This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Late Games Open Thread
should i just stay up for msu nd?
Where ya at?
sweden and i'm doing it
following the game with the good ol' yahoo refresh
for the record, michigan state is abbreviated on yahoo scoreboard as MIST
However that's said in Swedish.
Is at least 30% Clemson fans. It was going crazy after that TD just now. Can be a good selling point to recruits that your home games sounds more like neutral site games.
Wow, Indiana went to Bowling Green to play Western Kentucky. They must have really wanted to observe Big Red in his natural habitat.
Oh, they're also up 24-7
After today's poor performance against UMass I'm guessing we are going to possibly drop a rank or two but if Auburn loses would we move up or because of today move down towards the bottom like 22nd or possibly 25th? Is there a chance we might be dropped from the poll completely after today?
In fact, I sort of doubt we even drop any space in the polls. I just don't give pollsters that much credit in watching/ranking non-top 10 teams. I think most will see UM won and that they scored 42. They may shrug at the close score, but I just don't think they'll be thinking it over that much.
Apparently they don't call holding in the south either.
Auburn has a very good defense but man, this offense is rough to watch. This has always been an argument against the "great" SEC defenses - some of these offenses are just abysmal.
Dear Michigan Football Scheduler Person:
Schedule WKU plz kthx
Clemson looked very good in that first drive. I'm sure from here it will be a grind for a while.
any good msu / nd streams?
(Sees no meteor)
It's hard not to watch the meltdown here. But these games ought to be more entertaining.
Might be close.
If Clemson puts in a TD here I don't think Auburn can come back. However I see that MSU/ND game as going down to the wire.
EDIT: HOLY CRAP WHAT A CATCH!
Is still closer than the massacre that thread was. Even the mods said "no mas".
This is the one time a year I ever root for ND. Though with Kiffin at USC I might have to make that twice a year.
A beautitful TD catch in this Clemson game. Just a great play.
Man, for being in Auburn, sure are a lot of cheering for Clemson.
MSU's Gordon took a knee to the head on that catch by Floyd. Ouch
First time I've really watched them. I think ND wins a close one.
This MSU defense is not really scaring me. Yeah, ND is playing well, but they aare being picked apart right now.
It's the offenses.
But I watch this offense and I see a rather predictable system that, while tough, doesn't scare me nearly as much as ND's and some of the others this year. Plus, UM will always be able to put up big numbers against all but the top defenses, and I'm not sure MSU can keep up.
...kinda like U-Mass? Just sayin'.
Can't take the Sparty out of the Spartans. Dantonio is all about the discipline, don't ya know.
I wonder if Sparty can get fired up and answer. That looked easy for Crist. Michigan secondary easy.
Just started watching - damn those MSU uniforms are ugly
The Irish look sharp after putting the interlocking ND back on the sleeves. State looks like they shoplift their shit from Fashion Bug.
I don't get the fat white stripe on the helmet - strange
They're having a Dynasty flashback.
and now pics from MSU game are ruining ESPN's main NCAAFB page.
The way they're holding the ball and taking hits, those MSU backs are going to fumble sooner or later.
MSU has the ugliest uniforms/helmets in the big ten now. I think Keith Nichol would play so much better at QB against ND because of his running ability. Hes no shoelace but just the threat of him running would keep the defense honest. and open up passing lanes
What is that, the Pepe Le Pew look?
They've got the fat stripe on the pants too. Chunky and clunky looking, just cuts off at the top of the thigh like they ran out of fabric. Terribly unflattering.
Other than "Sparty, no!", can anyone explain any of the following items to me:
- When did Bronze become a Michigan State color?
- Why beveling is so important in your font, that you include it in your yardage numbers.
- Why you would have a white shouldered alternate jersey that makes you look like an FCS school trying to draw attention to yourself.
- Why you would make your helmet strip so wide, but then narrow in the back?
