Five Questions: Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic travels to Michigan State on Saturday and Spartan Digest has Five Questions prior to the game.

The 2011 season saw Michigan State get started with a win over Youngstown State. While Spartan fans were excited about the victory, there are still several questions to be asked as Florida Atlantic travels to East Lansing for a noon kickoff on Saturday.

Here are the Five Questions for Florida Atlantic.

Question One

Who is best fitted to be the starter at left tackle?

In week one Jared McGaha earned the start over Dan France. However, entering into this weekend's game, France or junior college transfer Fou Fonoti are listed as the possible starters. France, who looked to be the starting most of camp, is now being pushed by Fonoti who worked mostly at right tackles since arriving on campus.

Question Two

Has the offensive line as a whole gelled more since the Youngstown State game?

While the overall performance was good enough for a win, this year's offensive line has yet to find the rhythm needed to win at a championship caliber. This is the week things need to come together as the Spartans will head to Notre Dame a week from now.

Question Three

Can the Spartans play better on special teams?

Last week found the Spartans with several mistakes on special teams. A dropped punt and poor hold could have been bigger factors against a stronger opponent.

Question Four

Will Michigan State as a whole play a more solid game against Florida Atlantic as compared to YSU?

Last week's game was the season opener and you expect things not to be a finished product. Nevertheless, major improvement must be seen this week as the Spartans get ready for bigger games in the coming weeks.

Question Five

Can the Spartans defense play a better overall game?

The final score last week may have been 28-6. However, YSU converted 8-of-15 on third-down and saw YSU roll off 69 total offensive plays and win the time of possession battle in the process. A few changes to the depth chart will look to give the Spartans a better overall defense against the Owls.


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