The last few days have been filled with some highs and lows for the Michigan State Spartans. Overall, the team is looking good for next season, and Coach Dantonio seems to be pleased with how the team is progressing this spring. Here is a look at some of the recent news for the team.
Defense Wins First Scrimmage
The Spartan defense won the first scrimmage of the year with an impressive score of 72-32. They managed to rack up two interceptions, with one being returned for a touchdown. Both impressive plays were made by fifth year senior Johnny Adams. The offense was only able to put one touchdown on the board, and was sacked 10 times.
Andrew Maxwell Throws for Two Interceptions
Maxwell will be replacing Kirk Cousins this season as the starting quarterback. In the first scrimmage game, he completed 6 of 11 passes, and was intercepted twice. He did throw for the only offensive touchdown. Fellow quarterback Connor Cook also played in the game; he had one interception.
Injuries Affect Spring Workouts
The offense will most likely be without wide receiver Tony Lippett for the rest of the spring. He injured his ankle, and it is not known exactly when he will be able to return to the field. Dantonio still has high hopes for Lippett this season, saying, "I think he's taken great strides in terms of what he's able to do."
Cornerback Darqueze Dennard will also be out for the rest of the spring due to a shoulder injury. His absence will likely result in some changes during spring workouts, but no one has indicated that he won't be back in time for the start of the season.
DeAnthony Arnett Waiver Filed
Mark Dantonio has filed a waiver with the NCAA to allow DeAnthony Arnett to play this coming season. Arnett had been attending Tennessee, but transferred to be closer to his sick father. Tennessee made headlines last year because they were unwilling to release Arnett from his scholarship unless he were to attend a Mid-American Conference school.
Whitney Levon lived in the East Lansing area for several years, and officially adopted the Spartans as her favorite college football team.
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