Stock Watch -- Troy

Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

A look at whose stock is up, and whose is on the fall after a 62-7 home rout of the Troy Trojans.

Stock Watch

Stock to Buy

Jamerson Love -- Slowly but surely, Jamerson is quietly establishing himself as a cornerstone in that revamped MSU secondary. Love had a huge 70 yard interception return for a touchdown on the game's opening drive, but he also broke up a couple of additional passes, and overall seemed to provide pretty decent coverage all night. We'll see how he handles himself against Odell Beckham Jr. and the LSU Tigers in two weeks, but right now, I like what I'm seeing from him.

Stock to Sell

MSU has learned to avoid the stupid penalties -- Whether it's a 62-7 route or a 21-3 loss, it's inevitable that MSU will find a way to either aide an opponent drive in continuing or kill a drive of their own with a stupid penalty. Early in Saturday's game, Nickoe Whitley grabbed himself a personal foul penalty that negated an MSU stop on 3rd and 14. Now, it wouldn't end up mattering, as Jamerson Love picked off a pass off several plays later for a touchdown, but at the time, it gave Troy a free first down on something stupid and completely unrelated to the play. That isn't his first senseless penalty all year either, but it's not just Nickoe. So far through four games we've seen guys get unnecessary holding calls to kill a key conversion, personal fouls that keep the defense on the field, and countless other penalties. I don't care if MSU did win 62-7 Saturday or not, they've got to find a way to cut out the mistakes like those penalties. They don't matter against your Troy's, but they definitely do against the LSU's, A&M's, and Alabama's on a team's schedule.

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