My eye is on BTN to see if MSU can keep it up or not.
chance of bowl: 13.6%
Minny's white helmets look horrible with the dark home colors.
God forbid we ever do anything like that. I know we'll never mess with the helmets but to go to the Rose Bowl so rarely that you make a special reference to it.....dang.
(never thought I'd say that with a straight face)
MSU looks to be sleepwalking after that opening drive.
Illinois shows what even an average BIg 10 defense can do. Nice stop for them there.
On their first drive too. It's early.
but it's more how Illinois stopped MSU. That sack on 3rd and long seems to be a pretty strong statement.
I don't know how I feel about the MSU/Illinois game. If MSU wins, they continue their streak and look like a legit team, but they are State so rooting for them makes me sick. If Illinois loses, their momentum from the Penn St. game and perhaps their season will unravel, but watching MSU stumble is always fun.
That play action pass for MSU is just not working for them. Cousins had the same issue last week, and already has the Illinois defense in his face.
i dont think they are as bad as people think. I know they Penn State has no offense, but ot put up 33 points on their D is pretty impressive. Hopefully they beat MSU and shut up all of sparty nation.
Let's Go Blue!
That was a catch. Refs are letting the hometown fans make the calls.
They're in midday form already.
inside the ten on Indiana. Good gravy.
Arkansas St as I hit save.
Ilini have a nice little drive going
I took all four underdogs in Big 10 play. I also have Pitt -1
Not much scoring early yet
Chris Martin is unlistenable. Worst color guy in college football.
I understand establish the run, blah, blah, blah. But the 3rd and longs....don't seem to be problem so far.
EDIT: Would've been nice to have had a few PI/D Holding calls last week.
There's the Sparty we know and love.
Somebody mentioned above that MSU looked flat. I dont know so much about that, its hard to judge that so early. But, the crowd sure is flat.
Although that penalty sequence shows Sparty isnt nearly in tight form right now
Does any one know why Purdue is wearing their away uniforms for a home game?
Teams are allowed to do that. LSU and I think Georgia Tech always wear white at home. I'm not sure why Purdue is doing that today, though.
I've seen that a several times this year on TV games. The other that comes to mind right away was the James Madison/ V-Tech game.
Three weeks in a row, Sparty dodges points early.
Gotta give their red zone D some props
Well Sparty stiffened when they had to.
Do you understand what This Week In Schadenfreude means?
Purdue just ran the midline to perfection for a 3 yard touchdown. We really need to adopt that play.
RichRod: thanks, without your bringing this play to my attention I wouldn't have known about it. Would you like to be my offensive coordinator?
Illinois need to be a few inches short when they got that 1st n goal. 2nd and inches from the 8 is much better than 1st and goal from the 8.
Illinois has pretty much already kicked more touchbacks in the game than we have all season.
And keep it interesting at the end, and with Texas-Nebraska at 3:30, I think this is the week the Fan Vision thing pays big dividends.
OT: Does anyone know where to find an HD stream of the game today?
The play fake isn't working at all for MSU.
...that you'll never see thanks to BTN
At least the announcers were REALLY excited about it.
So Illinois doesn't go with the "run your most diminutive RB into the line on 3rd and short" strategy.
Those are some serious dreads.
Holy dreads. Denard still has a thing or two to learn it seems.
you can barely see his numbers!! I think it looks pretty terrible personally. Nothing beats the classic dreads look (see: Denard, Smith, Hemmingway, Odoms, Stokes, Gallon, Ash, etc.) Wow, we really do have a lot of dreadlocked guys on our team! I love it!
Locks = speed. I like speed.
Why couldn't state get more of those penalities last week? Illinois might actually have a football team this year.
Scheelhaase is very poised for a freshman. He's going to be a good one - as long as Zook doesn't find a way to screw him up.
EDIT: And then he throws to Tacopants and gets picked off.
Nah, it was on target to the deeper receiver... just an awful decision. HIs passes also aren't all that sharp. He will be one of the two worst QBs we face all year.
Purdue has rose stems on both sides of their helmets. Pretty cocky.
I think they're commemerating their last trip to Pasadena. Not saying they're going there this year.
MSU penalties are not ironic. MSU penalties are expected, because Dantonio's discipline is a myth.
Well look at Sparty. Wow. That was a worse INT than any of Denard's.
EDIT: Obvs not worse in terms of where it happened on the field but way worse in terms of a poor throw
Wait, I mean- Illini noooooooooo!!!