The Spartan Dawg defense we have rarely watched this season broke out against Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Michigan State forced five turnovers including a pick-six by linebacker Riley Bullough that swung all the momentum in MSU's favor before halftime. The biggest question from the game is the status of Connor Cook's arm. Mark Dantonio said he nicked his arm, but both Dantonio and Cook showed confidence in Cook's chances to play against Ohio State next Saturday. The injury kept Cook out the rest of the game against Maryland, but both player and coach said it was for precautionary measures.
Michigan State hosts Maryland at Noon on Saturday, with our pregame starting at 10:30 AM. Last season, MSU lost to Ohio State and then bounced back against Maryland. MSU is hoping to repeat that process and get back on track in the Big Ten race against Maryland this weekend.