Mel Tucker and Michigan State suffered an embarrassing loss at home 34-7 to an unranked Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, and it wasn’t the first disappointing loss of the young season.

This was the second consecutive loss for Michigan State. The Spartans lost 39-28 to an unranked Washington Huskies team. Michigan State was ranked No. 11 at the time of the loss to Washington.

In their loss on Saturday, the Spartans only accounted for 240 total yards and turned the ball over three times. The Gophers also raced out of the gate to a 17-0 lead at halftime while dominating time of possession.


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Michigan State had one of its best seasons in recent history by finishing with an overall record of 11-2 in 2021. Tucker was given a 10-year, $95 million extension to remain at Michigan State in 2021. But, with the recent missteps and in-game miscues, the displeasure of fans is turning from loud to deafening.

For his part, Tucker says it’s “easy” for him to tune out the noise but acknowledges that it’s much harder for the players to do the same.

The Spartans will be searching for some volume control as they take on Maryland in a B1G matchup on Saturday.