Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thoughts on MSU's win vs. Youngstown State

What was supposed to be a night-long party was more frustration than anything for Spartan fans.

The defensive line did not look good, to say the least. No sacks, not much pressure. The hope is that a blitzing linebacker won't be needed in order to generate pressure, as was the case last season.

The offensive line had good moments and bad moments. There were three guys making their first start on the line, so mistakes were expected, but penalties continue to be an issue, as they were in the last scrimmage.

Kirk Cousins looked good. Great when he wasn't throwing off his back foot into coverage. B.J. Cunningham is going to have a huge year. The three-headed rushing attack also looks strong.

The defense didn't miss a beat with Max Bullough, who had 15 tackles. Greg Jones who? (Get it??)

Great to see Arthur Ray Jr. see the field. Truly an inspiring moment.

They say the biggest improvement comes from week one to week two. The Spartans are counting on it.

I'll have a couple of stories that will be posted tomorrow, hopefully. For now, here are some postgame videos.

Dantonio on the game in general:

Foreman on Arthur Ray Jr.'s start

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