Noon (11:30) Games Open Thread
i'm really glad we don't play Indiana this year. their offense seems kinda corky
C'mon IU. Don't blow this TD chance.
Of course MSU is "not prepared for what they are seeing". Nobody knew Indiana had this in them - go Hoosiers!
Indiana booing a MSU player who is down. Didn't they do that to Denard a few years ago?
Edit: Or maybe they cheered when Denard was down.
That was a what we call a faked injury.
"7 penalties for 105 in the first half alone. This is UNTHINKABLE for Coach Dantonio"
go for it
I'm really digging Northwestern's uniforms.
Go for it!
UM can learn something from this screen game. MSU looks vulnerable.
lol they're talking about 1997 Michigan during the Sparty game. MSU fans have to love that.
Gotta kick the FG here.
(but think about the fake FG)
Did anybody else think the Big Ten Network poll question at the beginning of the broadcast was hilarious? They asked: Between Indiana and MSU, who has the better WR duo? I can't imagine anyone thinking that MSU has any receiver that compares to Hughes or Wilson.
When Borges gets his offense going with Shane, are there screens built into it? Are we going to get a return to the days when A-Train or Perry was regularly catching screen passes out of the backfield? That was fun.
Haven't you heard? Shane decommited and is now a bayou bengal.
I like the call, back up by13!
Nick Hill got trucked. heh
I'd love it if MSU had to punt here.
Big stop! Nice work IU!
msu is in a beehive at the moment.
Stadium is about 1/3 empty.
Sparty is a National draw, apparently.
MSU will punt, and with no timeouts left for Indiana, the score is likely this at halftime. It's the little victories in life, like MSU losing by 13 to Indiana going into halftime...
Well, so much for the Sparty meme:
"Coach Narduzzi is a defensive genius"
Just took a look over at the MGoBlog pick'em: only 9 out of 44 picked Indiana this week, even getting 15 1/2 points.
166 yrds for MSU to IU's 256...add to that 105 penalty yards against MSU...this is nuts. IU trending for a 500 yard offensive performance while holding MSU to just over 300.
C'mon Hoosiers, give us Wolverines a gift today!
"Hey guys, I have just the thing to fix our poor single coverage. Let's try some single coverage!"
The all-time record for penalty yards by a team in an FBS game is 238. (On only 13 penalties--I'm not sure how that happened.)
State has a chance to break it if they don't lose their discipline in the second half.
Any way to look up most personal fouls by one team that wasn't involved in an on-field brawl a la Miami-FIU?
I'm going to guess this one:
MOST YARDS PENALIZED, BOTH TEAMS
421—Grambling (16 for 216 yards) & Texas Southern (17
for 205 yards), Oct. 29, 1977
This is Indiana, fergodsakes.
Have some faith Don, you have to believe that State is going to have atleast 3 more sparty no moments!
I don't doubt that at all. It's just that I think Indiana will have about 15 Hoosiers No! moments in the fourth quarter. If they don't, then either they're better than I thought they'd be, or MSU is sort of a train wreck right now. Or a little of both.
Although I would tend to agree, as you said, this is Indiana fergodsake. What I am impressed with thus far, is the way that IU's defense is handling the screen game to Bell that MSU is trying hard to get going. Seems like every time they try it, an IU defender is right there to hit Bell instantly -- that is good coaching/preparation. At the same time, that just goes to show how anemic MSU's offense is as that is pretty much all that they have, and IU knows it.
If MSU's defense cannot stop IU's offense, I don't see MSU offense being able to bring them back.
EMU had total of 4 yards of offense in 1st quarter but only down 3-0.
Love the halftime's breakdown of Tom Gholston getting owned by Braxton Miller
I watched Indiana handle UMASS and nearly come back against Northwestern. This team and their offense is not to be overlooked and clearly Sparty thought this would be a cupcake. To Indiana credit, most of the spartan defenders got injured and now IU can attack their secondary.
Looks like the lost last week has them still down. If they don't win this game their B1G title hopes are over.
Dion Sims hurt? No Sparty NO!
Is that what an air cast looks like?
Ziploc bag filled with ice? Not quite.
How does a kicker ever boot it out of bounds. I just don't understand that.
Go backwards after recovering a muffed punt at the ARK 40. Sacked on third down. Missed a wide open receiver on first down. This is after putting in the backup QB to spark the offense. He's just throwing gas on the tire fire.
Indiana really should have made the stop there.
Keep hitting Maxwell
Yeah I just Bell was stuffed on that 4th and 1. Tough play.
In the second half all you scUMmers will see Gholston unleash his heisman like furry on IU. All hail throat punch!