Air Force vs Michigan State: 5 takeaways from Spartans’ win

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Sep 19, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) warms up prior to a game against Air Force at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

1. Connor Cook is back

Let’s face it, Connor Cook is probably the best Michigan State quarterback of our lifetime. He will go down as one of the best QBs in Michigan State history as he will likely break the all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns mark after a strong 2015 season.

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Cook, along with Burbridge, was the only bright spot on offense during Saturday’s 35-21 win over Air Force. He was sacked for the first three times of the season and got pressured more often than not, but he escaped the pocket and didn’t make any silly mistakes like throwing into coverage.

Also, he had his most accurate game of the year, completing 15-of-23 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns. This was his first really good game of the year even though it could be argued that week two against Oregon was his first Connor Cook-like game of the year.

On the year, Cook has 695 yards and eight touchdowns with one interception while completing 58 percent of his passes. In my opinion, those numbers will just keep improving as the year goes on and he gains more confidence.

The good news is: Connor Cook is back, ladies and gentlemen. Great news for the green and white.

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