4/0 0 2008 13/13 19 2009 12/12 20 Totals 29/25 39

YDS. 0 302 314 616

AVG. 0.0 15.9 15.7 15.8

Gantt’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent NO. YDS TD Montana State 1 15 0 Central Michigan 2 28 1 Notre Dame 2 31 0 Wisconsin 1 2 0 Michigan 3 39 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Northwestern 1 15 0 Iowa 2 18 0 Minnesota 2 19 0 Western Michigan 2 40 0 Purdue 1 55 0 Penn State 3 52 1 Totals 20 314 2

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LG 0 82 55 82

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Eric Gordon

LB | 6-0 | 228 | JR. I 2L TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Fourth-year player is in his third season as a starting outside linebacker . . . has started nine games at SAM linebacker and three at WILL linebacker (Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Purdue) this season . . . explosive player who plays with great effort . . . has appeared in 37 career games, including 35 starting assignments . . . tied for team high with 26 consecutive starts along with Greg Jones . . . second on the team in tackles (84) and production points (175), third in tackles for loss (7.5, 39 yards), and fourth in sacks (3.5, 32 yards) . . . ranks tied for 17th in the Big Ten in tackles (7.0 avg.) . . . has recorded 231 career tackles, including 22.5 for losses (88 yards) and 7.5 sacks (55) . . . made five stops vs. Penn State . . . collected nine tackles at Purdue and blocked a Boilermaker field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter . . . registered six tackles and a pass break-up against Western Michigan . . . tallied nine tackles at Minnesota . . . racked up seven tackles vs. Iowa . . . compiled a career-high 14 tackles, including two for losses (8 yards) and a 6-yard sack, against Northwestern . . . produced six tackles, including two for losses (8 yards) and a 7-yard sack, at Illinois . . . outstanding all-around game in win over Michigan, tying for the team lead with eight tackles, including 1.5 for loss (15 yards) . . . also produced a 14-yard sack in the second quarter and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter against the Wolverines . . . recorded eight tackles, including a half sack (5 yards), along with a pass break-up at Notre Dame . . . collected eight tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, vs. Central Michigan.

Gordon’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2007 12/10 32 30 2008 13/13 41 44 2009 12/12 33 51 Totals 37/35 106 125

TM 62 85 84 231

TFL 7.5-22 7.5-27 7.5-39 22.5-88

Gordon’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 0 2 2 Central Michigan 6 2 8 1-3 Notre Dame 2 6 8 0.5-5 Wisconsin 1 1 2 Michigan 5 3 8 1.5-15 Illinois 3 3 6 2-8 Northwestern 5 9 14 2-8 Iowa 0 7 7 0.5-0 Minnesota 5 4 9 Western Michigan 1 5 6 Purdue 5 4 9 Penn State 0 5 5 Totals 33 51 84 7.5-39

SACKS 1-8 3-15 3.5-32 7.5-55

SACKS 0.5-5 1-14 1-7 1-6 3.5-22

INT 1-16 0-0 0-0 1-16

INT 0

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Andrew Hawken

CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 14, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) Tackles for loss ......... 3.0. vs. Ohio State (10/18/08) Sacks ........................ 1, four times (last vs. Illinois, 10/10/09) Pass Break-ups ........ 2, vs. Notre Dame (9/20/08)

PBU 2 3 2 7

PBU 1 1 2

FR 0 1 0 1

FR 0

FF 0 1 0 0

FF 1 1

FB | 6-2 | 248 | SR.-5 I 3L GRANDVILLE, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Listed No. 1 on the depth chart at fullback . . . has seen action in all 12 games, with four starts . . . three-year letterman has appeared in 48 career games, including 10 starting assignments . . . has 33 career receptions for 236 yards and three touchdowns . . . has 12 catches for 74 yards this season (6.2 avg.) . . . named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Second Team for his 3.44 GPA in supply chain management . . . one of only 14 players in program history to earn Academic AllBig Ten honors four straight years . . . earned his degree in December . . . caught two passes for 7 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, at Purdue . . . season-long 13-yard reception vs. Northwestern . . . caught two passes for 11 yards at Illinois . . . had a career-high three receptions for 25 yards at Wisconsin. CAREER HIGHS Carries ...................... 1, three times (last vs. Minnesota, 10/31/09) Rushing Yards .......... 4, vs. UAB (9/1/07) Catches .....................3, at Wisconsin (9/26/09) Receiving Yards ........ 28, vs. Northwestern (10/11/08) TD Catches............... 1, three times (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09) Hawken’s Career Statistics Year G/GS REC. 2006 12/0 0 2007 13/2 10 2008 11/4 11 2009 12/4 12 Totals 48/10 33

YDS. 0 81 81 74 236

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AVG. 0.0 8.1 7.4 6.2 7.2

TD 0 1 1 1 3

LG 0 21 21 13 21

YPG 0.0 6.2 7.4 6.7 5.1

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Tyler Hoover

DE | 6-7 | 260 | FR. I RS NOVI, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Red-shirt freshman sees time in the playing rotation at defensive end . . . has seen action in all 12 games . . . has 10 tackles this season . . . recorded two tackles, including a half sack, against Penn State . . . saw significant playing time and collected two tackles at Minnesota, filling in for an injured Trevor Anderson . . . produced two tackles against Northwestern . . . recorded three tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . granted a medical redshirt after missing the last 10 games of last season with a shoulder injury. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 3, vs. Montana State (9/5/09)

Ashton Henderson

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Hoover’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2008 2/0 0 0 2009 12/0 2 8 Totals 14/0 2 8

TM 0 10 10

TFL 0-0 0.5-1 0.5-1

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0

CB | 5-11 | 189 | SR. I 3L TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 2009 NOTES: Fourth-year player has played in all 12 games this season . . . listed on the depth chart at cornerback and also sees time on special teams . . . has played in 45 career games, including five starts . . . has nine tackles this season and 34 for his career . . . fourth on the team with eight tackles on special teams . . . recovered a fumble on a kickoff in the Northwestern game on the first play of the fourth quarter, leading to a Spartan touchdown on the next play that gave MSU a commanding 24-7 lead in the win over the Wildcats . . . tied a career high with four tackles at Minnesota.

Marcus Hyde

CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 4, three times (last vs. Minnesota, 10/31/09) Pass Break-ups ........ 2, vs. Michigan (11/3/07) Henderson’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT TM 2006 8/1 2 0 2 2007 13/4 10 8 18 2008 12/0 4 1 5 2009 12/0 4 5 9 Totals 45/5 20 14 34

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 2 0 0 2

FR 0 0 0 1 1

FF 0 0 0 0 0

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S | 6-0 | 206 | JR. I 2L FOSTORIA, OHIO 2009 NOTES: Fourth-year strong safety has seen action in all 12 games . . . has played in 35 career games, including eight starts . . . started the first three games and has seven starts overall this season . . . has a career-high 42 tackles this season . . . racked up four tackles at Minnesota . . . collected four tackles vs. Iowa . . . produced five tackles at Illinois . . . tallied six tackles at Notre Dame . . . recorded a career-high nine tackles vs. Central Michigan . . . compiled six tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 9, vs. Central Michigan (9/12/09) Interception ............... 1, vs. Michigan (10/25/08)

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SPARTAN PLAYER NOTES CAREER HIGHS Carries ...................... 10, twice (last vs. UAB, 9/1/07) Rushing Yards .......... 79, vs. Eastern Michigan (9/9/06) Rushing TDs ..............1, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 10/21/06) Catches .....................4, vs. Northwestern (10/21/06) Receiving Yards ........ 48, vs. Eastern Michigan (9/9/06) Kickoff Returns ......... 2 (six times, last vs. Penn State, 11/21/09) Kickoff Return Yards . 63, vs. Purdue (11/14/09) Kickoff Return ........... 63, vs. Purdue (11/14/09)

Hyde’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2007 10/0 2 0 2008 13/1 18 13 2009 12/7 20 22 Totals 35/8 40 35

TM 2 31 42 75

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Hyde’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 2 4 6 Central Michigan 4 5 9 Notre Dame 4 2 6 Wisconsin 1 0 1 Michigan 1 1 2 Illinois 0 5 5 Northwestern 0 2 2 Iowa 2 2 4 Minnesota 4 0 4 Western Michigan 0 0 0 Purdue 1 1 2 Penn State 1 0 1 Totals 20 22 42 0-0

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

SACKS 0-0

INT 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0

INT 0

PBU 0 0 0 0

PBU 0

A.J. Jimmerson

FR 0 1 0 1

FR 0

FF 0 0 0 0

Jimmerson’s Career Statistics - Rushing Year G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. 2006 10/0 37 140 3.8 2007 10/0 12 51 4.2 2008 12/0 8 14 1.8 2009 12/1 4 10 2.5 Totals 44/1 61 215 3.5

TD 2 0 0 0 2

LG 31 27 7 6 31

YPG 14.0 5.1 1.3 1.0 5.1

Jimmerson’s Career Statistics - Kick Returns Year G/GS ATT YDS. AVG. 2006 10/0 0 0 0.0 2007 10/0 5 91 18.2 2008 12/0 9 214 23.8 2009 12/1 6 149 24.8 Totals 44/1 20 454 22.7

TD 0 0 0 0 0

LG 0 26 30 63 31

YPG 0.0 9.1 17.8 12.4 10.3

FF 0

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RB | 5-10 | 205 | SR.-5 I 3L ST. LOUIS, MO. 2009 NOTES: Fifth-year senior is a starting kick returner and could also see carries at running back . . . has seen action in 44 career games, including all 12 this season . . . has four rushes for 10 yards . . . graduated in December with a degree in sociology . . . started his first career game at running back on Senior Day vs. Penn State . . . had two kickoff returns for 55 yards against the Nittany Lions . . . recorded a career-long 63-yard kickoff return at Purdue to set up Brett Swenson’s 52-yard field goal early in the third quarter . . . rushed for 11 yards on two carries vs. Western Michigan . . . returned two kicks for 31 yards, including a 20-yarder, vs. Iowa.

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SPARTAN PLAYER NOTES Greg Jones

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LB | 6-1 | 228 | JR. I 2L CINCINNATI, OHIO WWW.GREGJONES53.COM • FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (AP, FWAA, CFN, CBSSPORTS.COM, RIVALS) • BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MEDIA) • RANKED TOP PLAYER IN THE BIG TEN (COLLEGEFOOTBALLNEWS.COM) • LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR (COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS) • FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES AND MEDIA) • RANKS THIRD IN THE NATION WITH 141 TACKLES 2009 NOTES: Consensus All-American is in his third season as a starting linebacker . . . ranks first in the Big Ten and third in the nation with 141 tackles . . . his 11.8 tackles average also ranks third nationally . . . ranks fifth in the Big Ten with nine sacks (53 yards) and eighth (tied) with 13.5 tackles for loss (68 yards) . . . his 141 tackles are the eighth-highest single-season total in MSU history . . . earned first-team AllAmerica honors by the American Football Coaches Association, becoming the first Spartan named to the AFCA All-America Team since 2002 . . . has also earned first-team All-America accolades by The Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), CBSSports.com, CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com and Phil Steele . . . ranked the top player in the Big Ten and the top linebacker in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . recipient of the Linebacker Trophy (National Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards, which is selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. . . . second-team Walter Camp All-American and third-team Sporting News All-American . . . first Spartan to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (media) and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and the media . . . it marks the second straight year he has been named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches . . . garnered Big Ten Defensive MVP accolades by Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com . . . named one of four team captains in a vote by his teammates and coaches . . . has appeared in 38 career games, including 32 starts . . . tied for a team high with 26 consecutive starts along with Eric Gordon . . . currently ranks tied for ninth all-time at MSU with 346 career tackles . . . ranks among active FBS leaders in tackles per game (fourth; 9.1) and tackles (ninth) . . . has recorded double-figures in tackles in eight of 12 games this season and 15 of his last 19 games overall . . . his 36 career tackles for loss (139 yards) are fifth in the MSU record books and his 15.5 sacks (93 yards) are tied for sixth . . . has led the team or tied for the team lead in tackles in 22 of the last 25 games . . . described by Spartan linebackers coach Mike Tressel as “an instinctive player with a great motor” and “a relentless competitor who never gives up on a play” . . . was one of 16 semifinalists for the Butkus (top linebacker) and Bednarik Awards (top defensive player) . . . also one of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy (defensive impact player of the year) . . . tied a career-high 15 tackles vs. Penn State, including 2.5 tackles for loss (11 yards) and 1.5 sacks (6 yards) . . . tallied nine tackles at Purdue . . . recorded 1.5 sacks (13 yards), a forced fumble, and eight tackles overall vs. Western Michigan . . . racked up 12 tackles, including a 2-yard sack, at Minnesota . . . led team team with 12 tackles against Iowa . . . tied for the team lead with 14 tackles, including a career-high two sacks (9 yards), vs. Northwestern . . . led team with 11 tackles at Illinois, including a 6-yard sack and two quarterback hurries . . . outstanding all-around game in win over Michigan, collecting eight tackles, including a half sack for 6 yards, while returning a fumble 15 yards in the fourth quarter . . . recorded 14 tackles and a quarterback hurry at Wisconsin . . . saw his streak of nine consecutive games with double-digit tackles come to an end at Notre Dame, as he compiled nine tackles against the Irish . . . it was the longest streak of consecutive games with double-digit tackles by a Spartan since Chuck Bullough accomplished the feat 15 games in a row in 1990-91 . . . tied his career high with 15 tackles vs. Central Michigan, including 1.5 for losses (3 yards) . . . registered 14 tackles in the season opener against Montana State with 2.5 for losses (16 yards) and 1.5 sacks (11) . . . named to preseason watch lists for three national awards: Butkus Award, Lombardi Award (lineman of the year) and the Nagurski Trophy (defensive player of the year) . . . named Big Ten Preseason Defensive Player of the Year . . . rated as the Big Ten’s “hardest hitter” by the Sporting News.

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 15, three times (last vs. Penn State, 11/21/09) Tackles for loss ......... 3.5, vs. Penn State (10/18/08) Sacks ........................ 2, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) Jones’ Career Statistics Year G/GS UT 2007 13/7 40 2008 13/13 80 2009 12/12 62 Totals 38/32 182

AT 38 47 79 164

TM 78 127 141 346

TFL 8.5-33 14-38 13.5-68 36-139

Jones’ 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 5 9 14 2.5-16 Central Michigan 5 10 15 1.5-3 Notre Dame 3 6 9 0.5-0 Wisconsin 9 5 14 Michigan 0 8 8 1-8 Illinois 5 6 11 1-6 Northwestern 9 5 14 2-9 Iowa 6 6 12 Minnesota 7 5 12 1-2 Western Michigan 2 6 8 1.5-13 Purdue 6 3 9 Penn State 5 10 15 1.5-6 Totals 62 79 141 13.5-68

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SACKS 1.5-11 0.5-6 1-6 2-9 1-2 1.5-13 2.5-11 9-53

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0

PBU 2 1 1 4

PBU 1 1

FR 0 0 1-15 1-15

FR 1-15 1-15

FF 1 0 1 2

FF 1 1


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Brian Linthicum

TE | 6-5 | 245 | SO. I RS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. 2009 NOTES: Transfer from Clemson listed second on the depth chart at tight end, behind starter Charlie Gantt . . . very athletic player who has the ability to make big plays down the field . . . has 20 receptions for 266 yards (13.3 avg.) . . . leads the Spartan tight ends with 14 pancake blocks . . . recorded four pancake blocks each vs. Michigan and Illinois . . . honorable mention selection to the All-Sophomore Team as named by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . has started seven games when MSU lines up in a two-tight end formation . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . registered career highs in catches (4) and receiving yards (61) vs. Western Michigan . . . recorded three receptions and 38 receiving yards at Minnesota, including a 26-yard TD grab from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter . . . caught two passes for 26 yards vs. Iowa, including an 11-yard reception on a hook-and-lateral play late in the fourth quarter that gained 38 yards overall after he pitched the ball to Blair White . . . the play occured on a thirdand-18 situation and two plays later MSU scored a TD with 1:37 remaining that gave the Spartans a 13-9 lead . . . grabbed a 25-yard catch at Illinois . . . hauled in a 22-yard reception vs. Michigan . . . had one catch for 27 yards at Wisconsin . . . hauled in three catches for 34 yards at Notre Dame . . . in his Spartan debut vs. Montana State, collected three receptions for 26 yards, including a 3-yard TD grab . . . sat out the entire 2008 season . . . appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman at Clemson in 2007, catching 11 passes for 76 yards and three touchdowns. CAREER HIGHS Catches .................... 4, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Receiving Yards ........ 61, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) TD Catches............... 1, four times (last vs. Montana State, 9/5/09) Linthicum’s Career Statistics Year G/GS REC 2007* 13/5 11 2008 2009 12/7 20 Totals 25/12 31 * at Clemson

YDS. 76 -DNP266 342

AVG. 6.9

TD 3

LG 15

YPG 5.8

13.3 11.0

2 5

27 27

22.2 13.7

Linthicum’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent NO. YDS TD Montana State 3 26 1 Central Michigan 0 0 0 Notre Dame 3 34 0 Wisconsin 1 27 0 Michigan 1 22 0 Illinois 1 25 0 Northwestern 0 0 0 Iowa 2 26 0 Minnesota 3 38 1 Western Michigan 4 61 0 Purdue 0 0 0 Penn State 2 7 0 Totals 20 266 1

LG 15 0 16 27 22 25 0 15 26 24 0 4 27

Keshawn Martin

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WR | 5-11 | 185 | SO. I 1L INKSTER, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Explosive playmaker ranks first on the team with 1,213 all-purpose yards (101.1 avg.), which ranks fifth in the Big Ten . . . receiver also returns punts and kickoffs . . . ranks second in the Big Ten and seventh nationally in kickoff returns (30.4 avg.) . . . also leads team with 156 punt return yards (7.4 avg.), which ranks third in the Big Ten . . . has 14 catches for 325 receiving yards . . . leads the team in yards per catch (23.2 avg.) . . . ranks second on the team with 169 yards after the catch (YAC) . . . also leads the team in yards per carry (13.5 avg.), as he has 216 rushing yards on just 15 attempts . . . in conference games, led the Big Ten in kick-return average (33.6) . . . is the only player in the FBS this season who has scored touchdowns of 80 or more yards three different ways (93-yard kick return vs. Minnesota; 91-yard reception vs. Wisconsin; 84-yard run vs. Minnesota) . . . has scored six TDs overall (four receiving; one rushing; one kick return) - five of them have been for 48 yards or longer . . . has made a team-high 19 plays of 20-plus yards (12 kick return, four receiving, two rushing, one punt return) . . . averaged more than 200 all-purpose yards (201.3 ypg.) during MSU’s last four games . . . named third-team All-Big Ten as a punt returner by Phil Steele . . . recorded 146 all-purpose yards vs. Penn State, including a 71-yard TD pass from Keith Nichol in the fourth quarter . . . collected more than 200 all-purpose yards for the second time this season with 236 vs. Purdue . . . had 166 kick return yards - seventh most in MSU history - including an 85-yard return to the Boilermaker 11-yard line with less than three minutes remaining, leading to Brett Swenson’s game-winning field goal . . . also led the team with 70 rushing yards, including a 45-yard reverse in the fourth quarter . . . led team with 139 all-purpose yards vs. Western Michigan, including a 48-yard TD catch in the second quarter . . . had three receptions for 57 yards and rushed a career-high four times for 17 yards against the Broncos . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of Week after accumulating 284 all-purpose yards at Minnesota, the sixth-highest single-game total in MSU history and the highest figure in the Big Ten this season . . . also named National Kick Returner of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards . . . returned the opening kick of the second half 93 yards for a touchdown, his first career TD return and MSU’s first since the 2005 season . . . also scored on an 84-yard reverse later in the third quarter . . . his 176 kick return yards (44.0 avg.) against the Gophers rank as the third-highest single-game total in MSU history . . . collected 67 all-purpose yards vs. Iowa (31 on kickoffs, 24 on punts, 12 on rushing) . . . had 39 all-purpose yards in the win over Michigan (30 rushing, 9 receiving) . . . in his first career start, recorded career highs in receptions (four) and receiving yards (139) to go along with two touchdowns at Wisconsin . . . his second TD against the Badgers, a 91-yarder, was the second-longest touchdown reception in MSU history . . . former high school quarterback threw his first career touchdown pass at Notre Dame, a 30-yard strike to Blair White in the second quarter . . . caught a 14-yard pass vs. Central Michigan . . . compiled 67 return yards in the season opener vs. Montana State (49 punt, 18 kickoff), including a 26-yard punt return.

