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Delton Williams returns to Michigan State practice today

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As expected, Michigan State running back Delton Williams is back with the Spartans for fall camp, in plenty of time to get in shape for the start of the 2015 college football season in East Lansing. Williams was recently reinstated by head coach Mark Dantonio, allowing him to get on the practice field today, and his return has teammates buzzing.

“Delton coming back means a lot, and I’m glad he got another chance,” Michigan State quarterback Damion Terry said in a story published by MLive.com. Terry is a former high school teammate of Williams. “I think people have learned about the other side of his story, and his upbring and where he’s from.”

Williams was suspended by the program in March following a traffic incident with a firearm charge. He was left off the spring roster, seemingly putting his future with the program in jeopardy.

Williams appeared in 13 games for Michigan State last season, in which he rushed for 316 yards and five touchdowns. Both of those numbers were good for third on the team behind Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill. With both having moved on, Williams is Michigan State’s leading rusher returning in 2015.

Mark Dantonio says RB Delton Williams will return for fall camp after firearms charge

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Michigan State running back Delton Williams is expected to return to the team in time for fall camp. The school announced the timeline through a released statement early Monday evening. This was suspected to eventually be the case earlier this month.

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio said Williams “has satisfied the University’s, court’s and football program’s expectations.” Michigan State confirmed Williams violated a university ordinance by possessing a weapon on campus last March. He has been away from the program since that time after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor firearms charge stemming from a road rage incident.

“Delton comprehends the severity of the situation and understands that decisions have consequences,” Dantonio went on to say in his statement. “He also appreciates the fact that wearing the Michigan State uniform is a privilege and not his right.”

Dantonio is spot on with that last statement, and it holds true in every football program around the country. What is unknown at this time though is whether or not Williams will miss any playing time as well. No information regarding any potential suspensions to be served during the season was revealed, although Dantonio could very well be asked about that later this week at Big Ten media days.

Williams appeared in 13 games for Michigan State last season, in which he rushed for 316 yards and five touchdowns. Both of those numbers were good for third on the team behind Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill. With both having moved on, Williams is Michigan State’s leading rusher returning in 2015.

Report: RB Delton Williams could return to Spartans this month

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After being left off the spring roster, running back Delton Williams may be preparing to return to the Spartans football program in time for the 2015 season.

Per a story from MLive.com this morning, it is expected Williams will return to the Spartans as early as this month, although the school and head coach Mark Dantonio have not commented on the running back’s status since his initial suspension. Williams was not enrolled in classes as of the middle of June after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor firearms charge as a result of a road rage incident in March.  If Williams does rejoin the program within the month, he will be back in Eats Lansing in enough time to participate in fall camp, which could help him be ready for the start of the season.

Williams appeared in 13 games for Michigan State last season, in which he rushed for 316 yards and five touchdowns. Both of those numbers were good for third on the team behind Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill. With both having moved on, Williams is Michigan State’s leading rusher returning in 2015.

No. 12 Michigan State bounces back from Ohio State loss with an easy win over Maryland

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No. 12 Michigan State showed no signs of an emotional hangover from last week’s loss to Ohio State with a 37-15 win over Maryland on Saturday night in College Park.

The Spartans led 9-0 until Maryland’s C.J. Brown hit Daniel Adams for a 20-yard touchdown pass to pull within 9-7, but Jeremy Langford added an eight-yard touchdown run with two minutes before the half and never looked back from there. R.J. Williamson returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown for the only scoring in the third quarter, and Langford raced in from 25 yards out midway through the fourth to officially put the game out of reach.

Brown fired a second touchdown pass, this one a 31-yarder to Juwann Winfree, but Michigan State scored three plays later on a 33-yard dash by Nick Hill to provide the final score.

Connor Cook completed 14-of-31 passes for 240 yards, and Langford rushed 25 times for 138 yards and those two scores to lead the Spartans.

Michigan State out-rushed Maryland 242-6 on the night.

Playing without Stefon Diggs, Brown completed 20-of-43 passes for 246 yards with two scoring strikes and three interceptions.

The win moves Michigan State to 8-2 on the season with games against Rutgers and Penn State remaining. The Spartans know they aren’t playing for a Big Ten or national championship, but the possibility of a 10-2 regular season, a Top 10 ranking and an Orange Bowl berth remain on the line.

Maryland, meanwhile, drops to 6-4 on the season with a trip to Michigan waiting on Saturday.

Michigan State gets All-Big Ten center back for Wolverines

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Michigan State’s offensive line is about to get stronger this week as the Spartans prepare for Michigan. Jack Allen, an All-Big Ten player, will be back in the middle of the offensive line this weekend.

Allen was injured two weeks ago in a victory against Purdue. Allen is believed to have injured his ankle, which caused him to miss last week’s game against Indiana. Head coach Mark Dantonio rarely sheds any light on injuries, so the exact details of Allen’s injury are unconfirmed. As reported by MLive.com, Allen appeared to have his left ankle stepped on by Michigan State running back Nick Hill during a running play. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter and he did not return.

Connor Kruse filled in for Allen in the middle of the offensive line last week against the Hoosiers. This week Kruse will remain on the offensive line’s starting unit, but he will slide to right guard. This season the defending Big Ten champion Spartans rank fourth in the Big Ten in rushing offense with an average of 261.43 yards per game on the ground. The Michigan State offensive line has allowed just four sacks this season, tied for best in the Big Ten with Wisconsin.

Michigan State hosts Michigan on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. eastern.