1. The defense was perfectly opportunistic
One thing I was really looking forward to in this game was the defensive side of the ball showing some progress and it did that at least in the scoring column and against the run, but the secondary struggled a bit against DJ Irons before he got injured.
The thing that actually stood out about the defense was the fact that it was forcing a wild amount of turnovers. The defense was opportunistic and it still should have had even more turnovers — they dropped two interceptions.
Michigan State’s defense needs to work on its coverage even though some good plays were made by Chester Kimbrough and Kendell Brooks, but the run defense was solid.
The Spartans only allowed 225 total yards to Akron which was kind of what I was expecting but if Irons doesn’t get hurt, the Zips probably break 300 and get on the scoreboard.
Luckily, the defense forced turnovers and had the Zips on their heels.