Sparty - Buckeyes. Who ya got?

Submitted by Yo_Blue on December 4th, 2013 at 9:06 AM

OK, B1G Championship time.  Who do you want to win, who do you think will win, or do you no longer care?



December 4th, 2013 at 9:09 AM ^

Basic question boils down to whether or not I can tolerate OSU in the NC or MSU in the Rose Bowl. I'll take MSU in the Rose Bowl. We need to spread around the humilation on the national stage. OSU has done enough of it for us recently.


December 4th, 2013 at 9:36 AM ^

Yeah I think that's what the bowl predictions are saying. Either way, MSU's almost guaranteed to be in the Rose Bowl. I also would imagine Ohio would be in a BCS game with a loss. I'm pulling for MSU unfortunately because I don't want Ohio to win it all, especially if they get lucky with a Winston-less FSU. Actually, if I had to bet, I'd put money on State. Ohio's passing game really isn't much to brag about, and I think State's too good to be allowed to focus on Ohio's run game, as good as that is.


December 4th, 2013 at 9:38 AM ^

Pretty much whatever happens, MSU will be in the rose bowl.  If MSU wins, they automatically go to the Rose Bowl.  If OSU wins, they go to the BCS game, and MSU gets the Rose Bowl.

Honestly the only way that MSU doesn't make it to the Rose Bowl is if they get absolutely blown out by Ohio State.  Barring that, I think they're safely in.  So I'll cheer for MSU, because one rival getting screwed is better than none at all. (although it would be nice for Ohio St. to win, thus guaranteeing that there will be no SEC national champion this year)


December 4th, 2013 at 9:13 AM ^

I hope osu takes them behind the woodshed.  It'll give legitimacy for us to have a one point loss to one of the possible teams in the NCG and show that Sparty is a flash in the pan and gets exposed. 


December 4th, 2013 at 11:46 AM ^

True but....NOT SO FAST.....I believe sparty has 3 eleven win seasons in the past 5 years. Wish we did!!

Sparty does a lot with a little and if we don't start taking care of business, people are going to start dissing us for them. Honestly, what've we done in the past 10 years. Nada...sad to say.


December 4th, 2013 at 11:44 AM ^

MSU lost to ND, who is receiving enough votes to be considered #28 in the AP. They won at Iowa, who would be #30, and beat Minnesota who also received votes. That's it, the highlight of their 11-1 record is a road win over #30 Iowa. Ohio State hasn't really beat anybody either, except #21 Wisconsin at home. It's basically a sham.


December 4th, 2013 at 9:46 AM ^

and I'm not going to argue with you on that, mainly because I can see merit to both sides of the aisle here, the big picture, I'd rather see a B1G team in the NCG than another SEC team to potentially win it.  I'm sick of them and their streak.  NOW, all that said...FSU vs osu in the NCG?  I'm all Noles.


December 4th, 2013 at 11:04 AM ^

Wait... so you'd rather OSU have a shot at winning the NC than an SEC team.




Really really?

 Are you Jim Delaney's son or something?  


I would take an SEC championship any and every year of an OSU one.   That's not even close for me...  I get conference pride,but not when it's OSU that's playing.

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December 4th, 2013 at 9:51 AM ^

Winning more games makes us look better.

7-5 = a turd that you have a hard time polishing.

I'm pulling for Michigan State.  As I see it, they've arrived at the point where they are honestly.  Ohio is coming off a decade of conference domination, a national championship based on a referee's inability to throw a flag, and a winning record against us that is unmatched in my lifetime.  They get a wrist-slap from the NCAA for violations that cripple other schools, spend a single season in purgatory and are rewarded with one of the best coaches in the country, 24 straight wins, and an opportunity to play in for the national championship THIS year?

Hell, no.  F*** those guys.  Go green.  Go white. 


December 5th, 2013 at 8:22 AM ^

Meyer w/ an NC Game (even a loss) > Dantonio w/ a BTC and Rose Bowl win

Reason: national perception = State got lucky, OSU is back to dominating the B1G and competing for National Championships w/ and SEC coach.

We need State to shut Hyde and Miller down.

Why do I feel so queasy?


December 4th, 2013 at 9:15 AM ^

Tough call here - OSU in NC? Sucks.  MSU in the Rose Bowl? Sucks. I would like to see Urban lose but hate to see Dantonio happy. Personally, since I live in Ann Arbor - I would prefer to see MSU lose.  Too many sparties around that talk too much shit.  At least with OSU I'm farther away from the fanbase.  AND, having MSU winning a BIG championship means tougher for us to get the top guys in state.  So in that regard, I think I'm actually going to be hoping the bucks win this one.

Watching these types of games is never a pleasant experience - basically feel like I've just gotton a lobotomy - someone scores and it's basically "meh" either way and overall uncomfortable since one of them has to win.


December 4th, 2013 at 9:15 AM ^

Over at TeamRankings, they list Ohio State as a 5.5 point favorite with a Vegas-implied (not sure what algorithm they use here) score of 28-23.

Ohio St. Michigan St.
Yards/Play 7.2   5.1
Points/Play 0.624   0.379
Rush Play % 62.19%   57.56%
Pass Play % 37.81%   42.44%
Completion % 66.20%   55.90%
3D Conv % 52.24%   44.19%
RZ Scoring % 95.45%   76.47%
Ohio St. Michigan St.
Opp Yards/Play 4.9   3.6
Opp Points/Play 0.287   0.168
Opp Completion % 60.50%   48.42%
Opp 3D Conv % 36.14%   29.59%
Opp RZ Scoring % 78.95%   72.22%



December 4th, 2013 at 9:28 AM ^

it would be great to see the cognitive dissonance if Auburn passed Ohio. After all, he did say (link):

"We're going to tell a group of young men, who just went 12-1 in a most difficult schedule against six ranked opponents, that they don't have a chance to play for a national championship? I'm going to need help with that one."