Former Michigan State WR returning to East Lansing to serve as honorary captain vs. Penn State
The guy who made the game-winning touchdown catch against Penn State in State College a year ago will be back on the Michigan State sidelines in East Lansing on Saturday.
Michigan State defensive coordinator Mike Tressel, who was filling in for Mark Dantonio during the weekly radio appearance, said that Felton Davis will be the team’s honorary captain on Saturday. The news was tweeted out by Matt Wenzel of MLive.com.
Mike Tressel (filling in for Mark Dantonio on the weekly radio show) says Felton Davis will be the team's honorary captain this week.
— Matt Wenzel (@mwenzel2) October 24, 2019
Last year, Davis made a go-ahead touchdown catch with :19 seconds left to lift the Spartans to a 21-17 road victory over the Nittany Lions. It was their second-straight win in the head-to-head series.
Davis finished the day with 100 yards and two touchdowns on eight catches.
Davis’ final season in East Lansing was ended prematurely, suffering a leg injury midway through Michigan State’s rivalry game against Michigan. He finished his senior year playing in six games, making 31 catches for 474 yards and four touchdowns. He also had one rushing touchdown.
In four seasons at MSU, Davis totaled 100 catches for 1,450 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Michigan State is 4-3 on the season and looking to snap a two-game losing streak. Penn State is 7-0.