"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
The hell with everyone else, I hope Michigan is the only B1G team that wins their bowl.
Why should I want other teams to do well when their fans want Michigan to lose? Screw them.
Confused by the hate on MSU's defense in this thread. Damn solid defense IMO and the numbers show just that.
Maybe because their defense has shit the bed in almost every important game this year?
I'd say the problem was more their absolutely pathetic offense and not the defense...but that's just me.
Their offense sucked yes, but against osu, michigan, iowa, nebraska, and northwestern they had the chance to stop the other team at the end and failed.
We won without scoring a single touchdown. The defense was not the problem.
They didn't fail agains Nebraska...They got screwed.
Actually, their D did give up a 4th and 10 to allow NU into field goal range before the terrible pass interference call.
Eh, I see the other side on this one because iirc those were all one score games. Their D did hold us without a TD. Statistically they are good and I was happy to beat them but I wasn't exactly beating my chest after this year's win either. It was just a win I was happy to come away with.
Michigan was kept out of the end zone completely in three games this year. One of those games was against Michigan State. It is a credit to Michigan's defense (and Gibbons) that the State game was the one Michigan won despite not scoring a TD.
From a statistical POV, MSU's defense did a better job than Ohio's in The Game.
That said, Sparty's not winning this game. They have NOTHING on offense tonight.
TCU says what defense ??
FACK you gotta catch that!
Nice to see MD really taking advantage of bowl prep.
Way to highlight Gholston falling on his butt while Allen and the rest of the defense actually gets to the QB.
Gholston says: mmmm Pancakes...
Gholston got owned by one dude on that play then got pancaked in pass-pro. Man that guy is good.
Hahaha maxwell got yanked hahahahahahahaha
Love how the announcers said that putting him in wasn't maxwells fault. The coaches really wanted this to happen.
I'd like to see Sims have a big game and then go pro. That guy is a load.
My guess he's gone either way. McShay's #2 or #3 TE, I believe
Man that pass was close to players atleast.
Cook is in, hilarious. I saw him in their spring game and he looked terrible.
Odds of him looking decent for stretch and then throwing it directly to a TCU defender: 60-40.
The future looks bright in Spartyville.
Anyone listen to J Rome? Have you heard wen the Skylar Brothers are on with that caller "it's Coner not Conner" "Coner, lol
You always put your backup in when you've got a starting qb who's coming back.
Bellomy will get some reps. Hahaha Sparty
Let's prepare for next year!
Regular fan take: "Sparty offense is terrible, Cook sub was stupid"
Sparty fan take: "Coach D has turned the field around...he's playing for field position"
Dantonio tries a fake punt? Guy is a genius. Genius.
He kind of killed us on with that one.
Too early for LOL Sparty
I was thinking that msu had a chance to make a play or receive a gift w TCU on its own four.
I blink, and A Sparty No! later and its 13-0.
Their secondary is turrible.
...use of a high low zone.
Well, if you can't make the INT when you jump the route, you'd better grab the facemask to make up for it. A double Sparty No.
A lifetime of Sparty Noooooooo.
Wow, both "guys getting tied up and doing the same thing to each other" plays have been flags only on State. Reputation catches up with you eventually.
I was about to write something positive about the Spartan defense. About how it's their anemic offense holding the team back. About how if they can just get a stop and play to field position....
.... Fuck it, Dude. Let's go bowling.
Early in the second quarter and only 2 personal fouls on MSU. Improvement.
Only reason Sparty stopped it is because it didn't go to Gholstons side.
Abusing, absolutely abusing the replacement corner for Johnny Adams.
And look - a personal foul call on against Sparty. Surprise. They absolutely do not respect Dantonio in any meaningful way.