Michigan State to start quarterback Connor Cook over Andrew Maxwell

After a week of mind games with the media in East Lansing, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio finally revealed who the Spartans quarterback will be against USF on Saturday.

Aug 30, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) scrambles from the pocket against the Western Michigan Broncos during 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 26-13. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Spartans will start redshirt sophomore Connor Cook over second-year starter Andrew Maxwell.

Maxwell was shut down last week by Western Michigan’s secondary. He was 11 of 21 for 74 yards in MSU’s 26-13 win against the Broncos.

Cook wasn’t any better, however. He was 6 of 16 for 42 yards and a 2.6 average.

Cook may not be an upgrade, but he is a breath of fresh air to a Spartans receiving corp that lacks in production.

MSU hosts USF at noon Saturday at Spartan Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Topics: Michigan State Spartans

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