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Michigan State freshman QB competing in practice

Damion Terry AP

Michigan State may be off to a 2-0 start but the defense has twice as many touchdowns scored (four) as the offense (two). Head coach Mark Dantonio is looking to find some answers to spark the Spartans offense. This week, with Michigan State taking on Youngstown State, part of the search will focus on finding a quarterback that can be effective. Freshman Damion Terry, a four-star dual threat quarterback recruit according to Rivals, is apparently in the mix.

According to a report by, Terry was taking reps with skill position players on Sunday and Dantonio has said the job of starting quarterback will have to be earned as we enter the third week of the college football season.

“The bottom line is making plays and having confidence in yourself, and stepping up to the plate and seizing the moment,” Dantonio said according to “We normally don’t practice on a Sunday, but we have our skill guys out there right now. As a matter of fact, I came in to take this call.”

Michigan State ranks 12th in the Big Ten in passing offense and is one of two teams in the conference yet to throw a touchdown pass (Purdue). Only Minnesota has a worst pass completion percentage in the Big Ten as well, with the Spartans combining to complete just 47.5 percent of their attempts through two games against Western Michigan and South Florida. Andrew Maxwell has been starting for the Spartans and has completed 15-of-30 attempts for 114 yards. Sophomore Connor Cook and freshman Tyler O’Connor each have played as well but it is clear Dantonio is looking for somebody, perhaps anybody at this point, to separate themselves from the rest of the unit.

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2 Responses to “Michigan State freshman QB competing in practice”
  1. tdub821 says: Sep 9, 2013 9:26 AM

    Seriously…..who cares?

  2. fido1949 says: Sep 9, 2013 10:39 AM

    He’d better worry about more than just QB.The line doesn’t block and the receivers don’t catch…QB can’t fix either of those. I mean really, USF gave up 50+ points and 600+ yards to McNeese St., at home, but shut Sparty’s O down on the road. Things look very, very grim for MSU.

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