Panasiuk was a second-team All-Big Ten choice by Pro Football Focus after collecting a career-high six tackles for loss as a junior, while Williams racked up career bests in tackles (53) and tackles for loss (10.5) to pick up first-team All-Big Ten honors by The Associated Press. 30 in the regular-season finale against Maryland in Spartan Stadium. SPARTAN COACHING STAFF UPDATES • MSU head coach has repeatedly stressed the importance of continuity on his coaching staff as one of the main reasons for Michigan State's success during his tenure.• , a first-team All-Big Ten safety in 2017, will return for his third year as a starter in 2019. • Following back-to-back road games at Ohio State (Oct. 12), the Spartans have a bye and will then host Penn State on Oct. After a second bye weekend, MSU will also take on Illinois (Nov. • Michigan State will face seven teams on its 2019 schedule that appeared in bowl games last season, including two of its three nonconference opponents (Sept. Three of MSU's nine assistant coaches have been at MSU since Dantonio's arrival in 2007 (tight ends coach/special teams coordinator ).Filling in for the injured Lewerke, compiled a 2-1 record as the starter. In the win over Rutgers, Lombardi was 19-of-43 for 173 yards with one TD and one interception.He was named the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week after leading the Spartans to a 23-13 victory over Purdue on Oct. Lombardi threw for 318 yards against the Boilermakers and completed 26-of-46 passes, including two touchdowns (11 yards to Darrell Stewart in second quarter; 48 yards to in fourth quarter). Lombardi played quarterback in seven games (eight games overall; punted once in an emergency situation at Arizona State).He already has seven career interceptions and has started 23 consecutive games. 9) in East Lansing before traveling to Michigan (Nov. Those three also coached under Dantonio at Cincinnati.
He finished the 2018 season ranked ninth in the Big Ten in passing (2,040 yards; 185.5 ypg) and 10th in total offense (2,224 yards; 202.2 ypg). He completed 15-of-41 passes for 146 yards and ran for a career-high 53 yards on nine carries (5.9 avg.) against the Huskers. He is the only active Big Ten coach to win multiple Big Ten Championships (2010, 2013, 2015), claim a victory in the Rose Bowl (2014), and coach in the College Football Playoff (2015). • Michigan State will be looking for its ninth win in 12 tries against Michigan on Nov. The Spartans have won eight of their last 11 meetings over the Wolverines, including two straight in Michigan Stadium. Dantonio has won the most Big Ten Championships (three) and bowl games (five) of any Spartan head coach and also ranks first with 11 bowl appearances. Dantonio is one of just six Big Ten coaches to have at least six 10-win seasons on their resume (Bo Schembechler, Michigan; Jim Tressel, Ohio State; Joe Paterno, Penn State; Lloyd Carr, Michigan; Urban Meyer, Ohio State) and one of four to have at least five 11-win seasons (Tressel, Paterno, Meyer). • Overall, Dantonio owns a 125-68 (.648) record in 15 seasons as a head coach (18-17 in three seasons at Cincinnati; 107-51 in 12 seasons at MSU). • Dantonio's incredible run at Michigan State ranks among the best in Big Ten history.