There weren’t many positives to take from Saturday’s blowout loss to Ohio State, but Jayden Reed’s resurgence was one of them for Michigan State football.
The Spartans were smacked around by the Buckeyes for four quarters, coming away with a 29-point home loss but the biggest positive was Reed’s bounce-back performance.
Reed had been struggling to stay healthy through the first five weeks but against Ohio State, he looked like his old self and was thriving. He finished with four catches for 67 yards on the game and he’s now finally catching up to Keon Coleman as the team’s leading receiver.
If he can carry this momentum over throughout the rest of the season, not only will he salvage his draft stock and maybe even raise it, but he’ll also help Michigan State get back on track.
A 2-4 start is something no one imagined, but Reed could help change that.
Reed is key to Michigan State football’s turnaround
At this point in the season, Michigan State is just trying to get back in the win column. A four-game losing streak can demoralize a team and cause players to check out mentally, but one win can swing things back in the right direction.
If Michigan State can get that first win in a month on Saturday against Wisconsin, it’ll be a kickstart to the final six games and a potentially strong finish with a bowl berth.
Reed is going to have to be more like the receiver he was against the Buckeyes for that to happen.
I think he has it in him and him getting confidence back against the top team in the conference was a fantastic start.