Gerald Holmes talks one-on-one with Spartan Digest about growing his game.

Spartan Digest spoke one-on-one with Michigan State sophomore running back Gerald Holmes following his solid performance against Maryland in the Spartans 24-7 win.

Over the course of this season Michigan State Spartans sophomore running back Gerald Holmes has seen his playing time increase as others have seen injury take snaps away from the field.  Holmes has answered the bell and Saturday rushed 16 times for 83-yards and a touchdown against Maryland.

Now with three starts on the season, Holmes looks ready to do even more for the Spartans offense but also understands others have also filled roles and are helping his success.

“Whoever’s in we all have confidence,” said Holmes.  “No matter what quarterback the running game is the same whoever’s in.  We know we need to get the job done.  So we had confidence when talking about (Tyler) O’Connor.  We’re trying to get our running game better so we run harder with every play.”

Playing his best football as a Spartan the past two weeks, Holmes has also started showing his ability to add yards after first contact, something that has always made Spartan backs more valuable.

“It’s the most I’ve ever gotten so when given the opportunity, you got to make the most of it,” he said.  “You got to want it.  This is Big Ten football, college football, so I feel like anyone in the backfield you have to run hard.”

The video attached is a one-on-one with Holmes following the Spartans win over Maryland.


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