It may have just been his second game in charge at Michigan State, but the second week of the season gave Mel Tucker a much needed statement win. Tucker got an important win this past Saturday in a 27-24 victory at Michigan.

It was an important win for the Spartans, who are 1-1 after a season-opening home loss to Rutgers. In losing to Rutgers, it was a sloppy afternoon for Michigan State who turned the ball over seven times in giving Greg Schiano a happy return as the Scarlet Knights head coach.

The struggles from their home loss in the season opener seems like a distant memory as Michigan State was effective in knocking off the Wolverines on Saturday. It wasn’t a perfect performance for Tucker’s team but in beating a ranked opponent in a rivalry game, the direction of the season was changed.

Here’s some of what Tucker had to say from his weekly press conference ahead of this Saturday’s game against Iowa. It hasn’t been an easy start to the season for the 0-2 Hawkeyes, who opened 2020 with a narrow losses to Purdue and then Northwestern this past Saturday.