1. Katin Houser proved himself worthy of QB1
While people are going to find ways to be critical of Katin Houser’s first start, he was actually very impressive given the circumstances.
It was his first-ever collegiate start, it was on the road, it was against one of the most improved defenses in the Big Ten, and it was raining heavily all game long. He handled all of that well, put Michigan State up big heading into the fourth quarter and the coaching staff and special teams let him down in a major way.
Houser finished the game a solid 18-for-29 for 133 yards and two touchdowns. He made some iffy decisions that almost led to interceptions but he was able to protect the ball and his three touchdowns were two more than Noah Kim had accounted for in the three previous games combined. That alone should prove that he’s QB1.
The redshirt freshman quarterback shouldn’t be looking over his shoulder moving forward because he has the job sewn up.