After weeks of yelling and whining from fans, MSU wideout Bennie Fowler was benched for true freshman Aaron Burbridge for the Indiana game. How did it work out? 8 catches and 134 yards for Burbridge.
Yeah. That happened.
However, the game winning touchdown pass was actually a nice play by….. Of course, Bennie Fowler. So, this brings up the question: Has MSU finally found their #1 wide receiver in Aaron Burbridge or should Fowler come back due to his play on Saturday?
The answer is simpler than you’d think. While Bennie Fowler DID play well, it may be because he was playing the position that suits him. Less of a “big-play” wideout and more of a “slot” wideout, in my opinion.
Also, you can’t bench a kid after getting 134 yards. Not to mention, Burbridge won the heart of many fans (including myself) in that game. Yes, it was only Indiana, but you have to remember that the majority of MSU’s wideouts couldn’t catch a pass whether it was against Notre Dame’s defense or Eastern Michigan’s defense. The opposing defense, in this scenario, is a moot point.
So please, Dan Roushar and Mark Dantonio, leave the wide receiver set up the way it is right now and everyone will be happy.