East Lansing, MI – The Michigan State Spartans starting the season on a 2-0 streak and following the controversy of Head Coach Mel Tucker. Spartans host the number #8 Washington Huskies. Both teams undefeated going into a much anticipated game. The Spartans looking to redeem themselves from a bad loss last year against the Huskies. But in week three The Washington Huskies showed up to play with Head Coach Kalen Deboer calling the shots. The battle was over before it began.
The game was never in sight as QB Michael Penix Jr. Huskies throws for a astounding 473 yards for the game 27-35 catches complete and 4 touchdowns. Huskies TE Jack Westover With 3 of those Touchdowns. Spartans had no answers for the Huskies offense. Michigan State couldn’t execute a solid game plan. A huge amount of turnovers from the Huskies still couldn’t make a difference. MSU QB Noah King only throws for 12/31 with only 136 yards total for the game.
Penix and the No. 8 Huskies gave a glimpse of its offensive fire power Saturday with a 41-7 win over the Spartans.
“Just coming into last season for me it wasn’t my first year in the offense but for the rest of the team it was,” said Penix after throwing for 473 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Jack Westover. “I was saying being able to come back for another year with the same guys and offense for a second year is definitely going to be special, and it’s been special so far.”
The spartans couldn’t get anything running with a total of 53 rushing yards for the whole game. It was 35-0 at the half with the game out of sight. Second half Spartans struggled getting into the end zone. With a late game diving touchdown from MSU secondary QB Katin Houser when it was all said and done the final score 41-7 putting the Huskies at 3-0 for the season and Spartans 2-1.
In conclusion, MSU must turn things around quickly with their lead head coach out. Going into next week MSU host Maryland which sparty fans hope for a bounce back game.
Washington: Opens the Pac-12 season hosting Cal on Saturday.
MSU: Hosts Maryland on Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both schools.