It looks like that safety might haunt MSU. 2-0 Georgia going into the 2nd quarter.
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Mike Francesa on WFAN just doubleclutched in reading the score for this game, saying "Mississippi State,er, um...Michigan State."
We can only hope. I would love to see this end 2-0.
...requires me to hope for a MSU win. Tell me when its over.
The honor of the conference does not exist. This is the worst reason to root for any team, much less MSU.
You are completely wrong.
With everything else going on, yes it does. MSU is the only thing between us and spending the rest of the day listening to how the B1G can't compete with "ESS EEE CEE SPEED"
Did any one else catch Gholston doing the eating motion Denard does when he made a tackle for loss early in the first qtr?
I make that motion a lot too when I attempt to ankle tackle the quarterback, who still has time to at least throw it away.
I find it Ironic that state fans were saying the spoon thing Denard does is stupid and looks dumb. Tom Gholston has been doing it all game.
Michigan State needs to go max protect and get Martin/Cunningham open downfield. That's about the only way they're going to do anything. Maybe trying to mash LeVeon Bell into the line could get them a little, but I don't see them going anywhere here.
The more I watch, the more I want Sparty to get humiliated.
I saw gholston doing the eating motion too. How douchey is it that they made fun of denard doing it but they do it too then?
Tommy G and Co. are in for quite a game.... I think they are being held to under 50 total yards so far
If you had read my proviso, these would be broken out if it looked as if the unified thread might get huge.
1/4 of MSU's plays have gone the wrong way. Thats's a stat for the ages.
Both Ds have been outstanding in this game.
"dantonio came in from Cincinnati and really cleaned things up..."
Yeah he cleaned it up alright. I mean look he benched Robinson for about two plays hes all about keeping players from violating rules. lol
Ok - I don't know what Robinson did to violate the rules. I asked in the last thread, but I think it's not getting read anymore. Was it undisclosed violation etc etc? Or is there a specific thing he did?
Judging by his suspension, I'd guess he beat up some kid in a wheelchair or something.
Me cracking up too. Mike Trico is a fool. He is a nice guy but doesn't know much about sports. I talked to him for 30 min in an airport before.
Aaaaaand I just lol'd at their secondary.
King is going to be a bitch to play against for the next two or three years for any team SEC or B1G
MSU fans were just excited that the kick was returned to the 36.
They're chanting "SEC" at the Outback bowl and Rob Bolden is being made fun of by Adam Rittenberg on Twitter. I hate the rest of this conference. Time for Michigan to stick it to VT.
YAAAAAAA!!!!! Go DAWGS.
Good night MSU.
Wow, what a punt return.
No, sparty. No. Just, just, NO.
Dantonio can't get a team ready play with a month to prep! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Sparty Nooooo! Any chance this game gets as ugly as last year vs Bama? Heck of a punt return there.
Finish them, Dawgs.
We'll hear it all year on CFB Live and CFB Game Day. So sick of it.
And Sparty wonders why the program gets no respect.
Beating a solid SEC team?
is in a deep hole and looking to be in big trouble after that return.
SOS. Same old sparty
Really? No fight or anything from them today, right?
sparty looks quite daze.
Georgia's Williams took a knee to the side of the head. I hope he doesn't have a concussion, that would suck.
Could any QB be more overrated than Kirk Cousins? It's all because of that "special" (read: pandering, after-school-specialish) speech he gave.
Hoyer and Stanton come to mind...
And they just sparted again.
is not looking good this bowl season.
Regardless....i still wont pull for MSU or Ohio St..
If i did that i would never be able to sleep at night.
And i could never take enough showers to get that ICK off of me...
Agreed. Hope they both lose.
First time in forever that I've seen Dantonio visibly flustered.
its a shame Millen isn't around to draft Cousins in the second round, would be the only chance he has at getting drafted
Dude needs t
Got this game on the other screen.
The Georiga D is going 'Portal' on MSU receivers. The Spartans' best drive ends in two points for Georgia. The B1G is not looking good right now.
liked that speech by Cousins.
But yea....he is not nearly as good as we let him appear in the games against us.
I do think he is better than average though.
If this game ends up a blowout, it could cause a bit of unrest in EL, and might make a difference in one or two recruits.
Also, if Sparty does get blown out and Michigan beats VT, it is going to be tough for even the most braggadocious of Sparty fans to pound the pulpit about about being "better than Michigan."
MSU is not an elite program.
They are just rolling over. Plus look at all the empty seats? Tampa not that bad of a drive and it's a good bowl matchup.
You have to recruit nationally to be elite, don't you?
Sparty just plain sucks in bowl games. Even Nick Saban got blown out all the time in bowls when he was there. The party mentality of MSU may be too ingrained for the players to resist temptation.