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SPARTAN PLAYER NOTES CAREER HIGHS Catches .....................4, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Receiving Yards ........ 139, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Carries ...................... 4, vs. Western Michigan (11/7/09) Rushing Yards .......... 84, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Kickoff Return Yards . 176, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Kickoff Return ........... 93, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Punt Return Yards .... 49, vs. Montana State (9/5/09) Punt Return .............. 26, vs. Montana State (9/5/09) All-Purpose Yards ..... 284, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09)

Martin’s Big Plays - Plus-40 Yards or more (7) Yards Type Opponent 93* Kick Return Minnesota 91* Pass (Nichol) Wisconsin 85 Kick Return Purdue 84* Rush Minnesota 71* Pass (Nichol) Penn State 48* Pass (Cousins) Western Michigan 45 Rush Purdue * Touchdown

Martin’s Career Statistics - Receiving Year G/GS REC. YDS. 2008 10/0 11 132 2009 12/1 14 325 Totals 22/1 25 457

AVG. 12.0 23.2 18.3

TD 0 4 4

LG 42 91 91

YPG 13.2 27.1 20.8

Martin’s Career Statistics - Rushing Year G/GS ATT YDS. 2008 10/0 9 51 2009 12/1 16 216 Totals 22/1 25 267

AVG. 5.7 13.5 10.7

TD 0 1 1

LG 25 84 84

YPG 5.1 18.0 12.1

Martin’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics - Receiving Opponent NO. YDS TD LG Montana State 0 0 0 0 Central Michigan 1 14 0 14 Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 Wisconsin 4 139 2 91 Michigan 1 9 0 9 Illinois 0 0 0 0 Northwestern 1 10 0 10 Iowa 0 0 0 0 Minnesota 2 22 0 13 Western Michigan 3 57 0 48 Purdue 0 0 0 0 Penn State 2 74 1 71 Totals 14 325 2 91 Martin’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics - Punt Returns Opponent NO. YDS AVG. LG Montana State 4 49 12.3 26 Central Michigan 0 0 0.0 0 Notre Dame 0 0 0.0 0 Wisconsin 1 11 11.0 11 Michigan 2 7 3.5 7 Illinois 2 17 8.5 13 Northwestern 1 8 8.0 8 Iowa 3 24 8.0 10 Minnesota 1 2 2.0 2 Western Michigan 5 37 7.4 16 Purdue 0 0 0.0 0 Penn State 2 1 1.0 1 Totals 21 156 7.4 26 Martin’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics - Kick Returns Opponent NO. YDS AVG. LG Montana State 1 18 18.0 18 Illinois 1 25 25.0 25 Iowa 1 31 31.0 31 Minnesota 4 176 44.0 93 Western Michigan 2 28 14.0 19 Purdue 5 166 33.2 85 Penn State 3 72 24.0 25 Totals 17 516 30.4 93

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Jon Misch

Brendon Moss

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OT | 6-7 | 284 | SR.-5 I 1L SALINE, MICH.

LB | 6-3 | 207 | JR. I 2L WATERFORD, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Fourth-year player sees action at SAM linebacker . . . has seen action in 31 career games with four starting assignments . . . has played in all 12 games (two starts: Wisconsin and Purdue) this season and has a career-best 24 tackles . . . in a starting assignment at Purdue, had a season-high seven tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss . . . collected four tackles vs. Western Michigan . . . in his first start since 2007, tallied four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, at Wisconsin . . . collected four tackles at Notre Dame . . . recorded one tackle each vs. Iowa, Northwestern, Central Michigan and Montana State.

2009 NOTES: Fifth-year senior is in his first year starting on the offensive line . . . has started every game this season, including the last 10 at right guard . . . started the first two games of the season at right tackle before moving to right guard vs. Notre Dame . . . has played in 25 career games, including 13 starts . . . graduated in December with a degree in crop and soil science.

CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 9, vs. UAB (9/1/07) Tackles for loss ......... 0.5, twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 9/26/09) Sacks ........................ 0.5, vs. Bowling Green (9/8/07) Misch’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2007 12/2 9 13 2008 7/0 0 0 2009 12/2 12 12 Totals 31/4 21 25

TM 22 0 24 46

TFL 0.5-1 0-0 1.5-4 1.5-5

Misch’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 1 0 1 Central Michigan 1 0 1 Notre Dame 0 4 4 Wisconsin 0 4 4 0.5-2 Michigan 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Northwestern 0 1 1 Iowa 1 0 1 Minnesota 0 1 1 Western Michigan 3 1 4 Purdue 6 1 7 1-2 Penn State 0 0 0 Totals 12 12 24 1.5-4

SACKS 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0.5-1

SACKS 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0

PBU 0 0 0 0

PBU 0

FR 0 0 0 0

FR 0

FF 0 0 0 0

FF 0

Colin Neely

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DE | 6-1 | 248 | JR. I 1L BETHLEHEM, PA. 2009 NOTES: Listed as the starter at one defensive end position . . . has started all 12 games this season and has compiled a career-high 24 tackles, including 7.0 for loss (36 yards) . . . also has four quarterback hurries . . . has played in 26 career games with 15 starting assignments . . . named MSU’s Most Improved Player . . . came up with the biggest stop of the game to preserve the win at Purdue, sacking Boilermaker quarterback Joey Elliott for a 13-yard loss on a fourth-and-6 play on the MSU 47-yard line with under a minute remaining . . . finished the game with two tackles for loss (15 yards) and four tackles overall . . . had two quarterback hurries vs. Western Michigan . . . recorded a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss (13 yards) and three tackles overall at Minnesota . . . in back-to-back plays against the Gophers in the third quarter, registered an 8-yard loss on a rush, then teamed up with Blake Treadwell for a 5-yard sack . . . tallied three tackles vs. Iowa, including a half tackle for loss on third-and-goal that limited the Hawkeyes to a field goal . . . produced two tackles, including a half-sack (3 yards), at Illinois . . . compiled three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, vs. Michigan . . . registered two tackles at Notre Dame . . . had two tackles, including a 3-yard sack, and a pass break-up vs. Central Michigan . . . recorded three tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State . . . started three games and saw action in all 13 games in 2008.

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SPARTAN PLAYER NOTES CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 6, vs. California (8/30/08) Tackles for loss ......... 2.5, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Sacks ........................ 1, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09) Neely’s Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/GS 1/0 13/3 12/12 26/15

UT 0 7 14 21

AT 3 7 10 20

TM 3 14 24 41

TFL 0-0 2-5 7-36 9-41

Neely’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 2 1 3 Central Michigan 1 1 2 1-3 Notre Dame 1 1 2 Wisconsin 1 0 1 Michigan 1 2 3 0.5-1 Illinois 0 2 2 0.5-3 Northwestern 0 1 1 Iowa 2 1 3 0.5-1 Minnesota 2 1 3 2.5-13 Western Michigan 0 0 0 Purdue 4 0 4 2-15 Penn State 0 0 0 Totals 14 10 24 7-36

SACKS 0-0 0.5-2 3-22 3.5-24

SACKS 1-3 0.5-3 0.5-3 1-13 3-22

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0

PBU 0 0 1 1

PBU 0

FR 0 0 0 0

FR 0

FF 0 0 0 0

FF 0

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Keith Nichol

QB | 6-1 | 215 | SO. I RS LOWELL, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Transfer from Oklahoma has seen significant playing time at quarterback along with Kirk Cousins . . . superb all-around athlete has demonstrated the ability to turn potential negative plays into big gains . . . has completed 54 percent of his passes this season (49-for-91) for 764 yards and seven touchdowns in nine games of action . . . has also rushed for 121 yards on 21 carries (5.8 avg.) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Keshawn Martin in the fourth quarter against Penn State . . . finished the game 4-of-5 passing for 84 yards vs. the Nittany Lions . . . did not see action at Purdue . . . completed 6-of-10 passes for 30 yards, including a 7-yard TD strike to Dion Sims, against Western Michigan . . . played in just one series in the second quarter at Minnesota . . . did not play vs. Iowa or Northwestern due to an elbow injury he suffered late in the fourth quarter at Illinois . . . in his first career start, led the Spartans to a victory at Illinois, completing 13-of-25 passes for 179 yards while also rushing for 27 yards . . . in win over Michigan, rotated time with Cousins and played a majority of the fourth quarter and all of overtime . . . completed 5-of-8 passes for 68 yards and also rushed for 8 yards against the Wolverines . . . threw for a career-best 195 yards and two touchdowns on 7-of-12 passing at Wisconsin, including a 91-yard TD pass to Keshawn Martin, which marked the second-longest TD pass in school history . . . in his first series of the game in the second quarter at Notre Dame, led the Spartans on a four-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that cut the Irish lead to 13-10 . . . played three series against the Irish, completing 2-of-4 passes for 22 yards while rushing for 14 yards on two carries . . . completed 3-of-8 passes for 51 yards, including a 16-yard TD strike to Charlie Gantt, vs. Central Michigan . . . in his Spartan debut vs. Montana State, threw for two touchdowns and 135 yards on 9-of-18 passing . . . connected on TD strikes to Dion Sims (26 yards) and Brian Linthicum (3 yards) vs. the Bobcats . . . capped an excellent spring with an impressive performance in the Green-White intrasquad game, as he completed 20-of-28 passes for 357 yards and four touchdowns. CAREER HIGHS Pass Attempts........... 25, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) Pass Completions..... 13, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) Passing Yards ........... 195, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Passing TDs ............. 2, twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 9/26/09) Rushing Yards .......... 27, vs. Illinois (10/10/09) Nichol’s Career Stats Year G/GS COMP 2007* 3/0 2 2008 2009 9/1 49 Totals 12/1 51 * at Oklahoma

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INT 0 -DNP3 3

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PCT .286

YDS 15

TD 0

LG 10

.538 .520

764 779

7 7

91 91


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TD 2 1 0 2 0 0

LG 26 22 14 91 22 30

0 1

0 8

1 7

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Joel Nitchman

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C | 6-4 | 296 | SR. I 2L KALAMAZOO, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Fifth-year senior is in his third season as the starting center . . . named second-team All-Big Ten by the league’s media . . . selected to Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten First Team . . . received the team’s Up Front Award for most outstanding offensive lineman . . . is the most experienced member of the offensive line, appearing in 34 career games, including 30 starts at center and 31 starts overall . . . the Spartans are 6-3 this season when Nitchman starts at center . . . has graded out as a winner in seven of 10 games while surrendering only one sack in more than 300 passing plays . . . named Lineman of the Week vs. Illinois . . . returned to the lineup as the starting center in the Michigan game . . . after missing two games (Central Michigan, Notre Dame) with a knee injury he suffered in the season opener vs. Montana State, returned to the lineup as the starting left guard at Wisconsin in place of injured starter Joel Foreman . . . was one of 44 players featured on the Rimington Trophy Preseason Watch List, which is awarded to the nation’s top center . . . graduated in December with a degree in criminal justice.

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Chris Norman

LB | 6-1 | 215 | FR. I HS DETROIT, MICH. 2009 NOTES: True freshman listed on the depth chart as a back-up at WILL linebacker . . . has also seen action at SAM linebacker . . . made his first career start at WILL linebacker at Notre Dame . . . has seen action in all 12 games and has nine tackles . . . recorded two tackles each at Minnesota and at Wisconsin . . . collected one tackle each vs. Purdue, Michigan, Notre Dame, Central Michigan and Montana State . . . earned a gold medal (along with teammate Micajah Reynolds) as Team USA won the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio, in July . . . named to IFAF Junior World Championship All-Tournament Team (first-team defense) after totaling eight tackles in three games, with two resulting in losses . . . consensus high school All-American . . . named a high school finalist for the 2008 Butkus Award. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 2, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 10/31/09) Norman’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2009 12/1 6 3

TM 9

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SACKS 0-0

INT 0-0

PBU 0

FR 0

FF 0

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Andrew Pendy

FB | 6-2 | 240 | SR. I 1L SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MICH.

S | 5-10 | 190 | SO. I 1L BAY CITY, MICH.

2009 NOTES: Back-up fullback has seen action in all 12 games on special teams . . . fifth-year walk on has one tackle this season and five in his career . . . has played in 21 career games.

Kevin Pickelman

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DT | 6-4 | 268 | SO. I 1L MARSHALL, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Third-year player sees time at defensive tackle . . . has 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks this season . . . made his first career start vs. Western Michigan, recording one tackle . . . compiled two tackles, including a 5-yard sack, in win over Michigan . . . recorded a career-high six tackles at Notre Dame . . . credited with a half sack (5 yards) and another half tackle for loss (1 yard) against the Irish . . . missed the season opener against Montana State due to a knee injury . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2008. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 6, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Tackles for loss ......... 1.0, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Sacks ........................ 0.5, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Pickelman’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2008 13/0 2 3 2009 11/1 5 10 Totals 24/1 7 13

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TM 5 15 20

TFL 0-0 2-11 2-11

SACKS 0-0 1.5-10 1.5-10

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

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Trenton Robinson

FF 0 0 0

2009 NOTES: Second-year player has seen action in 10 games this season at strong safety, with six starting assignments (Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Michigan, Western Michigan, Purdue, Penn State) . . . has recorded 54 tackles this season, ranking fifth on the team . . . has seen action in 19 career games . . . recorded seven stops against Penn State . . . racked up a career-high 14 tackles at Purdue . . . after missing games against Minnesota and Iowa (ankle), returned to the starting lineup vs. Western Michigan . . . opened the Northwestern game with a 47-yard kick return before leaving with an ankle injury . . . had two pass break-ups and a tackle in win over Michigan . . . compiled 11 tackles at Wisconsin . . . in his first career start, recorded his first career interception and registered six tackles at Notre Dame . . . tallied nine tackles against Central Michigan . . . recorded four tackles in season opener vs. Montana State . . . saw action in nine games as a true freshman in 2008, primarily on special teams. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 14, vs. Purdue (11/14/09) Pass Break-Ups........ 2, vs. Michigan (10/3/09) Interception ............... 1, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Robinson’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2008 9/0 2 4 2009 10/6 33 21 Totals 19/5 35 25

TM 6 54 60

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0

SACKS 0-0 0-0 0-0

Robinson’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL SACKS Montana State 2 2 4 Central Michigan 4 5 9 Notre Dame 2 4 6 Wisconsin 6 5 11 Michigan 1 0 1 Illinois 1 0 1 Northwestern 0 0 0 Iowa -DNP-INJUREDMinnesota -DNP-INJUREDWestern Michigan 0 1 1 Purdue 12 2 14 Penn State 5 2 7 Totals 28 19 47 0-0 0-0

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INT 0-0 1-0 1-0

PBU 0 2 2

FR 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0

INT 1-0 -

PBU 2 -

FR -

FF -

1-0

2

0

0


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SN | 6-2 | 245 | JR. I 2L BRECKENRIDGE, COLO.

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David Rolf

2009 NOTES: Fourth-year player is in his third year as the starting long snapper . . . has played in every game the past three seasons (38).

