EAST LANSING, Mich. Consider this: Michigan State junior quarterback Andrew Maxwell had not taken a snap as a starting quarterback in nearly four years until Friday nights 17-13 win over Boise State. Thats a long time to be wearing a baseball cap and headphones on the sideline during games.
So, how did he grade out as the first-time leader of a college offense?
I would give him a C on the report card.
Maxwells statistics were not impressive. He completed 22 of 38 passes for 248 yards with no touchdowns and three costly interceptions. But only one of those pickoffs was really his fault.
The first interception by Broncos cornerback Jamar Taylor, which set up a field goal, inexplicably went right through the hands of starting receiver Tony Lippett.
Boise State end Sam Ukwuachu was in Maxwells face when he fired a pass tipped by tailback Larry Caper into the hands of safety Jeremy Ioane, who tied the score at 10-10 with a 43-yard touchdown return.
The worst interception came on t...