Michigan State Football: Khari Willis picks off Kirk Cousins (Video)

Khari Willis, Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Khari Willis, Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

There was a Spartan-on-Spartan crime committed on Sunday as former Michigan State football gunslinger Kirk Cousins was picked off by Khari Willis.

It’s always good to see Spartans doing well in the NFL and cheering for Kirk Cousins over the past few years has been a roller-coaster, but he’s still one of those polarizing quarterbacks who seems to have the attention of everyone.

Unfortunately, he’s had a tough start to his 2020 season thus far, losing a couple of winnable games against the Packers and Colts and he ran into a familiar face in Week 2.

In a battle with Indianapolis, Cousins had one of his worst performances as a Viking, throwing for just 113 yards and three interceptions while completing about 43 percent of his passes.

One of those interceptions came against a recent Michigan State star and fan favorite Khari Willis who is starting this season on the Colts’ defense and looks like one of the brightest young stars at safety in the league.

It’s only fitting that Willis’ first career interception comes against Cousins and he nearly returned it all the way. He brought it back 43 yards, giving the Colts good field position before halftime as they added a field goal to extend that lead to 15-3.

While it’s always tough to see these Spartan-on-Spartan crimes, it’s nice to see Willis rise from a three-star recruit to captain at Michigan State and now a rising star in the NFL.

Let’s hope Cousins can bounce back from his horrid start to the season and Willis will look to continue his solid start after picking up six total tackles, a sack and an interception in the first two weeks of his first year as a full-time NFL starter.

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