a variety of questions related to the Spartans program.
Hindsight is always 20/20. MSU took over with a lead with less than 2 minutes going into a strong head wind. They played it conservatively to open things up. Basically if you try and press and go 3 and out, you could be punting from your 15 into that head wind and give NW the ball around midfield with 60-90 seconds left. With the wind at their back, FG range was not that far away. It took 3 plays to get that first down and then we picked up 25 yards on the next two plays. So looking back, I am sure Coach D wishes he would have conserved some of that clock on those first 3 plays but that is knowing that you were able to move the ball effectively on the next 2 plays. You also have to remember that to that point in the game, Cook only had 2 passes go for over 10 yards (a 14 yarder in the first to Kings and the Fowler juggling catch and run). How confident could anyone have been that he could have popped off a 2 minute drive going into that wind?
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