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.

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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.