1. Payton Thorne will finally get back on track
Two games, two mediocre performances. Payton Thorne just hasn’t looked like himself so far this season and a lot of that has to do with him rushing throws, throwing off his back foot, and not being on the same page as his receivers not named Jayden Reed or Tre Mosley.
Thorne is completing just 58 percent of his passes for over 400 yards and four touchdowns but his three interceptions have been a concern, especially since each can be attributed to mental mistakes.
But the mistakes he’s been making are correctable which is promising.
Michigan State needs Thorne to step up if it wants to pull off a huge road win and start gaining some momentum ahead of the toughest part of the schedule.
I see Thorne getting back on track and throwing for nearly 300 yards with a couple of touchdowns in a big win over the Huskies. His last touchdown will be to Daniel Barker with just minutes left to put the Spartans up by seven and they’ll never relinquish that lead.