2009 NOTES: Second-year player is listed as a back-up at defensive end behind Colin Neely . . . has seen action in 24 career games . . . transitioned from linebacker to defensive end during bowl practice last year . . . has six tackles this season, including 1.5 for losses (9 yards) . . . credited with one tackle and a half tackle for loss (2 yards) vs. Michigan . . . broke up a pass against Central Michigan . . . recorded his first career sack (7 yards) and had two tackles in the season opener vs. Montana State. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 2, four times (last vs. Montana State, 9/5/09) Tackles for loss ......... 1, vs. Montana State (9/5/09) Sacks ........................ 1, vs. Montana State (9/5/09) Rolf’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT 2008 13/0 4 2009 12/0 3 Totals 25/0 7

AT 5 3 8

TM 9 6 15

TFL 0-0 1.5-9 1.5-9

Rolf’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 1 1 2 1-7 Central Michigan 0 0 0 Notre Dame 1 0 1 Wisconsin 0 0 0 Michigan 0 1 1 0.5-2 Illinois 1 0 1 Northwestern 0 0 0 Iowa 0 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 Western Michigan 0 0 0 Purdue 0 0 0 Penn State 0 1 1 Totals 3 3 6 1.5-9

SACKS 0-0 1-7 1-7

SACKS 1-7 1-7

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0

PBU 0 2 2

PBU 1 1 2

Mike Schmeding

FR 1 0 1

FR 0

FF 1 0 1

FF 0

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Dion Sims

DE | 6-4 | 228 | SO. I 1L PIQUA, OHIO

TE | 6-5 | 268 | FR. I HS DETROIT, MICH. 2009 NOTES: First-year player is listed third on the depth chart at tight end . . . has 11 receptions for 133 yards (12.1 avg.) and three TDs . . . named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by the Sporting News and Rivals.com . . . caught two passes, including a 7-yard TD from Keith Nichol, vs. Western Michigan . . . hauled in an 11-yard TD grab in the back, right corner of the end zone at Minnesota as time expired in the third quarter . . . recorded season highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (59) at Wisconsin, including a 35yard catch in the third quarter . . . caught two passes for 32 yards, including a 26-yard TD grab, in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State . . . consensus high school All-American was ranked one of the nation’s top tight ends coming out of high school. CAREER HIGHS Catches .....................3, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Receiving Yards ........ 59, vs. Wisconsin (9/26/09) Touchdowns.............. 1, three times (last vs. Western Michigan, 11/7/09) Sims’ Career Statistics - Receiving Year G/GS REC. YDS. 2009 12/0 11 133

AVG. 12.1

Sims’ 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent NO. YDS TD Montana State 2 32 1 Central Michigan 1 7 0 Notre Dame 1 5 0 Wisconsin 3 59 0 Michigan 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Northwestern 0 0 0 Iowa 0 0 0 Minnesota 1 11 1 Western Michigan 2 14 1 Purdue 0 0 0 Penn State 1 5 0 Totals 11 133 3

TD 3

LG 35

YPG 11.1

LG 26 7 5 35 0 0 0 0 11 7 0 0 35

OT | 6-9 | 330 | SR.-5 I SQ RUTHERFORD, N.J. 2009 NOTES: Fifth-year player has appeared in eight games this season, primarily on special teams . . . listed as back-up right tackle . . . has seen action in 11 career games.

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DE | 6-0 | 259 | SO. I 1L DETROIT, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Third-year player provides depth at defensive end . . . has 13 tackles this season . . . has seen action in 18 career games, including all 12 this season . . . recovered a fumble and also recorded a tackle vs. Western Michigan . . . tied his career high with four tackles at Minnesota . . . produced two tackles, including a half sack, at Illinois . . . was credited with a tackle and a half sack (6 yards) vs. Michigan . . . tallied two tackles at Notre Dame, including one for a 1-yard loss . . . recorded one tackle each vs. Wisconsin, Central Michigan and Montana State . . . collected four tackles in six games of action as a red-shirt freshman in 2008. CAREER HIGHS Tackles.......................4, twice (last vs. Minnesota, 10/31/09) Tackles for loss ......... 1, vs. Notre Dame (9/19/09) Sacks ........................ 0.5, twice (last vs. Illinois, 10/10/09)

John Stipek

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C | 6-5 | 306 | JR. I 1L MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Junior started three games at center (Central Michigan, Notre Dame, Wisconsin) while filling in for Joel Nitchman . . . has seen action in seven games this season . . . started his first career game at center vs. Central Michigan . . . entered the lineup following Joel Nitchman’s knee injury in the first game vs. Montana State . . . played a career-high 71 snaps at Wisconsin . . . also took snaps at center in the fourth quarter of the Minnesota game . . . converted defensive lineman has seen action in 13 career games . . . also listed as the back-up long snapper.

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Strayhorn’s Career Statistics Year 2008 2009 Totals

G/GS 6/0 12/0 18/0

UT 1 6 7

AT 3 7 10

TM 4 13 17

TFL 0-0 2-8 2-8

SACKS 0-0 1-7 1-7

Strayhorn’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL SACKS Montana State 0 1 1 Central Michigan 0 1 1 Notre Dame 2 0 2 1-1 Wisconsin 0 1 1 Michigan 0 1 1 0.5-6 0.5-6 Illinois 1 1 2 0.5-1 0.5-1 Northwestern 0 0 0 Iowa 0 0 0 Minnesota 2 2 4 Western Michigan 1 0 1 Purdue 0 0 0 Penn State 0 0 0 Totals 6 7 13 2-8 1-7

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INT 0-0

PBU 0 0 0

PBU 0

FR 0 1 1

FR 1 1

FF 0 0 0

FF 0


SPARTAN PLAYER NOTES Brett Swenson

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K | 5-8 | 185 | SR. I 3L POMPANO BEACH, FLA. • FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES AND MEDIA) • LOU GROZA AWARD SEMIFINALIST • MSU’S ALL-TIME LEADER IN FIELD GOALS (70) AND POINTS SCORED (370) 2009 NOTES: Four-year veteran was one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, presented annually to the nation’s top placekicker . . . named first-team All-Big Ten as selected by the league’s coaches and media . . . fourth-team All-America pick by Phil Steele . . . named the team’s most valuable player in a vote by the players . . . also received MSU’s Downtown Coaches Club Award for most outstanding senior special teams player . . . three-year letterman is MSU’s all-time leader in field goals (70), points scored (370) and extra points (160) . . . his 370 points and 70 career field goals rank second among all active players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision . . . the 70 career field goals rank fourth in Big Ten history (record: 78 by Penn State’s Kevin Kelly) . . . he also ranks among the all-time Big Ten leaders in kick scoring (second), total points (fifth) and extra points (seventh) . . . is 18-for-20 on field-goal attempts (.900) this season, which is the best field-goal percentage in the Big Ten . . . also tied for the league lead with 18 field goals . . . ranks second in the conference in scoring (7.8 ppg) . . . tied a school record with 76 straight extra-point attempts (spanning from Northwestern 2007 to Notre Dame 2009) . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on all four of his field-goal attempts at Purdue, including a 21-yard game-winner as the Spartans rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 40-37 victory over the Boilermakers . . . it marked his third career game-winning field goal (2006 vs. Northwestern; 2008 vs. Wisconsin) . . . in addition, he was named National Placekicker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards and one of the Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week . . . Swenson matched his career highs with 16 points and four field goals against the Boilermakers . . . he hit a 28-yard field goal late in the second quarter and a pair of career-long 52-yarders in the third quarter . . . had his run of nine straight field goals end after missing a 37-yarder vs. Western Michigan, but did become MSU’s all-time leader in PATs during the game after making seven against the Broncos . . . scored 10 points at Minnesota (4 PATs, 2 20-yard field goals) . . . became MSU’s all-time leader in field goals and points scored in the Iowa game . . . kicked two field goals (34 and 23 yards) and one PAT against the Hawkeyes . . . compiled six points in win against Northwestern (28-yard field goal and three PATs) . . . produced six points (35-yard field goal and three PATs) at Illinois . . . collected eight points in win over Michigan with two field goals (26, 24 yards) and two PATs . . . made three PATs and a 28-yard field goal at Wisconsin . . . connected on a 43-yard field goal at Notre Dame . . . made two field goals (39 and 32 yards) and three PATs vs. Central Michigan . . . hit all five PAT attempts and connected on field goals from 45 and 37 yards out vs. Montana State . . . ranked among the nation’s top 10 kickers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (No. 10) . . . rated as one of nation’s top 15 favorites for the College Football Performance Awards’ Placekicker Trophy . . . featured on the preseason All-America checklist compiled by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

Swenson’s Career Stats Scoring PAT (Pct.) 2006 33-33 (1.000) 2007 53-54 (.981) 2008 34-34 (1.000) 2009 40-41 (.976) Career 160-162 (.988)

FG (Pct.) 15-19 (.789) 15-22 (.682) 22-28 (.786) 18-20 (.900) 70-89 (.787)

FG Accuracy 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career

30-39 5-8 5-6 6-8 5-6 21-28

-20 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1

20-29 6-6 6-8 9-10 9-9 30-33

PTS 78 98 100 94 370

40-49 4-4 3-5 6-7 2-2 15-18

Swenson’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent PATs FGs LG Montana State 5-5 2-2 45 Central Michigan 3-3 2-2 39 Notre Dame 3-4 1-2 43 Wisconsin 3-3 1-1 28 Michigan 2-2 2-2 26 Illinois 3-3 1-1 35 Northwestern 3-3 1-1 28 Iowa 1-1 2-2 34 Minnesota 4-4 2-2 20 Western Michigan 7-7 0-1 0 Purdue 4-4 4-4 52 Penn State 2-2 0-0 Totals 40-41 18-20 52

50+ 0-1 0-2 1-3 2-3 3-9

LG 46 46 50 52 52 Total 15-19 15-22 22-28 18-20 70-89

PTS 11 9 6 6 8 6 6 7 10 7 16 2 94

CAREER HIGHS Extra Points Made .... 7, four (last vs. Western Michigan, 11/7/09) Extra Points Att. ........ 7, four (last vs. Western Michigan, 11/7/09) Field Goals Made ..... 4, three times (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09) Field Goals Att .......... 4, four times (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09) Points........................ 16, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09) Field Goal ................. 52, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/14/09)

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Blake Treadwell

DT | 6-3 | 272 | FR. I HS EAST LANSING, MICH. 2009 NOTES: True freshman sees time at defensive tackle . . . has collected 10 tackles this season in eight games . . . recorded two tackles against Penn State . . . made his first career start vs. Western Michigan, recording one tackle . . . season-high four tackles, including a half-sack (2 yards), at Minnesota . . . tallied two tackles vs. Northwestern . . . recorded his first career tackle at Illinois . . . saw his first career action in the win over Michigan . . . did not play the first four games of the season due to a potential red-shirt season . . . son of offensive coordinator Don Treadwell. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 4, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Tackles for loss ......... 0.5, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Sacks ........................ 0.5, vs. Minnesota (10/31/09) Treadwell’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT TM 2009 8/1 2 8 10

TFL 0.5-2

CB | 5-11 | 188 | SR. I 1L FORT MYERS, FLA.

SACKS 0.5-2

Treadwell’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL SACKS Montana State -DNPCentral Michigan -DNPNotre Dame -DNPWisconsin -DNPMichigan 0 0 0 Illinois 1 0 1 Northwestern 0 2 2 Iowa 0 0 0 Minnesota 0 4 4 0.5-2 0.5-2 Western Michigan 1 0 1 Purdue 0 0 0 Penn State 0 2 0 Totals 2 8 10 0.5-2 0.5-2

INT 0

PBU 0

FR 0

FF 0

INT

PBU

FR

FF

0

0

0

0

2009 NOTES: Fifth-year senior has started all 12 games at field corner . . . named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches . . . has a career-high 46 tackles and five pass break-ups this season . . . one of two recipients of the team’s President’s Award for perseverance . . . has appeared in 25 career games, including 16 starting assignments . . . graduated in December with a degree in sociology . . . made three stops against Penn State . . . had three tackles and two pass break-ups at Purdue . . . tallied four tackles vs. Western Michigan . . . recorded five tackles, including a 10yard sack, along with a pass break-up vs. Iowa . . . collected a career-high 10 tackles against Northwestern . . . tallied seven tackles and a pass break-up at Notre Dame . . . recorded six tackles, a pass break-up and an interception vs. Central Michigan . . . did not participate in spring drills due to a shoulder injury . . . in his first career start last season at Northwestern, tied a Spartan single-game record with five pass break-ups. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 10, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) Tackles for Loss ........ 1, vs. Eastern Michigan (9/6/08) Interception ............... 1, twice (last vs. Central Michigan, 9/12/09) Pass Break-ups ........ 5, vs. Northwestern (10/11/08) Ware’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2007 1/0 0 1 2008 12/4 19 12 2009 12/12 34 12 Totals 25/16 53 25

TM 1 31 46 78

TFL 0-0 1-1 1-10 2-11

Ware’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 0 0 0 Central Michigan 4 2 6 Notre Dame 7 0 7 Wisconsin 2 1 3 Michigan 1 0 1 Illinois 2 0 2 Northwestern 6 4 10 Iowa 3 2 5 1-10 Minnesota 1 1 2 Western Michigan 3 1 4 Purdue 3 0 3 Penn State 2 1 3 Totals 34 12 46 1-10

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SACKS 1-10 1-10

INT 0-0 1-16 1-0 2-16

INT 1-0 1-0

PBU 0 6 5 11

PBU 1 1 1 2 5

FR 0 0 0 0

FR 0

FF 0 0 0 0

FF 0


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Ross Weaver

CB | 6-1 | 203 | SR.-5 I 3L SOUTHFIELD, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Fifth-year senior sees significant playing time at field corner . . . named one of four team captains in a vote by his teammates and coaches . . . has appeared in 40 career games, including 16 starts . . . career totals include 77 tackles and 12 pass break-ups . . . has 22 tackles this season . . . recipient of the MSU Football Players Association Community Service and Outreach Award . . . tied a season high with four tackles against Penn State . . . tallied three tackles at Purdue . . . recorded a season-high four tackles and a pass break-up vs. Western Michigan . . . season-high two pass break-ups and a tackle vs. Iowa . . . collected three tackles against Northwestern. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 5, vs. Bowling Green (9/8/07) Tackles for Losses ......1.5, vs. Purdue (11/8/08) Sacks ..........................1, vs. Purdue (11/8/08) Interceptions ...............1, vs. Indiana (9/27/08) Pass Break-Ups........ 2, three times (last vs. Iowa, 10/24/09) Weaver’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2005 9/0 8 0 2006 2007 8/5 13 6 2008 11/11 21 7 2009 12/0 17 5 Totals 40/16 59 18

TM 8 19 28 22 77

TFL SACKS 0-0 0-0 DNP-INJURED 2-3 0-0 2.5-18 1-14 0-0 0-0 4.5-21 1-14

Weaver’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 0 0 0 Central Michigan 1 0 1 Notre Dame 0 0 0 Wisconsin 2 0 2 Michigan 0 1 1 Illinois 1 1 2 Northwestern 3 0 3 Iowa 1 0 1 Minnesota 1 0 1 Western Michigan 3 1 4 Purdue 2 1 3 Penn State 3 1 4 Totals 17 5 22 0

SACKS 0

INT 0-0

PBU 1

FR 0

FF 0

0-0 1-35 0-0 1-35

1 7 3 12

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

PBU 2 1 3

FR 0

FF 0

INT 0

Marcus Webb

Blair White

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LB | 5-11 | 223 | SR-5. I 3L PONTIAC, MICH. 2009 NOTES: Fifth-year walk-on has played in eight games this season, primarily on special teams . . . recorded a tackle at Purdue . . . has played in 11 career games.

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WR | 6-2 | 200 | SR. I 3L SAGINAW, MICH. • FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN • FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES) • LEADS BIG TEN WITH EIGHT TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 2009 NOTES: Fifth-year senior is in his second season as a starting wide receiver . . . dependable receiver plays a major role in MSU’s offensive game plan . . . earned firstteam Academic All-America honors for his 3.89 GPA in human biology, becoming the program’s first Academic All-America first-team selection since 1993 . . . named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team by the media . . . selected as one of four team captains in a vote by his teammates and coaches . . . recipient of MSU’s Downtown Coaches Club Award for most outstanding senior offensive player . . . former walk-on was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2008 season . . . ranks first in the Big Ten in touchdown receptions (8), third in receiving yards per game (73.0 ypg.) and fourth in receptions (5.3 pg) . . . also ranks 39th (tied) nationally in receptions per game and 41st in receiving yards per game . . . leads team in catches (64), receiving yards (876) and touchdowns (8); all of those marks are among MSU’s Top 10 single-season leaders . . . the eight TD catches are tied for fourth most in an MSU season, the 64 receptions rank sixth and the 876 receiving yards rank ninth . . . leads the team with 260 yards after the catch (YAC) . . . in addition to his Academic AllAmerica honors, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team . . . one of only 14 players in program history to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors four straight years . . . named one of 12 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy (presented to college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic & athletic achievement) . . . also nominated for the Rudy Award (character, courage, contribution and commitment) . . . has been selected to participate in the East-West Shrine Game . . . 41 of his 64 catches have resulted in either a first down or a touchdown . . . has 14 receptions for 20-plus yards, including five of his TD catches . . . has caught at least one pass in 23 consecutive games . . . has three 100-yard receiving games this season and five in his career . . . led team with six catches for 70 yards against Western Michigan . . . credited with 95 receiving yards on three catches vs. Iowa, including a 30-yard TD grab with 1:37 left in the game that gave MSU a 13-9 lead . . . was officially awarded 27 receiving yards after catching a Brian Linthicum pitch on a hook-and-lateral play late in the fourth quarter against the Hawkeyes; the play, which totaled 38 yards and gave MSU a first down on a third-and-18 play, set up White’s 30yard TD . . . named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week and National Wide Receiver of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards after recording

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Oren Wilson

NT | 6-3 | 294 | JR. I 2L TEANECK, N.J. 2009 NOTES: Third-year player is in his second year as the starting nose tackle . . . has emerged as one of the Big Ten’s top interior defensive lineman . . . has appeared in 37 career games, including 25 starts . . . has a career-best 17 tackles this season . . . recorded two tackles against Penn State . . . had his run of 22 consecutive starts snapped as he sat out the Western Michigan game (ankle) . . . tallied two tackles at Minnesota . . . chased down Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka for a 7-yard sack in win over Wildcats . . . produced three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, in win over Michigan . . . recorded three tackles at Wisconsin . . . collected four tackles vs. Central Michigan. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 5, vs. Cal (8/30/08) Tackles for Losses .... 1, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 10/17/09) Sacks ........................ 1, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) career highs in both catches (12) and receiving yards (186) against Northwestern . . . matched his career best with two touchdown grabs (22 and 47 yards) vs. the Wildcats . . . the 12 catches (fourth) and 186 receiving yards (10th) rank among the top singlegame totals in Spartan history . . . the 186 receiving yards are also the highest singlegame figure in the Big Ten and the 26th-best single-game total in the FBS this season . . . led MSU with four receptions for 50 yards at Illinois . . . caught six passes for 49 yards in the win over Michigan . . . tied a career high with two touchdowns (30 yards and 17 yards) at Notre Dame . . . finished with six receptions for 75 yards against the Irish . . . collected his second straight 100-yard receiving game with 105 yards on seven catches vs. Central Michigan . . . recorded nine receptions for 162 yards vs. Montana State . . . also caught a career-best two TDs vs. the Bobcats . . . led the team in 2008 in receptions (43) and ranked second in receiving yards (659) . . . has already been accepted into the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry. CAREER HIGHS Catches .................... 12, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) Receiving Yards ........ 186, vs. Northwestern (10/17/09) TDs ........................... 2, three times (last vs. Northwestern, 10/17/09) White’s Career Statistics Year G/GS REC. 2006 4/0 0 2007 10/0 3 2008 13/5 43 2009 12/12 64 Totals 39/17 110

