Michigan State Spartans College Football Betting
The Michigan State Spartans had a very disappointing 2022 season, as they went just 5-7 and missed out on a bowl game. The Spartans went just 3-6 in the East Division of the Big Ten. A lot was expected out of the Spartans in 2022 and fans were let down, time and time again. Michigan State went 5-7 SU and 4-8 ATS, with five games going over the total and seven going under. The last two losses for Michigan State were especially tough to take, as they needed to win just one of their last two games to make a bowl game, but they fell in overtime to Indiana and then got blown out by Penn State in the season finale. All the people that got so excited about Mel Tucker as head coach are now having second thoughts after the Spartans struggled for much of 2022.
The Spartans averaged 24.4 points per game which was 92nd in the country and they averaged 353.2 yards per game. Michigan State gave up 27.4 points per game and that was 76th in the country and they allowed 416.5 yard per contest. Jalen Berger led the team with 683 rushing yards, Payton Thorne threw for 2,679 yards, while Keon Coleman had 798 receiving yards. Jacoby Windmon led the team with 5.5 sacks.
Michigan State Spartans Weekly Matchup
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Michigan State Spartans Weekly Recap
The Spartans saw their chances of making a bowl game end, as they were beaten 35-16 by Penn State in their season finale. Sean Clifford threw four TD passes, as the Nittany Lions rolled over the Spartans. For Penn State, who finished third in the Big Ten East standings, Clifford completed 19 of 24 passes for 202 yards without committing a turnover. For the Nittany Lions, Theo Johnson pulled in two TD catches and KeAndre Lambert-Smith had five catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns.
In the seven-team East Division, Michigan State finished fifth. Payton Thorne had one touchdown pass and a rushing score. For the Spartans, Thorne finished 24 of 43 for 229 yards. However, Michigan State had three turnovers and were outgained 410 to 254 overall.
The Spartans scored back-to-back touchdowns, cutting the Nittany Lions' lead to 21-16, before Clifford connected with Nicholas Singleton with 4:31 remaining for a 12-yard catch-and-run to the end zone. Less than a minute after Thorne's interception by Kalen King, Clifford connected with Lambert-Smith on a 35-yard touchdown.
The early plays in the game were mistakes, as Penn State's Jake Pinegar missed a 37-yard field goal and Michigan State's Jayden Reed fumbled on the third play from scrimmage.
In the last minute of the first quarter, Clifford found Johnson free for an 11-yard touchdown, which was the game's first score.
The Nittany Lions extended their lead after a Spartans punt with a well-executed trick play. After taking the snap, Clifford threw the ball into the flat to Lambert-Smith, who received it backward and then threw it perfectly downfield to Johnson for a 48-yard touchdown.
Michigan State closed the gap to 14-3 at the half with Jack Stone's 51-yard field goal, but Penn State widened the margin with Clifford's well placed 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Warren midway through the third quarter.
Thorne had a 9-yard TD pass to Maliq Carr, to cut the lead and after converting third downs of 7, 18, and 10 yards on its subsequent drive, Michigan State scored a touchdown with 10:52 left in the game thanks to Thorne's quarterback keeper to make it 21-16.
2022 Michigan State Spartans Schedule
||vs. Western Michigan
||vs. Ohio State
||W 34-28 (OT)
||L 31-38 (2OT)
||at Penn State
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