Seemed like several years ago with Alvarez they switched to the "W on the move". Not sure if it was Alvarez or the new helmet, but they seemed to get a whole lot better after that change.
But I'm not seeing the bronze...what am I missing?
It's on the border of the numbers on the jerseys. Looks terrible.
It just depends on the school. Some, like Michigan, are all about tradition (TRADITION!!!). Some are more into being up to date and "hip" guess if you want to call it that. Who the hell cares what styles they decide on. I don't like the jerseys particularly, but they don't look offensive or anything.
Give Sparty time and they'll have Zubaz pants and sweat bands when they come back into style!
on these horrible jeresy's
I think the stripe is supposed to represent the narrowing of the furry thing on top of a "real" Spartan helmet.
Starts out loud, but fades by the finish
little brother has worn.
Beefeater martini. Desert dry.
What were the ND coaches thinking?!?!?!?!
ND to beat MSU here. MSU has too easy of a Big Ten schedule this year, so they need all the losses they can get. I would hate to see them go 10-2.
Though I would also disagree with Kelly's decision to not take that holding penalty right before that. This is a tough game to watch, on par with Packers-Bears in the NFL
Haha, I like that. Like the dejection on the face of Dantonio more, what a doucher.
SPARTY NO (longer surprises me when they do something stupid like throwing a pick in the endzone)
Ye gods, Cousins. That was terrible.
Head on over to the RCMB for the party!
What is RCMB?
Red Cedar Message Board, Sparty's equivalent to this.
thanks for the info tho. I will never troll but I will spy.
Are without peer.
Sparty's equivalent to this?
I wanted to just read what they had to say, but it's terrible to navigate.
BTW - nice catch in the endzone by K. Martin. Whatever...
The RCMB is more the equivalent of MLive than this.
Crist can't get the play off in time TWICE
that the worse ND looks against MSU, the more it looks like our 3-0 record isn't going to translate very well to the B10 portion of our schedule?
here's the thing, though:
ND beat purdue; ergo we should beat purdue.
MSU does not look good. we should beat MSU.
wisconsin did not look very good against ASU, particularly because of their speed. nothing is guaranteed, but at the very least I like our odds against wisconsin better after today than I did before (and I already thought we should win.)
we'll see how iowa looks tonight.
point of all this is, I think we'll hold our own quite well in the big 10.
I just want to say that oregon is awesome.....that is all
We're going to need to have Denard on his game as far as passing is concerned. MSU is very vulnerable back there and we need to take advantage.
is it just me or does neither ND or MSU look very good?
You are correct, their helmets do not have any wings. One looks like domers and the other looks spartyishly little brotherish.
Crist isn't as sharp as he was against us. But he looks sharp enough.
Ooooh, bad bad bad call.
They'll overturn it. Unless they don't. Guess you never know in the Big Ten.
But since they blew the whistle and the play dead can't they not review it?!?!?!
They blew the whistle before Sparty recovererd. Stupid to use a challenge for this.
of upshetting Penn Shtate?
But how does it work if they blew the whistle now? MSU can still recover....?
How did that ball get spotted at the one and not result in a touchback? For those who didn't see a Clemson player intercepted a pass at the one and his momentum ended up taking him out of the endzone. The ball was then spotted at the one.
Well that cancels out the MSU INT.
I want this game to become a folly of turnovers quite like this.
Forgot how scary Teo is. Dang.
He's really excellent.
Damn it, State got the pick
I don't get it...
Irish NO! Lordy what a messy game.
Was he throwing that?!?
Poor decision by Crist. I think he is going to be good at Notre Dame, but that was a youngster mistake.
i have texas tech and nd to win on my proline ticket!
Am I crazy, or when they were showing a shot of some FYS fans after the pick was there not a guy wearing an MSU hockey jersey?
Edit: also, these two teams are not very good at football. Is there a replay of Kansas' first game or something that they can show instead?
