Detroit Free Press: Michigan State football needs a short-term memory against Minnesota's run-first offense

BleedGopher

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per Chris:

Mel Tucker said watching the tape of Michigan State football’s performance Saturday provided “exactly what we thought we’d see.”

Very little of it good. Especially on defense.

“It was embarrassing,” senior safety Kendell Brooks said Tuesday. “We got a lot of things we need to clean up.”

There isn’t any time for the Spartans to dwell or overanalyze what went wrong in their 39-28 defeat at Washington. MSU went right back to work to prepare for a visit from Minnesota on Saturday to open Big Ten play.

The mistakes from last week become more costly if the Spartans (2-1) repeat them this week against the Gophers, who arrive with a 3-0 record and the current front-runner to win the West Division. MSU, meantime, continues to harbor hope of shaking off the nonconference road loss and running the table in the East.


Go Gophers!!
 



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It will finally be a test of what the "new" MN OL can do against a stacked box and if Morgan can find some open receivers to help the run game.
For WA exposed MSU's very poor pass defense.
Will PJ be flexible enough to vary his offense?
 



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I want to see a Tanner Morgan performance like 2019 at Purdue.
Goes back to what PJ and Kirk said going into the season about a balanced offense.
If they need to rush for 300+ yds to win, this team can do it.
If they need to pass for 300+ yds to win, this team can do it.
 

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especially with CrAB out, I think the Gophers really need to throw the ball early.

If the Gophers can hit a couple of pass plays in their first series, then MSU has to respect the passing game the rest of the way, which should create more running room for Mo & Co.
 




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