We have Tennessee vs. NC state going on in a couple minutes, and Little Brother vs. The Smurfs in about half an hour. Talk about them here.
Both games should be on firstrowsports.eu for those who will inevitably ask where to stream these games.
Lets go NC State and Boise State!!!
that Andrew Maxwell plays like this against us.
That was the worst throw I've seen ever!
Let's go broncos kick spar-ties ass for all of us
My soon to be 3 year old son saw the blue BSU helmets and yelled "Go BLUE!!!"
Close enough, right? Also, everyone in his immediate family are Buckeye fans, sans dad. Kid makes me proud. Onions...
It sounds like you've got him headed down the right path.
Boise State will beat MSU even with four suspended players.
Mark May picked Michigan to lose 4 games. In other news, fuck Mark May.
I count one team on the schedule that maybe has better talent and we'll see how we stack up with them tomorrow. Did Brian Kelly buy some Denard repellant? Did Taylor Martinez have his arm replaced? Is Air Force allowed to bring actual fighter planes on the field?
Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, MSU, and Nebraska are all pretty losable, and all of them are either on the road or at a neutral site. I don't think we'll lose four of those five, but it's not unthinkable.
Sparty is at home
still will be closer than we want with their defense
a one score last minute win is what I want, and have come to expect.
Notre Dame, OSU, and Nebraska are not good football teams. They weren't last year, and I don't see what changes make them awesome this year. MSU will be anywhere from slightly worse to considerably worse than last year and we play them at home. Bama is in the same boat, despite the media telling itself that they just reload (as if repeating it makes it true).
We were so close to losing to Notre Dame last year. I know we got a lot better, but they're not a bad team. OSU will be a good football team, especially at the end of the season. They have too many good athletes on both sides of the ball to not be. Nebraska should improve defensively. If they don't, I'll be right with you.
MSU could be worse, depending on their passing game. We'll see tonight.
I don't think any of those teams are bad teams. However, the way I see it, we had 4 tough games last season, and we won 3 of them (4 of 5 if you include the bowl). So Mr. Juggegrnaut, what has changed?
I could see us losing a game or two, but I just don't see us losing 3 of these games. I think that we're between a 9-3 and 11-1 team. Four losses though? It seems very unlikely.
Stephen Hopkins started at RB (Fitz didn't play), we had 7 points going into the 4th quarter, and pretty much all the awkwardness of an offensive transition was crammed into the beginning of that game. We did just about everything wrong for 3 quarters on both sides of the ball, turned it on and still won thanks to Denard and the Irish allergy to winning.
Don't see them really hanging with this year's team at all for a lot of the reasons mentioned.
I'm going to go ahead and predict a Sparty loss. From coaches to players, these guys seem to be feeling a little too good about themselves, with the media priming that pump. When I hear their players talking about national championships, I know they've jumped ahead.
And again, Boise is a team that plays smart and physical, and Petersen can take advantage of the Sparty D's hyper-aggressive tendencies, if anyone can. He's had a whole offseason to study them.
Mark May and Lou Holtz are idiots.
Yes they are
Yeah, they really are.
Just saw a quickie segment on the game tomorrow from the game day crew in Dallas and there was a Michigan fan in the background sporting an impressive flow. Flow Blue! (er, sorry, kill me now)
But I'm curious to see how MSU's D looks without Worthy (really important player for a few years and not sure they have anyone close to that level on the roster now) and how Maxwell plays.
"really important player for a few years and not sure they have anyone close to that level on the roster now"
Couldn't you say that about Cousins, Cunningham, Martin, and Foreman? If you look at the clutch play from just the first two in their close games last year (and the year before), it's going to take a hell of a replacement effort to be as good as advertised.
Wow NC State WR should have caught that!
I read somewhere that it will be closed. Sorry, too many Oberons to look for the link.
If state just layed a huge egg, that would be huge for Michigan in terms of recruiting.
Cass Tech players in attendance there
QB Jayru Campbell (2015)
WR/CB Damon Webb (2014)
LB Deon Drake (2014)
LB Will White (2014)
LB Gary Hosey (2014)
Did anyone else hear Desmond say on Sportscenter that Vincent Smith would be a liability because he is too small to pass block as compared to our other backs?
He must not be an avid MGoBlog reader
Seam route. Seam route. Seam route. -> NC State TD Drive
Kellen Moore dealin' on the sidelines
Bad Boise offensive line.
Edit: Boise is just plain looking undersized on both sides of the ball. They're getting clubbed like a Baby Seal U coming off the line.
My hate for Sparty has grown so much in these last couple years..
I've spent the first 19 years of my young life watching Michigan State exist as a mediocre program with no real success. Them achieving success over the last 4 years is an unwelcomed shock to what I've grown up knowing.
Damn, Sims is huge.
If Sims had chosen the right school, we wouldn't be having TE depth problems.
Frank Clark wouldn't have to steal a laptop from Stockwell. He could have just gotten one from Sims courtesy of the Detroit Public Schools.
Sparty is gonna be insufferable after this game
At what point were they ever sufferable?
Sparty was insufferable before, during, and after this game.
Ohhh Boise is screwed.....
Leveon Bell? More like Leveon Smell, am I right?!
I'll get my coat.
Boise lookin' mighty suspect in thier first series. Hope they can get in the groove.
by Bell was fairly nasty. Could be a long day for Boise...
Bells got a little Lagarette Blount in him. Hopefully he tries punching someone before the end of the game, too.
MSU looking awesome from the git go, and last year
MSU kills UM
UM kills Nebraska
Nebraska kills MSU
They didn't kill us. It was 21-14 midway through the 4th quarter when we failed to convert a 4th and 1 inside their 10. We got the ball back after that, still only down a score, but threw a pick six.