EAST LANSING — I guess Andrew Maxwell and Bennie Fowler shouldn’t be expected to be completely different players than a year ago, or MSU’s offensive philosophy to completely change with the same head coach.
Because they definitely aren’t and the offensive attack certainly didn’t.
Mother Nature disrupted this one with an hour lightning delay, which appeared to help WMU. But that’s irrelevant.
The receiver drops, the third-down throws short of the sticks — both are back.
MSU needed two penalties to score its only offensive touchdown, against Mid-American Conference team riddled with defensive injuries and learning a new defensive system.
That’s not a good half.
Andrew Maxwell’s numbers: 11-for-16 passing for 74 yards. Connor Cook’s: 2-6 for 16 yards.
We’ll see if Cook gets another shot. The Maxwell-led TD drive wasn’t as impressive as the final result.
This is still going to be a blowout, but mostly because it doesn’t look like WMU QB Tyler Van Tubbergen is coming back. His backup, Zach Terrell, despite the TD toss on his first attempt, is a significant step down and wasn’t even going to be the backup until the backup transferred to Northern Illinois in the offseason.
Plenty of drama left. Or at least more drudgery from MSU’s offense.
More after the game.