The 2023 Michigan State football season has not gone quite as planned. The Spartans lost their head coach in the first month and a six-game losing streak ensued.
On Saturday, however, Michigan State ended the drought with a win over Nebraska.
It wasn’t perfect nor was it completely pretty, but Michigan State was able to build a 10-point lead late and then fend off a surge from the Cornhuskers.
What’d we learn from this emotional win?
3. Nathan Carter deserves better
Nathan Carter had another heavy workload, but he ran for just 50 yards on 15 carries as both the offensive line and play-calling let him down for the ninth game in a row.
Carter has rushed for 659 yards and four touchdowns this season, averaging 4.2 per carry which, from an outsider’s perspective, isn’t all that impressive. But when you look closer at the lack of running lanes he has and the poor play-calling he has to deal with, it’s much more impressive.
The UConn transfer running back should probably have well over 1,000 yards and 10-plus touchdowns this season if he had a competent offensive coordinator or an offensive line that actually created some running lanes.
Hopefully he sticks around and gets the help he deserves with a new coach next year.