October 26, 2013

Cook: 'The whole offense was clicking'

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sophomore quarterback Connor Cook bounced back from an inaccurate day against Purdue with his most accurate passing performance as a Spartan.

Cook completed 15 of 16 passes for 208 yards with three touchdowns in three quarters of work during a 42-3 win at Illinois that kept Michigan State in first-place in the Legends Division.

"Coming off the performance that I had last week, obviously I was upset," said Cook, who set a Michigan State record for passing efficiency against Illinois. "I really focused on things that I needed to get better in practice."

Cook gave credit to Michigan State's running game for much of his success throwing the ball.

"The run helped out a lot with play action passes opening up the pass game," said Cook. "We were able to run the ball so well on them."

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