MSU Snowflakes

Submitted by MGlobules on September 30th, 2017 at 7:20 PM

This will be your repository for thoughts about how MSU looked today, and how the game will play out next week. Of special interest: whether Lewerke and his various receivers are likely to have much success against our D. 



September 30th, 2017 at 9:54 PM ^

Why not?  You think PSU has played against a defense, yet?  They use Barkley on 80% of thier plays.  He won't be nearly as effective against a defense that is designed by a defensive genius specifically to stop spread offenses - especially when that defense has athletes at key positions that are as good/athletic as Barkley is.  Thier offense is one-dimensional, stop Barkley (or, at least, slow him down), and you stop them.  There is nothing else about thier offense that worries me.  The game rests on our offense vs thier defense.

And I'll take Jim Harbaugh over whatever they trot out as the DC...

Toby Flenderson

September 30th, 2017 at 7:27 PM ^

MSU is completely one-dimensional on offense. The key is to make sure Lewerke does not escape the pocket. If we can limit Brian Lewerke's long runs,  I am not concerned about MSU's offense. MSU's secondary is quite vulnerable to tight-ends. I expect us to use Gentry and McKeon on crossing routes as well as using Grant Perry in the slot. The key is to avoid the big mistake on offense and that means no turnovers by O'Korn.