Not for the first time this season, Michigan State benched starting quarterback Brian Lewerke on Saturday against Ohio State, leading the way for Rocky Lombardi.
Chants of "ROCKY! ROCKY" rain down throughout the stadium. Dantonio has inadvertently created a cult hero by holding back on the substitution here.
— Ryan Schuiling (@RyanSchuiling) November 10, 2018
Lewerke was struggling through a miserable game before being benched. He had completed just 8-of-16 passes for 84 yards and the Spartans didn’t manage to score a single point.
Then Lombardi was inserted into the lineup, and Michigan State’s offense promptly marched down the field on a seven-play drive that ended with a field goal right before halftime.
It’s looking like Sparty might be compelled to roll with Lombardi the rest of the way in 2018.