TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Rocky Lombardi #12 of the Michigan State Spartans before the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Spartans 16-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, the Michigan State Spartans took the field without starting quarterback Brian Lewerke. The starter injured his shoulder two weeks ago in the team’s game against Penn State, but played through the injury last weekend against Michigan.Lewerke managed to complete just five passes in the contest, though. After his poor performance and lingering shoulder issues, head coach Mark Dantonio decided it was best to move on from Lewerke at least for this afternoon’s game against Purdue.Enter the greatest name in college football. Michigan State’s backup quarterback is freshman quarterback Rocky Lombardi.That’s right, a combination of one of the best coaches in NFL history and the famed boxing-movie superstar.Then, after Andrew Dowell almost comes away with an interception twice, his brother, David Dowell picks it off. Spartans will start on Purdue’s 49.Also, Rocky Lombardi gets the start at QB.— Jon LeBlanc (@JLeBlanc_21) October 27, 2018Rocky Lombardi.I’m in with this QB name, Michigan State. All in.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) October 27, 2018There are few better football names than Rocky Lombardi.— Nick Burch (@_NickBurch) October 27, 2018There isn’t a stronger name in college football.Lombardi is off to a solid start in today’s game against Purdue as well. After two quarters of play, Lombardi has connected on 16-of-27 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown.Michigan State leads 13-6 at the half.