MSU offense, Lombardi have a rocky first half against Iowa
Things are not going well for Michigan State’s offense.
With an upset in Week 2, the Spartans offense looked strong and capable. Quarterback Rocky Lombardi led that charge with over 300 yards passing while the rushing attack managed to gain over 100 on the ground.
Unfortunately, the strong work did not translate to the Week 3 road trip to Kinnick Stadium. Taking on an 0-2 Iowa team, the offense has been all out of sorts through the first half of action.
For Lombardi, he has thrown three interceptions early that have helped torpedo any offensive momentum to be had. That includes an awful pick-six that helped the Hawkeyes reach 35 first-half points.
It could be argued that Lombardi is pressing as the rushing attack has been held to less than 30 yards in the first half with under 2.0 YPC. Still, that does not completely cover what has been some disastrous decision making by the quarterback.
To add insult to injury, kicker Matt Coghlin pulled wide his try the one time Michigan State did attempt a field goal.