Mel Tucker got to see one of his quarterbacks go to work, other than Payton Thorne, against Akron. Noah Kim got to see the field, and threw his 1st career touchdown pass as a Spartan.

Kim was a 3-star QB from the 2020 class per the 247Sports Composite. Tucker was not surprised that Kim performed the way he did against Akron. The Michigan State HC has become used this kind of play from Kim, after seeing it in practice.

“What did I see out of Noah? I saw the same thing that we see from him in practice every single day,” Tucker told Matt Wenzel of Mlive. “He’s a good player and he throws a really good ball. He’s got a lot of arm talent and he’s smart and he’s a competitor.”

Tucker was also impressed with how the rest of the backups have been playing in these first two games. He is glad that his players have shown how prepared they are to step and make plays when needed.

“I see guys that are prepared for the moment to go in and execute the gameplan,” said Tucker. “It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but we’re able to go in there and execute and build our depth and that’s critically important.”