The Spartans’ field general is a budding star and he’ll power his way into the spotlight with big wins and big numbers.
The season continues to creep closer and closer to its kickoff.
On Sunday during a two-hour drive in the car with my kids, I asked my 15-year old daughter if she’ll commit to making her delicious cheese quesadillas at halftime of every game this coming season.
She committed immediately.
There was zero hesitation in her commitment.
I told her Mark Dantonio would be proud.
She beamed in the back seat.
We’re doing all we can in my house to prepare ourselves on a daily basis.
What else can be done in late June?
How about some big, bold predictions related to the way things are going to go this season?
We’ll start with big, bold predictions on offense and we’ll take these one at a time.
BRIAN LEWERKE WILL BECOME A LEGITIMATE HEISMAN TROPHY CANDIDATE.
Spartans of all stripes know that this kid is ready to explode as a leader and as a star.
But the nation will continue to think his name is Brian Luwurk for the first half of the season.
However, over the course of the season’s biggest games, Lewerke will shine and it’ll become impossible for him to be ignored.
It’s beneficial that Lewerke will lead the Spartans in at least three gargantuan regular season games where he’ll have eyes from Andalusia, Alabama to Astoria, Oregon focused on him.
The savvy, knowledgable fan will see him lead the Spartans to a statement victory when he plays like a warrior in Only Happy For Three Quarters Valley.
UMAAers will have to acknowledge him by the time night falls on October 20th after the Maize & Blue defense is soundly dominated thanks to Lewerke’s precision and skill. Lewerke will nibble and chew and chomp on the UMAA defense like it’s a grilled cheese sandwich (poorly made and soggy but suitable for curbing a hunger derived from working hard on something important).
And even SECers will discover him when they see him lead Michigan State to a hard-fought win over Ohio State in early November. This is the day when Lewerke will become the true star due to the toughness he’ll demonstrate all afternoon long. It won’t hurt that he’ll connect on long balls, short tosses, and everything in between en route to racking up 400 yards on the Buckeyes with a delirious Spartan Stadium illustrating that people can have fun at a football game even if the temperature is below 50 degrees.
These signatures wins will lead people to realize that he will have thrown for more than 3,000 yards – and that he will have rushed for more than 500 yards.
He’ll have accounted for at least 25 touchdowns through the air and with his feet.
He’ll be seated in the front row on the night of the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
And he’ll dazzle them all at Media Day at the College Football Playoff.