January 20th, 2017

As Dantonio noted, in the previous three seasons Michigan State piled up 116 sacks but got just 11 this past season. The turnover margin was also down as Michigan State was minus-5 in 2016 after ranking in the top 10 nationally the previous three seasons. “Some of that is missing a sack, some of that is RPO (run/pass option), some of it is not understanding the situation,” Dantonio said. “The bottom line is sacks and takeaways win football games for you.”

Source: Detroit News