1) MSU didn't give up - Georgia did. UGa played scared and handed MSU the game.
2) Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.
3) MSU has done a nice job of stepping up to fill the void created by Michigan's and OSU's respective implosions. Unfortunately for MSU, about 90% of the big plays that they made in that game were made by seniors or players not likely to return. It will be interesting to see what they do next year.