Michigan State names starting quarterback by Raleigh Harbin

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Michigan State has chosen who it wants to trot and take the snaps come Saturday and his name is Andrew Maxwell. He started every game for the Spartans last year, so the move does not come as a surprise to most people in and around the program. Maxwell went 7-6 last season and threw 13 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. The senior will look to improve upon those stats, starting with an Aug. 30 match up against Western Michigan. Maxwell was pressured relentlessly last season and dealt with 21 sacks on the year, which may have led to his sub-par 52.5 percent completion percentage, and estimated 6 yard per completion average. The Spartans, coming off a win over TCU in the Buffalo Wild wings Bowl are not ranked in the top 25 in the AP preseason poll.

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3 thoughts on “Michigan State names starting quarterback by Raleigh Harbin

  1. loganbooker

    Really not sure if it is just my wordpress or everybody’s, but for me this post shows as bits and pieces of what appear to be broken HTML code. Not sure if it was a mistake on the author’s or the website’s end, but I am unable to decipher anything in the beginning.

    From what I could read, the opening statement declaring that Michigan State has chosen a starting quarterback needs a comma, as it is being displayed as a run on sentence.

    I wouldn’t say “Maxwell went 7-6,” but instead would say “Maxwell lead the Spartans to a 7-6 season.” Quarterbacks are not given stats like a starting pitcher. It’s either a team win or a team loss.

    Use more voice, as I felt I was reading choppy facts, without any story behind it.

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  2. crstroh

    Great stats, but what all does this mean? What should we expect from a guy with 13 TD, 9 interceptions and 52.5% completion rate? A link to either an article with some quotes from the QB or an interview with him would really add to this. It’s easy for a reader to get the stats from an agate; if you add a little more context and background to the stats, you hold the reader’s attention.

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  3. jleber10

    I like how you back up your analysis of the quarterback with stats. It gives your argument legitimacy and shows that you are an expert on sports.

    This blog has the same issues as the first one. The code above the post distracts the reader. Also, you need to include 2 outside links.

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