No. 2) It’s time we see a monster game from No. 6.
Nine games into the season and we’ve yet to see Kyle McCord throw for over 320 yards in a ball game. There are only two more games left before McCord needs to be at his best in Ann Arbor. The time is now to get his confidence up headed down the stretch run of this season.
McCord has done what Ryan Day has asked him to do, mostly. Not to force things, get the ball out quickly, and let your skill position players make plays. He has not been asked to go deep all that much, mainly because they don’t have to.
But I would look for Ryan Day to try and force the ball down the field a bit in this game. Hopefully, he opens up the mid-range yardage routes and deep shots so we can see this offense in full effect. McCord really hasn’t pushed the ball downfield much this season, and it would be great to see him connect with his receivers deep for big gains.
This Michigan State secondary is not great. J.J. McCarthy threw for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns on them back in October. I think Kyle McCord is in for his best game as a Buckeye.
Look for a stat line of 350 yards passing and four touchdowns as Ryan Day and Brian Hartline let him off the leash a bit.