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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
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first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
I think it will probably be around 17-6, but I wouldn't feel comfortable betting on that. If it drops to around 7 maybe I'd be in.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi
I think we struggle on offense against an MSU team playing their equivalent of the B1G championship game but we still prevail with strong D and just enough O: 17-6 the good guys.
EDIT: Honestly didn't read the above post prior to my own post.
But their defense playing like the BCC, then we'll shell them for over 30.
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What was the line at the start of the season? You'd be sitting pretty with an M(+3) line right about now.
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The line in the summer was Michigan -6
38-0. Booking it.
Yep, that's Simba made out of a pineapple.
If we come to play, we'll win by two scores or more. And if you don't come to play against a rival that has beaten you four in a row, or you think you can skate through, you don't deserve to win.
This is MSU's whole season right here. UM will win, but it'll be close, count on it.
cheat, cheat, and cheat some more, and when you get caught, do the right thing, lie!
Mr. "Discipline" will fake a punt, a FG, a heart attack just to beat Michigan. Not saying Hoke wouldnt do that either but MSU will pull out all the stops.
This game will be close. MSU's entire season rides on this game, even if they were undefeated. They will prepare for this game like its their Super Bowl. Michigan will win, but it'll be closer than we'd like it to be.
Still, I'd kill for a 35-7 beatdown, and Little Brother chants to start mid-third quarter.
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
I am just now recalling what it feels like to have a reliable defense during weeks of rivalry games. It feels good. It feels very good.
Michigan- 27 MSU- 13
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take the points in a heartbeat. However, Illinois is dreadfully bad at football, that game meant absolutely nothing and was not a defensive or offensive challenge and perhaps has raised expectations a bit too much.
Throw in a meh Wisconsin dismantling Purdue and its pretty obvious Michigan has not been tested at all in the BIG.
OTOH, I think Michigan is making the same steady progress they made a year ago, if anything they've shown its not easy to move the ball on them when you aren't stacked like Alabama or running an option offense no one else runs. If Michigan runs the ball Saturday they'll in with ease, if its a struggle to run like last year against Staee this will come right down the final 5 or 10 minutes.
I think we sneak this one out. Take the points
but mark my words...Wisconsin is finding their identity and hitting stride. They're better than you think, therefore the Purdue team we stomped on the road wasn't as bad as they seem right now.
Our D is also finding it's stride, and that is why we'll dismantle MSU by two TDs.
"I promise you we would have walked to the University of Michigan." - Brady Hoke
Michigan State lost to a way overrated Ohio State team, a bad Iowa squad, and almost lost to Indiana in the last three weeks.
I really don't see us losing to them in the Big House under Hoke.
UM wins 24-6
A lot of MSU fans are saying they will give their backup Connor a chance if Maxwell falters early. I think we'll win no problem, but he's supposed to be pretty mobile. Nothing we couldn't catch, but it will affect their gameplan in ways our practice might not prpare for.
I think we'll win handidly, and beat the spread, but I'm not sure about a blowout. Their D is not bad. Not great, but not bad. The RB's will have to help out a little more than they did vs Ill and Purdue.
yea Cook, the kid MSU players tweeted about that was better than denard? Ya i saw what that scrub could do when they brought him in for a read option and he got smashed for a 4 yard loss..
He looked like henne trying to scramble
State will play cover 0, if Denard hits passes we win if he doesn't we lose same as last year.
My concern is our D line can't get off blocks. You have to get off blocks to keep Bell from getting upfield.
keeps MSU's OL off our LBs, we'll be fine. Don't you read the UFRs? :)
Seriously though, last year we played Sparty in what, Mattison's sixth game at UM? Our D got better and better as the year went on. I still think if we played MSU at year end, we might have won.
This year we had to adjust to some key personnel losses, but finding our way again. Our LB play is way better than it was when we played MSU last year, IMO.
We WILL win this game by ten or more. I'm sticking with 27-13.
Have you seen MSU's O line?
The key to this game is Borges. I don't want to see him go all crazy again and try to do exotic stuff that doesn't work before reverting back to running the ball. If we run from the start and take what the defense gives us we'll have the thing wrapped up in the first half. If not, well, things could get really interesting.
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Is that MSU didn't give us the run last year. The Defense destroyed Molk. Denard will have to throw to open the run.
"That's all there is...there isn't anymore"
Forget 8 man fronts. Actually, we may not even see a 9 man front. We may face the first ever 11-man front. They are simply not going to give up the run until we complete 3-4 passes in a row. Figures to look a lot like VaTech with press coverage the whole way. Going to be a tough road, hombres.
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Key stat for me is pass attempts, under 20 and we win by 20. Over 20 and its a close game. Pretty vague but whatever.
My brother and I are coming to our first Michigan game too see them take down stare and we could not be more excited. What are the hotel choices in Ann Arbor.
Dantonio has had Denard's number for two years running now.
UM: 17 MSU: 6
For today, goodbye. For tomorrow, good luck. And forever, Go Blue.
If we stop him on the early down and force Maxwell to throw and play the screen well, they will be in for a long day. If we don't limit Bell and he breaks any long runs, they will score a TD.
My guess is we play better than last year, but the game will be close. If Denard stays healthy and we control the lines, UM wins 27-13. If we can contain Bell, it could be a long day. I still say we win solidly, but not a total domination. This rivalry is on again so many of the numbers are meaningless.
If our Oline gives Denard room to step into throws and stop the blitzes we winn this game. If he is rushed hard all day, it might be tough. I don't see MSU winning, but it will be a fight because of the hatred.
What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve and...Those Who Stay WILL Be Champions.
This one has all the signs of a beat down. Michigan seems to be getting better every week, both on offense and defense. If Gorgeous Al can keep Denard on point this week it could get really ugly really quickly for MSU.
With Sparty struggling, this is the type of game that can put an end to their cute little run and restore order...with an old fashioned hammering.
We are more talented, playing at home, have revenge on the minds, have lots of momentum. Match their physicality and hate and it should be a route.
Michigan State 10
It only gets uglier from here on out for Sparty. Their 3 stars coached up by Dantonio will not be able to compete with the top 5 Hoke classes, loaded up on the lines, coached up by Mattison/Hoke. Trying to out-physical Michigan going forward will be an exercise in futility. My guess going forward, much like in the Carr years, teams running spreads like Purdue and Northwestern will pose more of a threat to us than smash mouth man-ball teams like current MSU.
By several hundred points
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I'd settle for 119-0.
"The game was played in two halves of 20 minutes and 18 minutes. Demonstrating the understatement of the "Point-a-Minute" name given to the team, the Wolverines scored 119 points in 38 minutes of play, an average of 3.1 points per minute."
a double digit number in a rivalry game? The people in Vegas are just giving money away, kind of like favoring Purdue over Wisconsin last week.
Five of the last seven games in this series have been decided by 14 points or more.
You can tell how Vegas just gives money away by the fact that all casinos are located in shacks made of recycled sheet metal and driftwood.
I think it could be a higher margin, because of the UM defense and the MSU offense. However, this is a rivalry game and Dantonio is one of the few coaches, that have been able to mostly contain Denard.
It's tough being Blue in Columbus!!!
Does it really matter what the line is? As long as the correct team comes out on top, who cares?
The Michigan difference...