November 5, 2008

Video: Anderson wants to send seniors out on top

EAST LANSING - Michigan State has played more games in consecutive weeks than any team in the Big Ten conference. The Spartans have played ten straight weeks without a break and will play an eleventh game before getting a bye week.

Spartan players need a bye and they are beginning to wear down a bit. That fatigue may have been one of the reasons why Michigan State came out flat against Wisconsin.

"I think so yeah, I am not going to sit up here and say no," answered junior defensive end Trevor Anderson when he was asked if he and his teammates could use a bye week right now. "The thing we are focusing on is beating Purdue because nobody wants to be off on a bye week after a loss. That is not a good feeling."

But coming out flat will not be a problem for the 16 Spartan seniors that will play their final game in Spartan Stadium on Saturday. And the freshman, sophomores, and juniors on Michigan State's roster will be just as amped up as they try and send Spartan upperclassmen off the field with a victory in the final home game.

Anderson is adamant that no amount of fatigue will stand in his way of doing his part to make their final game in Spartan Stadium a happy occasion for his senior teammates.

"Just to have players like Dwayne Holmes, Justin Kershaw, Brandon Long, Roland Martin," said Anderson, "just to have them go out on top and have them leave their footprint here in the program at Michigan State would mean a lot to everybody. We talked about it a lot this summer that these seniors would set the mark of the way Michigan State was going to be from here on out and as far as we can see. To help them leave this mark means a lot to me."

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