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I really like some of the pieces brought in for the upcoming season. It was all about Kenneth Walker last year, with the running back proving to be the centerpiece of the offensive attack. He’s now backing Rashaad Penny up in Seattle.
In order to make up for his absence, both Jalen Berger and Jarek Broussard were brought in via the portal. The former was a highly touted recruit that didn’t pan out for Wisconsin, while the latter won Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Award honors toting the rock for the Colorado Buffaloes back in 2020.
An experienced left side of the offensive line was made nastier with G Brian Greene coming in from Wazzou. This all sets up very nicely for QB Payton Thorne who threw for over 3,200 yards and a 27:10 TD/INT ratio.
The last glimpse of him saw him throw for a season-high 354 yards and 3 TD with Walker sidelined for the Peach Bowl.
Should the junior come into his own in 2022, the offense will have something cooking with him getting the benefit of tossing to standout B1G WR Jayden Reed, who will attempt to surpass the 1,000-yard receiving plateau once again in his senior campaign.
As great the offense could be, none of it will mean much of anything should the pass defense put forth another effort as it did a season ago. Michigan State was flat-out laughable in attempting to defend opposing passing attacks by conceding nearly 338 yards per game (No. 130).
If nothing else, the unit returns experienced and got big jolt of talent with CB Ameer Speed coming in from Georgia. Should this embarrassed unit find a way to put forth league-average outputs at worst, the defense will be in good shape as a whole with a bulk of contributors returning that led the Big Ten in sacks and accrued the second most tackles for loss.
Though the schedule looks to be much tougher on paper and those three games to close out October against Ohio State, Wisconsin, and @Michigan look to be a chore, I believe there to be more than enough talent present to give the Buckeyes a run for league honors and surpass their wins total at BetRivers in the process.
Michigan State Spartans Season Win Total Prediction: Over 7.5