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If we can avoid penalties/TOs we win. We won't
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Your last sentence applies to Nebraska also. If we're unable to focus the way we should it could mean we loose a game or two, same applies to the Spartans.
This post was edited by Kram 17 months ago
.....in a snoozer.
A boy, a Twitter page, and the aspiration that you follow him. It's what this country was founded upon.
Nebraska - 31
MSU - 13
We roll. MSU sucks.
Your team. All the time.
Michigan State 20
MSU held a more dynamic offense from OSU to 17 points. They'll stuff our run game and force Taylor to beat them with his arm. While the Blackshirts show up, the offense will put them into a couple of bad situations and an MSU defensive/ST's TD isn't out of the question.
For entertainment sake, all the KC Star reporters pick games each week. Well, this week all but one pick Nebraska, but the best pick of them all is the "College Editor" and his pick is
Seriously dude?? Clearly the guy hasn't watched a single game or paid any attention whatsoever.
I gotta cancel my subscription to this fish wrap down here, ugh.
What a joke. Id be shocked....SHOCKED if we see 50 points scored this on saturday let alone 68. What a bafoon!
I don't think MSU has scored 31 points TOTAL in B1G play.
they scored 31 against Indiana.
That shouldn't count.
17 OSU + 16 Wisconsin = 33. Woot!
I hate to simplify it, but how many times have we lost to teams without mobile passers under Bo Pelini? Twice? Oklahoma and South Carolina?
South Carolina has a mobile passer... Conner Shaw is definitely dual-threat.
Edit: NOT iowa St. Texas Tech is who i was thinking of
This post was edited by beardown2489 17 months ago
I came away from the UCLA game convinced that this team had marginal talent on D, particularly in the front 7. That was reinforced by the Ohio State game.
I did see some improvement against Northwestern in that group's play and there was remarkable improvement against Michigan. Now, of course, UCLA and Ohio State both have some quick guys that are going to make you miss in the open field and Northwestern and Michigan (particularly after Robinson went down) don't have those types of players. Nonetheless we showed much better field balance and gang tackling in our front 7, particularly in the Michigan game.
Michigan State doesn't even try to make you miss. They try to steam roll you. Even their TE's are built like OL's.
This is the type of O that is perfectly suited for our D to excel against. Guys like Sean Fisher and Alonzo Whaley, who are less suited to open field situations are actually well-suited to play this kind of team. We do have a lot of grit and toughness in our DL and LB's and it will come to the fore in this game. Michigan State's passing attack is a notch below Wisconsin's (with Stave), so I think if out DB's, particularly SJB, play as well as they did against Michigan we will contain them there.
OTOH, I can't see our O having a great day against their D. Their D is huge, like their O, but they are also quick and very, very physical. Taylor, of course, will have to have a very good game. Our North-South running game will not be effective, but our OL's do pull and block on the edge well, so maybe Abullah will find some running room there, but I do think the key is for Taylor to run the ball well. If we are able to run some, I think our play-action passing game will set up o.k.
I see this being a very low scoring game. It may be that Maher is our most important player outside of Taylor. He will have to punt consistently well and make FG's when he has the opportunity.
I figure we win, but it will be something like 13-10. IF, and this is a pretty big IF, SJB is able to pick off a pass or two and we win the turnover "battle", it could open up a bit, but we have not won the turnover battle in many games. Here's hoping.
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