Giddy for another Sparty blowout to start 2012 too... Boise > UGA >>>>>>>>>>> Moo U.
BSU does not have the athletes that UGA does on defense. I expect MSU to win that game.
BSU beat UGA in Atlanta fergodsakes. As far as "athletes" go, I guess you didn't see the final score.
go to rcmb right now it's gold
I did, it is great, except I did see a post already about how UGA would shut out Michigan, too.
Seriously, the wolverines live rent free in the heads of sparties everywhere.
Of course, I, a Michigan fan was just trolling on their board...
How bout them dogs mark richt the Carr if the SEC
Georgia is good, but DAMN Sparty. Where was the feeble, unimaginative offense back in October?
It is because it is their super bowl when they play us.
Say that this game is meaningless.
Don't they know recruits watch these games?
Dantonio to recruits: "Sure, my teams are 0-5 in games I have a month to prepare for, but they're just exhibition games. That doesn't mean I'm not the greatest coach in the universe. Speaking of Michigan, did you hear they have skeletons underneath their turf?"
I hate OSU and MSU with PSU not being too far behind but I hope a rout of the Big Ten Teams will not hurt the conference.
tempted to start a days since MSU last won a bowl game clock but that would be too sparty of a thing to do
Needs no clock.
Should that not be PLAXidentally?
BOOM. SEC Education'd
Still a lot of football left to be played. I hope the Georgia D can keep this up but I have a feeling Sparty will make a second half run.
Love me some 3 yard passes on 3rd and 4. Good playcalling and execution.
I am impressed that punt went beyond the 30. It seems relatively laidback as punts go.
Wow, that's funny.
Has Michigan sold all of their tickets to the Sugar Bowl?
Sparty should run that one play where they complete a pass one yard short of the first down, it can't NOT work every time... right?
Between that and calling a bubble screen from your own endzone, I think the Sparty OC might be the dumbest man alive.
Did anyone else see Eisengard on that close-up of Sparty's eye?
Georgia is a talented squad, but this game kind of reaffirms how over-prepared MSU tends to be for a couple of games every year in the Big 10, and how they apparently cannot remain that level of pereparedness in the bowl season.
The only caveat I'll give them is that last year's Alabama team, and this year's Georgia team, may be quite a bit better than their ranking. Especially next year, Georgia should be a top-10 outfit with a chance to compete for an MNC. That's tough for a team like MSU, which can keep up with teams they see every year but don't have the playmakers to match up against an NFL factory like UGa.
LeVeon Bell said Boykin can "have some"
EDIT: Then gave him seconds
Finally in the red zone!
...and the 2-point conversion makes it 16-8 Georgia.
Dare I say it is a game now, or is there another safety on fate's road?
Come on Georgia! WTF!
typical MSU trying to start a fight
How is someone of Linthicum's size hiding in plain sight out in the Georgia backfield?
Why do they insist on putting Baker in?
That's why you don't take out Worthy.
Haha. Way to give up a 3rd and 8 inside the 3.
NO SAFETY FOR YOU, SPARTY.
Wow, MSU. You had them right where you wanted them and you give up a 3rd & 9 on a run play
Where was the unecessary roughness on that play? No need to slam Linthecum to the ground.
The irony - it kills
What a terrible throw
Sparty Pick 6.
Huh....all that hype about Murray may be a little pre-mature. Two horrible throws in this half.
terrible throw....UGA giving sparty this game. Great play by Avery Jones on the 2pt conversion.
Is Murray transfering to MSU?
holy shit what a bad throw
for the two-point conversion play that goes for 0 yards? "Little Midgets?" "Red-Headed Stepchildren?" "SpartyNo!?"
state fans thought it was taunting when UM did it. Prob silent about it now
sparty fans made fun of Denard and now their players are doing it too. They are a bunch of idiots.
I noticed that as well. Sparty is always thinking about Michigan!
because I hate the "little brother" meme. But, are they just doing this because they saw their big brother Denard doing this?
That Boykin reminds me a bit of Harvin
Georgia's offense is looking as if it is going off the rails here...
Murray needs to rediscover his 1st half self in a hurry.
EDIT: Wow, two tackles for loss later, Georgia will be punting.
...and Sparty gets a long, meandering scramble from Cousins for no gain.
Come on UGA. My bowl league (full of Ohio fans) has selected Ohio and Sparty. I have the Gators and Dawgs.
I'm actually rooting for MSU for the first time in my life. I hate the SEC so much.
this cannot be possible.
That's the opposite of a hot read. A deep out?
The more I watch Georgia, the more I see why they were kind of frauds this year. They just seem like a bunch of talented players but no real cohesion on offense. Murray is a good QB, but their offense is really pretty predictable and relies on just pushing the other team around. Without an NFL receiver, they have trouble moving the ball against a defense that makes adjustments. Kind of want Sparty to win just because Florida and South Carolina are working over the other schools and I don't want to hear how great the SEC still is.
sparty getting biatch slap...