After that interception, did his expression bring back any happy memories of the game last week for everybody!? WELL DID IT!?
He just had him by the jersey...
I'm enjoying watching these two teams punt to each other over and over again. Even if the punter isn't on the field.
What is this game? (MSU v ND) The Penalty Bowl? I haven't seen this many flags since I went on a tour at the United Nations! (bad joke, I know...but I had to)
This game is cheering me up.
This isn't as fun when one team is actually making good plays...
God the MSU uniforms look god awful.
Agreed. Even most MSU fans I know think they're terrible.
Oregon is beatable BTW. Tenn showed power FB can beat them. They just didn't put together consistent play.
QB to WR. I mean I guess that's better than a WR going to DB and starting like us but I'm not exactly afraid of Keith Nichol as a wide out.
No he doesn't particularly trouble me. I think MSU's running game could give us a lot of problems though.
So today Michigan played, Threet played for ASU and Mallett for Arkansas. How many other teams can say they've had as many as three current or former QBs starting on a given day?
anyone see that Texas AM is losing to FIU 20-6 in the 3rd qtr?
also, Mizzou is struggling.
GUNS UP RED RAIDERS!
OK. Crist is actually getting worse. He no likey road games.
I noticed last week, but does anyone else think the ND QBs look rediculous with their uniform sleeves so short? I think they look stupid as hell, the sleeves are are so short they flare out and show the shoulder pads. I can't remember seeing any other QB wear their sleeves like that. Side note MSU's new uniforms are ugly.
Ya the Qbs jerseys look ridiculous and I think their helmets and pants have an interesting gold color that is not quite what I remember.
I have heard a couple of ND fans complain about this, and with good reason for once.
This game is ugly both in terms of play and uniforms.
ND qb (lack of) sleeves is one of the dumbest things I have ever seen.
Bowling Green up 31-28 at home against Marshall, who is coming off a huge letdown against West Virginia.
Why does MSU get that time back? They waited for the clock to start until they called a TO. WTF
They didn't. And they can't challenge again this game.
DId anyone else notice the clock freeze there....ahhhhh Spartan Stadium.
are Nikeriffic. The incomplete green stripes on the pants are baffling, and the white on the shoulders just looks like pigeons with very symmetrical sensibilities pooped on the jerseys.
Also, this game always makes my head hurt because no matter what happens, I want to cheer and boo at the same time.
Wonder if that (or the TO) will come back to bite them.
what's up with him looking so inept? is it just a road game thing? he looks like a completely differnt qb from last week IMO.
Combo of road game, better secondary and MSU sending more than three most of the time.
isnt msu secondary supposed to be pretty week and young as well? are they truly better then ours. i mean it looks like crist has had plenty of time to look around...i expect someone to show him whats going on during half and him to come out and torch state
Might be a road game thing, first 2 games were at the friendly confines of home
Sparty taking consecutive stupid penalties? Now I've seen everything. Well, I've never seen a man swallow his own head...
Two straight false starts on Sparty at the end of the half. Plus, by the WRs, who should just be standing there.
Wow. Strugglesville. No points at all on this drive?
what a horrendous first half....I mean most pleasing first half. La'veon Bell seems scary, however.
Pissed off punter!
and driving, but Forcier threw a pick 6. Otherwise Furman might have put the heat on South Carolina.
I'm surprised Clemson blew that lead to quickly. Sucks when your QB's playing hurt.
Missouri now losing to SDSU 21-20 mid-4th
I can't decide on who I am internally rooting for. It's like trying to decide on if I root for the Lions to win in Week 17 or to go for the better draft pick.
they can't both lose. Gotta go with Sparty though. I hate ND that much.
I love rooting against the SEC. Clemson needs to beat these guys.
Clemson ties it up. 24-24
... EPIC FAIL.
Traditional mental mistakes at MSU continue!
