A win is a win, but boy do we have a long way to go. 4 Plays did in MSU: 1 Pick for a TD, 2 Fumbles – one occurred when a MSU back dropped the ball as he was about to score – actually it was punched out. 4 Drue Tranquill sack on the QB rolling out.
ND looked pretty damn good, Wimbush completed passes to others beside EQ and ran for a TD. All RB’s played. So all around plenty to feel good about until you look at the game stats:
MSU 496 – ND 355
ND 182 – MSU 151
MSU 345 – ND 173
Granted stats don’t win games but these show that MSU moved the ball and might have made this a nail biter without the pick and 2 fumbles.
Overall the team looked more energetic and a lot of guys played and total team improvement was there compared to the BC game.
We won’t really know what we have until USC – and USC is beatable.
Here are the game highlights:
Here is the Brian Kelly post game press conference: