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Michigan State Still Has A Quarterback Problem

Not much improvement.

Make no mistake - it was the defense that carried Michigan State to a 26-13 win over Western Michigan, not the Spartans' offense. The unit scored two touchdowns, including on an amazing interception by Jarius Jones that was then laterally tossed to Kurtis Drummond for the first score of the season.

Michigan State continues to have quarterback issues, and after Friday night’s performance that featured both Connor Cook and Andrew Maxwell, there is still no clear cut starter. While Maxwell seemed to have a better game through the air, Cook showed his ability to run with the ball. Still, neither was able to get the offense going much at all.

After a rain delay, with only half of the crowd returning for the remainder of the game, it was obvious that fans were getting antsy about the offense. Some even started a “We Want Terry” chant - a reference to reserve QB Damion Terry. Neither Terry nor third-strong signal-caller Tyler O’Connor played, but both have potential to see some playing time next week.

Even though this was only the first game of the season, the situation seems a little too familiar. It’s safe to say that Spartans fans are just hoping to not have another repeat of last year.