What Mark Dantonio said after Michigan State’s 48-3 loss to Ohio State

Michigan State’s game on Saturday against Ohio State couldn’t have gone much worse.

By halftime, the Spartans were down, 35-3, in a battle for first-place of the Big Ten East division. In the second half, the team didn’t score a single point, resulting in the 45-point blowout.

Michigan State is now 7-3 on the season overall and is one full game back of Ohio State in the standings. Quarterback Brian Lewerke completed 50 percent of his passes while throwing 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

L.J. Scott led the team in rushing with just 30 yards.

Here’s what Spartans coach Mark Dantonio had to say after the loss:

On Lewerke and the passing game:

“I don’t think we threw the ball effectively. Last week, he was on top of it. This week, not so much. We have to be able to run the ball, too. Take pressure off the throwing game and protect the quarterback. They pressured us. Their front seven is very good. In the back end, they manned us up and pressed us. We didn’t win enough.”

On the game itself:

“Ohio State played well, but, we didn’t play well enough in any area to really make it a game. That’s the bottom line. That’s what’s disappointing. Our games have been very competitive with Ohio State the last number of years and this one was not.”

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