Bowling Green hangs 22 4th Quarter points on Marshall including 2 pick sixes to put the game away. Was 28 all at end of 3rd.
Please tell me the other scores weren't through the air.
Wow. Those ND DB's aren't real fast are they?
ND ties it up
Good heavens. Are they good or are they awful? Who is they? What is happening?!
i think floyd is a good receiver but he has looked nonexistent in this game and our game. perhaps he needs a the 2nd corner on him and is better as the 2nd receiver?
We will struggle against MSU's running backs. Good heavens.
Bell/Baker/Caper and Martin will give us problems on defense. I really hope the defense learns how to tackle and wrap up before oct. 9...Thankfully, Cousins doesn't look like anything special and MSU is a penalty machine.
Auburn just wasted over a minute of time playing for overtime. WTF. Tie game, just over a minute, at home.... runs 3 times to let the clock to virtually run out? What?
He must really trust his quarterback.
ND's D is going to be so worn out by the end of this game.
that MSU knew would do well for them. HE WAS A 2 star! (Doesn't mean that he won't be good but he was hardly a blue chipper).
Damn, Le'Veon Bell is impressive.
Michigan State: Douchiest players of all time?
Auburn just lost their Wildcat QB (just hit hard, but is up and good) and their end around WR on that play. That WR ain't getting up either. Yikes that was a hit.
Might have just knocked the ball carrier out.
23 on Auburn just got knocked out! What a hit in OT
drew sharp (I know, I know)of the free press(I know, I know) wrote an intriguing article in the free press regarding the benefits of Michigan and MSU playing ND, I somewhat agree with him. check it out.. http://www.freep.com/print/article/20100918/COL08/9180317/Big-Ten-s-better-off-without-Notre-Dame
Crist could easily end up throwing a few more TD's before the night is over.
When you don't throw interceptions near the endzone. Say what you will about MSU-ND games, but they're usually entertaining.
GO Clemson. Beat the SEC
Clemson-Auburn is an absolute street fight. They're beating the hell out of each other. love it.
HOLY SHIT HIS LEG IS FUCKED UP!
Yeah, I don't think his leg is supposed to hang at that angle.
Itt almost made me sick to see that.
Just blocked an Iowa punt. In prime position to get an early 7-0 lead
This ND/MSU game turned into a typical MSU/ND this half. Been a fun ride, should be a great fourth quarter.
Maybe Gameday got it right today.
Why does DirectTV put the mirror game on an ESPN overflow channel (211) and not in HD? Instead of ESPN2 (209) and in HD. It's happening now with UT/TT and earlier with NU/UW.
Does anyone know?
They just black out the channel.
Dropped. None for you.
Offsides on Auburn could give Clemson a first down.
EDIT: Nevermind. Penalty on Clemson.
Poor Iowa fans. Keep waiting on the Clem/Aub game.
BWHAHAHAHAHAAHA BE OFF SIDES ON AUBURN!!!
Keith Nichol looks like the quintessential Sparty Brah.
At least other kickers miss field goals too.
AUBURN WINS! BAD SNAP COSTS CLEMSON!
Wow. That looked like our kickers kicking that field goal. Pathetic.
Worst penalty ever.
Was Dee Hart at that game?
When I was trying to find the MSU/ND game earlier I was like WTF THEY ARE SHOWING NASCAR.
I guess it makes sense MSU~Nascar
Hopefully he that penalty doesn't cost us a commit.
4 TD's for Crist. Wow.
Did ND forget that they had him when they played us?
I prefer to think that it was the great coverage by J.T. Floyd and James Rogers that was the difference.
Good timing. And while I know he doesn't get a lot of love around here, I like Allen as a back.
How in the world did we contain Michael Floyd?
Holy hell, that changed fast.
Stanzi has to have the all time record for throwing TAINTS
Iowa is in some deep, deep doo-doo.
Is anyone else LESS concerned about Michigan playing:
Than they were oh... 6 hours ago?
