NO! IT'S A DODGE DURANGO!
Afternoon Games Open Thread
Jesus people it's the first quarter, msu probably will end up winning by 10 plus, Illinois is a terrible team.
I don't think that would strike fear into anyone.
I think our defense will bounce back vs. Sparty. It'll be about limiting turnovers and getting points.
And I don't want to win an ugly game, I want to score like no team has scored on Sparty all year. Why not? I want to put up 28+ on them.
5 Tds? I knew it wasn't many, but wow. Terrible
FSU is up 35-0 on NC State.
It's still the first quarter.
Henry-QWash combo next week? Jibreel will be gashed against this running game
IU's offense is designed to gash people so I don't put much stock into how people played vs. them and try to predict how they'll play vs. a team like MSU.
We're also going to need some sort of pass rush. We have a knack over the years of making bad QBs look average and average QBs look good.
MSU doesn't have Bell. Get after Cook and make his day miserable. Then go over O'Connor and make his day even worse.
Oh. Why don't we design an offense to gash people?
We stack our WRs quite often this year...it should help get guys into their routes.
Great play all around
I can only hope that Gardner can draw State offsides often next week.
Bill Cubit you crazay.
Why ILL is even bothering with run plays is beyond me. Just pass all day.
I love how all of the BTN "experts" are already writing us off. The whole panel either picked MSU or NEB to win the Legends division
Wait, they're picking Neb now, even after they lost to Minny?
"You have to go for it, you haven't won a B10 game in 2 years"
MSU run defense is top notch.
Run/pass option with the QB on the edge?
....why would you run up the gut on 4th down against Micihgan State?
Illinois should have run a bootleg.
Only the illini could hurry up to catch the D off guard and lose yards
Can't believe they didn't even try a sneak.
Al Borges approves of that redzone possession.
My thoughts exactly. He is probably wiping spit off his chin at how awesome those Ill runs were deep in Sparty territory and thinking "with our personnel we'll surely score doing the same"
from laughing at your inspired post. Especially when I think how inspired Mike Debord was in comparison. Good one!
The whole "let's bash Michigan while watching other teams play" thing is tired. Don't do it here.
The Penn State loss inexplicably and needlessly gave us an incredibly difficult path to Indianapolis, as State has a charmin soft schedule. So I reserve my right to question our OC and his tactics.
Is it bashing if it's true?
I was actually thinking the exact same thing when it happened.
Either that or it's going to give him reason to run that fake RB dive, QB bootleg and turn 3rd and 1 into 4th and 5 if it doesn't work.
Does it make me a bad person if I want to see FSU drop a hundred on NC State?
Nice student section Ill...
Don't know why you'd leave points on the field. First to 15 could win.
Amazing how undisciplined this MSU team - s o many penaltes.
Or they are well-disciplined to run Narduzzi's "60 minutes of unnecessary roughness." It seems apparent that the MSU staff tolerates, if not condones, a lot of their dirty play.
...this is why I think you harrass him all game. MOAR okie package.
Time to fully unleash him
But it doesn't have to be just Ryan.
Just CONFUSE Cook. They don't run a hurry up so don't let him get a presnap read.
Show a 7-8 man rush, but only send 3-4. Show a base 4-3, then blitz Ryan and drop Clark. Show your Nickel package and force the quick throw by blitzing Countess off the edge.
Anything. Just don't let him get comfortable.
I pray we don't run the "bend but don't break" defense...that's a good way to give a QB confidence.
Illini trying to march penalties now
What have you seen from Sparty that suggests they're a 10-11 win team? They'll lose to us and Neb, and possibly also NW or Minn. They're not that good.
Exactly. Nebraska and a healthy NW (who could need a win to be bowl eligible) will put up points, which MSU struggles to score.
Says who? I guarantee we will woop Little Brother's ass by 50 in their own barn and watch the brah's burn their own campus down in depression.
PSU game did kill us. But MSU has a great chance to lose at Neb. College teams play completely different at home than vs road. See ourselves.
These Illini penalties are beyond frustrating.
For grasping the jersey. Refs -2
I really want MSU to lose, but God, Illinois is pretty horrible on defense. This isn't going to go well. If MSU implodes it could be a fun watch, but watching a bad MSU team win is one of the worst football experiences I could ask for today. I might have to stop watching.
This is the first time I've watched sparty live this year and they are not that good. Illinois is incredibly bad. I'm not as worried about our matchup with sparty as I was before this game
Tackling from the front of the jersey = facemask
MSU OL has been one of the best in conf at pass protect. Cook has had all day to pass every game this year after the first 2 when the whole offense was a cluster. Underrated part of their team - it has a lot of experience and lack injuries of past 2 years. ANy QB with time will do well - Cook gets a lot of time.
Illinois is bottom of the Mac level competition.