Scout’s Notebook: Illinois @ Michigan St.


Following a sluggish start that saw the Spartans trail an inferior Illinois team by a field goal at halftime, the Big Green Machine thoroughly dominated in all phases of the game in the second half.

An opportunistic defense and big plays in the passing game combined to propel Michigan State to a 26-6 victory.

Unheralded QB comes through

He may not have the golden arm of a Jake Locker or Ryan Mallett and he may not possess the running skills of Terrelle Pryor, but all Kirk Cousins does is win ball games.

While nothing jumps out at you about the Holland, Michigan native at first glance, he is an efficient and

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