Ovviously not as great a slate as the Noon games, but what are you gonna do?
Last 3 quarters of ND-Tulsa
MSU-Iowa (Rucker officially made the trip to Kinnick)
No, seriously. Go away.
I don't think I've ever rooted for a team not named "Michigan" as much as I'm going to root for Iowa today.
I second that
I'm just glad I can root for Ricky Stanzi and America again.
Aaaand of course, Rucker's all suited up and ready to go.
Is this game part of his work release program?
Anyone got a stream link for MSU Iowa?
If you happen to be near the Lansing County Jail I hear they're doing a Live Stream over there.
Why would they stream it there when they just let everyone out anyways?
I am a Hawkeye for the day. Go Tim Dwight memories.
Dennard was injured in practice... this whole situation just keeps making more and more sense.
good sir. I can now resort back to my normal freak out level before an important game.
Oh. Thanks I was about to have a meltdown there!
Supposedly MSU cornerback Dennard was banged up in practice. Just one more convenient fact that was left out by Dantonio during his explanation of the Rucker situation.
Sorry if I induced panic. My bad.
Notice the double "n" in that name. That is would be MSU's CB Dennard and not our QB Denard.
Marvin McNutt goes Willie Mays style.
The Big Ten has the best group of quarterbacks in the country. Watching other conferences play really drives that home. Just about every regular starter in this conference has good poise and accuracy.
Should be fun watching bowl games this year.
Missouri and Nebraska scheduled on both ABC and ESPN. Its on ABC, ESPN is blacked out, and Michig State vs Iowa is on alternative, not in HD! 3 weeks in a row that the big ten 1:30 game is on alternative! Love my 55 inch led, but non HD games look horrible!
Venting done - GO BLUE!
I know, how convienent that Dennard was injured this week.
Why can't Greg Jones fucking wear a helmet that fits right, he looks like such an idiot wearing it like that.
Didnt you hear? He is from the planet Remulak. Enjoys eating chicken embryos. He cant help having a cone.
same thing. I don't think it is his hair so what can it be? Whatever the cause he really does look stupid.
I miss fullback hand offs.
I hear that's how God intended real Americans to play football. Kidding aside, I agree it's cool in an old-school way.
I'm content to gain six yards a carry.
If we had an Owen Schmit type of run away beer truck, we'd see more of them.
Iowa moving the ball well so far against MSU. 7-0 Iowa.
Sparty is so screwed. Look at the TOP
The team that receives gets a head start in TOP... which is basically the same thing as starting with a lead.
Sparty new logo sucks.
new logo sucks.
The look like my 8th grade Jr. High unis that were hand-me-downs from several local High Schools. Nothing matched, everything looked off.
I guess it's fitting. Sparty is playing like an 8th grade team.
Three and out, put up some more points hawks.
AHHHHH, why did Iowa borrow our punt returners?
If Iowa wants them let them have them.....it allows us to get some nice returns tonight. Go America....
What was that late hit? Good one, Sparty.
Stanzi channels his inner Denard!
sparty no!!!! stanzi yes!!!
Saw that late hit coming a mile away.
excellent! MSU is making self destructing mental errors.
has really reminded me of Mike Hart so far. Millen is right, his balance is so great that he just keeps the legs moving and always seems to get at least 2-3 yards more than he should have.
And that late hit was so obvious it was coming 15 yards away, Hyde was determined to hit the QB no matter what.
First time the phrase "Millen is right" has been used?
*Yes he's a descent announcer
WOW! nice protection.
Stanzi have the time to make it to his third/fourth read will not bode well for MSU.
doesn't appear to be in the game. They're getting faked out, giving up a couple yards when it could be none, and not taking advantage of any bad Iowa plays.
The Unity Council has mandated yoga for the entire defense in an attempt to stem off the field violence and alcoholism. They just need some time to un-relax.
I was really hoping for a PA roll out on that 3rd and 1...probably would've worked too. Bah, I guess a FG works.
Please tell me Iowa's band plays 'born in the USA' in honor of Stanzi.
The Nebraska reciever was wide open running down the middle. At 17-0, Nebraska actually has a hope of posting a good game at home.
This is how our game against Sparty should've started. We moved it on them, too - just didn't finish the drives.