Kork Coupons! Lolz
No amount of conference loyalty can override my preference for the one over the other.
A knee? Why waste time practicing that habbit. Throw it deep if you're going to screw around with neutral zone infractions.
UGA, get your shit together....
Can anyone explain to me why this is on ABC and the BCS and capital one bowls are all on ESPN?
ABC is an ESPN affiliate.
I get that, bt traditionally the model has been to put the big draw games on network TV and the niche games on cable.
Gotcha. Maybe ESPN has an evil plan with cable providers to screw the last broadcast holdouts.
I don't know all the factors that go into this decision, but Atlanta has the 2nd largest tv market of college football fans in the country:
Pulling his best Carson Butler impression
Anyone have a stream? The site that's usually recommended here as a source for streams is currently down. :(
EDIT: Nevermind, found one.
little gator logo on the jerseys brings back such awful memories. What a difference a year makes.
Belongs under Gator Bowl thread.
I hate Sparty as much as anyone but you gotta give them credit for this comeback. Their 1st half was TURRIBLE.
The one Big Ten team that I want to get crushed today and Sparty might pull this one out. Oh well. Still 8 minutes for them to fuck it up.
This has been a great game. Best bowl game so far.
Evil SEC moles running the camera's and audio on MSU's sideline. Gives Georgia an unfair advantage.
...seeing the kind of instruction that Cousins seems to be giving on the sideline. He's going to be hard for Sparty to replace next year.
I am completely confident, somehow, that Sparty will manage to screw this up royally.
Talk about being dropped into the breadbasket.
What a throw! UGA in the red zone
If there's a missed tackle, Johnny Adams is never far away.
How do you give up a pass like that?
65 yard passes = no
Hey Richt....stop running the ball up the middle. Idiot
So question: are we at 3 failed 2 point conversions for Sparty No?
How does Boykin do so well? Look at who's "defending" him?
Short lived Sparty joy.
Serious confusion in MSU's secondary on that one.
isn't interested in Narduzzi.
"reshat the bed"
Pretty well set up play. I wondered why they kept coming back to the run version of that play series.
...this wasn't the one that I thought Big Ten might pull off a W
spoke too soon with that int.
Better schadenfreude? Sparty losing in OT or having UGA put in another TD to win in regulation
Better would be a Sparty TD to tie in final moments negated by roughing the kicker.
LSU's and Alabama's Cheerleaders >>>> Georgia's Cheerleaders.
Speach props for cousins followed by a derpty doo.
Nice pick! Now eat 3:56 of clock time!
I guess I can't be angry at NCAA 12 for that LB jumping crap anymore.
What a pick! Not looking good for ol' Sparty
It's a WRAP!!!!!!
Just then, Sparty NO!!
Well with that, the next few days are going to be unbearable. Wisconsin and we better win big or else it's going to be a brutal summer for the B1G.
WTF? ESPN recruiting for MSU?
If they hold them to a 3 and out it might actually help MSU. If MSU scores there is no time for Georgia to answer. Forces overtime or a 2 point conversion.
Mike Tirico does the obligatory homage to Kirk Cousins B1G luncheon speech, followed immediately by another sloppy Cousins INT.
Way to choke on the big one in your last game, Cousins.
Georgia keeps trying to run up the middle. Very Lloyd Carr like.
Tackle for safety, punt return TD and receiving TD by one player in a game.
The NCAA record book is no help. They have a lot of odd combinations listed but not this one.
Taking all the TOs here really puts everything on this third down.
...you call the TOs. There's nothing to be gained by saving them--they're worth the same amount of time on this series or the next, and if you get the stop you want to have used them.
Wow. CLASSIC sparty move on the offsides
Georgia has perfected the art of the inside run for -1 yard.
Okay well I'm rooting for Michigan State, but if someone had to fuck up a big situation I'm so glad it's Worthy
Exactly how Sparty should lose. Two dumb penalties in a row to seal it.
Johnny Adams...start the crying again.
PI call looked weak live, but replay was all over that
Worthy makes a rather unworthy play
EDIT: Okay stops the clock on the reversal. I see I see.
What the hell?
Edit: Ahhh yo comprendo ahora. How was tht ruled a completion in the first place?
Penaly meltdown might seal the deal
I wonder if Dantonio will start talking about Michigan after the game in the press conference
Could sparty actually end up with the ball again?
Gotta throw it here. Sparty will call TO anyway.
I agree. That call was conservative as hell. Not like its for the BCS championship
I'd throw it even if it were for the BCS championship. A first down wins the game. A run for less than a first down means you punt.
