I almost forgot how good it feels to win a game, but Michigan State football reminded me, and finally got it done on Saturday night in East Lansing against Wisconsin.
The Badgers have been struggling just as much as the Spartans this season and now both are 3-4 after Michigan State knocked them off.
It was quite a back-and-forth affair late in the game after Michigan State tied it up and then took a lead as Wisconsin was able to score the tying touchdown with just minutes remaining.
In overtime, it was the Spartans who came up clutch and forced a fumble, and then scored on the ensuing possession with a Payton Thorne pass to Jayden Reed.
Let’s give out some grades, shall we?
Offensive line: B-
It was a pretty solid game for the offensive line against a relatively stingy Wisconsin defense on Saturday. There weren’t a ton of big running lanes for Jalen Berger or Elijah Collins to run through, but they kept Payton Thorne upright all game long.
The pass protection was really solid and you love to see Thorne standing back there and making plays with his line keeping the pocket clean.
Jarrett Horst got a bad personal foul early in the game but bounced back to have himself a decent night, but he needs to cut out those bad penalties.
I had no complaints about the line on Saturday other than the fact that the run game was still shaky.