MSU QB Payton Thorne gets shoutout from Magic Johnson after earning B1G Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Michigan State QB got some pretty nice accolades over the weekend, winning B1G Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Payton Thorne against Miami was 18-31 for a 58% completion rate, throwing for 261 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 38-17 win at Miami.
Thorne had high praise from one of the greatest Spartans and basketball players of all time Magic Johnson.
Congratulations to MSU Quarterback Payton Thorne for being named Big 10 Co-Offensive Player of the Week!! In the first three games he has played awesome for the Spartans with 9 touchdowns and no interceptions! Go Green, Go White! @payton15thorne
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 21, 2021
Thorne has played lights out; he is 48-77 for a 62.3% completion rate, throwing for 726 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions.
The Spartans are off to a surprising start in Mel Tucker’s second season at the helm. They are 3-0 and have wins over Northwestern, Youngstown State and Miami.
The win last week against Miami vaulted the Spartans into the Week 4 edition of the AP Poll they come in at No.20.
The Spartans still have a tall task to climb back to the top of the B1G East as Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State are all ranked in the AP Top-25, and Penn State and Ohio State are in the top 10.
Michigan State plays Nebraska at home this Saturday at 7:00 ET on FS1.