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MSU vs Boise St Second Half Open Thread
Sparty no! Another turnover
HAHAHA what a jackass move.
What if I want to talk about Tennessee?
Then you die
Hey how did Jourdan Lewis do tonight?
That is remarkably bad for a WR.
Why do I feel like I'm at the 2009 Michigan , Utah game? Only with reverse pain.
Or 2008, whatever I'm intoxicated
Losing to that Utah team by 3 or whatever was probably the highlight of that season.
Good call - was about to create a new thread as well.
MSU isn't good enough to keep giving the ball up here. Also, this Boise team is going to be BAD this year unless they figure out how to run a coherent offense.
MSU has a top ten defense. Boise won't play a better defense all year.
Boise has been doing well in the passing game. They just cannot run the ball at all.
Yeah, Boise just isn't that good this year. They lost too many horses to be a top-25 type team this year.
Tom gholston with the penalty....shocker.
I'm feeling remarkably confident about our chances against MSU. Yes, I know Maxwell can improve, but unless he improves fast there's gonna be issues. They have ND, Iowa, and OSU before us, they can't just pound Bell for 40 carries and expect to dominate against us
Hey, that's All American Bell.
I feel the same way. If we can get pressure, he'll be dancing around like Joey Harrington back there.
Joey Harrington was the most happiest feetest qback I have ever seen. As a tru lions fan he drove me more insane than I already was/am.
There is no reason Boise should be able to move the ball like this against MSU. But if they keep running this up-temp offense, MSU's line is going to be gassed.
STOP RUNNING THE BALL
State run D looks solid.
Their pass d is great when there is a trash tornado.
Dear lord why are they rushing up the middle? That's all MSU can stop, and you're playing right into their hands
Boise has a new OC this year. I'm thinking they are having some serious growing pains.
Should have gone for the underneath play there. Set up an easier 4th down play.
And oh, I JUST SAW THE MSU STUDENTS WAVING THEIR KEYS AROUND FOR THAT 3RD DOWN!!!! I thought UM students were "too lame" when they did that?
Oh my God, do they Zook as their OC?!
See I think Zook is a verb so it's like Do they Zook as their OC? With Zook in this case meaning gesture wildly while being unable to comprehend basic football?
Nope, still doesn't work.
Regardless of how this game ends, I think it is clear that MSU peaked last year and they will never be that good again. The race for the Legends is basically over.
it's a bit soon to make that conclusion but i like that thought.
Ehhhh, let's go ahead and wait on that one. I have no idea how good we're going to be, nor do we know if Nebraska has decided to have an offensive line or not.
Seriously, what is the counter to LBs who come that hard on running plays? Can't you flare a TE to the middle of the field and pick up an easy 6-7 yards?
The old play action waggle to Riemersma is always effective.
You have to make Michigan State back out of their man coverage look, the linebackers can have tunnel vision when they're in that set. A consistant passing offensive would do the trick.
Anything past the 40 of MSU and I'd go for it. With the way college punting is, unless you have a stud kicker you're probably going to net 20 yards of field position.
I know other people are talking about MSU's run D here, but outside of the LBs I'm not seeing it. Boise is just really bad at running the ball.
Some predicted 30 pt blowouts. Now they're bitching that Boise plays too many trick plays. Seem to be forgetting how they won several games...
Im feeling much better about the msu game watching this.
Sparty's gameplan is to run the ball with Bell. Thoughts?
I say Boise State will pull this game out 20-16. Any thoughts?
Stupid question - Why did that drive start at the 20 yard line? I thought touchbacks started at the 25 now?
Only on kickoffs.
I think that's just for Kickoffs. Since they're a more dangerous play than a punt
only kick-off touchbacks
Has anyone ever actually seen Maxwell and Tommy Rees in the same room together?
Jemele Hill is an incredible sideline reporter.
Who is DeShawn Arnett?
He transferred from Southwest Tennessee A&M...shh...
"the Spartans are who we THOUGHT they were!!!..."
In what world is a ball 15 yards out of bounds catchable?
That ball was two feet out of bounds!
How is that Defensive Pass Interference but when the MSU DB tackles his guy out of bounds there's no call?
B1G ref crew?
Maybe the CCHA refs got new certification
That was a pretty weak PI there. The defender is allowed his space.
sports emmy award finalist 2012. book it.