Stupid playcalling there. Didn't give you a shot at the first and effectively used the same clock as a pass.
I'm actually kinda rooting for Sparty... I hate them but I think I hate the SEC more. Wisky better win tonight...
They almost did it again.
Pretty weak playcalling by Georgia
This game is... not over?
Has Cousins ever lead a game winning td drive? In regulation that is
well this would be for the tie... Maybe. I'd go for 2
...doesn't count as a drive?
No but this was impressive win or lose
How about a long bomb TD called back by holding.
watch as Prevent D works its magic
Sparty will score and fail the 2 point conversion. You heard it here first.
My hatred for Sparty outweighs my B1G pride.
be a great way to end his career
UGA really seems to want this game to go to OT
Dantaonio sends out FG unit and hopes for onside kick recovery?
This is Dantonio not Zook
He's an asshole, not an imbecile.
these announcers have been all over cousin's nuts all game.
Was a porn fluffer in a previous life.
Why not dump it off short with blockers in front?
kinda like that
He did it.
better than BJ Cunningham.
and about 1/3 of all of his other catches.
Knee is down.
2 foot line. No TD
No TD. 1st and goal at the one.
Okay there has to be some grudging respect for Kork Coupons after that show.
What a great drive. Glad we're finally back to having an experienced signal caller, what a difference it makes.
Now I hope Sparty F's it up on 1st and goal at the one
Still a chance for sparty to blow this....
This reminds me of the Iowa game.
If msu scores UGA needs to watch for the fake pat
I would call for a pass play personally
Facemask stops the clock
Why would you face mask idiot
Heck of a game, no matter who wins it. I've been pulling for Sparty all game, actually. The Big Ten has had another awful bowl showing, and we need to stop the bleeding.
Facemask, green gets a break. Bad idea to run with no TOs.
that was not half the distance...just saying
Half from the spot on the play end. Just saying.
Wow that ref is one small human. He must be about 5'1".
Not a good timeout. Why let them have time to get creative? It's just athlete vs. athlete in scramble mode, and I would take UGA in that instance.
I hate georgia
Is that a thing
That's D for douchenozzle, not D for Dantonio - doesn't look well.
Ouch, he was open
yowza...I don't think they can do it... get a TD that is
Defensive penalties are so meaningless in this situation.
MSU ties it up (pending XP)
I could see a fake extra point right here
Go for two?
I'm thinking kick and go OT, they've got the momentum this half
ok, fine...still gonna blow this XP
I wish Gruden would stop talking. He is one of the most annoying announcers I have every heard.
I kinda like Gruden.
That would've been a delicious Sparty NO
Worst of all time?
But, I'm cheering for the B1G over the SEC...
That would have been the most epic Sparty NO! ever
GA kick return TD for the Sparty Mo?
Cousins is clutch. People here keep knocking him and calling him overrated, but he's engineered a lot of 4th-quarter wins in his career. I'm glad he's graduating.
Clutch you say?
State has an assistant that looks a little like Don Draper. Weird.
Bowl overtime. Very cool
What a pussy playcalling two minutes plus.
I finally figured out where my head is at for this game. I'm rooting for the B1G not for Sparty. Now I can sleep tonight after a long hot shower.
Wow running up the middle to keep Sparty in it, and then a knee when you get the ball back. That was full-on Lloydball from Richt.
Sparty has all the momentum.
What would Brady Hoke Do? Go for 1 or go for the win?
We've taken a knee with 1:40 left in the first half and TO's to spare. He'd go for one, and rightfully so.
Again, I can't stomach more Sparty whining. They need to lose.
I was with you until the Big10 crapped the bed in all the other games today... and I don't like Wisco's chances.
Just horrible coaching by Georgia. How do you not at least try for the first down?! What a joke!
He was dancing to Kanye West?
Automatic +1 for that reference.
Richt's decision to run on 3rd and long is looking a tad questionable right now. They pretty much gave up the chance to seal the win just so they could make MSU burn a timeout. Stupid. Coaches need to stop assuming their D will come through at the end of a game.
Timeouts are a little overrated in the college game.
What percentage of teams winning the toss go on to win the game? Somebody -- probably Mathlete -- posted those numbers here a few weeks back.
If I remember the number I saw somewhere, It's something like ~57% for the team that wins the toss and takes defense first. People always complain about how unfair NFL OT is, but that OT is still pretty even.
that they shouldn't have tried for the third 2-pt conversion after the second one failed. That could've been the difference right there.
It was the right choice at that time in the game, it would have had tied it if they made it.
Well not yet. Couple times there I thought maybe they had blown it...but not yet.
There it is.
you jinxed them
Or since this board is about 50:50 on whether sparty should win, you're welcome to some of you.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!