Senior class likely will go out as best-ever MSU offense

Senior Day is about saying good-bye to people, and Michigan State fans will get the chance before today’s home finale at Spartan Stadium between the No. 10 Spartans and Rutgers.

This is also their chance to wave good-bye to a thing — a thing that has evolved as no one could have predicted just 14 months ago. MSU historians can argue about how this offense compares with some of the Biggie Munn attacks of the late 1940s and early 1950s, or with the 1978 Darryl Rogers offense that lit up the Big Ten with sophisticated passing schemes. But the numbers say this is MSU’s best ever.

MSU already has school records for points (438) and offensive touchdowns (55) in a season. A typical day of productivity against Rutgers can give this team the total offense record — it sits at 5,051, aiming to exceed the 5,520 yards gained by MSU’s 2004 team under John L. Smith — and its scoring average of 43.8 points per game is well past that 1978 team’s record of 37.4. – Read more at

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