How last week’s picks fared
DeShone Kizer - 15/18, 156 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INTs, 10 rushes, 35 yards, 1 rushing TD
Equanimeous St. Brown - 6 receptions, 85 yards, 0 TDs
Devin Studstill - 3 Tackles, 0 INTs
Josh Adams - RB
Josh Adams made the case last week to be the No.1 running back for the Irish. Against Nevada Adams ran 10 times for 106 yards. Adams has showcased that he has big play ability. At any time he can rip off a 30-40 yard carry. The Irish are going need to establish themselves on the ground in order to win this week and that starts with Adams. Michigan State has a tough front seven, but Adams will be good enough to find production.
DeShone Kizer - QB
Last week I told you that Kizer would often be on this list, well here ya go. Kizer has time and time again stepped up in huge games and Saturday night should be no different. The only difference this time will be that Kizer’s performance will actually lead the Irish to a victory. Michigan State has a talented and well coached defense, but Kizer is good enough to exploit it. Kizer has Torii Hunter Jr. back, along with other weapons such as St. Brown, Adams, C.J. Sanders, and Tarean Folston.
Nick Coleman - CB
I know you guys are sitting there and thinking “IS THIS GUY CRAZY, NICK COLEMAN?!” Just wait a second. I get it Coleman has been tested and failed through his first two games, but he’s my bold pick to click this week. Everyone is doubting Coleman. Everyone thinks he’s a weak link in the Irish defense, but this is the week he’ll rebound. Throughout fall camp coaches and media members couldn’t say anything but great things about Coleman. Coleman has to have been hearing the talking heads doubting him, so he’ll want to make sure he shuts them up on Saturday night. Michigan State isn’t going to be throwing the ball all around the yard, but when they do Coleman is going to be the one they test. Coleman will step to the challenge and silence the critics.