There were some aspects from Michigan State football’s opener that just didn’t sit well with me. What do I want to see from the Spartans vs. Akron?
Michigan State football didn’t play up to its normal standards against Western Michigan to open the 2022 season but there are some areas that can be corrected.
The Spartans have room to grow and there are a number of things I’d like to see from them in the Week 2 contest against Akron.
Here’s what I want to see from Michigan State against Akron on Saturday evening.
Honorable Mention: Fewer injuries
3. A dependable kicking game
Ben Patton and Jack Stone are the Spartans’ presumed top two kickers while Stephen Rusnak is the third who could see some opportunities this year.
But after watching the opener, I’m not convinced that anyone is right for the job.
Stone shanked a 44-yard kick in the second half of the Western Michigan win and if he had made that, the Spartans would have had much more breathing room. He made his extra point attempts, but if he can’t make a simple field goal, Michigan State might be in trouble.
Mel Tucker says Stone won the job out of camp and he’s only attempted one career field goal so he deserves more of an opportunity, but I’d love to see him show more dependability.