Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook has told ESPN that he does indeed plan to play this afternoon in the Spartans’ regular season finale against Penn State. Shannon Spake posted the update on Twitter.
Connor Cook told me he was "full go" at practice on Thursday, going to see how warm-up goes but the "plan is to play". @ESPNCFB
— Shannon Spake (@ShannonSpake) November 28, 2015
Cook did not play in last weekend’s epic and rain-soaked win against Ohio State in Columbus, though he did dress for the game, having suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s previous game against Maryland the weekend before.
This report comes on the heels of Spartans coach Mark Dantonio saying Cook would be a “game-time decision” as he was still dealing with lingering soreness from his initial injury. But with MSU set to clinch the Big Ten East with a win, there’s no doubt that Cook wants to be on the field leading his team.
This isn’t at all a surprise, as Cook is the unquestioned leader of the Spartans’ players on and off the field. In his final college home game, you can bet the farm that he’s going to be on the field at some point, even if he only plays one series.
Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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