There's the PI call Vandy didn't get last night
Not sure that was a good PI call because the ball was uncatchable inbounds.
Just caught up to live action on my DVR. My reaction?
MSU title hopes must be sinking like a Maxwell sized stone. UPSIDE!: They could sub in said stone for slightly better QB production.
Why is Boise laying off on Maxwell all of a sudden? Three man rush on third and three isn't going to work.
Insert Darth Vader with a Britta filter pic.
If they had just kept the sole reverse they would have had an easy run
Ron Zook would be proud of that playcall.
One too many reverses there, Mork. Try again.
Er, um, you're not Boise State, MSU.
You can't out Boise Boise.
Reverse isn't gonna work this time! Great way to end the 3rd msu!
cheap peterson - wouldnt even get his kid an iphone. lawlz
That play was like livign as an unsaved Puritan. It just went on and on but you knew it had no chance to end well.
trick play on 1st down vs boise, good call coach!
Geez people take it easy, the Spartans would be at least the 2nd best team in the conference in the Mountain West.
The Ghoulston hype train has sure run off the tracks.
He looks like a great football player, so the hype will continue. I love playing against the guy. He'll give us a few free first downs with his dumbass penalties.
Interesting factoid - Jemele Hill is a graduate of MSU's journalism school. But given her performance this early in the college season, I doubt anyone is surprised by this revelation.
Sparty is settling back into the middle of the B1G pack or that Boise State is finally ready for primetime? As much as I want to mock Little Brother, I think the latter is becoming more and more obvious.
MSU is basically handing Boise this game. They are clearly more talented, especially on D. Despite their rough looking offense today they still will be in the hunt for the B1G title this year.
I see Lippett, it makes me think of Billy Madison. Miss Lippy's car....is green.
Instead of eating the paste he should put it on his hands..
Had a better education.
can give me link to watch live online? cant find anywhere :(
All right thanks guy... Was watching Justin Tv could not even stand it.. you are all big help thanks one again.
I missed the early part of the game...has Deanthony Arnett played at all tonight?
Not according to Jemele Hill (or whatever the sideline reporter's name is)
By poor I mean penniless....
they have only 1 person on offense....and he will get hurt carrying it 35 times with 5-10 catches on top of that per game
There's a lot of Boise fans. I guess there's nothing else to do in Idaho
Yeah Sun Valley has terrible skiing and the fishing is just no good and my god the Sawtooth mountains are so terrible to hike in. People in the MidWest don't really get to make fun on that score. Live in AA, raised in Nevada.
Just called Boise a "Long time national power." Backhanded compliment?
Kellen Moore's teeth must get soooooo dry.
In all seriousness I really do want sparty to look like fools the whole game. But they need to pull it off in the end for the sake of the B1G.
I agree, they already look like they don't belong, but seriously they should win this game. With the msu wr's playing volleyball I'm not sure if it's going to happen though.
I was just saying the same thing to my wife.
The only reason to root for MSU to win is to keep UM's strength of schedule higher....
A couple of good years with 11 wins, a good QB in Cousins, and now they are ready to go to the Rosebowl with a first year QB......NOT!
maxwell - making john navarre look like a heisman winner since 8/31/2012
John Navarre was the last QB at michigan to win a big ten championship.
Maxwell thinks he's throwing to Tacopants
I would never rush 3 against Maxwell, at least not tonight. A little pressure on 3rd and 20 might have gotten you a fourth pick
If Boise had a good sized RB they'd be up at least two scores.
Dantonio: "My country for a QB."
pretty clear - peterson has dantonio's number in this one.
Boise's QB is growing up this 2nd half
How didn't they see that blitz coming??
Look at Gholston getting in someone's face after his teammate makes the tackle.
Die if Boise tries to run the ball again.
yes! sparty noooooo
Boise should just stick to shotgun
LOL Gholston falling down
Maxwell's been up, he's been down.
Take his word, his way around.
He ain't askin for much.
He said lord take me downtown,
I'm just lookin' for some touch.
Is that black on sparty's unis intentional?
with Tom out, MSU might have an additional competent defender on the field
Whew.. That was close
Has Rush done anything tonight? Anything at all
Minus Gilmore's worse than stupid commentary this would be even more fun.
Throw an 8 yard out?
