September 7, 2010

Cousins expects fewer loose ends against FAU

EAST LANSING - Michigan State's offense piled up nearly 500 yards in their 2010 debut against Western Michigan University including 297 yards on the ground.

Junior quarterback Kirk Cousins, however, was lukewarm about the performance of his offense during post-game interviews last Saturday. And Cousins continues to be disturbed by the sloppiness on offense including his own play which included an un-Cousins like penalty for intentional grounding.

After Tuesday's practice, Cousins reiterated much of what he said during the postgame. The second-year starter appeared especially focused on eliminating the preventable penalties that de-railed the Spartan offense against the Broncos.

"The penalties need to be cleaned up and they will be," said Cousins. "In the first game you tend to have a few more mistakes than you want to have. We will clean that up and then there were a variety of things that we had offensively that we will get cleaned up. Again, in the first game they are going to happen. Once you get that out of the way, you can look forward to great improvement in the second game and beyond."

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