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After a brutal season on offense (122th in the country in points per game, 113th in yards per game, 123rd in yards per play, 112th in third-down conversion rate) resulted in a disappointing 7-6 season and an ugly 7-6 loss to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl, Mark Dantonio decided not to fire his offensive personnel but to re-arrange them. As such, Brad Salem makes the move from quarterbacks coach to play-caller.
As Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery noted prior to Friday night’s matchup, that makes the Spartans offense a bit mysterious.
“Obviously, changes have been made on the staff, yet it’s not a new personnel type of deal,” Montgomery said. “They’ve shuffled people around. Everybody has their own kind of philosophy about what they want to do offensively, and so by doing what Coach Dantonio has done, it’s not like you’ve grabbed a coordinator from somewhere else, where you can grab that tape and kind of get an idea or at least a philosophy from what he was doing.”
While the revamped offensive scheme is obviously important, so too is the health of senior quarterback Brian Lewerke. Following a breakout 2017, Lewerke battled a shoulder injury last year that resulted in an efficient season. But now he’s fully healthy, and if he can take that step forward that many were expecting last year, it would be a massive boost to the Spartans offense.
Of course, the bar is low, and if Michigan State’s defense is as good as expected, the offense really only needs to improve from terrible to mediocre for the team to be a legitimate threat in the Big Ten. After finishing Top-10 in the nation in points allowed per game, yards allowed per game, yards allowed per play and third-down defense last year, the Spartans return nine starters and are expected to again be a force on that side of the ball.
While Michigan State was especially dominant against the run, Tulsa brings in an offense that leaned on the ground game last year, averaging 47.2 carries and 193.8 rushing yards per contest. Shamari Brooks and Corey Taylor, who combined for 1,813 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns, are both back and should give the Spartans’ elite run defense an interesting early-season challenge.
“With the offensive line that we have, those are great guys, so 100 yards apiece (for Brooks and Taylor), at least, and five per carry is pretty reasonable,” Taylor said.
Despite that confidence, Michigan State’s defense is still expected to dominate on Friday night. Even with a fairly low over/under (48), the Spartans are still favored by 22.5 points at home.