Michigan State LB Tyriq Thompson Post Loss to Wisconsin Badgers

Hondo S. Carpenter

Camp Randall Stadium

Madison, WI

With opportunities to salvage its season dwindling, Michigan State visited No. 8 Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon, needing a major effort that could help change the outlook on the remainder of 2019 for the Spartans.

But instead, the Spartans turned in a second straight lackluster performance against one of the nation’s best as Wisconsin rolled to a 38-0 win on a day the Michigan State offense was thoroughly embarrassed by the top-ranked defense in the country in one of the worst losses in the Mark Dantonio era at Michigan State.

The Michigan State defense struggled. The defense is the best part of the Spartan team and tonight they got hammered. With an anemic offense that couldn't give them a break, as the game wore down the Spartan defense simply ran out of steam. For the game, the Badgers had 22 first downs, 222 yards rushing, 180 yards passing and scored 38 points. You can't sugarcoat that, but you can be fair and understand no matter how good your defense is you have to have an offense. You must score points and the current offensive scheme can't and isn't.

The Spartans leading rusher in this game was Tyriq Thompson, the super talented LB who rushed one time on a fake punt.  That should tell you how anemic the offense is.

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