EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to the ongoing investigation, Michigan State football players have not spoken about the tunnel incidents following the Michigan vs. Michigan State game. As for what happened on the pitch on Saturday night, the Spartan attack couldn’t do anything, especially in the second half.
“I look at our offense and we’re not performing at a high enough level, not at all in the second half in particular, we talked about that Saturday night after the game. You watch the movie and it’s really disappointing, to be honest with you,” quarterback Payton Thorne said.
As the offensive struggles begin to mount, defensively MSU appears to be turning a corner with a combination of returning players and more confidence.
“We are happy with our progress so far, we know we are not where we need to be. Part of that is that we’re healthy, but I think we understand what we’re good at,” Safety Xavier Henderson said.
With all the distractions and even Mel Tucker saying yesterday that he hasn’t had a chance to watch an Illinois movie yet, the Spartans are now regrouping to prepare for this weekend.
“We spoke on Saturday, we talked about it and it’s between our team and our coaches. Going forward we face a good opponent, the world doesn’t stop for us or anyone so we have the same number of days to prepare for everyone else,” Thorne said.
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