Stock Market: YSU edition

A player who was a faller in previous weeks burst onto the riser list, while another player kept his stock on the rise.

Taking a look at who helped their stock and who hurt it in Michigan State's 55-17 win Saturday against Youngstown State.

Risers

Connor Cook

After two weeks on the faller list, Cook made his case to be a riser in a major way in cementing himself as the current No. 1 quarterback for the Spartans.

Cook threw four first-half touchdowns and went 15 of 22 for 202 yards in the game. He had fewer erratic spells than he has in the past and showed confidence throwing the ball quite often. He spread the ball across the field to a variety of receivers and was efficient and effective.

MacGarrett Kings

Kings was a riser last week and definitely is again this week. Watching Kings play Saturday, his confidence was evident more and more with each catch. With Andre Sims Jr. struggling on punt return with ball security, Kings got a look and had a 15-yard return.

He has shown he can make tough catches and is a real playmaker and will only factor into the offense more moving forward.

Josiah Price

The tight ends have been missing from the offense all season, but Price had a good showing against Youngstown State. He had three catches for 28 yards and two of the grabs went for first downs.

Price has drawn comparisons to former MSU tight end Brian Linthicum and showed why in his ability to catch the ball. He will need to keep the playmaking up as the position will take pressure off the entire offense.

Fallers

It is nearly impossible to say anyone was a faller after the win Saturday. Denicos Allen made a mistake going for the interception in the fourth, which led to a long touchdown for Youngstown State. Andre Sims Jr had a bad fumble on a punt return – his second in two weeks.

But neither player was a true "faller" and I wouldn't think anyone else was either.


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