The college football season is officially underway and there is already a nominee for Catch of the Year.
Michigan State opened its season Friday night against Central Michigan The Spartans went 1-0 this season with a 31-7 win over the Chippewas.
In the fourth quarter, with Michigan State leading 17-7, Spartans quarterback Noah Kim floated a pass from Central Michigan’s 10-yard line into the end zone.
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Wide receiver Tyrell Henry leapt in the air to grab the ball and landed a brilliant one-handed touchdown catch, the first of his collegiate career.
Henry, a sophomore, finished the evening with two catches for 25 yards State of Michigan pulled away in the fourth quarter.
“It’s a SportsCenter highlight,” Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain said of the catch, according to Michigan Live.
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Henry didn’t have a catch his freshman season but averaged over 18 yards on kickoff returns.
“My whole goal in college was to be the playmaker,” Henry said. “Even when I was younger I was always the player who will be explosive. That’s what I bring with me: the volatility, the speed and things like that.”
Michigan State has had a disappointing season in 2022, trailing 5-7 Third season of Mel Tucker as head coach.
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“We started slow, but we kept cutting off,” Tucker said of 247 Sports after beating Central Michigan. “We were able to perform in all three phases and get the win. It’s a good start for us, we’re 1-0 up. After the 24-hour rule, we get back to work and attack Richmond. That’s what we expect to have a better football team next week.”
The Spartans welcome them Richmond spiders to East Lansing in week 2.