I've never seen a team like MSU literally have every loose ball roll into their hands....the gods eventually will stop looking over spartys shoulder...my god.
about the 02 Buckeyes: "They can't get EVERY break imaginable, can they?"
Turns out they could
Brian Kelly looks like a psycho on the sidelines. Every time the camera zooms in on him he is dropping F-bombs and belittling his players. If I was a recruit I wouldn't wanna play for him and if I was ND I would tell NBC to stop zooming in on him..
How was that not a fumble?
That's the rule in CFB. It's the rule that the ground can't cause a fumble. He would've been down when the back of his hand/wrist hit anyway.
Didn't realize the wrist counted as being down.
Sparty gets bailed out by that call. It should be 2nd and 15.
EDIT: never mind, they declined it.
FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW
MSU down 17-0!
What a great play by the Iowa Linebacker!
That was awesome
Play of the year!
LOVE that male state fan with the high pitched voice after the INT: "Noooo! ... NO!"
There ya go Cousins....way to read Cover 2...hahahahahaahahahahaha
that was ridiculous.
That was awesome.
Did that lateral really just happen? Amazing. Don't blow it like NW did.
Wow I can't stop laughing at that iowa int
Hahaha Sparty NO!
PICK 6! SPARTY NOOOOOOo!
Denard magic notwithstanding, that was the sweetest play I've seen all season. Nice going, Hawks.
That Oscar the Grouch Sparty fan is about spot on. Sweet look for a sweet fan base.
same thing when I saw the dude.. looked like a jack ass lol.
NEB up 24-0 in the first! How did they lose to Texas and are we getting the best team the Big 12? All I know is the Big 10 is gonna be tough next season.
I just had a rather uneasy flash forward to 11/19/11.
I'm kinda offended that MSU didn't fall behind by 17 vs. us like everyone else in the Big Ten.
Oh, did they give us a chance.
That Iowa player wins at life
Sportscenter top 10 right there, just wow.
So why didn't we get see Mama Cousins then? They showed her after every other play that drive.
They said she is a flight attendant and she missed the last few games.
one of the best defensive plays i've ever seen in college football. Second to woodson's 1 handed int
Go Hawkeyes! 17-0. Awesome.
Last week I was texting Sparty friends when they were down 17-0 and letting them know, "Fraud, Sparty's back". Oops.
I'm waiting this week.
Mizzou is a pretender as well.
Tulsa picked off a screen pass for 6!
on nbc... I love defensive td's
Anyone want to bet against Rucker coming in on the next Hawkeye possession after serving the last quarter of his 'suspension'?
He's already played, has he not?
like to welcome MSU back to reality. Sorry Cinderella, it's midnight.
Tulsa's D-Line (!!!) just returned a pick for a TD.
20-18 ND, with the XP pending, very late 2nd quarter
UPDATE: 2 point try no good, looks like 20-18 at the half.
... Karma is a bitch, and her maiden name is "Rucker."
When you watch MSU.....you get sad because you realize we literally gave away the 1st qtr of that game....makes me sick to my stomach to even remember that.
MSU has shown on the road they are extremely slow starters and we let them get away with it. Iowa/NW didn't and both had the game under control.
Than Northwestern did.
... that game is totally different if Denard doesn't throw the pick in the endzone on the first drive.
That game was really very close. Two other Sparty wins (ND and NW) were on trick plays.
Sparty plays better with Treadwell as HC.
Dantonio, Prince of the Idiots, can't close the big deal.
The worst part about him is that they are stuck with him for a while. No way they have the balls to fire this guy for making the worst mistake in college football as far back as Woody's punch.
I thought Nebraska would beat Missouri at home but up 24-0 at the end of the first quarter. If they run the table could they pass Boise State even with one loss?
I think Auburn loses one game probably to Alabama.
That's why Missouri and Oklahoma were never really a factor to me; because Nebraska was going to beat them. The Big Ten is going to win the Big 12.
is just clubbing missouri... glad I went with the chalk there
My first thought after that pick 6 by Tyler Sash was why couldn't Tyler Ecker do that in the '05 Alamo Bowl. STEVE BREASTON IS RIGHT BEHIND YOU PITCH THE DAMN BALL.
Thanks for bringing that up, now my alcoholism may start a little earlier today.
Negates a positive play for MSU or was it potentially holding? How about that break if it was holding on MSU?
