November 14, 2009

Fatigue can't stop keep Neely from making big play

WEST LAFAYETTE - Michigan State defensive end Colin Neely had every reason to be discouraged his team's final Big Ten road game on Saturday. The Spartan junior and the rest of his mates on the Spartan defensive line could not find a way to pressure Purdue quarterback Joey Elliott for most of their game with Purdue.

But when Michigan State's defense needed to make a play the most, Neely turned in the biggest play of his Spartan career by dropping Elliott on fourth-down to clinch a Michigan State victory.

"We just had to keep on coming," Neely explained. "It felt like we were getting closer and closer. Trevor (Anderson) had a couple of big hits in the fourth quarter. I knew we could get there, we just needed one more step."

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