Cold War

December 8th, 2013 at 8:56 PM ^

Ugh.

Awful start time against a pretty much nobody. No prestige. Would much have preferred Georgia on New Year's Day.

Only upside - better chance of winning.

MI Expat NY

December 8th, 2013 at 10:42 PM ^

Really don't know where you're coming from on this one.  They lost to three top-tenish teams, a desperate Texas team and the most dominant FCS team over the last three years.  There isn't a loss like Penn State or Iowa on the schedule and nothing as bad as our near disasters against Akron and UConn.  

I think this is a very winnable game, but nobody should be expecting a cake walk.

clarkiefromcanada

December 8th, 2013 at 10:08 PM ^

Based on the board I thought history started whenever you wanted to make a point. 

i.e., our recruiting is doomed because the team went 7-5 this year

Sparty has won 5 of 6 vs. Michigan (or) Michigan vs. Sparty is deadlocked at 5-5 in the last 10

etc. etc.

1464

December 8th, 2013 at 8:59 PM ^

K-State went 5-4 in a bad Big12.  Their win margin was 7.67 points per game.  Michigan went 3-5 in an average B1G.  Their win margin was actually 2.38 points per game in conference, meaning that even at 3-5, we outscored our opponents in conference.  My metrics say Michigan should be a 9 point favorite.  I'll have a diary with why coming up this week.