1. Payton Thorne getting back on track
Payton Thorne is going to be Michigan State’s QB1 until he physically cannot play quarterback anymore. He has struggled through two weeks, but there is no controversy, per Mel Tucker.
Although Thorne has been overthrowing his receivers left and right, leading to a 58 percent completion rate, his issues are correctable. He’s been throwing off his back foot way too much and that’s led to about 90 percent of his incomplete passes. When he has actually stepped into his throws, he has thrown some absolute dots.
I don’t just want to see Thorne get back on track and play more like his 2021 self, I need to see it and I think every Michigan State fan does, too.
If Thorne gets those throws down and hits his guys in stride without many mental mistakes, Michigan State should be able to move the ball with relative ease.
Plus, who wouldn’t feel fantastic after a big game from Thorne which leads to a road win as an underdog? I know I would.