Previously: Michigan State Offense
Cackle with knowing glee if...
Let's cut to the chase: after watching MSU's defense allow six yards per play against Rutgers, my optimism hasn't abated.
Personnel: Seth's diagram [click to embiggen]:
MSU's defense is as injury-riddled as their offense. Standout SAM Ed Davis is out for the year with a knee injury; safety RJ Williamson is out for the majority of the season; both starting corners are injured—if Darian Hicks can't go, which seems likely, Jermaine Edmonson will replace him and the backups will be true freshmen.
Base Set? 4-3 over. MSU will stay in their base for most of the game; it's rare for them to even bring on a nickel, which is fortunate for them given their personnel issues.
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