I know I'm not but that's because I didn't irrationally freak out.
Maybe about Iowa, but Cousins is going to have a good day against us unless the secondary really steps it up.
I wasn't panicking, but I haven't seen anything yet that makes me feel secure. We're going to have a bitch of a time with MSU's running game. Which is going to make play-action kill us. Iowa maybe. But it's early. If grind it Iowa makes a great comeback, no, I won't feel better. And ASU might be better than anyone we have played. Or us, for that matter. With Threat.
I love how nobody remembers how to spell our former starting QB's name correctly.
who to root for in the MSU ND game. I usually pull for Big Ten teams, but I never mind when MSU or OSU lose. I almost think if MSU loses, it could demoralize them and make them easier to punish when we play them in a couple weeks.
MSU and ND do. It would be nice to see Gardner play some against BG. He brings that game to the field.
Denard's arm is stronger than you think. The bigger thing that Gardner has on him is size - he can see over the line more easily.
Besides the pick that he threw this was by far his best game as a passer. He was STELLAR and threw darts when he needed to and had several long bombs and were great.
Arizona has 14 points and 0 first downs. What a great box score
All these t-shirt ads on the left side? I haven't read a shirt yet, but I'm liking looking.
From a distance, the MSU players look like basketball players wearing t-shirts under their jerseys.
I fear we're gonna see what Cousin's just did a lot when we play MSU.
no doubt...we better score some points...
Forced OB? Sorry Todd but he was not forced out.
Stanzi tossing it around on this drive has me worried for the Iowa game.
Iowa is moving that ball.
And in other news ND tries an option?
That 4th down was the curse of Weis for ND fans.
Kelly IS Weis.
wow why in the world would you go for it there?
kelly must be smoking as much green as he is seeing it.
That play call was Weisian
is becoming less impressive every snap.
OMG I'M AT A BIG TIME PROGRAM I DO WHAT I WANT!!!
I don't know what was the bigger WTF moment: seeing Kelly go for it in his own territory or whatever it was Crist just tried to do.
What in the hell was Brian Kelly thinking?
Pretty much is no Big Ten ref going to call a hold this season?
Was thinking the same thing. Blatant hold right in front of the Ref's face, gross.
Seriously, this holding thing needs to be addressed. It's frustrating watching D-linemen getting tackled in every game that I watch.
really just go for it in this spot? I can't believe the playcall either. At least run the ball... Wow, I'm really glad he's not our coach. What a dumb move in a big game.
looked like crist completely pussed out on that option too, had he gone at the linebacker i think he would have had the 1st down on that 3rd down play
clips. He's going to bring it.
He sure makes some choke-artist decisions. Not punting in that situation is moronic and desperate.
Nice to see someone else get burned by TGDCD
Jewel Hampton kinda looks like the real deal
maybe you should go for it again!
Arizon'a D is going to be gassed by the end if the 2nd Q.
I don't know about MSU calling a timeout there. Dantonio's clock management is a little on the iffy side.
Iowa can't catch a break...
Odds on a "Sparty No!" moment on this drive?
if MSU blows this game, what are the odds of another memorable day of broadcasting by Mike Valenti? MAKE PLAYS!
tough spot to take a sack...can sparty turn the ball over to lose this in regulation?
Well, they're surely imploding very quickly. 2nd and 28?
But I really want Iowa to lose this one.
And I have a degree from there.
I just think they're overrated, and something about Ferentz rubs me the wrong way.
I don't blame you. I'm tired of hearing how Stanzi is the Last Action Hero because he doesn't quite fuck up enough for his team to lose.
Their D-line is superlative, but I'm still really interested in seeing how they deal with Denard. I don't know if it's a sure thing that they're going to shut him down - I'm not sure they're great in space.
Stanzi comes from the factory of just-competent-enough quarterbacks that has kept Wisky and OSU in the running in the Big Ten for the last 30 or so years. Fine, gets the job done, absolutely nothing exciting whatsoever.
