I saw the final score and wondered how many times MSU has given up that many points at home? The answer? NEVER!
They've given up > 54 a couple of times to Michigan and Penn State (also Wisconsin, Nebraska, and UCLA) but those were all on the road.
Here's a link to my source:
Too bad it was to NW. I think it's time Michigan takes over a new record - score 55 in EL.
Next week is setting up to be a really BIG game for us.
1000 upvotes to the person that posts Dantonio's postgame presser... delicious.
MSU picked up a grad transfer from Delaware St today to provide depth along their young DL in the form of Gabe Sherrod. Originally a WR, he has played along the DL the last two years and grown into a 6'4" 245 lb edge rusher that finished 2nd in FCS in TFL last year. He had originally chosen to play at 'cuse, but they resinded his offer when he decided he wanted to look at other places.
In terms of depth and finding a guy with a role, this is a nice pickup for MSU. He looks like a guy that can fit into the rotation for them at a position that needed depth and experience. He played a bit in a 2-point stance at DSU similar to Mario last year, but in my opinion that was a bad fit for him and caused him to play to his weaknesses rather than his strengths. He's a much better player in a 3-point stance, which he will be in at MSU.
As a player, he has a very good first step and closes really well. Most of the plays he made come from being unblocked, either on the backside of the play or when being the read option target. He has the length and athleticism to track down players and make plays in the backfield, and in my opinion, that ability translates pretty well to the major level. He also has success when he is able to win with his first step and get his helmet in front of a blocker and beat them to the spot.
On the downside, he struggles a bit when he gets blocked up. Even on his highlight tape he struggles to disengage from blockers and lacks some functional strength and technique when asked to play at the point of attack. He also seems a bit undisciplined on the backside, which leads to some really nice plays, but can be picked on for not staying with his assignment within the scheme of the defense (something Dantonio will not be fond of in a very assignment driven defense) that he will need to clean up.
To me, he isn't a game-changer, which will leave people around here saying "then why did you post this". But he does add a nice element on the edge for MSU and a player that can stunt inside on passing downs and create some havoc. He has the athletic ability to threaten the edge, and if MSU can get guys behind the chains, he provides a nice compliment to Malik on the inside.
Came across an interesting article (link) that discusses Michigan State's shortcomings against Alabama and why this might be a bigger schematic problem. Apparently, the B1G's teams don't yet have spread passing attacks capable of exploiting this.
I'm not very knowledgable about schematic stuff, but I think it really boils down to Michigan State having a down year in their secondary talent (the article's author disagrees).
Get yer Spartyfreude right here, folks. Other teams include Penn State, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Florida, and LSU. The largest section is reserved for MSU, though.
Four of the arrests were for minor in possession of alcohol, two for disorderly conduct and one for resisting and obstructing police. Eight of the citations were for alcohol in the stadium, with the other for unlawful entry. Among the 71 other ejections, 29 were for possession of another person’s ID, 16 were for alcohol in the stadium, 10 were for disorderly conduct and five were for false identification.
Interesting that most of the ejections were releated to ID's. Does this mean that the athletic department is starting to crack down on non-students using friends ID's?