Spartans defeat Cougars by a final score of 42-17.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and players discuss Holiday Bowl win.
Michigan State trying to reach its sixth double-digit win season in the last eight years.
No. 16 Spartans preparing to square off with No. 18 Washington State on Dec. 28 in San Diego.
Sophomore linebacker Joe Bachie wins Governor's Award for most valuable player.
Photos from Michigan State football vs. Washington State - Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
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CAREER NOTES: Two-year letterwinner is in his third season with the Spartans . . . MSU’s active leader in receptions (65), receiving yards (858) and TD catches (9) in 31 career games, making 14 starts.
2017 SEASON (JUNIOR): Named second-team All-Big Ten by the media and third- team All-Big Ten by the coaches . . . also named second-team All-Big Ten by Pro Foot - ball Focus and Phil Steele . . . named recipient of the MSU Tommy Love Award (most improved player: offense) . . . ranks fourth in the B1G and 34th in FBS in receiving TDs (8) . . . also ranks sixth in the Big Ten in receptions per game (4.3) and seventh in the Big Ten in both receiving yards (658) and receiving yards per game (54.8) . . . leads the Spartans in receptions (51), receiving yards (658) and touchdown catches (8), all of which are already career highs . . . 40 of his 51 receptions (78.7 percent) have been for either a first down or a touchdown, including all six of his catches at Rutgers, eight of his 12 catches vs. Penn State, and six of his eight catches at Northwestern . . . named to Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week three times (vs. Iowa, Penn State and Rutgers) . . . snared six receptions for 72 yards at Rutgers, with all six going for first downs . . . matched last season’s total receptions by snaring career-high 12 catches for career-high 181 yards with one TD against No. 7 Penn State, scoring on a diving 33-yard TD pass in second quarter . . . the 12 catches tied for fourth most in a single game by a Spartan, and the 181 receiving yards were 13th most by a Spartan in a game. . . had three catches for 54 yards with two going for first downs on MSU scoring drive in third quarter, including a career-long 36-yarder on a third-and-18 from the MSU 19 . . . named to PFF Big Ten Team of the Week for his performance against the Nit - tany Lions . . . caught eight passes for 95 yards with two touchdowns at Northwestern, including a spectacular grab in the end zone, just getting feet in bounds, to tie game with 25 seconds left and send game to OT, where he caught a 6-yard TD in the first OT period . . . had one carry for a season-long 16 yards on MSU’s first touchdown drive vs. Indiana, which ended with his 10-yard TD catch . . . had two receptions for 35 yards at Minnesota, both setting up scoring plays, as his 21-yard catch on the final play of the first quarter was on MSU’s second TD drive of the game and his 14-yarder on the opening drive of the second half ended with MSU’s second FG of the game . . . had one catch for 9 yards against No. 7 Michigan, on first play of drive in second quarter, which led to the Spartans’ second TD of game . . . named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his career performance against Iowa, as he recorded then-career highs in catches (9) and receiving yards (114) against the Hawkeyes, and tied his career high with two touchdown catches, also earning the Spartans’ Offensive Player of the Week accolades . . . also named to PFF Big Ten Team of the Week for his performance vs. Iowa . . . in the first half alone, he had seven receptions for 88 yards, as on the first play from scrimmage, he had a 31-yard reception to set up his first TD catch later in the drive, a 22-yard scoring strike from Brian Lewerke . . . added a 6-yard TD reception later in the first quarter . . . seven of his nine catches against Iowa were for either a first down or a touchdown . . . snared four catches for 38 yards against Notre Dame . . . co-winner of Spartans’ “Unsung Hero” award for second-straight week as well as co-recipient of “The One” team award after he snared team-leading four catches for game-high and career- best 69 yards with a long of 25 yards against Western Michigan . . . all four catches were for MSU first downs including one on a key third-and-8 that set up the Spartans’ second TD of the day . . . started the Bowling Green game and had four catches for 35 yards with two touchdowns, the second coming on an impressive one-handed grab in the corner of the end zone for an 8-yard score . . . co-winner of the team’s “Unsung Hero” award vs. BGSU.
2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Had 12 catches for 150 yards in 12 games of action, including two starts (Furman, Northwestern) . . . posted career highs in both receptions (6) and receiving yards (56) at Illinois and added one rush for 14 yards . . . made his second start of career vs. Northwestern and had one catch for 15 yards . . . snared one reception for career-high tying 28 yards vs. BYU . . . posted his first TD catch of his Spartan career with a 13-yard reception from Tyler O'Connor in the Furman game after making first career start . . . finished the Furman game with three catches for 40 yards and one TD.
2015 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman played in seven games (Air Force, Central Michigan, Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, Alabama) . . . was one of six true freshmen to earn a letter for the Spartans in 2015 . . . had two catches for 50 yards (25.0 avg.) . . . had a team-long 28-yard reception in the College Football Playoff Semifinal vs. No. 2 Alabama . . . caught his first career pass (22 yards) in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. No. 4 Iowa on a third-and-15 play in the first quarter that helped set up MSU's first field goal of the game in the victory over Hawkeyes.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top prospects by 247Sports.com (No. 217) . . . rated among the country's top wide receivers by 247Sports.com (No. 22) and Rivals.com (No. 55) . . . listed among Virginia's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 16), Scout.com (No. 27) and ESPN.com (No. 33) . . . two-time first-team all-conference for Coach Loren Johnson at Highland Springs (Va.) High School . . . had 37 receptions for 516 yards (13.9 avg.) and six touchdowns in just eight games in 2014 . . . had a career-best eight catches for 158 yards (19.8 avg.) and one score vs. Brook Point as a senior, including a career-long 85-yard grab . . . earned first-team All-Capital District honors in 2013 . . . caught 28 passes for 725 yards (25.9 avg.) and 10 TDs as a junior in just eight games . . . had three receptions - all resulting in TDs - for 164 yards vs. Henrico . . . two-year starter had 65 career catches for 1,241 yards (19.0 avg.) and 16 TDs in 16 games . . . accounted for 18 total TDs . . . also competed in track and field for the Springers . . . earned All-Metro honors in both the 110 hurdles (posted third-best time in Richmond area at 14.67) and 300 hurdles as a junior . . . son of Felton and Monica Davis . . . born Feb. 25, 1997 . . . psychology major.