Dec. 29, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) throws during the second half against the TCU Horned Frogs during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Michigan State beat TCU 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State to keep Connor Cook as its starting quarterback


Despite playing poorly in his first three starts this season, Connor cook will remain Michigan State’s starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.

The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Hinckley, Ohio Native was 16 of 32 for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 17-13 loss against host Notre Dame last Saturday.

MSU coach Mark Dantonio made the announcement during his Sunday teleconference, and he said he has no plans to make senior Andrew Maxwell, last year’s starter at quarterback, the head signal caller this week.

Maxwell played in relief of Cook in the fourth quarter against Notre Dame. He was 0 for 3 and rushed one time for eight yards.

Cook has started the past three games for the Spartans, and has completed 43 passes for 411 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions. He is 2-1 as MSU’s starting quarterback this season.

MSU (3-1) has an open week this week and visits Iowa at noon on Oct. 5 (ESPN2).

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