Seriously a delayed inside handoff against the kings of the double A gap blitz? Did BSU even scout Sparty?
The offense of Boise has gone from innovative and creative to dull and pedantic. Part of that is due to Sparty's defense, but this looks nothing like Boise teams of the last several years.
Was the grabass of the Boise cheerleader in the first quarter
Even if Boise wins this game, they are going to biff one of their conference games hard. This is probably their most vulnerable team in a while. Peterson is a damn good coach though.
Dennard with a nice play there. The defense is definitely keeping MSU in it, but even if MSU wins today this offense is going to submarine any major bowl ideas they have. ND is going to be able to move the ball on them and slow down their offense, and the rest of the B1G is not going to be scared of this MSU team.
For those curious (or not): MSU's drives so far this game:
- Missed FG
Someone needs to gif the cheerleader
This is crazy, but run the ball the rest of the game, and you might win. (While sprlnkling in short passes to Sims/backfield).
I feel uncomfortable, somehow, with the game scenario and Sparty somehow pulling this out.
I do not like this feeling.
OT- but did gus johnon leave BTN?
a beast, or is boise st babytime? or both?
All of the above.
Wow, Maxwell made a correct read.
Watch the run.
BSU can't move the ball and MSU has just enough(re: Bell)to pull this one out.
This offense is going to be really easy to stop going forward if it revovles around Sims and Bell. Maybe not today, but the MSU boards are freaking out.
epic call, "several linemen"
he's with fox for cfb coverage, not sure if it affects the bball season, since Fox owns part of the BTN/past years/Fox doesn't do bball.
=reply fail, commenting on gus johnson inquiry
ok good i cant imagine bball gamed without him
Why not Boise State enjoy tackling?
Did Gilmore just said that "You wonder how Boise is still hanging on." No,no you don't. Maxwell plain sucks.
Damnit Bobbeh, get a stop.
Bell is saving MSU tonight.
Bell's ACLs are the most valuable thing in East Lansing.
I'm not turning it on. About the same time I do, MSU will score 34 points in about 13 seconds.
Stop Leveon Bell: stop MSU
You know the stadium is dead quiet when they can't even filter out the chants from the student section.
That was Nick "Sparty recruiting win" Hill.
right now... A fumble or stupid penalty would do nicely
PSA from your liver: Not humanly possible to metabolize that much alcohol
Load the box!
Having flashbacks of Lorenzo White here.
Bell's more the size of Lorenzo, but handing off 40 times to one guy... Ringer all the way.
I see they've gotten rid of the first down bitch chant
Fuck, nice catch
Is it me or does Sparty go all Carr mode when passing the Bronco 40
Boise's got some defense. I'm more and more impressed with them. They might be playing in one of the "12" conferences soon.
They go to Big East next yr for football
What will MSU do without Bell?
Not much. He'll have to be at 30 carries a game against decent opponents.
Gilmore doesn't sound stunned.
how much does anyone want to bet MSU will be screaming Bell for Heisman after they win this game?...it's boise...and they lost everyone lol
i'm pretty sure superman can fly and has x-ray vision.
Spartans take the lead. :|
This is ridiculous
Boise D looks tired.
Yep they have been on the field the whole 2nd half and looks like they are outweighed by 20-40 lbs at every position.
WOOO! B1G CHAMPS! ROSE BOWL BOUND!!!!!!!
bell is a poor man's brandon minor. He is such an overrated back
Boise: Hmmm they've been power running on us all night and now they're on the 3. What should we do? I know, 5 DBs and only 2 LBs.
Morons. Drop some fresh potatos off at Five Guys and get the hell out of our state before you further ruin the football.
I'm guessing Peterson did the best he could with what he had that could get their hands off their knees.
What happened there coach is they have this huge tailback that's larger than our D line.
Well, now we get to learn just how good Chris Peterson's coaching game really is...
I can't wait to hear Sparty nation talk up Boise after this game.
do you think Bell can handle 50 carries a game for 12 weeks?
This just in:
La'veon Bell is good.
Mistake in your post.
La'veon Bell is big.
the edge there boise!
And people wonder why Big Ten RBs are shot by the time they make it to the NFL...
This is why you dont HALOL at sparty before the game is over. There really needs to be a cap on trash talking with them until we beat them.
I HALOL @ Sparty even when they are winning. State could win the BCS 3 years in a row and I'd still laugh at them.
