It’s only a matter of hours until Michigan State and Ohio State face off in one of the most highly anticipated B1G matchups of the season and for some reason, the key to a Spartan victory just might be spending the afternoon sitting on the bench.
3 reasons why Michigan State’s head coach, should take a leap of faith on Lombardi.
- In Rocky’s first career start, he not only rose to the occasion by leading the Spartans to victory over Purdue, but he did so by dismantling the Boilermaker’s defense with a whopping 318 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns. Also, a silver lining to his inexperience is Urban Meyer only has 4 quarters of game tape on Lombardi to use as preparation for his defense.
- Brian Lewerke is expected to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft and by all accounts has a very bright future in front of him. With that being said, he injured his throwing arm against Penn State and is far from %100 healthy. And with a backup QB like Lombardi on the roster, it just feels like playing under these circumstances would be an unnecessary risk.
- Unfortunately, Michigan State has been making the news for all the wrong reasons in 2018 and from a public relations standpoint, this could be exactly what the MSU needs. Rocky Lombardi can easily become a household name before the end of the season if he pulls off a few primetime wins like today’s showdown against Ohio State. Take a look at his interview with FootballGazette.com from when he first committed to the Spartan’s. We touch down on a range of topics from politics, cars, academics and of course – football!