Purdue (1-5)(0-2 B1G) at Michigan State (5-1)(2-0 B1G) (12:00 p.m. ET, on BTN)
Line: MSU -28 (Bovada)
Last Meeting: 2010: 35-31 MSU
3 Players to Watch:
1) Connor Cook (QB, MSU):I have been as tough on Cook as anyone, but the sophomore quarterback has seemed to progress in the early B1G season. Last game Cook completed 22 of 31 passes for 235 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception while competing 71% of his attempts. Connor should have another good week as the Purdue defense has not looked good thus far in 2013, allowing 37.8 points per game, which ranks them 117th in the NCAA. The combination of a bad defense and a progressing offense should lead to a good day for Cook and I think he will throw for at least three touchdowns in this matchup.
2) Delton Williams(HB, MSU): Mark Dantonio took the redshirt off of Williams in the game at Iowa and it has looked to be the right decision. Williams ran 12 times against Indiana last week while racking up 92 yards for an average of 7.7 yards per attempt. I would look for Delton to be used more in the passing game as the season progresses. In high school Williams showed a great ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and may line up as a wide out at times, similar to how MSU used Le’Veon Bell.
3) DeAngelo Yancey (WR, Purdue): Well the Purdue offense has been absolutely dreadful, but Yancey has really broken out over the last two weeks. Against Northern Illinois and Nebraska, Yancey has racked up 263 receiving yards and one touchdown. Sure, he might not be able to make Purdue win, but the freshman is really starting to make a name for himself in the B1G. He will go against the best cornerback tandem he has faced all year in Darqueze Dennard and Trae Waynes. It could be a learning experience for the young wide out, but he has been impressive and is someone to look for nonetheless.no comments