Before the season began, Michigan State Spartans head coach Mike Dantoni had four quarterbacks, Connor Cook, Andrew Maxwell, Tyler O’Connor and Damion Terry all named as co-starting quarterbacks.
After two weeks and two wins, but many struggles on offense, the Spartans are right back to that point. On Tuesday, Dantonio said each quarterback was “sort of in the mix.”
Senior Andrew Maxwell started the Spartans’ opener, a 26-13 victory over Western Michigan, but completed just 11 of 21 passes for 74 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Sophomore Connor Cook, who was just 6-of-16 for 42 yards in the opener got in the start in game two, a 21-13 victory over the South Florida Bulls. He was 6-of-11 for for 32 yards. Maxwell was 4-of-9 for 40 yards. Redshirt freshman Tyler O’Connor got in the mix Saturday, completing 2 of his 4 passes for 22 yards.
No Spartan quartberback has thrown a touchdown this season.
Although it appears as though Cook will again be the starter Saturday when the Spartans take on Youngstown State, it looks like true freshman Damion Terry could see some time. On Tuesday, Dantoni told reporters Terry was getting reps with the second team offense.
Terry, who hasn’t played in a game yet, was listed as a four star prospect by Rivals.com. The 6’4 Erie, Pennsylvania native was the 16th rated pro-style quarterback in the class of 2013.