PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Michigan Statefootball remains thin at defensive end.
Starter Drew Beesley will miss his second straight game and fellow senior Jack Camper will miss his third in a row as the 11th-ranked Spartans visit Rutgers (noon/BTN).
Also out is Itayvion Brown, who has not played since the opener at Northwestern.
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The Spartans started sophomore Jeff Pietrowski alongside senior Jacub Panasiuk last week with Beesley out. They also have Drew Jordan, Michael Fletcher, Brandon Wright, Zach Slade and Avery Dunn on the trip to Rutgers (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten).
MSU (5-0, 2-0) also gets back defensive tackle Dashaun Mallory, who did not play in last week’s 48-31 win over Western Kentucky. And cornerback Marqui Lowery, who also has not played since the opener, is in uniform.
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Starting linebacker Cal Haladay will sit the first half after a targeting penalty in that game. Senior Ben VanSumeren took first-team reps alongside Quavaris Crouch during warmups, with senior Noah Harvey and freshman Ma’a Gaoteote operating as the second unit. Redshirt freshman Cole DeMarzo also is on the trip.
Others who are out include running back Elijah Collins, tight end Adam Berghorst, wide receiver Ricky White and freshmen offensive from New Jersey Geno VanDeMark and Kevin Wigenton II.
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