Last Look Back Offense: Michigan

We take one last look at Saturday's loss to Michigan looking at each position on the offensive side of the ball.

The heartbreak following the latest Michigan State - Michigan game was clearly seen when Andrew Maxwell spoke to the media following the Spartans 12-10 loss to the Wolverines. We take one last look at the performances of the offensive unit.

QUARTERBACK

Overall this was not a bad game for the first year starter as he hit on just under 62% of his throws with one interception and one touchdown. The Spartans were able to move the ball enough to win but missed on a couple of chances when they could have put points on the board or score a touchdown instead of settling for a field goal.

Spartan Digest Grade B

RUNNING BACKS

The Spartans looked to open up the offensive running attack a little more getting Keith Mumphey and Tony Lippett a carry. Le'Veon Bell never got going and only averaged 2.6 yards per carry and as all Spartan fans know, if Bell is not moving the ball the chances of the Spartans winning are slim.

Spartan Digest Grade C-

RECEIVERS / TIGHT ENDS

Dion Sims was still a major void but it was good to see Paul Lang get a touchdown catch. Aaron Burbridge continues to show he has a bright future and Tony Lippett, Bennie Fowler and Keith Mumphery posted at least two catches each. Going forward teams will have to look at stopping Burbridge and that should open things open for others to have big games.

Spartan Digest Grade B+

OFFENSIVE LINE

The make shift offensive line without Dan France at left tackle performed better than expected with Donavon Clark taking his place. Overall the Spartans gave up one sack and no registered quarterback hurries. However, the running game never got established and that proved costly in the end.

Spartan Digest Grade B


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