It looks like ND is going to get the ball back. How good is their kicker?
Wow. I was rooting for misery in this game, and I won regardless of what happens in the next minute (and probably OT).
UCLA up 21-3 over houston. anyone know if Keenum is playing?
you were past the line of scrimmage sir.
wow thats a 5 yard penatly too? thats rough for the punt...bad play
I consider that whole possesion a "Sparty No!" moment.
I know it's been said many times already, but holy crap, those new MSU uniforms look like ass.
I mean, why do they change them every 3 years? They looked okay last year. Just leave it alone.
idiot cousins - shouldve just slid and forced ND to burn a TO. dumbass.
MSU student key shot right there
WEAKEST CALL EVER
true that bit 10 officials make me want to cry
Look at the boxscore from the Iowa-Arizona game at halftime. Insane that Iowa (on the left) is down by 2 td's.
No, I'm pretty sure Iowa is winning. They have the most time of possession.
I think it's safe to say Iowa will never schedule another trip to the state of Arizona
Since they're in the 2nd quarter.
Hey, Lo Wood, I remember you.
was a "Ref, no!" moment.
One time out and you just need one big pass? Wow. Kelly must have no trust in the kicker, QB, O-Line, etc.
its like both teams are playing to not screw up...ive never understand why you dont call timeout with 2 seconds and throw up a ball into the endzone there
I don't understand why coaches do that. You have a small chance of winning in regulation. Why give that up for the crapshoot that is OT?
that Brian doesn't tolerate OT during football season? Will one of the mods please delete this game?
lol you dont defer in OT
Johnson-Koulianos dropped an easy TD.
Dang. Did Crist hurt his throwing eye again?
I'm rooting for MSU to lose in heartbreaking fashion. Anyone else?
whats with crist only throwing to receivers that havent got to the marker on 3rd down. against us he looks for the 1 receiver thats 50 yards down field
Rudolph wasn't even at the sticks.
when I watch Crist throw a third down pass two yards short of the first down.
Wait, now Kelly doesn't go for it? Crazy.
C'mon Crist, Floyd wide open.
(like at ASU) Who would have tried living in them?
needed toget 7 --- UH OH...
I feel Sparty's gonna pull this out. Unless they do what they do....
ND is about to screw this up AGAIN
alternating between being too clever for their own good and being too safe for their own good.
I guess that sack makes up for the no calls on the holding previous play.
He's missing this for sure.
FAKE BY MSUCAUGHT
Nice play by play boss
WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?!?!?!? SDKLJFL:KDSFJK:LDFSJ:KLSDF
Honeymoon over in South Bend.
Great fake play!
how embarrassing... ND fans should be crying
I think that wins the most ballsy call of the year so far.
Wow, ballsy move by Dantonio.
Guess I was the only one that knew it was gonna be a fake. Brian Kelly, not so great huh?
Looking...looking...looking...nope, can't find it...
Kelly made that mouth hanging open sad face he had every time he got Denarded last week. Like my toddler nephew when you tell him he can't have any more food.
I loved the call, but then Holly Rowe interviewed Dantonio, and I remembered why Dantonio is annoying as hell.
Anybody care to guess what he's thinking right now?
Suicide v. (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of a human being intentionally causing his or her own death.
"you can actually pin-point the second when ND fans' hearts rip in half"
Dantonio is a HUGE douche.
"We call that play "The Little Giants"."
"YEAH I KNOW IT WAS A GUTSY CALL" with a shit eating grin on his face...
What a douche.
Too bad he gonna get Denarded in a few weeks.
Well, where's the Sparty overtime apologist now telling me how easy it would be to beat ND?
That kicker wasn't going to make that kick. What the hell is the point of trying all out to block it?
ND fans are being talked off the cliff right now.
BK learns it's kinda hard to install a brand new style of Offense