Spartans Host Wyoming in Homecoming Game
By Shanin Thomas
EAST LANSING – Michigan State will host the Wyoming Cowboys
today in the schools 99th homecoming game.
The Spartans have faced the Cowboys two times previously,
beating them in both. However, this game
marks the first homecoming match up against a non-conference opponent.
Head coach Mark Dantonio said, “Wyoming is an extremely well
coached football team,” in a press conference earlier this week. The new head
coach of the Cowboys, Craig Bohl, has already made noticeable changes in his
Dantonio said the Wyoming offense is much like their own. “They
are probably more like us than anybody we've played actually,” he said.Wyoming has a good fullback and tailbacks and
they are going to look to run the ball.
What are some things you can look for in this homecoming match
This year’s MSU homecoming theme is “Spartans Make Headlines”
and many Spartan alumni’s have returned to campus. Jemele Hill, ESPN’s reporter
is being honored as the Grand Marshall and Drew Stanton will be the honorary
During the game, however, keep your eyes on Tony Lippett.
Lippett has become the first option receiver quickly this
season. Although Lippett has started in the previous seasons, he has
re-established himself in a believable way.
Spartan receiver Lippett says that’s just it in a previous
interview. He said that he believes in himself and his abilities much more this
year, which makes for a strong option for quarterback Connor Cook.
Also pay attention to Michigan States two-way players.
Brandon Clemons played offensive guard and defensive tackle in last week’s game
and is likely to do the same in this upcoming game.
A change to the Spartans depth chart has grabbed attention
as well. McGarrett Kings Jr and Aaron Burbridge have been listed on the depth
chart this week as wide receivers. Coach Dantonio said those two can be
interchangeable with Keith Mumphrey and R.J. Shelton.
Connor Kruse has additionally been removed from the depth
chart due to injury, but is expected to return.