They suck like they are returning to a glory hole.
Dayne Crist out for the season (knee)
UCLA's defense is getting torn apart like Charmin. I still can't believe this is the same team that dominated Texas.
If Iowa holds on today, do we refer to a Pick-6 as a CousinsBall?
Watching this game and looking at the #5 next to MSU is just absolutely a freak occurence..if it was mid Feb or early march i could accept it.
No one will convince me MSU is one of the top 5 teams in the country.
you'll have to see that!
Crist out for the year. Rees has thrown picks on consecutive passes.
And when Alex Flannegan asked Brian Kelly (in the end-of-the-half interview) how the Crist injury is going to affect the team, his exact response was "oh, we're over that."
20-28 ND at the half.
Tulsa wins this game
Too bend but don't breaky.
Is that not breaky enough for you?
Yes it is. :-)
Tyler Sash is playing like a man possessed.
Stanzi ball, meet Cousins ball.
Sash is replacing Greenway as my favorite Iowa player.
Cousins! thats the one we know and love!
throw those ducks against us?
Sparty NO!!! Cousins is on fire today
Just a TERRIBLE decision by Cousins.
Cousins throws off his back foot a lot. You cannot throw a route to the sidelines off your back foot. It finally bit him in the ass that time. Sparty on!
Cousins you dont have the Henne arm to make that throw.....talk about a duck.....that thing took forever to get there....
YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
awwww, he didn't take it to the house....
I have having so much fun watching Iowa today!!!!
Sparty has to be 8:1 after the game is over!
MMmmmmmmmmmmm..... Nothing quite like schadenfreude for lunch.
In comes Rucker.
Didn't have any takers for my bet, but I win!
You win another beer!
Rucker is playing!!!! LOL
This is fun to watch.
Yep, when your team is down, what should you do? Put your recently-released-from-jail player on the field!
Rucker is in
THE SPARTANS ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!
Say bye bye to your lofty 5th place BCS ranking Sparty. It was fun while it lasted.
Rucker is on the field.
I guess it was just a 1 quarter suspension for Rucker.
Rucker in after an MSU interception at the 8:10 mark of the 2nd.
We have contact. Ole Rucker is in.
Ouch. State is just falling apart. Loving every moment of this though!
That should have been holding on that touchdown. Definitely holding.
Just enjoy it
This game is alright by me. Thank you, Iowa.
Karma's a bitch, Dantonio!
Wahoo! Touchdown Iowa!!!
Suck it State
to stay in school? I mean wouldn't you be suspended?
Anyway, 24-0 Iowa, too bad!
all the better with Rucker in
I'm glad Matt Millen thinks Dantonio made the right decision on Rucker. Real glad. Mullen would think that!
Millen is "certain" that Dantonio made the right decision. Just like he was certain that all of his NFL draft picks were studs.
paraphrasing: Saint Dantonio is a man of great faith. It was a tough decision for him (to reinstate Rucker) I'm sure he made the right decision.
Dantonio as usual showing his "Zero Tolerance" which the game in trouble put him back in the game. What a joke....lets hope the MSM comes down on him hard.
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA....Nice D Greg Jones.....this is why your a 4th rounder.....
Was that the incomparable Greg Jones that was beaten on that route? Inconceivable.
I could watch Sparty get hammered like this all day long.
Did you guys just see the white Flavor Flav?
Dayne Crist is out for the season
Ruptured left patella tendon
Does he play for Michigan State?
abc should put a gag order on him making character type statements, since he obviously has no clue.
G. Jones looks like the predator with that tight ass helmet on.
Best LB in the country....
That's not really fair in pass-coverage, but it's still a RB that's his responsibility so let's stop with the over-the-top Greg Jones hype.
Neanderthal Lack of Time Management Coach: 23, Neanderthal Lack of Morals and Wit Coach with a Square Jaw and "Faith": 0
TWIS will be especially delicious this week.
It would have been nice if Millen would have provided some reason for "knowing" Dantonio made the right decision w/r/t Rucker, aside from Dantonio's being a "man of great faith." You can away with anything with some people, as long as you put on a public show of piety.
It's the right decision for no other reason than that it makes the city of East Lansing a much safer place
I love Black Heart Gold Pants right now. MSU playing for a title is an unacceptable thought.
