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Michigan State WR Jayden Reed returning in 2022

Jan. 04, 2022 18:52 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan state receiver and kick returner Jayden Reed is returning to play for the Spartans in 2022. Reed announced his decision Tuesday on social media. “I’ve come to a final decision to return to Michigan State and use my last year of...

Thorne leads No. 11 Spartans past No. 13 Pitt in Peach Bowl

Dec. 31, 2021 00:08 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan State capped its turnaround from from a two-win season with a fourth-quarter comeback in the Peach Bowl. Payton Thorne’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Reed gave No. 11 Michigan State the lead with less than three minutes remaining and the Spartans...

No. 11 Spartans brace for Addison, No. 13 Pitt in Peach Bowl

Dec. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan State's last-ranked pass defense can't relax in the Peach Bowl just because Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett isn't playing. The No. 11 Spartans (10-2) still have to worry about Jordan Addison, the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top wide...

Michigan State, Pitt are without biggest stars in Peach Bowl

Dec. 29, 2021 11:55 AM EST

No. 13 Pittsburgh (11-2, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. No. 11 Michigan State (10-2, Big Ten), Thursday, 7 p.m. Eastern (ESPN) Line: Michigan State favored by 2 1/2 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook Series record: Michigan State leads 6-0-1. ...

Pickett-less Pitt turns to Patti in Peach Bowl

Dec. 22, 2021 15:12 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett walked into Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi's office last week and spent 30 minutes laughing about the 13th-ranked Panthers' remarkable season, one that carried them to the program's first ACC title and Pickett to a prime spot on NFL draft boards. ...

MSU RB Walker, Pitt QB Pickett skipping Peach Bowl

Dec. 16, 2021 21:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Peach Bowl will go on without Kenneth Walker and Kenny Pickett. Walker, an All-America running back at Michigan State, and Pickett, a record-setting quarterback for Pittsburgh, both announced Thursday they are skipping the bowl game to focus on the NFL draft....

Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker uncertain vs Pitt in bowl

Dec. 13, 2021 17:22 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said Monday he was uncertain whether All-America running back Kenneth Walker will play for 11th-ranked Spartans against No. 13 Pittsburgh in the Peach Bowl. The Big Ten Coach of the Year said Walker is battling through...

QB Bryce Young of Alabama voted AP Player of the Year

Dec. 09, 2021 21:03 PM EST

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is The Associated Press college football player of the year, giving the Crimson Tide their second consecutive winner. Young received 42 of 53 first-place votes from AP Top 25 voters and 137 points to easily finish ahead of Michigan defensive end Aidan...

Former Ga Tech DB Travares Tillman returns as coach

Dec. 07, 2021 21:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Tech player Travares Tillman is returning to his alma mater to oversee the Yellow Jackets’ pass defense and work with defensive backs, coach Geoff Collins announced Tuesday. Tillman served as Michigan State’s cornerbacks coach this season. ...

No. 11 Michigan State to face Pickett, No. 11 Pitt in Peach

Dec. 05, 2021 19:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — No. 13 Pittsburgh (11-2, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. No. 11 Michigan State (10-2, Big Ten), Dec. 30, 7 p.m. ET LOCATION: Atlanta TOP PLAYERS Pittsburgh: QB Kenny Pickett, 334-497 passing for 4,319 yards, 42...