Ninety-five Spartan student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
In the first eight seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio, 98 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten.
R.J. Shelton returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and the MSU defense responded to three sudden-change situations in the first half to help the Spartans post win No. 10 in the regular-season finale at Penn State.
Jeremy Langford ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.
Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue
Michigan State vs. Rutgers (USATSI)
Michigan State vs. Purdue
Michigan State vs. Wyoming (USATSI)
Michigan State vs. Ohio State
USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Minnesota - 11/30/13
CAREER NOTES: Second-year player is in his second season as the starting placekicker after a record-breaking freshman season . . . has made 29 of his 38 career field-goal attempts (.763) . . . ranks fourth in MSU history in field-goal percentage (.763), seventh in extra-points made (102) and 10th in field goals (29) . . . set an MSU single-season record as a true freshman by making 93.8 percent of his field-goal attempts (15-of-16), which ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for fourth in the NCAA FBS . . . Freshman All-American (FWAA).
2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Is 14-of-22 on field-goal attempts (.636) and 66-of-66 on point-after attempts . . . ranks first in the Big Ten in kick scoring (9.0 ppg.) and fourth in scoring (9.0 ppg.) . . . has already set an MSU single-season record with 66 extra points . . . tied for eighth in MSU single-season history with 108 points (most by a placekicker) . . . ranks fifth in the FBS in extra points (66) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . connected on two of his three field-goal attempts (36, 39 yards) and made all four PATs in win at Penn State . . . hit a 23-yard field goal and made all six of his PATs against Rutgers; also ran a fake field-goal attempt 23 yards to the 1-yard line in the third quarter . . . made a season-high three field goals (22, 34 and 35 yards) and had four PATs in the win at Maryland . . . connected on a 40-yard field goal and made four PATs vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . made all five PATs in the victory over Michigan . . . went 8-for-8 in PATs at Indiana . . . made all six of his PATs and was 1-of-2 on field goals (made 42 yarder, missed 44 yarder) at Purdue . . . was 2-of-3 on field-goal attempts (made 28 and 27 yarders, missed 36 yarder) and made three PATs vs. No. 19 Nebraska . . . had seven PATs against Wyoming . . . tied a school record with 10 extra points vs. Eastern Michigan; also made a 30-yard field goal against the Eagles . . . connected on both of his field-goal attempts at No. 3 Oregon (42 and 34 yards); also had three PATs . . . had his streak of 13 consecutive field goals made snapped as he missed 41-yard attempt in the first quarter against Jacksonvillle State; made a 35-yard attempt in the second quarter . . . had six PATs against the Gamecocks.
2013 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman set an MSU single-season record by making 93.8 percent of his field-goal attempts (15-of-16), which ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for fourth in the NCAA FBS . . . ranked second on the team in scoring with 81 points . . . ranked tied for third in the Big Ten with 15 field goals made . . . closed the season by making 13 consecutive field goals (school record: 15 by Brett Swenson in 2008) . . . ranked tied for fifth in the Big Ten in scoring (7.4 ppg.) and tied for second in kick scoring . . . was 8-of-8 from 40-plus yards . . . was 36-for-38 in point-after attempts (.947) . . . named first-team Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America . . . garnered honorable mention All-America recognition from SI.com . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the media . . . named to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . connected on a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter of the Rose Bowl Game against Stanford that tied the game at 17; also made all three of his PATs in the win over the Cardinal . . . named CFPA National Placekicker of the Week after scoring 10 points (two field goals, four PATs) in win over No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game; connected on a 40-yarder in the first quarter and a 44-yarder in the third quarter . . . kicked a 37-yard field goal and made three PATs at Northwestern . . . scored 11 points at Nebraska, including two field goals (45 and 25 yards) and five PATs . . . collected 11 points in win over No. 23 Michigan, including three field goals (40, 44 and 35 yards) and two PATs . . . made all six of his PATs vs. Illinois and Indiana . . . scored 14 points at Iowa and was 4-of-5 on field-goal attempts (made from 27, 35, 49 and 40 yards) against the Hawkeyes . . . made his collegiate debut at No. 22 Notre Dame; connected on 25 and 42-yard field goals and also made his only PAT against the Irish.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Made game-winning, 56-yard field goal with 5:14 left in the fourth quarter of the 2013 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association's annual North-South Classic (Divisions IV, V and VI) in Dayton, Ohio, on April 27 as the North defeated the South, 27-24 . . . represented the East in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California . . . ranked among the nation's top kickers by Rivals.com (No. 1), 247Sports.com (No. 1), Chris Sailer (No. 1), Scout.com (No. 9) and ESPN.com (No. 12) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 121) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 45) and ESPN.com (No. 57) . . . two-year starter for Coach Chris Hardman at Ottawa Hills High School in Toledo, Ohio . . . Associated Press Division VI All-Ohio First-Team selection in 2012 . . . also started at wide receiver and safety for the Green Bears . . . connected on 6-of-10 field-goal attempts as a senior, including a career-long 54-yarder . . . 48 of his 52 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks (.923) in 2012 . . . averaged 41.6 yards per punt as a senior . . . converted 35-of-37 extra-point attempts (.946) as a junior . . . 88 percent of kickoffs resulted in touchbacks in 2011 . . . also averaged 41.6 yards per punt as a junior . . . scored two touchdowns in 2010 . . . two-time Division III All-Ohio selection in soccer as a goalkeeper (senior: first team; junior: second team) . . . son of Jim and Mary Geiger . . . born Oct. 4, 1994 . . . majoring in engineering.