Five Answers: Wisconsin

Prior to the Spartans battle with Wisconsin we asked Five Questions. Here are the answers.

We go back and answer the five questions/points asked prior to the Spartans battle with Wisconsin.

Question One: Does the loss of William Gholston prove to be a major loss against Wisconsin on Saturday night?

Answer One: Yes and No… It would have been nice to have Gholston on the field in what proved to be a tough hard fought game. While others stepped up, Gholston has continued to improve each week and become a valuable part of the Spartans defensive attack.

Question Two: Do you take the redshirt off of true freshman Shilique Calhoun?

Answer Two: No! Keep the true freshman off the field this season and have him ready for four years of havoc in the Green & White.

Question Three: Will Michigan State have a letdown coming off a big win over rival Michigan?

Answer Three: The Spartans started slow out of the gate. However, once they got things going they found ways to make plays in all areas of the game and that proved to be the difference on the scoreboard when it reached zero.

Question Four: Will the penalties from last week and the suspension of Gholston cause the Spartans defense to be less aggressive?

Answer Four: While the Spartans didn't look like the team that squared off against Ohio State or Michigan, they delivered the goods when needed and overall as a team they saw no yellow flags thrown at their feet.

Question Five: Is this the week the offense hits on all cylinders?

Answer Five: No! The running game was not the strongest we've ever seen as the Spartans only netted 109 rushing yards. Kirk Cousins was solid hitting on 70% of his throws and for three touchdowns with no interceptions. It was good to see Cousins find the tight ends in the game as he hit Brian Linthicum for three passes and Dion Sims for two.

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