East Lansing, MI – In one week, not a lot modified; it is back-to-back huge losses for Mel Tucker and Michigan State.
Following a 49-7 blowout loss to Iowa, MSU returned house trying lifeless in opposition to the No. 10 Indiana Hoosiers, who regained management of the Old Brass Spittoon and beat Michigan State, 24-0.
It was the primary time anybody shut MSU out at Spartan Stadium since shedding to Michigan, 31-0 on October 12, 1985.
Indiana constructed a 24-0 lead going into halftime and ended their day with 433 yards of whole offense (320 passing, 113 speeding), however the protection deserves some credit score.
The Hoosiers common beginning area place was its personal 47-yard line, they usually started drives contained in the 30 4 instances and as soon as on the 50.
“Again, turnovers and penalties in the first half against any type of team; any team, you do not give yourself a chance,” Mel Tucker stated through the postgame presser. “And that was basically the story of this game.”
It’s an especially powerful spot to be put in, however two Indiana touchdowns got here due to the protection’s errors.
First, Stevie Scott III burst by way of a major gap on a halfback draw, operating over a number of MSU defenders into the tip zone for a landing.
Then on what ought to have been a routine deal with on a receiver display from Michael Penix Jr. to Ty Fryfogle resulted in a 16-yard rating as a consequence of a disappointing effort by Noah Harvey, Xavier Henderson, and Shakur Brown.
“Consistency in performance, again, is a killer for us. We were inconsistent, we had some efficient plays on offense and then nothing,” stated Tucker. “You can’t take the defense off the hook as well. We had opportunities to get stops and didn’t … that’s the facts. It’s just straight down the middle, you can see it, it’s obvious.”
It was a collective failure by MSU, and offensively, issues are solely getting worse, ending with underneath 200 yards of whole offense, 9 first downs, three turnovers, a non-existent run sport, and juggling two quarterbacks.
With 4 video games left, there is no finish in sight.
“We need to figure out what we can do with the guys that we have. But … we are able to evaluate who we have and what they can do,” Tucker stated. “And who wants to or has the ability to play the type of football that we need to play here to be successful.”
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