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#16 Michigan State Spartans (10-3)


Sat. 11/18 Sat. 11/25 Thu. 12/28
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W 17-7
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vs. WashSt
W 42-17
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Florida State hires Harlon Barnett as defensive coordinator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Willie Taggart has filled an important position on his Florida State staff, hiring Harlon Barnett as defensive coordinator.

The university announced Barnett's appointment Sunday. He joins the Seminoles after 11 seasons at his alma mater, Michigan State. Barnett coached defensive backs throughout his tenure and was the co-defensive coordinator the past three seasons.

This past season the Spartans led the Big Ten and were second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing defense, allowing 95.3 yards per game. Michigan State was also seventh in the nation in total defense, allowing 297.6 yards per game and 19th in scoring defense (20.0 points).

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Lewerke2793
Passing TDs: B. Lewerke20
Rushing Yards: L. Scott898
Rushing TDs: L. Scott8
Receiving Yards: F. Davis III776
Receiving TDs: F. Davis III9
Interceptions: D. Dowell5
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Bowling Green W 35 - 10
9/9 vs. Western Michigan W 28 - 14
9/23 vs. Notre Dame L 18 - 38
9/30 vs. Iowa W 17 - 10
10/7 at 7 Michigan W 14 - 10
10/14 at Minnesota W 30 - 27
10/21 vs. Indiana W 17 - 9
10/28 at Northwestern L 31 - 39
11/4 vs. 7 Penn State W 27 - 24
11/11 at 13 Ohio State L 3 - 48
11/18 vs. Maryland W 17 - 7
11/25 at Rutgers W 40 - 7
12/28 vs. 18 Washington State W 42 - 17
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
5 Ohio State 8-1 12-2
16 Michigan State 7-2 10-3
9 Penn State 7-2 11-2
Michigan 5-4 8-5
Rutgers 3-6 4-8
Indiana 2-7 5-7
Maryland 2-7 4-8
West
  Conference Overall
6 Wisconsin 9-0 13-1
21 Northwestern 7-2 10-3
Iowa 4-5 8-5
Purdue 4-5 7-6
Nebraska 3-6 4-8
Minnesota 2-7 5-7
Illinois 0-9 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4980 (76)
Passing Yards: 2798 (73)
Rushing Yards: 2182 (59)
Points per game: 24.5 (96)
Yards per game: 383.1 (91)
Touchdowns: 38 (84)
Field Goals: 15 (51)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3869 (6)
Passing Yards: 2630 (41)
Rushing Yards: 1239 (1)
Points per game: 20.0 (19)
Yards per game: 297.6 (7)
Touchdowns: 27 (8)
Field Goals: 14 (64)
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