EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has named fifth-year senior Tyler O'Connor the team's No. 1 quarterback.
Dantonio's declaration Monday wasn't a surprise. O'Connor had been the favorite throughout fall camp to succeed Connor Cook as the starter, but the coach had held off on saying anything definitive.
O'Connor has made only one career start, but it was a big one. He helped Michigan State to an upset win at Ohio State last year while Cook was out injured. The Spartans went on to a Big Ten title and national playoff appearance.
O'Connor has attempted only 54 passes as a Spartan.