Who stood out for the Spartans? Coach Dantonio was quick to praise a few players.
"Larry Caper sat out a little bit early in the scrimmage but Edwin Baker played very, very well. Le'Veon Bell as well and also Nick Hill had about 79 yards rushing and looked electrifying on a couple of plays. Defensively we played much better rushing the passer."
While the weather made it interesting, the experimental move of Keith Nichol to receiver paid dividends on Saturday as the former quarterback caught four passes for 39 yards and two touchdowns.
The passing numbers showed the Spartans receiving corps have really stepped up as Bennie Fowler top the stat chart with six catches for 66 yards and a score while Keshawn Martin and Mark Dell each pulled down five balls.
The staple of any Mark Dantonio offense is the running game and as coach explained Baker and Hill combined for 152 yards on 32 carries.
Hoover posted two sacks and is starting to show his development and ability to compete at a high level by using more power and improved first step to win battles.
One area the Spartans coach raised a few eyebrows with was talk of future spring games becoming money making events with teams playing other college programs instead of themselves.
One area of needed improvement is the kicking game and on Saturday both kickers showed well despite the heavy wind.
The continued installment of the 3-4 defensive schemes has many looking for the advantages it will give the Spartans in the fall. Coach Dantonio was clear in what he felt installing it means to the overall development of the defense.