Michigan State Football: 5 takeaways from Central Michigan win

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Sep 26, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. (85) is tripped up by Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Tony Annese (18) during the 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

4. More receivers need to emerge

After having just four different receivers catch a pass last week against Air Force, you can bet Connor Cook was hoping to have a little more success in spreading the ball around this week against a much more lax Central Michigan defense.

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The run game opened up a little more as Michigan State’s two-headed monster, plus Gerald Holmes, racked up about 181 yards and three rushing scores, but the pass game remained unbalanced.

Cook had a difficult time finding his favorite target Aaron Burbridge as the defenses was keying on him, so he had to rely on other weapons such as Macgarrett Kings and Josiah Price to lighten the load on the No. 1 receiver. Burbridge had three 100-yard games to start the year, but finished with just four receptions for 31 yards in this one.

Kings had a nice 42-yard catch on the first play from scrimmage for the MSU offense, but it was all crickets after that.

Seven different receivers and tight ends caught passes, but no one really stood out and R.J. Shelton disappeared, catching zero passes, after a career-game against Air Force. Outside of Kings, no one other than Burbridge caught more than one pass.

That desperately needs to change.

Next: 3. Gerald Holmes is better than we thought