Michigan State' Andrew Maxwell Needs To Snap Out Of Slump

By John Raffel
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Michigan State has a serious problem at quarterback. Yes, the Spartans are 2-0 after Saturday’s 21-6 win against South Florida, but the offense was woeful again and the MSU coaches are stuck in determining who to use at quarterback. If ever there was a 2-0 NCAA football team that had some serious problems, this is it.

Andrew Maxwell had a chance to prove that he deserved to be Michigan State’s quarterback, but he came woefully short. If someone doesn’t emerge very soon as the No. 1 QB before the Spartans head into the Big Ten Conference schedule, they will be in serious trouble.

Connor Cook, Tyler O’Connor and Maxwell all took turns at quarterback, but the offense only came up with one touchdown. The only score for the Spartan offense came in the fourth quarter when MSU got the ball at the South Florida 33 yard-line following a short punt. Michigan State put it in from there, which is the least the offense could for a defense that was doing all the work.

In fact, the best offensive player for the Spartans was Shilique Calhoun, a defensive end. He scored on a fumble return and interception return. The Spartans’ defense has been sensational so far.

Maxwell was 4-of-9 for 40 yards, but couldn’t sustain the offense much. He’s probably the best choice for the Spartans to lead the offense, although he hasn’t displayed many encouraging signs so far. If Maxwell doesn’t get his act together, the Spartans won’t be much of a factor in the Big Ten.

John Raffel is a writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @JohnCarlRaffel, Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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