If you’re a fan of Michigan State one thing you know is nothing but pain on the offensive side of the ball between lack of QB play, vanilla play-calling, and nonexplosive players well that has come to an end! Now I know the first thing people will bring up is the level of competition early on and while MSU played against Youngstown State today they did have to face Northwestern team that was pretty good last year and a Head Coach who has gotten looks from the NFL to be a Head Coach. This season is early but my oh my does Sparty have an offense for once. Their offense has looked great so far and it’s a giant breath of fresh air for Spartan fans. The dynamic playmaking ability of QB Payton Thorne is something I don’t think MSU has ever had at that position. He’s not going to kill you with his legs but he can make plays and at the collegiate level statutes at QB doesn’t work.
A QB who is an actual threat on offense is amazing to see and then pair that with the weapons at WR and RB that State has lookout Big Ten. Michigan State has the most underrated WR corps in the conference and perhaps the country. Jayden Reed is a flat-out stud at WR with Jalen Nailor and Tre Mosley being great number 2 and 3 options. Then we get to the one position MSU knows how to find good talent at which is RB and Kenneth Walker III may be the best RB Michigan State has had since Le’Veon Bell. Walker is a homerun play waiting to happen on any given play which opens up even more for the offense and way more stress for opposing defenses.
Michigan State could very well have a top offense in the Big Ten in a year where the Big Ten isn’t a locked-down conference like years before. If the Spartans continue to perform like this on offense we could be seeing Sparty being a real threat again and vying for the Big Ten title for the first time since 2015.