"They are who we thought they were"

Submitted by Ohioblueblood on October 29th, 2011 at 3:18 PM

As Nebraska continues to beat the hell out of Sparty I sit back and reflect on how many oppurtunities we blew against those schmuks, but that games in the past. With seeing this im  assuring myself about how bad Msu is on the road Im not to worried about winning the legands divisions. They still have Iowa and NW on the road. We are alot better than alot of people on here say, I dont see any reason why we dont win the rest of our games....especially with the toguhest of them being played at home where were lights out....G.B.O.D



October 29th, 2011 at 3:28 PM ^

the MSU radio program just said "oh the Spartans couldn't keep up emotions were playing in the new environmentin front of a sea of red...." C'Mon man.... emotion and being the road team is not a reasonable rationale for losing. Joke university, joke team, pathetic radio announcers.


October 29th, 2011 at 4:03 PM ^

for sure this week because the Okies and the Juco happy KState play each other today. Baylor could potentially upset Okie State because OSU lets everybody put up at least 4 scores on them. Even in wins I can see Arkansas, VTech, and A&M dropping a few spots (or at the least not improving in the standings) due to the poor quality of their wins against unranked teams. Obviously Sparty lost today (yay!) and (depending on how Wisco responds in Columbus) Michigan could greatly improve in the BCS standings this week and help our tiebraker status for division champs. We should be ranked somewhere between 14 and 11 by tomorrow. We still need to beat Nebraska to win the head to head battle.


October 29th, 2011 at 5:36 PM ^

in the event of a three way tie, it says you look at the following in order:

    1. The records of the three tied teams will be compared against each other
    2. The records of the three tied teams will be compared within their division
    3. The records of the three teams will be compared against the next highest placed teams in their division in order of finish (4, 5, and 6)
    4. The records of the three teams will be compared against all common conference opponents;
    5. The highest ranked team in the first Bowl Championship Series Poll following the completion of Big Ten regular season conference play shall be the representative in the Big Ten Championship Game, unless the two highest ranked tied teams are ranked within one spot of each other in the BCS poll. In this case, the head-to-head results of the top two ranked tied teams shall determine the representative in the Big Ten Championship
    6. The team with the best overall winning percentage [excluding exempted games] shall be the representative
    7. The representative will be chosen by random draw.

My question is, for 1 it just says "the records" but doesn't say if that is overall records or just conference records.  Which is it?


October 29th, 2011 at 10:54 PM ^

Ohio St is making me increasingly more nervous. Their defense is still solid and their offense is becoming less derpy every week. I'm afriad they're going to stifle our offense ala MSU.

WTF is up with the big ten. It's like no one wants to win the conference


October 30th, 2011 at 10:19 AM ^

...but the national media is already making excuses for Sparty:

From Steve Megargee at Rivals:

The designers of Michigan State's schedule: Michigan State's schedule forced the Spartans to face Big Ten heavyweights Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska in successive weeks. It was inevitable that Michigan State wouldn't make it through that grind without suffering a letdown. The Spartans managed to win the first three games in that demanding stretch, but after an emotional victory over Wisconsin last week, they came out flat against Nebraska.


That's funny. I always thought one had to beat the best to be the best.