Afternoon Games Open Thread
The fans in Lincoln have to be apoplectic right now.
I will be surprised if Bo is there in two years.
If he's there in 2 weeks! Tommy Frazier is already on a twitter rant! Get the popcorn ready, it's gonna get really good in cornhusker country!
I bet the Sparty D scores the most points in this game.
That was a big win for them.
another data point in why we need to bring back the posbang
Minnesota just hooked us up -- thank you, Gophers!
Anyone watch the game? Judging by the box score it looks like Minn controlled the game.
Yes and yes. Minny ran the ball ALL DAY, and it was probably one of the best coached games I've seen. Perfect timing on going for it on fourth down, passing for long gains when unexpected, etc etc. Really nice game all around by Minny.
It would be simply amazing if State can manage to lose to Illinois. With Northwestern and Nebraska notching losses for the day, that helps us considerably.
Go Illini! Go PSU!
Northwestern losing was pretty meaningless considering they were 0-3 already. An Iowa loss to give them 3 may have actually been better.
True, but any loss to our divisional opponents only helps us, even if marginally.
I think you missed his point. Iowa is also a divisional opponent, and they have only two league losses to NW's four.
Here are your key matchup stats courtesy of TeamRankings:
|Rush Play %||54.30%||53.28%|
|Pass Play %||45.70%||46.72%|
|3D Conv %||39.18%||48.57%|
|RZ Scoring %||83.33%||80.95%|
|Opp Completion %||45.58%||63.91%|
|Opp 3D Conv %||28.57%||41.67%|
|Opp RZ Scoring %||87.50%||91.30%|
Can they get rid of sideline reporters please. That Dabo interview was painfully awkward.
Why is MSU/Illinois on ABC? Must be a crap load of crap games today.
The 3:30 slot is especially bad today
Hoping for a bunch of sparty no today
the Spartans made after the ND game that the refs haven't been calling so many infractions against them; we'll see how that goes today...
I didnt watch the Purdue game ...because I like my eyes. But in the other MSU games since ND I think Ive only seen a flagrant Max Bullough PI and none on the CBs. Hollis obviously had a "constructive" talk with Delaney.
Good week to have a bye in the Legends division. Go Illini!
the NW Iowa game as well as the Minnesota Nebraska game; good fun fall football!
27- 13 MSU
Why does Illinois consider us their rival? Do they know we don't consider them even remotely to be a rival?
They probably have, but I can't recall any of late.
I thought I read
Last time before today was 1960.
is actually 30-22 against the Huskers. Though, their last win in the series was back in 1960
weak call, so weak
Impressive drive for FSU. They may well be one of the top 2 teams in the country, but the rest of that conference is draggin them down to the point where Bama or Oregon will have to lose for them to get a shot. The fact that Florida sucks this year hurts them as well.
Bold assertion given that FSU is #2 in the BCS
Because they are 1 on a lot of the computer rankings. That will change if Oregon picks up wins against UCLA and Stanford, and Bama wins out through the SEC. FSU is 3 in both human polls, and need one of Oregon and Bama to lose.
3-0? Run the clock out Illinois. You win.
MSU already benefitting from a crappy call. Oh well, whatever.
Maybe little brother is caught looking ahead
Lets see if the Illini D can do anything....
Sparty with big advantage with this wind -ILL whole offense is pass oriented. Also it looks like refs will be swallowing whistles today so "60 minutes of unnecessary pass interference" will be in full effect.
all of the kickoffs in the Ill-MSU game going like 35 yards?
Been to Illinois Memorial Stadium a couple times, it gets VERY windy there.
It looks like they are playing a HS team
Fsu may not play for a national championship but they certainly look like the most talented team in the country. Winston is amazing but their wr's are straight impossible to cover.
Connor Cook arm punt. Beautiful.
I love how indignant he looks whenever a foul is called against the Spartin's
to next week.
What is that, about 5 penalties in the first quarter?
Sparty Nooooooooo...testing the leg on former M walk on commit Mike Sadler.