MSU Snowflakes

Submitted by MGlobules on September 30th, 2017 at 7:20 PM

This will be your repository for thoughts about how MSU looked today, and how the game will play out next week. Of special interest: whether Lewerke and his various receivers are likely to have much success against our D. 



September 30th, 2017 at 7:43 PM ^

They're going to play like Purdue did against us in that they will try to do what was working for them. There will be trick plays and tunnel screens galore. Don't let today's gameplan be any indicator of next week's. Different teams, different game. Keep Lewerke in the piocket and don't over-pursue across the field. There will be throwbacks and fleaflicker type plays. 


September 30th, 2017 at 9:01 PM ^

No one is moving the ball on Michigan's defense. A few misdirection plays for purdue and then nothing. Michigan's defense will only get stronger as their offense grows. I see a young team gaining experience and not having any problems shutting teams down left on the schedule. Michigan is getting ready to start showing what overwhelming talent looks like.


October 1st, 2017 at 12:18 AM ^

It's a simple-minded form of evaluation when considering that MSU is playing a different set of teams than last year. So, no, it isn't the number one way, but you keep telling yourself that.

Toby Flenderson

September 30th, 2017 at 7:34 PM ^

That is a pretty low bar if you are comparing them to last year. MSU's offense is completely pedestrian and their defense has been untested. It may be tight to begin with, but MSU does not have the offense to win late in the forth quarter. I expect Michigan to win by 10-14 points.

Goggles Paisano

October 1st, 2017 at 6:43 AM ^

That's right.  They played a good tough game yesterday.  They took care of the ball on offense and played physical on defense.  Iowa didn't have much yesterday to challenge them offensively, but msu played better than I thought they would.  They are 3-1 and yesterday was a good win for them.  

They will try to take care of the ball next week and try to slow the game down to a slog.  Not sure if that will work out for them, but that has to be their only chance.  I think the first half is tight and we take over the second half.  Lewerke better keep his head on a swivel if he wants to finish the game.  

I also do not think MSU will look as sound against us and they did against Iowa.  Our speed and athleticism will cause too many problems for them on both sides of the ball.  Turnovers will determine if this game is close or if it gets ugly.  


September 30th, 2017 at 7:32 PM ^

I'm convinced their coaches are the worst in the B10 in regards to in-game adjustments. They are amazing at putting together a pre-scripted opening scoring drive and then they can't coach their way out of a wet paper bag. This year's game will look a lot like last year's game in that the outcome will never be in question


September 30th, 2017 at 11:58 PM ^

So are theyir fans on RCMB. And for good reason, they are not good at it.

But i kind of feel like its pretty hard to be worst than Illinios at it, and Indy's offensive staff can not adjust to save their lives. Then there is Rutgers... have not seen much adjusting there either.

I think MSU is in the bottome 4 or five, but probably not the very worst.