YDS. 0 25 659 876 1,560

AVG. 0 8.3 15.3 13.7 14.2

White’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent NO. YDS TD Montana State 9 162 2 Central Michigan 7 105 0 Notre Dame 6 75 2 Wisconsin 1 8 0 Michigan 6 49 0 Illinois 4 50 0 Northwestern 12 186 2 Iowa 3 95 1 Minnesota 4 36 0 Western Michigan 6 70 0 Purdue 3 18 1 Penn State 3 22 0 Totals 64 876 8

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TD 0 0 1 8 9

LG 0 13 61 47 61

AVG/G 0.0 2.5 50.7 73.0 40.0

Wilson’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2007 13/1 1 9 2008 13/13 1 14 2009 11/11 7 10 Totals 37/25 9 33

TM 10 15 17 42

TFL 0.5-1 1.5-2 1.5-8 3.5-11

SACKS 0-0 0-0 1-7 1-7

Wilson’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL SACKS Montana State 0 0 0 Central Michigan 3 1 4 Notre Dame 0 1 1 Wisconsin 1 2 3 Michigan 0 3 3 0.5-1 Illinois 0 0 0 Northwestern 1 0 1 1-7 1-7 Iowa 0 0 0 Minnesota 1 1 2 Western Michigan -DNP-INJUREDPurdue 1 0 1 Penn State 0 2 2 Totals 7 8 15 1.5-8 1-7

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FR 1 1 0 2

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Jerel Worthy

DT | 6-3 | 292 | FR. I RS HUBER HEIGHTS, OHIO 2009 NOTES: Second-year player has started 11 games at defensive tackle and has seen action in every game this season . . . has impressed the coaches with his quickness and athleticism . . . named a first-team Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and Sporting News . . . named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team as selected by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Sporting News . . . second on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss (34 yards) and 4.5 sacks (23 yards) . . . ranks second among Spartan defensive linemen in tackles with 34 . . . ranks sixth on the team in production points (75) . . . produced one tackle for loss in seven straight games during one stretch . . . named to the midseason All-Big Ten first team by Phil Steele . . . matched his season high with four tackles against Penn State . . . also had four tackles at Purdue . . . saw limited action vs. Western Michigan . . . collected four tackles and recovered a fumble at Minnesota . . . tallied two tackles for loss (5 yards) and four tackles overall vs. Iowa . . . produced a 2-yard sack and collected three tackles at Illinois . . . had two tackles, including a 7-yard sack, in win over Michigan . . . recorded 1.5 tackles for loss (5 yards) and had three tackles overall at Wisconsin . . . collected two tackles, including a 6-yard sack, at Notre Dame . . . led team with 1.5 sacks (8 yards) against Central Michigan . . . also had three tackles vs. the Chippewas . . . recorded four tackles in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State. CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................... 4, three times (last vs. Penn State, 11/21/09) Tackles for loss ......... 2, vs. Iowa (10/24/09) Sacks ........................ 1.5, vs. Central Michigan (9/5/09) Worthy’s Career Statistics Year G/GS UT AT 2009 12/11 19 15

TM 34

TFL 8.5-34

Worthy’s 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics Opponent UT AT TM TFL Montana State 3 1 4 Central Michigan 2 1 3 1.5-8 Notre Dame 1 1 2 1-6 Wisconsin 1 2 3 1.5-5 Michigan 1 1 2 1-7 Illinois 1 2 3 1-2 Northwestern 0 1 1 0.5-1 Iowa 2 2 4 2-5 Minnesota 3 1 4 Western Michigan 0 0 0 Purdue 4 0 4 Penn State 1 3 4 Totals 19 15 34 8.5-34

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF MARK DANTONIO HEAD COACH THIRD SEASON

In just three seasons, Mark Dantonio has restored the pride and tradition of Spartan football. A Zanesville, Ohio, native with Midwest ties, Dantonio has 27 years of collegiate coaching experience and will be coaching in his 14th bowl game as the Spartans take on Texas Tech in the Valero Alamo Bowl. He has led Michigan State to three-straight bowl appearances – a first for the program since 1995-97 – and has already won 22 games at MSU, the second most by any Spartan head coach in his first three seasons. Dantonio, who served as head coach at Cincinnati for three seasons prior to his arrival in East Lansing and also spent six years as an assistant coach at Michigan State from 1995-2000, became Michigan State University’s 24th head football coach on Nov. 27, 2006. He has worked for some of the top coaches in the game, including Nick Saban, Jim Tressel and Earle Bruce. Led by All-American linebacker Greg Jones and one of the most explosive offenses in the Big Ten, the Spartans earned their third consecutive bowl bid in 2009. A consensus first-team All-American, Jones became the first Spartan to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades after collecting 141 tackles, the most in the conference and third nationally. He also leads the team and ranks among the national leaders in tackles for loss (13.5 for 68 yards) and sacks (9 for 53 yards). Jones was rated the top linebacker in the nation by College Football Performance Awards and CollegeFootballNews.com. In addition, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy was named a Freshman All-American, marking the third-straight year a Spartan has landed on a Freshman All-America Team. Offensively, Michigan State features the No. 1 passing attack in the Big Ten Conference, averaging more than 270 yards per game. The Spartans are also second in the league in total offense (407.1 ypg.) and third in scoring (29.6 points per game). MSU has thrown 26 touchdown passes in 2009, the second most in school history, and the 3,254 passing yards rank third in the school record books. Sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins, an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the media, finished the regular season ranked among the Top 10 Spartan single-season leaders in passing yards (2,460 - 7th), pass completions (185 - 7th) and touchdown passes (18 - tied for 8th). MSU’s passing game is built around senior wide receiver Blair White, who was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches. White has recorded career highs in receptions (64), touchdown catches (8) and receiving yards (864), all of which rank among MSU’s Top 10 single-season leaders. He also became the program’s first Academic All-America First Team selection since 1993 for his 3.89 GPA in human biology. On special teams, Michigan State features the school’s all-time leading kicker, Brett Swenson. The first-team All-Big Ten honoree became MSU’s career leader in

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field goals, points scored and extra points during the 2009 season. Swenson, who was named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist, ranks among the Big Ten leaders in field-goal percentage (first at 90 percent), field goals (tied for first with 18) and scoring (second with 7.8 points per game). Fifth-year center Joel Nitchman earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors from the coaches and five other Spartans received All-Big Ten honorable mention. One of 15 semifinalists for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award, Dantonio had his most successful season as a head coach in 2008. Under his leadership, the Spartans went 9-3 in the regular season and compiled a 6-2 record in the Big Ten, the best league mark for the program since 1999. It also marked just the third time since 1966 and 10th overall that Michigan State had won at least nine games in a season. The Spartans were rewarded with a berth in the 2009 Capital One Bowl against Georgia on New Year’s Day. Michigan State defeated five bowl-bound teams, with victories over Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin. The Spartans, who made their eighth New Year’s Day Bowl appearance and their first in nine seasons, finished the season ranked No. 24 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Polls.

history, scoring a school-record 22 touchdowns and rushing for 1,637 yards, which ranked second in the school record books. Ringer was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. In his first season as head coach at Michigan State, Dantonio sparked a three-game turnaround as the Spartans finished the 2007 regular season with a 7-5 record, securing the program’s first bowl bid in four years with a berth against Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Dantonio became just the third first-year coach in Michigan State history to earn a postseason bowl bid, joining Nick Saban (1995 Independence Bowl vs. LSU) and John L. Smith (2003 Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska). Michigan State (7-6 overall) produced seven victories despite playing one of the nation’s most demanding schedules, as the Spartans’ 2007 opponents had a combined record of 75-57 (.568) during the regular season. The Spartans went 4-3 in games played against bowl-bound teams in 2007. Michigan State lost six games by a combined total of 31 points, including two in overtime (Northwestern and Iowa). All six games were decided by seven points or less.

In 2008, three Michigan State players were named first-team All-Big Ten by the league’s head coaches: senior running back Javon Ringer, senior safety Otis Wiley and sophomore linebacker Greg Jones. The three first-team all-conference selections were the most for the Spartans since five players received firstteam honors in 1999. A total of 15 Spartans received All-Big Ten recognition on the first team, second team or honorable mention.

Michigan State finished the year strong, winning its final two games of the regular season for the first time since 1999 with victories at Purdue and over Penn State, both bowl-bound teams. Dantonio became the first coach in Spartan history to begin his initial season 4-0, as Michigan State opened the 2007 campaign with wins over UAB, Bowling Green, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. With the 31-14 victory over the Irish, the Spartans became the first opponent to win six-straight games in the 77-year history of Notre Dame Stadium.

Ringer became MSU’s first consensus All-American since 2004, earning first-team accolades from Walter Camp and the Associated Press. The Doak Walker Award finalist had one of the finest seasons in Spartan

In 2007, Michigan State featured one of the Big Ten’s most prolific offensive attacks. The Spartans ranked second in the conference in scoring offense (33.1 points per game), third in rushing offense (198.2 yards

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF per game) and fourth in total offense (416.8 ypg.). Michigan State also was listed among the NCAA’s top 30 in rushing offense (No. 25) and scoring offense (No. 29). The Spartans scored a school single-season record 430 points and produced Top 10 single-season totals in six other offensive categories, including total yards (No. 3: 5,418), first downs (No. 4: 266), passing yards (No. 6: 2,842), total yards per game (No. 6: 416.8) and scoring average (No. 6: 33.1 ppg.). Michigan State also displayed dramatic improvement on the defensive side of the football in 2007. The Spartans ranked fourth in the Big Ten and No. 30 nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 125.9 ypg. Michigan State held four opponents under 50 yards rushing (UAB, Bowling Green, Indiana and Boston College). After finishing eighth in the Big Ten and No. 88 nationally in total defense in 2006, the Spartans improved to fourth in the league and No. 32 in the NCAA, allowing 345.5 ypg. After finishing near the bottom of the conference in tackles for loss (ninth) and sacks (10th) in 2006, Michigan State vaulted to third in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (7.69 per game) and fourth in sacks (3.08). Jonal Saint-Dic, one of eight finalists for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, earned first-team All-Big Ten and second-team Walter Camp All-America honors in 2007. Saint-Dic ranked fourth in the Big Ten in sacks (0.83 per game) and ninth in tackles for loss (1.21) while setting the conference single-season record with eight forced fumbles. Three other Spartans garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors: Ringer (coaches and media), wide receiver Devin Thomas (coaches and media) and offensive tackle Pete Clifford (media).

The Dantonio Family: Kristen, Becky, Mark and Lauren.

Jones, a consensus Freshman All-American, became the first true freshman to lead the Spartans in tackles (78 in 2007) since Dan Bass (111 stops) in 1976. From his first day on the job, Coach Dantonio has pledged to support student-athletes as they pursue excellence, both in the classroom and on the playing field. In his first three seasons, 35 Spartans have earned their undergraduate degrees, while 30 Spartans have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, including Academic All-American Blair White. The 53-year old Dantonio established himself as one of the nation’s up-and-coming coaches during his threeyear tenure at Cincinnati, where he compiled an 18-17 overall record and led the program in its transition to the BIG EAST Conference. In 2006, Dantonio led the Bearcats to a 7-5 overall record and a 4-3 BIG EAST mark, making Cincinnati bowl eligible for the second time in three years. Dantonio accomplished the feat against the secondtoughest schedule in the country, as UC’s opponents compiled a 69-42 record. His Bearcats upset then-No. 7 Rutgers, 30-11, on Nov. 18, handing the Scarlet Knights their first loss of the season and marking the highestranked opponent ever defeated by UC. Highly respected as one of the top defensive coaches in the country, Dantonio’s Bearcats finished the 2006 regular season ranked among the NCAA leaders in six statistical categories: No. 21 in tackles for loss (6.8 per game), No. 23 in pass efficiency defense (109.3 rating), No. 27 in rushing defense (107.5 yards per game), No. 31 in total defense (304.3 ypg.), No. 34 in scoring defense (19.3 points per game) and No. 34 in sacks (2.4 per game). In the win over Rutgers, Cincinnati held the nation’s No. 15 rushing offense to a season-low 50 yards on the ground.

THE DANTONIO FILE PERSONAL DATA: Born Mark Dantonio in El Paso, Texas, on March 9, 1956. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College Graduate assistant at Ohio U. (1980); graduate assistant at Purdue (1981); defensive coordinator at Butler (Kan.) Junior College (1982); graduate assistant at Ohio State (1983-84); defensive secondary coach at Akron (1985); defensive secondary coach and defensive coordinator at Youngstown State (1986-90); defensive secondary coach at Kansas (1991-94); defensive secondary coach (19952000) and associate head coach (2000) at Michigan State; defensive coordinator at Ohio State (2001-03); head coach at Cincinnati (2004-06).

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from South Carolina in 1979; master’s degree in education from Ohio U. in 1980. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Three-year letterman as a defensive back at South Carolina (1976-78). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1987 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1989 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1990 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1983 Fiesta Bowl, 1984 Rose Bowl, 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Independence Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 1997 Aloha Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2002 Outback Bowl, 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

COACHING RECORD: 40-33 (.547) in six years as a college head coach; 18-17 in three years at Cincinnati (2004-06); 22-16 (.579) in three seasons at Michigan State (2007-).

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF Dantonio’s Career Record - Head Coach Overall Year School W L 2004 Cincinnati 7 5 2005 Cincinnati 4 7 2006 Cincinnati 7 5 2007 Michigan State 7 6 2008 Michigan State 9 4 2009 Michigan State 6 6 Totals 40 33 * Did not coach Cincinnati in bowl game

Pct. .583 .364 .583 .538 .692 .500 .547

Conference W L 5 3 2 5 4 3 3 5 6 2 4 4 24 22

Dantonio’s Career Record - Assistant Coach Year School 1985 Akron 1986 Youngstown State 1987 Youngstown State 1988 Youngstown State 1989 Youngstown State 1990 Youngstown State 1991 Kansas 1992 Kansas 1993 Kansas 1994 Kansas 1995 Michigan State 1996 Michigan State 1997 Michigan State 1998 Michigan State 1999 Michigan State 2000 Michigan State 2001 Ohio State 2002 Ohio State 2003 Ohio State Totals * includes a tie

Six Bearcats earned All-BIG EAST honors, including three first-team selections: defensive tackle Terrill Byrd, linebacker Kevin McCullough and free safety Dominic Ross. Three UC players received second-team allconference honors, including offensive guard Trevor Canfield, tight end Brent Celek and cornerback Mike Mickens. In 2005, Dantonio brought together one of the nation’s youngest teams, with the Bearcats starting as many as five first-year freshman on defense and posted a competitive 4-7 record in the program’s first season in the BIG EAST. Dantonio became only the second head coach in Cincinnati history (along with Sid Gillman) to take the Bearcats to a bowl game in his first season in 2004. UC topped Marshall, 32-14, in the Fort Worth Bowl to cap a 7-5 season. The Bearcats tied for second in the Conference USA standings with a 5-3 league mark. Cincinnati led C-USA and ranked No. 26 in the NCAA in pass defense, allowing 194.2 yards per game. The Bearcats also ranked second in C-USA in total defense (341.3 ypg.) and third in both scoring defense (26.7 ppg.) and pass efficiency defense (121.5). Offensively, quarterback Gino Guidugli ranked 15th in the country in passing efficiency (146.5) and directed the Bearcats to the 30th-ranked offense in the nation (405.6 ypg). Three players were chosen in the 2005 NFL Draft (defensive end Trent Cole, linebacker Tyjuan Hagler and cornerback Daven Holly). In his three seasons at Cincinnati, 21 of Dantonio’s players earned All-BIG EAST honors and 40 received academic all-conference recognition. Each of his last two years (2006-07), Cincinnati’s program was presented the American Football Coaches Association

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Overall W 8 2 8 4 9 11 6 8 5 6 6 6 7 6 10 5 7 14 11 139

L 4 9 4 7 4 1 5 4 7 5 5* 6 5 6 2 6 5 0 2 87*

Pct. .667 .182 .667 .364 .692 .917 .545 .667 .417 .545 .542 .500 .583 .500 .833 ,454 .583 1.000 .846 .615

Academic Achievement Award for attaining a graduation rate of at least 70 percent for its student-athletes. Prior to his appointment at Cincinnati, Dantonio served as the defensive coordinator at Ohio State for three seasons, where his defensive unit helped the Buckeyes to a combined record of 32-6. In 2003, Ohio State’s defense was the second toughest against the run, allowing 62.3 yards per game, and was ranked No. 10 in total defense (296.9 ypg.) and No. 16 in scoring defense (17.6 ppg.). Those efforts helped the Buckeyes post an 11-2 record and finish No. 4 in the final polls. Dantonio assembled the defense which led Ohio State to the 2002 National Championship, as the Buckeyes ranked second nationally in scoring defense (13.1 ppg.) and third in rushing defense (77.7 ypg.). Six Buckeyes defenders were named first-team All-Big Ten during Dantonio’s tenure and 13 were drafted by the pros, including a pair of first-round selections in 2004 (defensive end Will Smith and cornerback Chris Gamble). Dantonio is quite familiar with East Lansing, as he spent six years (1995-2000) as Michigan State’s secondary coach, including five seasons under Saban and one under Bobby Williams. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2000. During his six-year record as an assistant, the Spartans compiled a 39-30-1 record. Under his supervision, the Spartan secondary ranked among the NCAA leaders in pass efficiency defense three of his last four years, finishing No. 10 (101.6) in 1998, No. 16 (103.9) in 1997 and No. 22 (104.5) in 2000. In his last season as secondary coach, the Spartans only allowed 164.1 yards a game through the air, ranking seventh in the country in 2000.

