The State News’ football beat writer Alex Faber spoke with Noah Ferguson of The Diamondback to get a preview of what Michigan State can expect Saturday afternoon.
Current weather reports are calling for a rainy weekend in College Park. If Saturday’s matchup ends up a wet slugfest, the slouching rushing attack will become an even more important piece of the offense.
Michigan State is no stranger to the challenge of blocking the outside noises. Although this year, it's a negative distraction compared to last year's positive one.
There were many areas that point toward what went disastrously wrong for MSU, but Michigan State's mishaps on third down on both sides of the ball were glaring.
The State News’ football beat writer Jenna Malinowski spoke with Matthew Kennedy of The Minnesota Daily to get a preview of what the Spartans can expect on Saturday.
As it stands, Minnesota is a bit of a question mark. All the stats show a team that could very well finish atop the Big Ten West this season, but the Gophers' three wins are against low-tier opponents.
With Jayden Reed’s status still uncertain, the team will likely put their faith in Daniel Barker and Keon Coleman as Big Ten play begins against Minnesota on Saturday.
“We all are trying to hold each other accountable,” offensive coordinator Jay Johnson said. “That’s the type of program we want to be.”
Mel Tucker has made it clear that he expects Michigan State to compete for titles. Until MSU fixes its issues on the backend, Tucker’s goals will be nearly unreachable.