The Spartans, who were coming off a bye week after a loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, had some questions as to who their starting quarterback would be. Their loss to Notre Dame sparked this conversation since they could not get their offense going and pulled quarterback Connor Cook late in the game.
The Spartans used the bye week to their advantage, and they seem to have solved any sort of quarterback issues they may have had.
It was Cook who started the game for the Spartans on Saturday. Despite playing on the road against a good Hawkeyes defense, Cook played a great game. Watching that game, many may have wondered why there was even a quarterback issue at Michigan State in the first place. Cook used the bye week to get it together and he played much better than he did in the Notre Dame game.
He was able to get the offense going against the Hawkeyes as he went 25-for-44 with a career-high 277 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Hopefully he can keep it up for the Spartans’ sake. The last thing they need is another quarterback issue in the middle of Big Ten play.
The Spartans have been called the team to beat in the Legends Division of the Big Ten because of their great defense. Combine a great defense with the offense we saw on Saturday against the Hawkeyes, and you’ve got one unstoppable team.