September 21st, 2022

Facing third-and-1, Payton Thorne took a shotgun snap and turned to his right for a handoff to Jarek Broussard, who went the other way. Thorne, who called it a miscommunication with Broussard, was swamped in the backfield and the Spartans punted.“We pride ourselves on running the football,” offensive coordinator Jay Johnson said while believing that was a critical point in the game, “and that’s what we need to do and we didn’t do it.”