3. Pass rush finally comes to life
Through the first two games, Michigan State led the nation in sacks. Over this four-game losing streak, that has changed drastically. The once-dominant pass rush has been stymied as Jacoby Windmon has been the only one to stay healthy on the line and that’s forced him into a number of double-teams and extra attention.
We’re going to see the defensive line finally get healthier over the final six games with Khris Bogle and Jacob Slade coming back and Simeon Barrow will continue to grow as a player.
This will allow the pass rush to get back to what it was doing through two weeks.
No, we won’t see 5-6 sack games on the regular, but we will see this group combine to average around 2.5 sacks per game over the final six and finish with some quality numbers on the season.
A better pass rush is only going to help the defensive backfield.