Michigan State football was able to pull off a shutout win over Akron and everyone has both positive and negative overreactions like these.
It’s been a few days and we’ve have time to digest Michigan State football’s 52-0 win over Akron and really appreciate how well most of the team played.
However, there have been some extreme overreactions following the win and I’d like to go over three of the most prominent ones and try to talk people down from them.
Here are some of the top overreactions from the win and I’ll admit that I’m guilty of at least one of these.
3. MSU has the best defensive line in the nation
For a second straight week, Michigan State dominated up front and picked up a handful of sacks. In Week 1, the Spartans had seven sacks and in Week 2, they had five. That total of 12 sacks through two weeks is actually the most in college football.
It would be easy to overreact and say that Michigan State has the best defensive line in the country because it has produced the most sacks, but you also have to take into account the quality of opponents the Spartans have faced and the fact that blitzing linebackers and defensive backs have also led to some sacks.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m putting Jacoby Windmon up against any edge rusher in the nation and Jacob Slade and Simeon Barrow (hopefully both can get healthy) are arguably a top-two interior defensive line duo in the Big Ten, but let’s see how this group contains Michael Penix Jr.