Before many games, in every sport, networks airing the games like to list their keys to the game, impact players or players to watch. ESPN is no stranger to this tactic, and before the Michigan State-Iowa game they decided to give some impact players for the game.
For the Iowa Hawkeyes it was easy, they came up with two players: line backer James Morris and linebacker Anthony Hitchens. Now who would be the impact players for Michigan State?
Well, it looks like ESPN couldn’t come up with any impact players for them. Maybe ESPN doesn’t think they have any impact players or players capable of having an impact.
Why? I don’t know. Michigan State isn’t horrible, despite being unranked they’re 3-1. Their lone loss was to Notre Dame in South Bend. ESPN could’ve always taken the easy road and gone with the quarterback Connor Cook. He hasn’t been stellar but he hasn’t been horrible either. Despite his 53.1% completions he hasn’t thrown an interception yet.
Maybe if some Michigan State players step up this week ESPN will name a few impact players next time.
[h/t] Reddit user Cavery1313