This may be sacrilige but I wouldn't mind seeing them go to one of the BCS bowls because if they played a team like Oregon or Alabama it could be epic. Like OSU-Florida epic.
Sorry, the thought of them representing the Big 10 doesn't work for me. It would be funny, but also embarrassing. Imagine Michigan with a solid defense and few turnovers against MSU. That would be ugly...
Mizzou just posted their first TD of the game. Pitch out of a heavy set left field wide open.
I feel the universe righting itself. The MSU Lolspartans have made a triumphant return, riding in on thoroughbred donkeys.
Does anyone have Mike Valenti's cell phone#? I want to text the word:
the past 2-3 weeks he's taken MSU callers to task for ego comments. sure, he called out Michigan for losing to MSU but... they lost to MSU. he actually predicted Iowa would win this game before half-heartedly switching his pick.
I love watching State get killed by turnovers.
i love how everything that dantonio does must be right because "he is a man of faith".
hey now, a "man of DEEP faith". don't sell him short!
I really hope the cameraman keeps panning to the sad oscar the grouch. The looks are priceless
"Dantonio is Mother Teresa."
Timing is everything.
Is Notre Dame about to lose to Tulsa?
looks pathetic on all sides of the ball. How are they undefeated? If they continue playing like this they won't even beat purdue...which believe me they're horrible after watching them play today
Luck. It was all luck
Herbstreit kept calling MSU a "team of destiny" today, which is essentially saying that they have gotten lucky so far.
To quote Desmond: "This is why you're Michigan State".
Let's not all run over to RCMB to gloat and stuff....we're better than that.
Besides, we know MSU fans would never do that on here.
(Hi Sparties stalking this Board!)
If I catch any of you over there, you won't be starting threads for a long, LONG time.
I'm glad you posted this. While I'm thoroughly enjoying watching this beatdown, let's please not run over to RCMB and give our fan base a bad name by making idiotic posts.
I checked out black heart gold pants message board today and read a post about the teams they hate hate the most. The common theme when it came to their feelings towards Michigan was that we have classy fans (and they hate richrod for some reason). Let's keep it that way.
Go Iowa, and I'm really getting sick of this "Magic" song by BoB
he's "highly principled and a man of great faith." Hey, it works in politics, why not football?
For putting camera on girl with IOWA FUCKING CITY on her shirt.
Thought i was the only one who saw that haha
walked into the M v. Iowa game next to a dude wearing that shirt and a cop stopped him and made him turn it inside out...never saw anything like that before.
Does Matt Millen know that Coach Dantonio got in a war of words with a player? I don't think a Coach going back and forth with a player on another team is a man with integrity.
but for his overwhelming faith, he might have punched the player... http://youtu.be/wEVJyf0ft3I
Greg Jones has the biggest Fing head on the planet.. His helmet looks so messed up on his head..
Didn't take long for Dumbtonio to take out his freshman corner to put in his jailbird joke rucker..
Wonder what it feels like for him to get his freshman corner get shit on all game.. lol Austin white's brother, also a criminal
I guess 1 quarter is the appropriate suspension for OUI.
Never use Dumbtonio here ever again. kthnx
I want the schadenfreude now...anyone monitoring the MSU boards???
A bit. Way too lazy to copy/paste from there though. Good for a few laughs.
I would also like to read me some of that! what is a good one to look at? Links please
I think RCMB is overloaded with schadenfreude seekers. I can't get the site to load.
Is this really happening? ND-Tulsa a better game!
If I have to hear about Mark Dantonio's "class" one more time during this broadcast...
a lot of "soul searching" does he mean Dantonio was searching for his soul?
You don't know the power of the dark side.
Isn't that against FCC rules for obscenity?
I feel pretty safe in saying God probably doesn't give a damn about football.
Except when it comes to Michigan's safeties.Then he goes all Old Testament on us.
NO, ABC, "Dantonio" and "class" do NOT go in the same sentence. Do either of these make sense?:
1. "Mark Dantonio shows a lot of class by constantly reinstating criminals onto his team"
2. "Mark Dantonio's football team is made up of a bunch of criminals, but at least they always go to class"
I'll help you out, ABC: the answer is NO, neither of those sentences makes sense!
