Keith Dowling wasn't in his normal seat at Spartan Stadium Saturday afternoon for Michigan State's 35-10 season-opening victory over Bowling Green. Instead, he was in the hospital, 24 hours removed from the second of two surgeries that removed cancer from his brain. A season ticket holder for nearly a decade, Dowling can usually be found in East Lansing on game days. He's an upper deck guy, on the west side of the stadium in the fifth row, near the 30-yard line.
Michigan State football: Finally, a reason to cheerSeptember 2, 2017 by David Harns After opening up the season on Friday nights for quite a few years, a day game was a nice change of pace for Labor Day weekend in East Lansing. The fans arrived early and the tailgating was in full force with perfect weather. The stadium filled up, slowly at first, but reached 90% capacity by the middle of the first quarter – students included. Not bad for a holiday weekend against Bowling Green.
“Elijah, just so you know… if we miss this field goal, we lose.” I said those words to my 8-year old son sometime Saturday night. Or maybe it was Sunday morning. Who knows? The time both flew by and stood still at the exact same time. So there we stood, with 75,000 other college football fans (there were far less Notre Dame fans than I expected), arm in arm, as sophomore Dan Conroy jogged on to the field behind senior captain Aaron Bates for a shot at the biggest field goal of his 3 game career.
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