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Maxwell needs to be sharp for MSU to defeat Minnesota

By Jesse O'Brien          Posted: 11/24/12 5:16pm         

Although the MSU football team was able to overcome a pair of Andrew Maxwell mistakes to enter halftime with a 13-7 lead, the junior quarterback needs to be sharper if MSU wants to keep control during the second half.

Twice, Maxwell threw costly interceptions that halted MSU drives, including one returned for Minnesota’s only touchdown of the day. Later in the game, Maxwell was picked off at the goal line, on a pass intended for junior tight end Dion Sims.

Both interceptions came on what were arguably two of Maxwell’s worst thrown balls of the year.

Despite MSU outgaining the Golden Gophers 248 yards to 53 yards, Maxwell’s turnovers have allowed Minnesota to keep the game much closeer than it should be through one half of play.

MSU will receive the ball at the start of the second half after Minnesota had the ball to begin the game.

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