I thought the same thing when I saw that play for the first time. When I saw it again on the replay the other night, I noticed that the DE did a good job of staying disciplined and not commiting to Denard or Fitz. To me it looked like that could have got blown up in the backfield, but Denard cutting netted minimal yet positive yardage.
...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.