Pct. .625 .286 .571 .375 .750 .500 .522

Conference W L 5 2 2 5 5 1 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 3* 5 3 4 4 4 4 6 2 2 6 5 3 8 0 6 2 69 50*

Finish T-2nd (C-USA) T-6th (Big East) T-7th (Big East) T-7th (Big Ten) 3rd (Big Ten) T-6th (Big Ten)

Pct. .714 .286 .833

.429 .571 .429 .429 .562 .625 .500 .500 .750 .250 .625 1.000 .750 .579

Postseason/Bowl Fort Worth Bowl International Bowl* Champs Sports Bowl Capital One Bowl Alamo Bowl Four Bowl Games*

Postseason/Bowl I-AA Playoffs First Round I-AA Playoffs First Round I-AA Playoffs Second Round I-AA Playoffs First Round Aloha Bowl Independence Bowl Sun Bowl Aloha Bowl Florida Citrus Bowl Outback Bowl Fiesta Bowl Fiesta Bowl Four I-AA Playoff Appearances/ Eight Bowl Games

Dantonio contributed to Michigan State’s successful 1999 season, during which the Spartans went 10-2, won the Florida Citrus Bowl, led the Big Ten in total defense and ranked No. 7 in the final polls. He tutored cornerback Amp Campbell, who earned third-team AllAmerica honors from the Associated Press. Dantonio came to Michigan State following four seasons under Glen Mason at Kansas (1991-94) where he coached the defensive secondary. In 1992, the Jayhawks produced an 8-4 record and defeated BYU, 23-20, in the Aloha Bowl. Dantonio previously spent five years at Youngstown State under Jim Tressel, helping the Penguins to three trips to the NCAA I-AA playoffs. While serving as defensive coordinator in 1990, Youngstown State posted a perfect 11-0 regular-season record and ranked second nationally. His coaching credits also including stops at Akron (defensive secondary, 1985), Ohio State (graduate assistant, 1983-84), Butler (Kan.) Junior College (defensive coordinator, 1982), Purdue (graduate assistant, 1981) and Ohio University (graduate assistant, 1980). During his stint as a graduate assistant under Earle Bruce at Ohio State, the Buckeyes played in the 1983 Fiesta and 1984 Rose Bowls. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Westside High School in Anderson, S.C. Dantonio earned three letters as a defensive back for Coach Jim Carlen at South Carolina (1976-78). He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from South Carolina in 1979. Dantonio later earned a master’s degree in education from Ohio U. in 1980. Born March 9, 1956, in El Paso, Texas, Mark and his wife Becky have two daughters, Kristen and Lauren.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF DON TREADWELL OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR THIRD SEASON (SIXTH OVERALL)

During his three years as Michigan State’s offensive coordinator, Don Treadwell has put together one of the most explosive offenses in the Big Ten, featuring a balanced attack full of talented playmakers. Treadwell also serves as the wide receivers coach. A 26-year coaching veteran, Treadwell has been an offensive coordinator at four schools, including three years on Coach Mark Dantonio’s staff at Cincinnati (2004-06). Along with Dantonio, he also has experience in East Lansing, serving as the Spartan receivers coach from 2000-02. This season, Michigan State features the No. 1 passing attack in the Big Ten Conference, averaging more than 270 yards per game. The Spartans are also second in the league in total offense (407.1 ypg.) and third in scoring (29.6 points per game). MSU has thrown 26 touchdown passes in 2009, the second most in school history, and the 3,254 passing yards rank third in the school record books. The offense also ranks among the best in school history in total offense (4,885 yards, sixth) and points scored (355, 10th). Sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins, an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the media, finished the regular season ranked among the Top 10 Spartan single-season leaders in passing yards (2,460 - 7th), pass completions (185 - 7th) and touchdown passes (18 - tied for 8th). MSU’s passing game is built around senior wide receiver Blair White, who was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches. White has recorded career highs in receptions (64), touchdown catches (8) and receiving yards (864), all of which rank among MSU’s Top 10 single-season leaders. He also became the program’s first Academic All-America First Team selection since 1993 for his 3.89 GPA in human biology. Overall, five Spartans on offense earned All-Big Ten honors. In 2008, Treadwell’s offense showcased one of the top running backs in the nation in Javon Ringer, who led the nation in carries (390), scoring (132 points) and touchdowns (22), while ranking fourth in rushing (125.9 ypg.) en route to being named a consensus first-team All-American. Ringer, who was drafted in the fifth round by Tennessee, was the first Spartan running back to earn All-America honors since Lorenzo White in 1987. The consensus All-Big Ten first-team selection rushed for 1,637 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history. Six other Spartans earned All-Big Ten honors on the offensive side of the ball, including second-team picks Roland Martin (right guard) and Jesse Miller (right tackle). In his first season as offensive coordinator at Michigan State in 2007, Treadwell guided one of the most balanced offensive attacks in the Big Ten, as the Spartans were one of two conference teams and one of nine teams in the NCAA to average at least 200 yards or more in both rushing offense and passing offense during the regular season. The Spartans were among the Big Ten leaders in scoring offense (No. 2 at 33.1 points a game), rushing offense (No. 3 at 198.2 ypg.),

total offense (No. 4 at 416.8 ypg.) and passing offense (No. 6 at 218.6 ypg.). It was one of the most productive offensive seasons in school history as the Spartans ranked first in points scored (430), third in total offense (5,418 yards), fifth in passing yards (2,842 yards), and sixth in scoring average (33.1) and total yards per game (416.8) in the school record books. In addition, MSU became the first Football Bowl Subdivision team in 2007 to feature a 2,000-yard passer (Brian Hoyer), a 1,000-yard rusher (Javon Ringer) and a 1,000-yard receiver (Devin Thomas), as the feat was accomplished in Game 11 against Purdue. Six Spartans earned All-Big Ten honors on the offensive side of the ball, including consensus second-team selections Ringer and Thomas. Ringer rushed for 1,447 yards, the sixthbest mark in MSU single-season history, while Thomas established school records in receptions (79) and all-purpose yards (2,590). Thomas’ record-breaking season propelled him to become a second-round pick in the NFL Draft by Washington, while tight end Kellen Davis was selected in the fifth round by the Chicago. Upon becoming Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator in 2004, he put together a balanced offense that produced a 2,500-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver, while topping the 2,000-yard mark in both rushing (2,201) and passing (2,666), only the second time that feat had been accomplished in UC history. Working with the wide receivers, Treadwell tutored Hannibal Thomas, who compiled the fourth 1,000yard receiving season by a Bearcat while earning all-conference honors. In addition, quarterback Gino Guidugli threw for 2,633 yards, the fifth-best singleseason total in Bearcat history, while ranking 15th in the nation in passing efficiency (146.48 rating). Overall, Cincinnati ranked 30th in the country in total offense, averaging 405.6 yards a game. Prior to Cincinnati, Treadwell served as offensive coordinator at Ball State in 2003, where he helped develop the Cardinal offense to school records for passing yards and passing TDs. During his three seasons at Michigan State, he tutored several top receivers, including Charles Rogers, the 2002 Biletnikoff Award winner and the No. 2 pick of the 2003 NFL Draft. Under Treadwell’s tutelage, Rogers set MSU singleseason receiving records in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions, and left MSU as the second all-time receiver in school history with 2,821 yards in just two seasons. In 2001, Treadwell coached one of the nation’s top receiving duos in Rogers and Herb Haygood, who combined for 124 receptions, 2,278 yards and 18 touchdowns. Haygood was selected by Denver in the fifth round (No. 144 overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. Treadwell came to MSU following one season at NC State, where he coached the running backs in 1999. The Oberlin, Ohio, native previously spent two years at Boston College where he served as the co-offensive coordinator while also working with the quarterbacks and wide receivers. Treadwell coached running backs under Tyrone Willingham at Stanford from 1995-96. His full-time coaching credits also include one season as a wide receivers coach at Cincinnati (1994), a twoyear stay with his alma mater Miami-Ohio (1992-93), and a five-year stint with Youngstown State (1986-91). Treadwell spent all of those seasons at Youngstown State under former head coach and current Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, along with Coach Dantonio, who served as YSU’s defensive coordinator from 1986-90. Treadwell worked with the wide receivers, running backs and quarterbacks at Youngstown State,

THE TREADWELL FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Sixth overall. Rejoined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College Quarterbacks, receivers, running backs coach and offensive coordinator at Youngstown State (198691); running backs and receivers coach at MiamiOhio (1992-93); receivers coach at Cincinnati (1994); running backs coach at Stanford (1995-96); cooffensive coordinator, quarterbacks and receivers coach at Boston College (1997-98); running backs coach at North Carolina State (1999); receivers coach at Michigan State (2000-02); receivers coach and offensive coordinator at Ball State (2003); offensive coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Miami-Ohio in 1982. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Four-year starter as a wide receiver at Miami-Ohio (1978-81) and named captain as a senior. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1987 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1989 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1990 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1991 NCAA I-AA National Champions, 1995 Liberty Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

The Treadwell Family: Don, Spencer and Lola.

and while serving as the offensive coordinator in 1991, he helped guide the Penguins to the NCAA I-AA National Championship. He also participated in the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program in 198990, working with the San Francisco 49ers. Treadwell was a four-year starter at wide receiver at Miami-Ohio (1978-81), earning first-team All-MidAmerican Conference honors as a junior. He had 73 career receptions for 1,540 yards, averaging a schoolrecord 21.1 yards per catch. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Miami-Ohio in 1982. Born June 10, 1960, Treadwell graduated from Oberlin High School in 1978 where he played quarterback. Married to the former Lola Pinskey of Fostoria, Ohio, Treadwell and his wife have three children: Whittney, Blake and Spencer.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF PAT NARDUZZI DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR THIRD SEASON

Pat Narduzzi is in his third year as defensive coordinator at Michigan State. MSU has had a first-team All-Big Ten performer in each of Narduzzi’s three seasons, including 2009, when linebacker Greg Jones became the first Spartan to be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Jones earned consensus AllAmerica honors and also garnered first-team All-Big Ten accolodes for the second straight season after leading the conference and ranking third nationally with 141 tackles. Jones was rated the No. 1 linebacker in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and earned the Linebacker Trophy (Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards. In addition to Jones, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy was named a Freshman All-American after ranking second on the team in tackles for loss (8.5 for 34 yards) and sacks (4.5 for 23 yards). He is the second player to earn Freshman All-America honors under Narduzzi at MSU (Jones). Overall, four Spartans on defense were recognized with All-Big Ten honors, including honorable mention selections Trevor Anderson and Jeremy Ware. Michigan State’s strength is stopping the run, as the Spartans rank fourth in the Big Ten and 24th nationally by allowing just 112.8 rushing yards a game. MSU has limited their opponents to fewer than 100 rushing yards in six games this season. The Spartans have also put pressure on the quarterback, ranking second in the conference and 12th in the country with 34 sacks. The Spartan defense featured several playmakers in 2008, as Narduzzi tutored six players on the defensive side of the ball to All-Big Ten honors. MSU placed two players - Jones and safety Otis Wiley - on the All-Big Ten first team, marking the first time since 2000 that the Spartans have had two defensive first-team selections in the same season. Jones, who led the Big Ten during conference play in tackles, was the first Spartan linebacker in seven years to garner first-team All-Big Ten accolades. Wiley anchored the Spartan secondary and ranked among the league leaders in interceptions (4) and passes defended (11). MSU’s defensive line, which featured three honorable mention selections, included seniors Justin Kershaw and Brandon Long, who both recorded career highs in sacks and tackles for loss. Michigan State’s defense saw marked improvement in 2007 under Narduzzi’s direction. The Spartans recorded 40 sacks, 24 more than it produced the entire 2006 season. In fact, the 40 sacks were the third-highest total in MSU single-season history and exceeded the Spartans’ combined sack totals for the previous two seasons (32). The Spartans ranked fourth in the Big Ten (tied) and No. 14 in the NCAA, averaging 3.08 sacks a game. By comparison, the Spartans finished 10th in the conference and No. 103 nationally in sacks in 2006, averaging just 1.33 per game. MSU also finished third in the conference and 11th in the nation in tackles for loss with 7.69 per game. In addition, MSU ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th nationally in rushing defense (125.8 yards per

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game).Three Spartans garnered All-Big Ten accolades on the defensive side of the ball, including first-team selection (defensive end) Jonal Saint-Dic, who set a Big Ten single-season record and led the nation with eight forced fumbles. Defensive end Ervin Baldwin led the team with 18.5 tackles for losses, the second-best total in school history, and was taken in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by Chicago. Jones proved to be one of the top newcomers in the country, earning Freshman All-America honors after leading the team with 78 tackles. Narduzzi, who served as Mark Dantonio’s defensive coordinator all three years at Cincinnati, developed a solid defensive unit during his tenure with the Bearcats. In 2006, Cincinnati ranked among the national leaders during the regular season in tackles for loss (No. 21 at 6.8 per game), pass efficiency defense (No. 23 at 109.3 rating), rushing defense (No. 27 at 107.5 ypg.), total defense (No. 31 at 304.3 ypg.), scoring defense (No. 34 at 19.3 ppg.) and sacks (No. 34 at 2.3 pg.). UC held seven of its 12 opponents to less than 100 yards rushing. In UC’s 30-11 win over then-No. 7 Rutgers on Nov. 18, the Bearcats held the nation’s No. 20 rushing offense to a season-low 50 yards on the ground, and held the nation’s No. 3 rusher, Ray Rice, to a seasonlow 54 yards. Middle linebacker Kevin McCullough led the team in tackles and ranked fifth in the BIG EAST with 13.5 tackles for loss. Defensive end Trevor Anderson ranked sixth in the BIG EAST in both tackles for loss (13.0) and sacks (6.0). In his first season as defensive coordinator at UC in 2004, Narduzzi constructed the defense which led the Bearcats to a runner-up finish in Conference USA and a victory in the Fort Worth Bowl. The secondary ranked 26th in the nation and first in C-USA in pass defense. The Bearcats also ranked second in C-USA and 38th nationally in total defense, and third in the conference in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. Three Bearcat defenders from that team: Trent Cole, Tyjuan Hagler and Daven Holly, were taken in the NFL Draft, while six others earned all-league recognition. UC’s 2005 defense had as many as eight first-year freshman starters, and Narduzzi helped groom two of them, Mike Mickens and Corey Smith, to second-team All-BIG EAST and Freshman All-America honors.

THE NARDUZZI FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Dec. 6, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College Graduate assistant coach (1990-91) and receivers coach (1992) at Miami-Ohio; linebackers (1993-97) and defensive coordinator (1998-99) at Rhode Island; linebackers coach at Northern Illinois (2000-02); defensive coordinator at Miami-Ohio (2003); defensive coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Rhode Island in 1990; master’s degree in sports psychology from Miami-Ohio in 1992. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Three-year starter at linebacker at Rhode Island (1987-89); one year at linebacker at Youngstown State (1985). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 2003 GMAC Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

The Narduzzi Family: Patrick, Arianna, Donna, Pat, Christina and Isabella.

Prior to his arrival in Cincinnati, Narduzzi was the architect of the Miami-Ohio defense in 2003 which helped the RedHawks to a No. 10 finish in the national polls, a Mid-American Conference championship and a win over Louisville in the GMAC Bowl. Miami-Ohio ranked first in the MAC in rushing defense (19th nationally), scoring defense (22nd nationally) and pass efficiency defense (34th nationally). The RedHawks also ranked second in the MAC and 35th nationally in total defense.

1998-99. Narduzzi and Roushar also crossed paths at Rhode Island for one season (1993), when Narduzzi was coaching linebackers and Roushar was coaching the offensive line.

Narduzzi previously helped Northern Illinois to a pair of MAC divisional titles during his three seasons in DeKalb (2000-02) as linebackers coach. In 2002, the Huskies had the league’s stingiest defense against the run and were ranked 38th nationally. Narduzzi coached with offensive line coach Dan Roushar for three seasons while he was at NIU.

A Youngstown, Ohio, native, Narduzzi earned all-state football honors at Ursuline High School. He played for his father Bill Narduzzi at Youngstown State as a freshman in 1985 and led the Ohio Valley Conference in tackles. Narduzzi then transferred to Rhode Island and became a three-year starter at linebacker for the Rams from 1987-89.

Narduzzi, who has compiled 20 seasons of coaching experience, began his career at Miami-Ohio in 1990, serving two seasons as a graduate assistant and one as a receivers coach in 1992.

Narduzzi completed his bachelor’s degree in physical education at Rhode Island in 1990 and later earned a master’s degree in sports psychology at Miami-Ohio in 1992.

In 1993, he started a seven-year tenure at Rhode Island, and served as defensive coordinator from

Narduzzi and his wife Donna have four children: Arianna, Christina, Patrick and Isabella.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF per game in 2004. In addition, two members of the secondary, Daven Holly and Doug Monaghan, earned second-team All-Conference USA honors. Holly was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

HARLON BARNETT SECONDARY THIRD SEASON

Harlon Barnett, a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State (1986-89) as a defensive back who was named a captain as a senior, is in his third season as the Spartans’ secondary coach. Barnett returned to East Lansing with seven years of professional playing experience and nine seasons of coaching experience under his belt. Two Spartan cornerbacks earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors this season, including senior Jeremy Ware, who started every game and recorded a careerhigh 46 tackles and five pass break-ups. In a secondary of veterans, sophomore safety Trenton Robinson stood out with his 54 tackles, good for fifth on the team. Barnett had to deal with multiple injuries to his unit for the second straight year, as he used five different starting lineup combinations throughout the season. Barnett’s secondary unit displayed depth and tenacity during the 2008 season. A rash of injuries forced Barnett to utilize nine different starting lineups, as four players made their first career starts. Week after week, a new player stepped up and produced when given an opportunity. Leading the way was first-team All-Big Ten selection and Jim Thorpe Award finalist Otis Wiley, who ranked among the league leaders in interceptions (4) and passes defended (11). The defensive backfield combined to account for 14 interceptions and 50 pass break-ups, with both totals increasing from the previous season. In his first season at MSU, Barnett led a secondary that ranked fourth in the Big Ten in pass defense. Under his direction, former walk-on turned team captain Travis Key earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in his first year as a starter, as Key ranked third on the team in tackles (69) and second in pass break-ups (6) and interceptions (2) in 2007. He also tutored boundary corner Kendell Davis-Clark, who led the team in pass break-ups with eight and ranked second on the team in tackles with 72, and Wiley, who led the team with four interceptions. Seven different players combined for 12 interceptions, the most for a Spartan team since 2003.

Barnett landed his first collegiate coaching job as a graduate assistant at LSU in 2003 under Nick Saban, where he was a part of the Tigers’ National Championship campaign. He began his coaching career at Princeton High School in Cincinnati, where he spent two seasons as the secondary coach (1998-99) and three years as the defensive coordinator (2000-02). A native of Cincinnati, Barnett was a three-year starter for Coach George Perles at Michigan State. He was a member of the 1987 Big Ten and 1988 Rose Bowl championship team that went 9-2-1 overall and finished eighth in the final polls. Barnett, who also played in the 1989 Gator Bowl and the 1989 Aloha Bowl during his time as a Spartan player, earned first-team All-America recognition by The Sporting News as a senior in 1989. He was a primary reason that the Green and White ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 11 nationally in both rushing defense (95.4 ypg.) and total defense (280.5 ypg.). He compiled 73 stops, high among Spartan defensive backs, along with three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He finished his career with 154 tackles, six interceptions and 13 pass break-ups.

