No one thought Michigan State football would be sitting at 2-2 on the season after it began the year ranked in the top 15 and proceeded to win its first two games by a combined score of 87-13.
But here they are.
The Spartans are on a two-game losing streak and Mel Tucker and Co. are looking for answers and some momentum heading into a gauntlet in October.
Maryland will be no easy win for the Spartans on Saturday as it was originally thought before the season as the Terps nearly upended Michigan in Week 4. Michigan State will have its hands full on Saturday afternoon in College Park, so let’s get bold.
3. Michigan State football finally has a 100-yard rusher
It’s been two weeks since Michigan State has had a 100-yard rusher and that was Jalen Berger who began the season with back-to-back games over the century mark.
Jarek Broussard has been slumping lately, but you absolutely cannot count him out as a candidate to break out. He has struggled to run between the tackles because, well, that hasn’t been his strength and Michigan State’s offensive line hasn’t opened any holes.
Over the past two games, the Spartans have been held without a 100-yard rusher. Even worse, they have just 80 total rushing yards over the past two games. That’s unacceptable.
Michigan State will finally break through on the ground against Maryland who really struggled to stop Michigan’s run game (which is clearly superior right now, but still).
The Spartans will have a 100-yard rusher for the first time since Week 2 and my money is on Berger again.