Michigan State's defense held Tulsa to an unbelievable rushing total
There’s dominant, then there’s whatever Michigan State’s defense did to Tulsa Friday night.
The Spartans entered their Week 1 showdown ready to roll. The defense returned a number of key contributors from one of the best defenses in the nation last season, and Tulsa gave plenty of reasons for the defense to be motivated in the contest.
Well, apparently rushing for any positive yardage against Michigan State was not a realistic goal for the Golden Hurricanes. Just how strong was the Spartan defense? Tulsa’s leading rusher had 0 yards.
No, seriously. Shamari Brooks led Tulsa with six carries for 0 yards. As a team, the Golden Hurricanes rushed for -73 yards. That is correct: NEGATIVE 73 yards.
Michigan State’s offense was not as explosive as many would have liked to see. But with a defense that imposing, 28 points was more than enough for the big win.