In what was a surprisingly defensive affair, Kirk Cousins led the Green team over Greg Jones' White team 17-10. Here's a review of the action, in bulleted form:
- Kirk Cousins, still a good quarterback. 10-15, 254 yards, 1 TD. Had some great touch passes, especially the 27-yarder to Donald Spencer to set up the Green team's field goal. Andrew Maxwell's the clear back-up, and he performed admirably as well (18-34, 244 yards, 1 TD), but doesn't have the same touch on his deep passes as Cousins does. Joe Boisture made a few good plays and completed all three of his passes, but I think this is going to be a redshirt year for him, and if State needs a third quarterback, Keith Nichol will most likely get the nod.
As a whole, the defense was a tad more dominant than I thought it'd be, and was nowhere near the shootout it was last year. I, nor anyone else, can tell you if this means our defense will be better this year or if our offense has regressed. With the main exceptions of baseball and softball, we've officially entered the off-season for Michigan State sports until September 4th. In the coming weeks there'll be a post outlining how we plan to spend the summer here at The Only Colors, but for now, steel yourselves. It's going to be a long wait until September 4th.