THE BARNETT FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College Graduate assistant coach at LSU (2003); secondary coach at Cincinnati (2004-06). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State in 1990. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Four-year letterwinner as a defensive back at Michigan State (1986-89) and named captain as a senior. Professional - Spent seven seasons in the National Football League, including stints with the Cleveland Browns (1990-92), New England Patriots (1993-94) and Minnesota Vikings (1995-96). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player - 1985 AllAmerican Bowl, 1988 Rose Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1989 Aloha Bowl, 1994 NFL Playoffs, 1996 NFL Playoffs. Coach - 2004 Sugar Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

Following his impressive career at Michigan State, Barnett was taken in the fourth round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he played for three seasons (1990-92). He spent two seasons at New England (1993-94) and two more with Minnesota (1995-96). Barnett earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State in 1990. He and his wife Tammy have two children: Todd and Tori.

The 42-year-old Barnett spent three seasons as secondary coach on Mark Dantonio’s staff at Cincinnati. In 2006, the Bearcats finished the regular season ranked third in the BIG EAST and No. 23 nationally in pass efficiency defense (109.3 rating). Barnett tutored two players that earned 2006 All-BIG EAST honors, in Dominic Ross (first team) and Mike Mickens (second team). During the regular season, Ross ranked third in the BIG EAST with four interceptions, while Mickens led the league in passes defended (17) and pass break-ups (15). In addition, Barnett worked with cornerback John Bowie, who was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. In 2005, Barnett aided in the rapid development of Mickens, who earned second-team All-BIG EAST and third-team Freshman All-America honors. In his initial season on the Cincinnati coaching staff, the Bearcats led Conference USA and ranked No. 26 nationally in pass defense, allowing 194.2 yards

The Barnett Family: Tori, Tammy, Harlon and Todd.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF DAN ENOS RUNNING BACKS FOURTH SEASON

Dan Enos, a four-year football letterman (1987-90) and two-year starter (1989-90) at quarterback at Michigan State, is in his fourth year as a member of the Spartan coaching staff and his third season as running backs coach. The 41-year-old Enos is in his second stint as an assistant coach under Mark Dantonio, having previously served as the quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati from 2004-05. Entering this season, Enos had the challenge of working with a new starting backfield following the departure of All-American Javon Ringer to the NFL. It didn’t take long to see the future is bright at running back for the Spartans. Under Enos’ tutelage, true freshmen Larry Caper and Edwin Baker quickly developed into a formidable rushing duo, ranking first and second on the team in rushing, respectively. Caper also led the team with six rushing touchdowns and was named to Big Ten AllFreshman Teams by ESPN.com and Sporting News. In 2008, Enos mentored one of the top running backs in the nation in Ringer, who led the nation in carries (390), scoring (132 points) and touchdowns (school record 22), while ranking fourth in rushing (125.9 ypg.) en route to being named a Doak Walker Award finalist and consensus first-team All-American. Ringer became the first Spartan running back to earn All-America honors since Lorenzo White in 1987. The consensus All-Big Ten first-team selection rushed for 1,637 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history. Ringer was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft In his first season coaching Spartan running backs, Enos mentored one of the top backfields in the Big Ten in Ringer and Jehuu Caulcrick. Michigan State ranked third in the Big Ten and No. 25 in the NCAA in rushing offense, averaging 198.2 yards a game, an improvement of 69 yards per game over 2006. Ringer, a second-team All-Big Ten pick, and Caulcrick, an honorable mention selection, combined to rush for 2,319 yards and 27 TDs in 2007. Ringer led the Spartans in rushing for the third-straight season with 1,447 yards, the sixth-best single-season total in MSU history, while Caulcrick set an MSU record with 21 rushing TDs. As quarterbacks coach in 2006, Enos mentored Drew Stanton, who earned team MVP honors after accounting for 2,252 total yards and 17 TDs as a senior. Stanton, who was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft, finished his career ranked among MSU’s all-time leaders in completion percentage (first at .642), pass completions (second at 543), pass attempts (second at 846), passing yards (second at 6,524), total offense (second at 8,036 yards), 200-yard passing games (second at 18), passing efficiency rating (third at 138.7) and TD passes (fifth at 42). In 2005, Enos’ pupil Dustin Grutza became the first freshman quarterback to start a Cincinnati season opener (vs. Eastern Michigan) since World War II. Grutza, a red-shirt freshman, finished fourth in the BIG EAST Conference in total offense, averaging 165.0 yards per game.

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In 2004, Enos helped hone the talents of Gino Guidugli, who closed out his career as Cincinnati’s all-time passing leader with 11,222 yards. As a senior, Guidugli completed 210-of-342 throws (.614) for 2,633 yards and a school-record 26 touchdowns while leading the Bearcats to a 7-5 record, including a 32-14 victory over Marshall in the Fort Worth Bowl. Guidugli ranked fifth in Conference USA and No. 15 in the NCAA in passing efficiency with his 146.5 rating. Enos spent the 2003 season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Craig Bohl at NCAA Division II North Dakota State, where he designed an offensive attack that averaged 30.1 points per game en route to an 8-3 record. Prior to his appointment at North Dakota State, he worked for three years as the quarterbacks coach at Western Michigan (2000-02) under Gary Darnell. In 2002, the Broncos finished fifth in the Mid-American Conference and No. 30 nationally in passing offense, averaging 256.1 yards per game. In 2001, Western Michigan ranked third in the MAC and No. 30 in the NCAA in passing offense (257.8 ypg.). In 2000, the Broncos averaged 400.6 total yards and 29.9 points per game while posting a 9-3 record, including the MAC West Division crown. In addition, quarterback Jeff Welsh ranked fourth in the league in passing (211.4 ypg.) and total offense (212.8 ypg.). In 1999, Enos served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State) under Randy Ball. The Bears ranked among the NCAA I-AA leaders in passing offense (No. 22 at 258.8 ypg.), scoring offense (No. 23 at 33.9 ppg.) and total offense (No. 30 at 417.8 ypg.). Quarterback Jay Rodgers finished among the national leaders in passing efficiency (No. 9 with a 150.1 rating) and total offense (No. 20 at 251.6 ypg.). In addition, Rodgers set school single-season records for completion percentage (.632), passing yards (2,741), TD passes (24) and total yards (2,768). Rodgers had three 300-yard passing games in 1999, including 395 yards vs. Southern Illinois – the second-best single-game total in Bear history.

THE ENOS FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Feb. 9, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College — Graduate assistant at Michigan State (1991-93); offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Lakeland College (1994-95); offensive coordinator and backfield coach at Northern Michigan (1996); quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Southern Illinois (1997-98); offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southwest Missouri State (1999); quarterbacks coach at Western Michigan (2000-02); offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Dakota State (2003); quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati (2004-05); quarterbacks coach at Michigan State (2006). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State in 1991; master’s degree in sports administration from Michigan State in 2006. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College — Fouryear letterman (1987-90) and two-year starter at quarterback at Michigan State (1989-90). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player – 1988 Rose Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1989 Aloha Bowl, 1990 John Hancock Bowl. Coach — 1993 Liberty Bowl, 2000 MAC Championship Game, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

His full-time coaching credits also include stops at Southern Illinois (quarterbacks and wide receivers, 1997-98), Northern Michigan (offensive coordinator/ backfield, 1996) and Lakeland College (offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks and wide receivers, 1994-95). He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for George Perles at Michigan State (1991-93). Enos compiled a 16-7-1 record (.688) as a two-year starter for Coach Perles, including back-to-back bowl victories (defeated Hawaii, 33-13, in the 1989 Aloha Bowl and defeated Southern Cal, 17-16, in the 1990 John Hancock Bowl). As a senior, he threw for 1,677 yards and four TDs while helping the Spartans earn a share of the 1990 Big Ten championship. Enos still ranks among MSU’s all-time Top 10 in pass attempts (No. 10 at 478), pass completions (No. 10 at 297), completion percentage (No. 3 at .621), passing yards (No. 10 at 3,837) and total yards (No. 8 at 4,301).

The Enos Family: Alex, Idalia, Jane and Dan.

Enos earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State in 1991 and received a master’s degree in sports administration in 2006. A native of Dearborn, Mich., Enos earned all-state honors as a senior for Coach Jack Bridges at Edsel Ford High School. He accounted for 5,743 total yards and 46 TDs during his prep career. Enos and his wife Jane have two children: Idalia and Alex.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF TED GILL DEFENSIVE LINE THIRD SEASON

In his three years as the defensive line coach at Michigan State, Ted Gill has continued his career-long trend of developing productive and impactful players. The 2009 Spartan defensive line features two new starters and a steady mix of underclassmen in the rotation, but the unit has still managed to help the defense rank second in the Big Ten and 12th nationally in sacks. The line has also been instrumental in stopping the run, as the Spartans are fourth in the Big Ten and 24th nationally by allowing just 112.8 rushing yards a game. MSU has limited their opponents to fewer than 100 rushing yards in six games this season. Veteran end Trevor Anderson led the line with 45 tackles (7.5 for loss) and earned honorable mention AllBig Ten honors. Anderson, who also played under Gill at Cincinnati, has amassed 39.5 tackles for loss and 22 sacks in his career. Defensive tackle Jerel Worthy was named a Freshman All-American after ranking second on the team in tackles for loss (8.5 for 34 yards) and sacks (4.5 for 23 yards). Opposite of Anderson, junior end Colin Neely has steadily improved in his first year as a starter, posting career highs in tackles (24), tackles for loss (7.0) and sacks (3.0). In 2008, three Spartans on the defensive line earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors, including seniors Justin Kershaw and Brandon Long, who both recorded career highs in tackles for loss and sacks. Anderson, in his first year as a Spartan after transferring from Cincinnati, collected a career high and team-leading eight sacks, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten. Anderson was one of 35 players in the nation named to the midseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. Michigan State’s defensive line saw a dramatic improvement in Gill’s first season. Defensive ends Jonal Saint-Dic and Ervin Baldwin enjoyed breakout seasons, while Kershaw and Ogemdi Nwagbuo also had their most productive years wearing the Green and White. Saint-Dic, a first-team All-Big Ten selection, set a Big Ten record and led the nation with eight forced fumbles. The senior ranked fourth in the conference and 16th in the NCAA in sacks with 10, marking the sixth-best total on MSU’s single-season chart. For his efforts, Saint-Dic was named a second-team Walter Camp All-American and was one of eight finalists for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. Baldwin, a seventhround draft choice by the Chicago Bears, led the team and ranked third in the Big Ten with 18.5 tackles for loss, which was the second-highest total in school history. Kershaw and Nwagbuo each recorded career highs with 30 and 28 tackles, respectively.

game). Cincinnati also held seven of its 12 regularseason opponents to less than 100 yards rushing. In 2006, Gill tutored defensive tackle Terrill Byrd, who earned first-team All-BIG EAST honors after producing 8.5 tackles for losses (31 yards) including three sacks (18). He also coached Anderson, who was named the team’s outstanding defensive lineman after leading the Bearcats in sacks (6 for 32) and finishing second in tackles for losses (13 for 50). In 2005, defensive end Adam Roberts was selected UC’s outstanding defensive lineman after leading the Bearcats in tackles for losses (12.5 for 57) and sacks (6 for 38). Shortly after Gill’s arrival in Cincinnati in 2003, the Bearcat defensive linemen began rewriting the school’s record book. He helped send three defensive linemen from the 2004 team to the NFL ranks: Trent Cole (Philadelphia Eagles), Andre Frazier (Cincinnati Bengals) and Mike Wright (New England Patriots). Cole ranks second on UC’s all-time list in career tackles for losses (48) while Frazier stands second in career sacks (22.5). Gill’s resume includes stops at almost every level of football. He coached in the professional ranks with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers (1996-98), XFL’s Los Angeles Extreme (2001) and CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (2002). Prior to spending the 1995 season as defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, Gill worked for five years as an assistant coach under Hayden Fry at Iowa (1990-94) where he coached the defensive line and linebackers, helping the Hawkeyes earn three bowl appearances (1991 Rose, 1991 Holiday and 1993 Alamo). In 1991, defensive end Leroy Smith earned first-team All-America and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors after registering a school-record 18 sacks. During his tenure in Iowa City, Gill instructed five first-team All-Big Ten selections, including Jim Johnson (1990), Matt Ruhland (1990), Ron Geater (1991), Smith (1991) and Mike Wells (1992-93). His previous full-time coaching credits include stints at Utah (1974-76), New Mexico State (1977), Ball State (1978-81), Cornell (1982), Army (1983), North Carolina (1984-87) and Rice (1988-89). As the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Ball State, Gill built a unit that led the nation in scoring defense in 1978 while helping the Cardinals to the Mid-American Conference championship and a 10-1 overall record.

THE GILL FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at Idaho State (1971-73); offensive line coach at Utah (1974-76); defensive line coach at New Mexico State (1977); defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Ball State (1978-81); defensive coordinator at Cornell (1982); defensive line and linebackers coach at Army (1983); defensive line and linebackers coach at North Carolina (1984-87); defensive line coach at Rice (198889); defensive line and linebackers coach at Iowa (1990-94); defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State (1995); defensive line coach at Cincinnati (2003-06). Professional – Defensive line coach at NFL’s Carolina Panthers (1996-98); defensive line coach at XFL’s Los Angeles Extreme (2001); defensive coordinator at CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (2002). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Idaho State in 1973. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Two-year letterwinner as a linebacker and nose tackle at Idaho State (1968-69). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1986 Aloha, 1991 Rose, 1991 Holiday, 1993 Alamo, 2004 Fort Worth, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

The Gill Family: grandson Dylan, Pamela and Ted.

Gill won two letters as a linebacker and nose tackle at Idaho State from 1968-69. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Idaho State in 1973. He and his wife Pamela have six children: Libby, Nikki, Seneca, John, Erica and Tracy.

Gill arrived in East Lansing with 32 years of coaching experience, including four seasons as the defensive line coach at Cincinnati (2003-06). During the 2006 regular season, the Bearcats ranked among the NCAA leaders in rushing defense (No. 27 at 107.5 yards per game), total defense (No. 31 at 304.3 ypg.) and scoring defense (No. 34 at 19.3 points per

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF DAN ROUSHAR OFFENSIVE LINE THIRD SEASON

Dan Roushar, who has coached a multitude of positions in his 26 seasons in the coaching profession, is in his third year coaching the offensive line. Two Spartan offensive linemen earned All-Big Ten recognition in 2009 under Roushar’s direction, as center Joel Nitchman was named secondteam All-Big Ten by the media and left guard Joel Foreman garnered honorable mention accolades by the coaches and media. For the second straight season, Roushar’s unit has been one of the most effective in the Big Ten protecting the quarterback. During the regular season, the Spartans gave up only 13 sacks, the fewest amount of any team in the conference. The Spartans featured the nation’s fourth-leading rusher in Javon Ringer in 2008, thanks in large part to the strength of the offensive line play. In addition, the unit allowed just 24 sacks all season, ranking fourth in the Big Ten. Four of MSU’s five starters were awarded postseason honors, including second-team All-Big Ten selections Roland Martin (right guard) and Jesse Miller (right tackle). Center Joel Nitchman earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors while left guard Joel Foreman was named Freshman All-American.

Roushar helped develop three first-team All-MAC selections, in offensive tackle Ryan Diem (1999-2000), center McAllister Collins (2000) and offensive tackle Tim Vincent (2002). Diem, a fourth-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2001 NFL Draft, started 15 games at right tackle in 2006 for the Super Bowl Champions. While on the NIU coaching staff, Roushar also recruited offensive tackle Doug Free, who was taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. A two-year letterman as a quarterback at Northern Illinois under Hall of Fame coach Bill Mallory, Roushar launched his coaching career at his alma mater as a student assistant in 1984 while completing his bachelor’s degree. Roushar spent seven seasons at Butler, the first three (1986-88) as offensive backfield coach and the final four (1989-92) as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. The Bulldogs won five conference titles and made two Division II playoff appearances during his tenure. The 49-year-old Roushar also has made coaching stops at Rhode Island (1993) and Ball State (1994), where he also served as offensive coordinator. During his first two-year stint at Illinois, he worked with the Illini quarterbacks in 1995 before taking over the offensive tackles and tight ends in 1996.

THE ROUSHAR FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Offensive backfield coach (1986-88) and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (1989-92) at Butler; offensive line coach at Rhode Island (1993); offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Ball State (1994); quarterbacks coach (1995) and offensive tackle/tight ends coach (1996) at Illinois; offensive line coach (1997) and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (1998-2002) at Northern Illinois; running backs coach (2003) and offensive coordinator/running backs coach (2004) at Illinois; offensive line coach at Cincinnati (2005-06). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Northern Illinois in 1984. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Two-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Northern Illinois (1981-82). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1988 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 1991 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

Roushar earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Northern Illinois in 1984. He and his wife Patti have four children: Marissa, Mallory, Maura and Danny.

Michigan State was one of the top rushing teams in the nation during the 2007 regular season, thanks in large part to the offensive line. Roushar had to juggle his lineup several times, using eight different starting combinations, but he led his unit to be one of the most productive in the Big Ten as the Spartans ranked fourth in the conference and No. 25 in the NCAA in rushing with 198.2 yards a game. Roushar arrived in East Lansing after serving as offensive line coach under Coach Dantonio at Cincinnati for two seasons (2005-06). In 2006, he instructed offensive guard Trevor Canfield, who earned second-team All-BIG EAST honors as a sophomore. Prior to joining the Cincinnati coaching staff, he worked with the running backs at Illinois for two seasons (200304), adding the duties of offensive coordinator in 2004. Roushar spent six years as offensive line coach at Northern Illinois (1997-2002), where he also served as the offensive coordinator for the final five seasons. During his tenure at NIU, the Huskies earned a share of back-to-back Mid-American Conference West Division titles in 2001 and 2002. In his six years in DeKalb, NIU also produced four 1,000-yard rushers, including Michael Turner who finished second in the NCAA in rushing in 2002 while averaging 159.6 yards per game. In 2000, the Huskies ranked among the national leaders in rushing offense (No. 12 at 228.1 ypg.), total offense (No. 19 at 427.8 ypg.) and scoring offense (No. 12 at 37.2 points per game). The 427.8 total yards per game marked the second-best single-season average in NIU history and the school’s best figure since 1963.

