Air Force vs Michigan State: 5 bold predictions

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Sep 12, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) drops back to pass during the fourth quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans beat the Ducks 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

2. Cook will throw for under 200 yards

Connor Cook has had somewhat of a slow start to his highly-anticipated senior season. Cook struggled with his accuracy in the opening game against Western Michigan, connecting on just 48 percent of his passes despite throwing for over 250 yards.

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Cook was sharper against Oregon, completing 20-32 passes, but he was still prone to some inaccurate throws that stalled drives. He threw for only 192 yards after passing for over 300 yards against Oregon last season. Michigan State was playing with a lead for most of the game, which would explain some of that disparity.

The odds-makers in Vegas approved of Cook’s efforts in leading Michigan State to a victory over No. 7 Oregon, as his Heisman trophy odds doubled in the right direction.

Cook will have less than 200 passing yards for the second straight game come Saturday. That, however, may not be a bad thing. I expect Michigan State to be in control of this game from the start and that should allow for more of a conservative offensive attack once the Spartans gain a sizable lead.

With the game firmly in hand at halftime, Cook would likely sit for the majority of the second half, allowing backup quarterbacks Tyler O’Connor and Damion Terry valuable game reps.

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