These announcers on ABC are all over Dantonio's junk...its getting pretty unbearable hearing them talk about his faith and blah blah. He showed no class by reinstating Rucker...I gave him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he'll just sit him the whole game but let him be on the team and give the kid a break he probably needs right now...nope instead when Dantonio knows the game is basically over if they don't get a stop on D he puts rucker in...real classy
I wonder if Dantonio can get him to Iowa by the 2nd half. Their undefeated season is in jeopardy here.
Wow what a gift on the spot!
confidence right now? maybe some heavy hearts, too.
You know, I never thought when I woke up this morning that I would have to sit though the MSU-Iowa game with iowa up big, and still see the announcers giving Dantonio "verbal blow jobs". This is getting annoying.
supporting Dantanio's decision on Rucker is nauseating. He should get the benefit of the doubt because "he has excellent faith." What the hell does that mean?
Also who is Millen to say Dantonio has excellent faith?
WOW, what a SPOT! Ball don't lie I guess, Nichol..
The second I saw that, I knew it was only a matter of time to see that on here
of the inside of a man...this is how Dantionio would look.
If I have to hear the commentators say how good of a man Dantonio is and how hard of a decision it was to reinstate Rucker because of all the soul searching...
HE WAS ALLOWED TO PRACTICE THE DAY HE WAS RELEASED FROM JAIL.
Just caught parts of the game. The team looks flat and awful. It was a nice run. Should still secure a decent bowl
Most Sparties would avoid this board right now. Kudos to you, sir.
I'll drink one in your honor. I suggest you drink several.
One of the most penalized teams in the country both by referees and by the judicial system.
D'antoni is a man of low moral character. Rucker playing in this game? Come on...
But he did a lot of soul searching.
I want to see an Iowa TD with a 2-point conversion.
Watching Sparty embarass itself is always fun but I'd feel much better about it if we had already locked up our win this week.
oh yeah, this:
Wow! What a play!
Wow, Iowa is already putting in backups with their true freshmen RB. Ballsy
Great catch by Iowa's TE. Stole the ball from the DB.
it pours and I love thunderstorms
Just when MSU had a chance to get a pick, Iowa takes it inside the 5
Everything is turning up Hawkeye. Ferentz may want to stop at a casino after the game.
Please Bury them!!!!!!!!!!!!
or did i see waldo from "where's waldo" in the iowa crowd??
(as you can tell, this game is getting less interesting to watch, which is great)
My wife saw him as well.
I found him
TD Iowa! Nice second effort by Robinson
that when you deliberately look like a dick . . . if you win it's "cute". If you lose, well then you just look like a dick. On National TV.
This is LOL.
...and they still can't stop the big plays.
At this point its starting to become embarrassing not just for Sparty but for the entire Big 10 for allowing a team that plays like State has today to still be undefeated. Nevertheless, I am throughly enjoying this.
Rucker probably got the magic in him ... in jail
I almost feel bad for the State fans having their hopes for a perfect season crushed so thoroughly in one short half of football.
NEVER! Karma is a B and Dantonio is getting it!!
There are many things happening in the world that you could spend emotional energy being empathic about.
This would be number 7,203,234 on the list.
electrifying plays I've seen this year.
I am usually bored by 30-0 games but this game is keeping my attention.
I predict that D'Antonio watches the 2nd half from the press box. Better increase his meds.
that as an effort to create more team unity, Dantonio has had the team drink before each drive.
I lead a ReeEECK Less life!
This is just great.....Dantonio coming back to reality...people forget this guy is a constant 7 win coach...the season of his life is coming crashing down minute by minute and it keeps getting better.
Cousins has only had one "incomplete" pass. So that's good for him.
This day is is off to a very great start.
will look premature.
feed! Iowa's up 23-zip!!!
Best half ever.
I can't believe Iowa left a timeout on the field. I'm so glad we are through with the uber-conservativism.
EDIT: Might have well have left them on the field. Terrible. Why not call them with 40+ seconds left to force MSU to punt?
couches will burn
...that the Rally To Restore Sanity is having immediate effects.
Perhaps our defense is not so bad. It took the whole game for us to give up 30 points.
I'm sorry for bringing this up, but we also gave up 34 points to the team getting shut out.
I am so happy, I'm +1-ing all over the place.
I love the overrated chant...
I love the timeouts by Ferentz.