There wasn’t much to celebrate on Saturday night if you’re Michigan State football.
The Spartans lost 29-7 to Michigan and if they had any semblance of an offense, they would have had a shot to upset the Wolverines but the play-calling got stale and the second half was a disaster.
And then there was the embarrassing tunnel scuffle. Nothing good came from the post-game debacle.
But there was one distinct positive that came from the game from the side of the Spartans outside of the defense faring relatively well in terms of keeping the Wolverines out of the end zone: Keon Coleman.
Keon Coleman was Michigan State football’s top bright spot
While I also thought Payton Thorne played well outside of a really bad interception late, the star of the offense was undoubtedly Coleman.
Thorne went for over 200 yards and a touchdown and Coleman had 155 receiving yards on five catches and he scored the team’s only touchdown.
Like I said, there wasn’t much to celebrate, but knowing that Coleman is growing into a star is a big positive. Jayden Reed was quiet on Saturday, being held to 17 yards on four catches so it was great to see someone stepping up when the usual WR1 is being blanketed.
Thorne is starting to realize that all he needs to do is get the ball thrown in the direction of his playmakers and good things happen.
Two weeks ago it was Reed and then against Michigan, it was Coleman.
Now he just needs to utilize both of them at a high rate in the same game and the offense is going to take off.