The Roushar Family: Mallory, Maura, Dan, Marissa, Patti and Dan.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF MARK STATEN TIGHT ENDS/TACKLES RECRUITING COORDINATOR THIRD SEASON

Mark Staten, who adds a mix of professional playing experience with a solid coaching background, is in his third season as tight ends/ tackles coach and recruiting coordinator at Michigan State. Staten heads one of the deepest and most talented tight end units in the nation, as four players have combined for 54 receptions, 746 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches this season. The group is led by Charlie Gantt, who earned honorable mention All-Big Ten for the second straight year following his 20-catch, 314-yard performance during the regular season. In his first year as a Spartan, Brian Linthicum displayed his versatility with 20 catches for 266 yards, while true freshman Dion Sims led all Spartan tight ends with three touchdown receptions en route to being named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. In addition to his work with the tight ends, Staten’s mentoring of the offensive line has paid dividends once again in 2009, as the unit has allowed the fewest amount of sacks in the Big Ten (13). As recruiting coordinator, Staten helped put together a 2009 recruiting class that analysts ranked among the nation’s Top 25 (MaxPreps/Tom Lemming No. 12, PrepStar No. 15, Rivals.com No. 17 and Scouts, Inc. No. 21).

In 2005, Staten expanded his role to include coaching the offensive tackles as well as the tight ends. The tight end position continued to play a key role in UC’s passing game, as Celek finished second on the team in both receptions (32) and receiving yards (361), plus two more products of the recruiting efforts, cornerback Mike Mickens and linebacker Corey Smith, earned Freshman All-America honors. Prior to joining Cincinnati’s coaching staff, Staten spent two seasons at Ohio State (2002-03), where he contributed to the Buckeyes’ 2002 National Championship. As the offensive graduate assistant, he worked with the offensive linemen, tight ends and long snappers. A four-year starter at defensive tackle at Miami-Ohio, Staten earned All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior. He made the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad as a free agent in 1993 before being added to the New England Patriots’ roster for the conclusion of the 1993 season as well as part of the 1994 campaign. Staten was drafted by the World Football League’s Barcelona Dragons in 1995, but sustained a careerending knee injury.

THE STATEN FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at Miami-Ohio (2001); graduate assistant coach at Ohio State (2002-03); tight ends/tackles and recruiting coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Miami-Ohio in 2001. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year starter as a defensive tackle at Miami-Ohio (1989-92). Professional – Spent parts of two seasons in the National Football League, with the Cincinnati Bengals (1993) and New England Patriots (1993-94). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 2003 Fiesta, 2004 Fiesta, 2004 Fort Worth, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

Staten started his coaching career in 1999 as an assistant coach at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Calif. He returned to Miami-Ohio in 2000 as a student assistant coach and was promoted to graduate assistant in 2001. He graduated cum laude from Miami-Ohio in 2001, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In addition, Staten has started work on a master’s degree in sports exercise science. Staten and his wife Dana have one son, Quinn.

In 2008, Staten’s offensive line unit helped pave the way for Javon Ringer, the nation’s fourth-leading rusher and consensus first-team All-American. Under Staten’s tutelage, right tackle Jesse Miller earned his first career Big Ten honors, garnering second-team accolades from the league’s media. Staten played an instrumental role in helping the Spartan offensive line become one of the best units in the Big Ten in 2007. He tutored left tackle Pete Clifford, who went on to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors. With the tight end position playing more of a prominent role in MSU’s new offensive system, Staten also helped Kellen Davis have his most productive year as a Spartan. Davis, a fifth-round NFL Draft pick by the Chicago Bears, recorded career highs in receptions (32), receiving yards (513) and touchdowns (6) as a senior. Following the 2006 regular season, Staten was one of eight assistant coaches to follow head coach Mark Dantonio from Cincinnati to East Lansing, In 2006, Staten tutored team MVP Brent Celek, who set Cincinnati career records for receptions (88), receiving yards (1,114) and touchdowns (14) by a tight end. Celek, a second-team All-BIG EAST selection as a senior, was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. The 39-year-old Staten landed his first full-time coaching position on Dantonio’s Cincinnati staff in 2004 and made an immediate impact as both the tight ends coach and the program’s recruiting coordinator. In 2004, Celek set a UC single-season record for TD receptions by a tight end (8) en route to earning second-team AllConference USA honors, while defensive end Anthony Hoke earned C-USA All-Freshman honors.

The Staten Family: Dana, Quinn and Mark.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF MIKE TRESSEL LINEBACKERS/SPECIAL TEAMS THIRD SEASON

In his role as linebackers coach over the last three seasons, Mike Tressel has mentored two of the top linebackers in the Big Ten, in Greg Jones and Eric Gordon. Jones and Gordon, who have each started 26 consecutive games at linebacker, have combined for 577 tackles, 58.5 tackles for loss and 23 sacks in their careers. A consensus All-American, Jones became the first Spartan to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades after collecting 141 tackles in 2009, the most in the conference and third nationally. He also leads the team and ranks among the national leaders in tackles for loss (13.5 for 68 yards) and sacks (9 for 53 yards). Jones was rated the No. 1 linebacker in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and earned the Linebacker Trophy (Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards. Preceding his All-America campaign, Jones earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2008, the first Spartan linebacker to do so since 2001. He led the team in tackles for the second straight season with 127 and his 89 tackles in conference play ranked first in the Big Ten. Jones earned consensus Freshman All-America honors in 2007 after leading the team and all Big Ten freshmen with 78 tackles, becoming the first true freshman to lead Michigan State in tackles since 1976. Gordon, who garnered Big Ten All-Freshman honors in 2007, improved his productivity as a sophomore to rank second on the team and 13th in the Big Ten with 85 tackles. As a junior, Gordon is on pace to set a career high in tackles after collecting 84 during the regular season, which ranks second on the team behind Jones. In addition to Jones and Gordon, Tressel mentored former walk-on Brandon Denson in his first year as a starting linebacker. Denson has had a career year, collecting 63 tackles to rank third on the team. Tressel also oversees a successful special teams unit that has been one of the best in the Big Ten since his arrival. First-team All-Big Ten placekicker Brett Swenson became MSU’s all-time leader in field goals (70), points scored (370) and extra points (160) during the 2009 season. Swenson, who was named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist, ranks among the Big Ten leaders in field-goal percentage (first at 90 percent), field goals (tied for first with 18) and scoring (second with 7.8 points per game). Swenson tied a school record last season with 22 field goals en route to being named second-team All-Big Ten. Keshawn Martin heads the kick return team, which ranks sixth nationally, averaging 26.7 yards per return. Martin is the seventh-ranked return man in the nation (30.6-yard avg.). He ran back the opening kickoff of the second half at Minnesota 93 yards for a touchdown, MSU’s first kick return for a TD since 2005, and accumulated 176 kick return yards in the game, the third-highest single-game figure in MSU history. Martin also recorded an 85-yard return at Purdue in compiling 166 kick return yards against the Boilermakers for the seventh-best total in school history.

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Punter Aaron Bates was a second-team all-conference pick in 2008, as he ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th in the nation with his 42.0-yard punting average. In 2007, Devin Thomas established a Big Ten record with 1,135 kick return yards. Tressel arrived at Michigan State following the 2006 regular season, as he was one of eight assistants to follow Coach Dantonio to MSU from Cincinnati. The 36-year-old Tressel played a key role in Cincinnati’s success over his three seasons, as the Bearcats earned two bowl invitations. During the 2006 regular season, UC ranked among the national leaders in rushing defense (No. 27 at 107.5 yards per game), total defense (No. 31 at 304.3 ypg.) and scoring defense (No. 34 at 19.3 points per game). In addition, the Bearcats held seven of its 12 regular-season opponents to less than 100 yards rushing. In 2006, Tressel coached linebacker Kevin McCullough, who received first-team All-BIG EAST honors after leading the team in tackles (72) and tackles for losses (14.5 for 36 yards). In 2005, he helped develop Corey Smith into a thirdteam Freshman All-American and second-team AllBIG EAST selection. In his first season at Cincinnati, Tressel’s starting linebackers ranked first, third and fifth on the team in tackles, with both Jamar Enzor (second team) and Tyjuan Hagler (third team) garnering All-Conference USA honors. Hagler was taken by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

THE TRESSEL FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant coach at South Dakota (199697); offensive line coach (1998-2000) and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2001) at Wartburg (Iowa) College; graduate assistant linebackers coach at Ohio State (2002-03); linebackers and special teams coach at Cincinnati (2004-06). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell (Iowa) College in 1996; master’s degree in sports administration at South Dakota in 1998. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Four-year starter in the secondary at Cornell (Iowa) College (199295). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1999 NCAA Division III Playoffs, 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

Prior to joining Dantonio’s staff at Cincinnati, Tressel spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Ohio State (2002-03), where he contributed to the Buckeyes’ National Championship team in 2002. Tressel previously coached at Wartburg (Iowa) College for four seasons (1998-01), helping the school to a combined record of 36-4 including one conference title. At Wartburg, he served as offensive line coach for three years before assuming the role of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the 2001 season. A four-year starter in the secondary at Cornell (Iowa) College, Tressel became a two-time Academic AllAmerican. Following graduation in 1996, he launched his coaching career at South Dakota as a graduate assistant for two seasons (1996-97), working on the offensive side of the football.

The Tressel Family: Quincy, Logan, Megan and Mike.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell (Iowa) College in 1996 and received a master’s degree in sports administration from South Dakota in 1998. Tressel comes from a bloodline of successful coaches, as his uncle Jim Tressel won four NCAA I-AA championships at Youngstown State before leading Ohio State to the 2002 National Championship. His grandfather, Lee Tressel, ranked as one of the winningest coaches in Division III history and won a National Championship at Baldwin-Wallace College. His father Richard, who spent 23 seasons as head coach at Hamline, is in his eighth season at Ohio State, his fifth year as running backs coach. He and his wife Megan have two children: Logan and Quincy.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF DAVE WARNER QUARTERBACKS THIRD SEASON

Under the direction of Dave Warner the last three seasons, Spartan quarterbacks have been posting record numbers. This season, in Kirk Cousins’ first as a starter, the sophomore quarterback finished the regular season ranked among the Top 10 Spartan single-season leaders in 200-yard passing games (seven - tied for 3rd), passing yards (2,460 - 7th), pass completions (185 - 7th) and touchdown passes (18 - tied for 8th). In addition, Cousins’ passing efficiency rating of 145.2 ranks second in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally. Warner also has tutored Keith Nichol, who played significant minutes in his first season for the Green and White. Nichol threw for 764 yards and seven touchdowns while compiling a 143.2 quarterback rating. With their successful seasons, Cousins and Nichol combined to give Michigan State the No. 1 passing attack in the Big Ten Conference during the regular season, averaging more than 270 yards per game. The Spartans have thrown 26 touchdown passes in 2009, the second most in school history, and the 3,254 passing yards rank third in the school record books. Warner mentored Brian Hoyer in 2007 and 2008, and Hoyer responded by becoming one of the most productive quarterbacks in Spartan history. Hoyer ranks among MSU’s career leaders in pass attempts (No. 2 at 896), passing yards (No. 3 with 6,159), pass completions (No. 3 at 500), TD passes (No. 6 with 35) and completion percentage (No. 10 at .559). Hoyer, who threw for more than 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, was one of just three MSU quarterbacks to record 6,000 career passing yards. Warner also developed Hoyer’s game management skills, as the senior captain accumulated a 16-11 record and led the Spartans to back-to-back bowl appearances. After signing a free agent contract in April 2009, Hoyer has worked his way into the back-up quarterback role for the New England Patriots.

Before coaching at Cincinnati, Warner coached wide receivers at Southern Miss in 2003 and 2004. He has also made stops as the passing game coordinator at Houston (2001-02), offensive coordinator at Connecticut (1999-2000), passing game coordinator at Wyoming (1998) and quarterbacks coach at Bucknell (1997). Warner and Dantonio also coached together for four seasons at Kansas, when Dantonio was the secondary coach for the Jayhawks from 1991-94. Warner spent nine total seasons as quarterbacks coach for Kansas (1988-96). Prior to KU, Warner spent four years on the staff at Kent State (1984-87), including the last two as quarterbacks coach. A three-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Syracuse, Warner finished his playing career ranked seventh in career passing yards (2,593) and was a member of the 1979 team that won the Independence Bowl. After graduating in 1982, he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for the Orange, working with the quarterbacks and offensive backs. The 49-year-old Warner will be coaching in his seventh bowl game when the Spartans face Texas Tech in the 2010 Alamo Bowl. Warner has also coached in the 2004 New Orleans and 2003 Liberty Bowls while at Southern Miss, the 1992 and 1995 Aloha Bowls while at Kansas, and the 2007 Champs Sports and 2009 Capital One Bowls at Michigan State.

THE WARNER FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined the staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant at Syracuse (1982-83); running backs coach (1984-85) and quarterbacks coach (1986-87) at Kent State; quarterbacks coach at Kansas (1988-96); quarterbacks coach at Bucknell (1997); passing game coordinator at Wyoming (1998); offensive coordinator at Connecticut (19992000); passing game coordinator at Houston (200102); wide receivers coach at Southern Miss (200304); quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati (2006). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Syracuse in 1982; master’s degree in physical education from Syracuse in 1984. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Syracuse (1979-81). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player – 1979 Independence Bowl. Coach – 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Aloha Bowl, 2003 Liberty Bowl, 2004 New Orleans Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

Among Warner’s top products was Kansas’ Chip Hilleary, who became only the second player in Big Eight Conference history to rush for over 1,000 yards and pass for more than 4,000 yards. At Wyoming, he developed a passing attack that was ranked third in the Western Athletic Conference. Warner earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Syracuse in 1982 and received a master’s degree in physical education from the school in 1984. He and his wife Leigh Ann have a son, Jackson. Coach Warner also has a daughter, Alexandra.

Hoyer earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after throwing for 2,404 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. In 2007, Hoyer became the fifth Spartan quarterback to eclipse the 2,500-yard milestone in a season and finished with 2,725 passing yards, the thirdhighest single-season total in MSU history. Hoyer also ranked among the top Spartan single-season leaders in completions (third with 223), pass attempts (second with 376) and TD passes (tied for fourth with 20). Warner has been a quarterbacks coach and/or offensive coordinator or passing game coordinator for 21 of his previous 26 seasons as a college assistant. In his only season at Cincinnati with Coach Dantonio, Warner mentored two starting quarterbacks, in Dustin Grutza and Nick Davila. During the 2006 regular season, Grutza ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in both passing efficiency (123.9 rating) and total offense (168.1), while Davila orchestrated the offense in Cincinnati’s 30-11 upset over then-No. 7 Rutgers on Nov. 18 as he completed 11-of-15 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown.

The Warner Family: Leigh Ann, Jackson and Dave.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF KEN MANNIE HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH 15TH SEASON

Ken Mannie is in his 15th year as Michigan State’s head strength and conditioning coach for football, while additionally directing and overseeing the strength and conditioning programs for all men’s and women’s sports. Mannie is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (NSCA) and holds an honorary certification with the International Association of Resistance Trainers (IART). In May 2002 at its annual conference in Salt Lake City, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association awarded Mannie the title of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) in recognition of his credentials, professionalism, expertise, longevity and contributions to the field. He is also a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE). Mannie has been a keynote speaker and roundtable participant at several national conventions and seminars. In both 2006 and 2007, Mannie was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in recognition for his numerous and ongoing educational efforts in the field of strength and conditioning and in bringing awareness to the anabolic drug abuse problem in sports.

Mannie has been recognized for his adamant stance against performance-enhancing drugs and is the narrator of “Roid Roulette: A Dangerous Game,” an NCAA-recommended educational videotape on the hazards of steroid abuse. In June, 2007, the Varsity S Club inducted Mannie as an honorary member. Prior to his arrival at Michigan State, Mannie spent nine years in a similar capacity at the University of Toledo (1985-94). He worked for Nick Saban in 1990 when the Rockets won a share of the Mid-American Conference title and finished 9-2. He served as a graduate assistant along with Mark Dantonio at Ohio State in 1984, working with the Buckeyes’ Big Ten championship football team. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Mannie taught and coached on the high school level for 10 years (197584). He spent nine of those years at his alma mater Steubenville Catholic Central where he coached football, wrestling and track. He began his coaching career as a student assistant at Akron in 1974, working with the offensive guards and centers.

THE MANNIE FILE YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 15th. Joined staff on Dec. 8, 1994, from Toledo. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College — Graduate assistant at Ohio State (1984); head strength and conditioning coach at Toledo (1985-94). Also coached and taught at the high school level for ten years. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Akron in 1974; master’s degree in health and physical education with an emphasis in exercise science from Ohio State in 1985. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College — Three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard at Akron (1971-73). BOWL EXPERIENCE: Coach — 1985 Rose Bowl, 1995 Independence Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 1997 Aloha Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic, 2003 Alamo Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

A former walk-on, Mannie became a three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard for Akron from 1971-73. He started on the ’71 Zips’ team that finished 8-2 and ranked eighth nationally in the Division II polls. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Akron in 1974 and received a master’s degree in physical education and health education with an emphasis in exercise science from Ohio State University in 1985. Married to the former Marianne Saccoccia, he and his wife have a daughter, Alaina Antoinette, who is a student at Michigan State.

He has written more than 200 articles and four book chapters on the various aspects of strength/conditioning, speed/power development, sports nutrition, motivation, athletics, and the anabolic drug abuse issue. Since 2000, Mannie has written the monthly column “Powerline” for Coach and Athletic Director, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious coaching publication. He is also a frequent contributor to the Championship Performance newsletter. Additionally, he hosts a monthly instructional video stream for the Coach and AD website called “Powerline On-line,” in which he covers a wide range of strength and conditioning topics and tips from the trenches. Mannie has served as a consultant to several NFL teams on training equipment, program design, and the organization and administration of testing protocols. He has trained a host of collegiate players who went on to have highly successful NFL careers. He also serves on the advisory board for the informationbased Athletic Strength and Power (ASAP) website.

