All three have been in coach John L. Smith's doghouse at some point, but all three have come out to play key roles in back-to-back Big Ten wins for Michigan State.
October 17, 2004
Drew Stanton threw three touchdown passes and caught another leading Michigan State to a 35-28 win over Illinois. Afterwards, Stanton made a point of singling out Agim Shabaj as a key to the win. Both former Farmington Hills high school teammates have been in coach John L. Smith's doghouse at some point this season.
October 10, 2004
Spared from a demotion was running back Jason Teague, who allowed Notre Dame safety Tom Zbikowski to take the ball out of this hands, halting a Spartan scoring drive in the red zone. Zbikowski then ran 75-yards in the other direction for a Notre Dame score.
September 21, 2004
Agim Shabaj has come on. [But]as talented as Shabaj is, [freshman Carl] Grimes will push him, and he is the real deal. He is a super talented young man.--Offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin
August 16, 2004
It was a triumphant return to the football field for Spartan quarterback Jeff Smoker. Smoker completed 21-of-34 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Spartans to a closer than expected 26-21 win.
August 31, 2003
In the last controlled scrimmage before Saturday's Green and White game, the offense once again looked impressive. Besides Drew Stanton, another quarterback shined, put at another position.