Michigan State's Jacub Panasiuk sets big goal for 2021 season
Jacub Panasiuk has set a big goal for himself during his final season at Michigan State. Actually, it might be read more as a guarantee than a goal.
The Spartans defensive lineman took to Twitter this week, setting a high expectation for himself this upcoming season. He wants to be the B1G leader in one specific category when the year ends.
“I WILL lead the Big Ten in sacks this year,” Panasiuk wrote on Twitter.
— Jacub Panasiuk (@JacubPanasiuk) May 4, 2021
Panasiuk had just 1 sack at Michigan State during the shortened 2020 season, coming in the 24-0 loss to Indiana. But he’s demonstrated the ability to get to the quarterback more frequently throughout this time in East Lansing.
In 2019, Panasiuk tallied 5 sacks for the season and he’s collected 9 over the span of his four seasons with the Spartans.
Panasiuk will likely after hit a double-digit total in the category in order to lead the league. In five of the last six full seasons, the B1G sacks leader has totaled at least 10 for the year. That’s omitting the nine-game season last fall. Indiana’s Micah McFadden led the way with 6.
Michigan State is coming off a 2-5 season in 2020 and will be entering the second season under head coach Mel Tucker. The Spartans open the year against reigning B1G West champion Northwestern.
The Spartans defeated the Wildcats in East Lansing last season.