The Mannie Family: Marianne, Alaina and Ken.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF THE HOKE FILE

TOMMY HOKE ASSOCIATE HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH SIXTH SEASON

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Sixth. Joined staff on April 26, 2004, from Appalachian State. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College — assistant track and field coach at UNC Wilmington (1991); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (1992-95); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas Tech (1995-96); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (1996-1998); head strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (1999-2003).

Tommy Hoke is in his sixth year as associate head strength and conditioning coach at Michigan State. Hoke is a strength and conditioning specialist, certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from UNC Wilmington in 1990; master’s degree in exercise science from Appalachian State in 1993.

The 41-year-old Hoke came to Michigan State following eight seasons at Appalachian State (1996-2003), including three years as an assistant before being promoted to head strength and conditioning coach in 1999 by head football coach Jerry Moore. In his role as head strength and conditioning coach, he organized workouts for Appalachian State’s 20 varsity sports.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College — Lettered in track and field at UNC Wilmington (1990). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach — 1998 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1999 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2000 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2001 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2002 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

Hoke played an integral part in helping Appalachian State football to a combined record of 67-30 (.691) from 1996-2003, including a 48-16 record (.750) in Southern Conference games. The Mountaineers made five-straight appearances in the NCAA I-AA playoffs from 1998-2002. During his tenure, 13 Appalachian State players were invited to National Football League training camps. Prior to his second stint at Appalachian State, Hoke spent one year as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas Tech (1995-96) where he worked primarily with the Red Raiders’ men’s basketball, women’s soccer, softball and track and field programs while assisting football. Hoke first arrived on the Appalachian State campus in 1992, working for four years as assistant strength and conditioning coach (1992-95). He began his coaching career as an assistant track and field coach at UNC Wilmington in 1991. A native of Durham, N.C., Hoke lettered in track and field at UNC Wilmington, competing in the javelin and shot put in 1990. He also participated in soccer in 1986. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from UNC Wilmington in 1990 and received a master’s in exercise science from Appalachian State in 1993. Hoke and his wife Rachel have two children: Drew and Jennifer.

The Hoke Family: Rachel, Tommy, Drew and Jennifer.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF TIM ALLEN DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS SECOND SEASON

Tim Allen, who previously worked together with Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio and quarterbacks coach Dave Warner at Kansas in the early 1990s, is in his second season as director of football operations at Michigan State. The 51-year-old Allen previously spent 19 seasons on Glen Mason’s coaching staff at Kansas (1988-96) and Minnesota (1997-2006). His primary responsibilities include supervising the day-to-day football operations in the areas of athletic training,equipment and student employees. In addition, Allen organizes preseason football camp, coordinates regular and postseason travel, manages football’s operating budget, oversees the Skandalaris Football Center and Duffy Daugherty Football Building, supervises the production schedule for head coach Mark Dantonio’s web site (CoachDantonio.com) as well as the agent registration program and assists in scheduling future opponents. He also serves as the football staff’s liaison to the Duffy Daugherty Memorial Awards Committee.

AP No. 22 and United Press International No. 23; 1995: No. 9 AP and No. 10 UPI).

THE ALLEN FILE

While at Kansas, he served as the academic liaison for football and organized the on-campus recruiting efforts in addition to his other football operations duties.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Second. Joined staff on June 13, 2008, from Minnesota.

From 1982-85, he worked as an assistant football coach (wide receivers, 1982-83; defensive backs/ special teams coordinator, 1984-85) and admissions counselor at his alma mater, Bethel College, in North Newton, Kansas. In October 2003, Allen and members of the 1984 Threshers’ football team that posted an undefeated regular-season record (9-0) en route to winning the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) championship and finishing second in the NAIA Division II final rankings were inducted into the Bethel College Athletic Hall of Fame. A native of Seneca, Kansas, Allen earned two letters as a wide receiver and was elected team captain as a senior at Bethel College. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation from Bethel College in 1986. Allen and his wife Rochelle have four children: Brett, Brianna, Brooke and Brandon.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Wide receivers coach (1982-83) and defensive backs coach/special teams coordinator (1984-85) at Bethel College; defensive graduate assistant (1986), administrative assistant for football operations (1987) and director of football operations (1988-96) at Kansas; assistant athletics director for football operations at Minnesota (1997-2006). EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in health, physical education and recreation from Bethel College in 1986. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Two-year letterman as a wide receiver at Bethel College. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1984 NAIA Division II playoffs, 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Aloha Bowl, 1999 Sun Bowl, 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl, 2002 Music City Bowl, 2003 Sun Bowl, 2004 Music City Bowl, 2005 Music City Bowl, 2006 Insight Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

Allen comes to Michigan State following 10 years at Minnesota where he served as assistant athletics director for football operations. During his tenure, the Golden Gophers made seven postseason bowl appearances, including five straight trips from 200206, and finished ranked among the nation’s Top 25 on two occasions (1999: ESPN/USA TODAY No. 17 and Associated Press No. 18; 2003: No. 17 ESPN/USA TODAY and AP No. 20). From 1999-2005, Minnesota averaged better than seven wins per season (50 total). At Minnesota, his duties included coordinating team travel, bowl game preparations, future scheduling and serving as a liaison between Gopher football and National Football League scouts. Allen also served as the liaison to all university administrative and support areas. In addition, he worked closely with the football booster groups, including the Goal Line Club and Touchdown Club. Allen previously spent 11 seasons at Kansas, first as a defensive graduate assistant in 1986 before being promoted to administrative assistant for football operations in 1987. He was retained when Mason became the Jayhawks’ head coach in 1988. During his stint in Lawrence, Allen was part of one of college football’s most dramatic turnarounds as Kansas recorded a pair of Aloha Bowl victories (1992 over BYU and 1995 over UCLA) and two Top 25 finishes (1992:

The Allen Family: Brooke, Brandon, Brianna, Rochelle, Brett and Tim.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF THE FOLINO FILE

DINO FOLINO DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL/PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & RELATIONS EIGHTH SEASON

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 15th overall. Rejoined staff in 2002. PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant at Ohio State (1974-75); defensive backs coach at New Hampshiire (1976); defensive backs coach at Cincinnati (1977-80); defensive backs coach at Pittsburgh (1981-84); defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Pennsylvania (1985-86); defensive backs coach at Rice (1986-87); defensive backs coach at Michigan State (1988-94); defensive backs at Albion College (1995-96); defensive coordinator at Alma (1997); defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt (1998-2001).

Former Spartan assistant coach Dino Folino enters his eighth year as director of personnel/player development and relations at Michigan State. Folino’s responsibilities include coordinating football student-athlete housing and summer jobs program, high school coaches clinics and football fantasy camp. In addition, he serves as the football office’s liaison to National Football League scouts, student-athlete support services, sports marketing department, MSU Football Players Association and Michigan High School Football Coaches Association.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova in 1971; master’s degree in educational administration from Ohio State in 1975. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year starter at safety for Villanova.

Prior to accepting a position in athletics administration, he spent 27 years in the college coaching ranks. Folino returned to Michigan State following four years at Vanderbilt (1998-2001), where he coached the secondary and served as defensive coordinator under Woody Widenhofer.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1975 Rose Bowl, 1976 Rose Bowl, 1976 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 1982 Sugar Bowl, 1983 Cotton Bowl, 1984 Fiesta Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1989 Aloha Bowl, 1990 Sun Bowl, 1993 Liberty Bowl, 1996 NCAA Division III Playoffs, 2003 Alamo Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

He worked one season as a defensive coordinator at Alma College (1997) and two years as the defensive backs coach at Albion College (1995-96). Folino previously spent seven years as the secondary coach at Michigan State (1988-94) under George Perles. During his tenure, the Spartans made four bowl appearances (1989 Gator, 1989 Aloha, 1990 Sun and 1993 Liberty) and won a share of the 1990 Big Ten championship. In 1994, Michigan State led the Big Ten in passing defense (103.1 rating). In addition, Folino coached three first-team All-Big Ten selections: safety John Miller (1987-88), safety Harlon Barnett (1989) and cornerback Demetrice Martin (1994). Barnett, who now serves as secondary coach under second-year Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, also earned first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News in 1989. His college coaching credits also include stops at Rice (1986-87), Penn (1985), Pittsburgh (1981-84), Cincinnati (1977-80), New Hampshire (1976) and Ohio State (1974-75). During his stint under Jackie Sherrill at Pittsburgh, the Panthers finished ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 three-straight years (No. 4 in 1981, No. 10 in 1982 and No. 18 in 1983) while earning trips to the 1982 Sugar, 1983 Cotton and 1984 Fiesta Bowls. Folino began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under legendary Coach Woody Hayes at Ohio State, where the Buckeyes won two-straight Big Ten championships in 1974-75 and made back-to-back Rose Bowl appearances (1975-76).

The Folino Family

A three-year letterman (1968-70), Folino earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova in 1971. He received a master’s degree in education administration from Ohio State in 1975. A native of Pittsburgh, Folino and his wife Anita have nine children: sons, Anthony, Chuck, John and Danny; and daughters, Alyse, Ann, Ellen and Carlyann. The couple also has eight grandchildren: Johnny, Dano, Jack, Drew, George, Caroline, June, Charlie and Lilian.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF THE LUNSFORD FILE

BRAD LUNSFORD DIRECTOR OF EXECUTIVE FOOTBALL OPERATIONS THIRD SEASON

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third on full-time staff as director of executive football operations. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: College – Assistant to the recruiting coordinator at Michigan State (2000-03); assistant director of football operations at Michigan State (2004-05); assistant athletics director/director of football operations at Delaware State (2006).

Brad Lunsford enters his third year as a full-time member of the Spartan football staff as director of executive football operations.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in public policy from Michigan State in 2004; master’s degree in sports administration from Michigan State in 2005.

Lunsford’s primary responsibilities include coordinating team travel, preseason camp, training table and food services as well as administrative oversight over all practice sessions. In addition, he supervises the comp ticket program for MSU players during the regular season and postseason; develops all administrative manuals for the program; plus assists in planning the yearly calendar as well as camps and clinics. Lunsford also organizes and coordinates all day-to-day football-related activities for head coach Mark Dantonio and serves as the football office’s liaison to the athletic communications staff. The 27-year-old Lunsford spent one year at Delaware State, serving as the school’s first director of football operations. In his dual role as assistant athletics director, he oversaw all operations of the Hornet program in 2006, managing day-to-day administrative tasks while arranging team travel and scheduling. Prior to spending the 2006 season at Delaware State, Lunsford worked for five years in the Michigan State football office. From September 2000 to May 2004, he was the assistant to the recruiting coordinator, managing all mailings for high school and junior college film requests, maintaining the program’s recruiting database and organizing a nationwide recruiting board. In 2003, he was employed by Palace Sports and Entertainment in Auburn Hills, Mich., as a basketball operations intern for the WNBA’s Detroit Shock. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Michigan State in May 2004, Lunsford changed roles and was promoted to assistant director of football operations. Serving in a graduate assistant capacity for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, he helped former Assistant Athletics Director/Director of Football Operations Mike Vollmar in all administrative duties, including recruiting functions, team travel and managing and training student administrative and recruiting aides.

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl.

The Lunsford Family: Brad and April.

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Lunsford completed his master’s degree in sports administration from MSU in December 2005. He married the former April Merta in May 2007. April earned a bachelor’s degree in packaging from Michigan State in 2004. Front Row (R-L): Brad Lunsford, Dave Warner, Mark Staten, Dan Roushar, Dan Enos, Don Treadwell, Mark Dantonio, Pat Narduzzi, Mike Tressel, Ted Gill, Harlon Barnett, Tim Allen. Second Row (R-L): Dylan Marinez, Nick Siatras, Ferris Eways, Kort Shankweiler, Norman Burns, Tommy Hoke, Dino Folino, Ken Mannie, Matt Harper. Back Row (R-L): Bob Knickerbocker, Zak Willis, Nick Ruffing, Reed Schuitema, Tom Shepard, Randy Gillon.

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SPARTAN COACHING STAFF GRADUATE ASSISTANTS/SUPPORT STAFF KORT SHANKWEILER GRADUATE ASSISTANT SECOND SEASON

FERRIS EWAYS GRADUATE ASSISTANT SECOND SEASON

ZAK WILLIS GRADUATE ASSISTANT FIRST SEASON

NORMAN BURNS VIDEO INTERN/OFFENSE

NICK SIATRAS VIDEO INTERN/DEFENSE

RANDY GILLON SPEED COACH SECOND SEASON

JEFF MONROE ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR/HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

SALLY NOGLE ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC TRAINER

BOB KNICKERBOCKER ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR

PAM HENNING ASSISTANT COACHES SECRETARY

SIMONE LAVOIE SPORT OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

CINDY MEJORADO OFFICE ASSISTANT

MATT HARPER FOOTBALL VIDEO COORDINATOR

DYLAN MARINEZ ASSISTANT EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR

TOM SHEPARD FOOTBALL VIDEO COORDINATOR

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SUPPORT STAFF/SPARTAN BOWL HISTORY NICK RUFFING STRENGTH & CONDITIONING GRADUATE ASSISTANT

AARON MCLAURIN STRENGTH & CONDITIONING GRADUATE ASSISTANT

REED SCHUITEMA FOOTBALL OPERATIONS GRADUATE ASSISTANT

SPARTAN BOWL HISTORY

BOWL BREAKDOWN

Michigan State football teams have appeared in 19 postseason bowl games, including eight New Year’s Day games. The Spartans are 7-12 (.368) in bowl games.

Bowl Appearances: 19 Record in Bowl Games: 7-12 Alamo Bowl ................................................................................................ 0-1 2003 / Nebraska 17, MSU 3 All-American .............................................................................................. 0-1 1985 / Georgia Tech 17, MSU 14 Aloha........................................................................................................... 1-1 1989 / MSU 33, Hawaii 14 1997 / Washington 51, MSU 23 Capital One................................................................................................. 1-1 2000 / MSU 37, Florida 34 2009 / Georgia 24, MSU 12 Champs Sports .......................................................................................... 0-1 2007 / Boston College 24, MSU 21 Cherry ......................................................................................................... 0-1 1984 / Army 10, MSU 6 Gator ........................................................................................................... 0-1 1989 / Georgia 34, MSU 27 Independence ............................................................................................ 0-1 1995 / LSU 45, MSU 26 Liberty......................................................................................................... 0-1 1993 / Louisville 18, MSU 7 Orange ........................................................................................................ 0-1 1938 / Auburn 6, MSU 0 Rose ............................................................................................................ 3-1 1954 / MSU 28, UCLA 20 1956 / MSU 17, UCLA 14 1966 / UCLA 14, MSU 12 1988 / MSU 20, USC 17 Silicon Valley Classic ................................................................................ 1-0 2001 / MSU 44, Fresno State 35 Sun Bowl .................................................................................................... 1-1 1990 / MSU 17, USC 16

• The Spartans will be appearing in their third-straight bowl game when they face Texas Tech in the 2010 Alamo Bowl. The last time Michigan State earned three-straight bowl berths arrived in 1995-97 (1995 Independence, 1996 Sun, 1997 Aloha). The three-game bowl streak matches the second-longest in school history. • Michigan State’s 37-34 win over No. 10 Florida in the 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl marked its first New Year’s Day bowl victory since the 1988 Rose Bowl and ended a four-game losing streak in postseason play. • Six of Michigan State’s last seven bowl opponents have been ranked in The Associated Press Top 25, including No. 16 Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl, No. 14 Boston College in the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, No. 22 Nebraska in the 2003 Alamo Bowl, No. 20 Fresno State in the 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic, No. 10 Florida in the 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl and No. 21 Washington in the 1997 Aloha Bowl. • During his 12-year tenure (1983-94), George Perles took Michigan State to seven bowl games, including four straight trips from 1987-90 (1988 Rose, 1989 Gator, 1989 Aloha and 1990 Sun). • Michigan State has made four appearances in the Rose Bowl, posting a 3-1 record. The Spartans defeated UCLA in 1954 and 1956, and USC in 1988. • Mark Dantonio, who led the Spartans to the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, became just the third Spartan coach to earn a postseason bowl bid in his first season, joining Nick Saban (1995 Independence) and John L. Smith (2003 Alamo).

BOWL SCORECARD Year 1938 1954 1956 1966 1984 1985 1988 1989 1989 1990 1993 1995 1996 1997 2000 2001 2003 2007 2009

Date Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 2 Dec. 22 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Dec. 25 Dec. 31 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 31 Dec. 25 Jan. 1 Dec. 31 Dec. 29 Dec. 28 Jan. 1

Bowl Orange Rose Rose Rose Cherry All-American Rose Gator Aloha Sun Liberty Independence Sun Aloha Citrus Silicon Valley Alamo Champs Sports Capital One

Opponent Auburn UCLA UCLA UCLA Army Georgia Tech USC Georgia Hawaii USC Louisville LSU Stanford Washington Florida Fresno State Nebraska Boston College Georgia

Result L W W L L L W L W W L L L L W W L L L

Score 0-6 28-20 17-14 12-14 6-10 14-17 20-17 27-34 33-13 17-16 7-18 26-45 0-38 23-51 37-34 44-35 3-17 21-24 12-24

Michigan State defeated USC, 20-17, in the 1988 Rose Bowl.

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Larry Caper ran 23 yards for the game-winning touchdown in overtime as the Spartans beat Michigan in back-to-back years for the first time since winning three straight from 1965-67.

Michigan State is making its thirdstraight bowl appearance, a first for the program since 1995-97 and matching the second-longest bowl streak in school history.

Brett Swenson became MSU’s all-time leader in field goals, points scored and extra points in 2009.

Kirk Cousins threw for a career-high 353 yards - the seventh-highest single-game total in MSU history - in the Spartans’ 49-14 victory over Western Michigan.

Colin Neely sacked Purdue quarterback Joey Elliott on a fourth-and-6 play in the final seconds of the game to preserve the 40-37 win for the Spartans. MSU rallied from 11 points down in the fourth quarter to become bowl eligible.

All-American Greg Jones led the Big Ten and ranked third in the nation during the regular season with 141 tackles, which ranks as the eighth-best single-season figure in school history. He has reached double-figure tackles eight times this season and also leads the team with nine sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss.

Keshawn Martin was the only player in the FBS regular season to score touchdowns of 80 yards or more three different ways (93-yard kick return vs. Minnesota; 91-yard reception vs. Wisconsin; 84-yard run vs. Minnesota).

Blair White was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after catching 12 passes for 186 yards - the highest single-game total in the Big Ten this season - and two touchdowns in the Homecoming win over Northwestern.


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