That cool breeze originating in E. Lansing is the sound of all the nerds exhaling as the football team regains the lead
You know, I'm kind of hoping Ron English can shut down Bell and give EMU a win. Anyone know if the Chips have linebackers?
That ain't happening.
Run a 4-2-5 and gave up 27 points to an fcs team last night. Don't expect a lot out of them next week.
Is a waste of air. It's ear rape having to listen to his commentary. Thanks for telling me 3rd and 9 is more manageable than 3rd and 15. Genius.
Guys, remember when State said we were nothing without Denard?
Bell has rushed 35 times. Yeah he's putting up yards, but that's a whole lot against a bad Boise D. If MSU tries this and throwing to Sims against the rest of their schedule (outside of the cupcakes), it could get ugly in EL quickly.
That said, Bell is doing great work today. Looks like a legit All Big-10 performer out there today.
All Mountain West maybe.
Cue random Boise State trick play this drive.
how big is that missd fg by sparty earlier
35 carries 171 yards + 56 receiving + 2 tds
He's a Heisman lock on RCMB
Guys, remember when State would mock us for handing out "September Heismans" to Denard?
Boise just needs to punt the ball far enough for Maxwell to throw it again for another quick pick 6
What do you think - when they come to town have Kovacs start shadowing Bell once they get off the bus
New strategy.. Sneak it every play.
sparty gonna spart
Yep best Cornerback on the team... yerp
Boise taking a page from the Denard "chuck it" play
God damn finally.
I thought Spartan Bob was the back judge for the better part of the second half.
Good call. Contact before the ball arrived.
Ah the questioable PI call to make up for the previous questionable PI call.
Bell won't survive the season if it's all him. But MSU is more than welcome to try.
If southwick leads him that might have been 7........as well as that one.
Before we all say Bell is good, lets see how he does against a team that is not undersized. Don't get me wrong he looks good but he won't hold up in the Big Ten.
That would have been 6 if the kid got it there... Dennard getting merked again.
Hey a running play that worked!!!!
1 more time?
What is up with Peterson's play calling?
I like this letting Southwick chuck it.
The kid's getting closer and closer.
Are on his side
on display right now
Slid waaaay to early.
PLZ DONT RUN THE FING BALL
what the hell was that... get the first down
take the hit.
man up there
Don't be a wus. Slide any time except 3rd down in the fourth quarter one yard short of the line.
You gotta go for it......Bell has pounded you to much in the 2nd half and your D is gassed.
Wow.. Lame they let that TO go through
Man up and lower that shoulder Southwhick, it was only a DB.
No way Dantonio got it fast enough.
3 times in the same game, r u booted?
MSU just got lucky
pssst ref, if Boise is about to make a first down, call the play dead with a timeout.... k? cool.
phantom timeout to the rescue
wow Dantonio is a douche
Can't slide there at that point of the game
I can't say why, but I feel like that's total bullshit to get a late timeout called like that.
Before the 1st down marker?
MSU will run it three times, flip the field and score as time expires
Mr Official might want to blow that whistle like a man so the guys on the field can actually hear it. That whistle was a good second late after the snap.
Evil Dantonio smile after that TO came through. Eeurgh.
When you need to rock a 4th and 2
I want Boise to get a TD so Bell has to run it some more.
God I hate that timeout at the break of the play move. It's f'ing chump little league coaching.
Fucking bullshit timeout
might be the game there
and the phantom TO pays dividends....wow.
Boise had all the chances in the world and pissed me off by not doing anything with any of them.
Fucked by the phantom timeout. Spartan Bob lives!
Boise just can't take Bell down with a single defender
that girl was one of my students when I GSI'ed chemistry 125.
If I were you I'd try and hit that.
Please get a stop.
That is Cam Newton talking about investing.
MSU has two weapons. Key on them.
Man this win would do nothing for the big ten.
All this proves is that if you give two monkeys loaded guns, the one with the MSU degree is slightly less likely to shoot his dick off than the one with the Boise degree is.
game it. zip em up
Dantonio's luck streak continues.
luck will end at some point. Sparty will get theirs, soon enough.
sweep the leg!
Beating a gutted Boisie at home and beating the defending champions away without your second best player. Yes approx the same for the Big Ten
Bell will be Lendale White in the NFL