So far, Michigan State has been firing on all cylinders outside of a struggling second half last Saturday, against Nebraska.
With the improved production I was curious how it stacked up compared to the rest of the Big Ten and country.
Yards per game- 453.5, 5th in Big Ten, 34th nationally
Passing yards per game- 238.0, 6th in Big Ten, 61st nationally
Rushing yards per game- 215.5, 3rd in Big Ten, 21st nationally
Points per game- 35.3, 4th in Big Ten, 39th nationally
Passing yards- Payton Thorne, 909, 5th in Big Ten, 42nd nationally
Rushing yards- Kenneth Walker III, 554, 1st in Big Ten, 1st nationally
Receiving yards- Jayden Reed, 336, 5th in Big Ten, 35th nationally
Now let's compare that with Michigan State's 2020 season stats.
Yards per game- 330.3 14th in Big Ten, 109th nationally
Passing yards per game- 238.9, 7th in Big Ten, 54th nationally
Rushing yards per game- 91.4, 13th in Big Ten, 122nd nationally
Points per game- 18.0, 14th in Big Ten, 116th nationally
Passing yards- Rocky Lombardi, 1,090, 9th in Big Ten, 95th nationally
Rushing yards- Connor Heyward, 200, 33rd in Big Ten, 324th nationally
Receiving yards- Jalen Nailor, 515, 7th in Big Ten, T-104 nationally