Thursday, September 10, 2009
Central Michigan (0-1, #84 Sagarin) at Michigan State (1-0, #43 Sagarin, #26 USA Today).
Saturday, September 12. 12 pm noon EST.
TV: ESPN 2 (Biased analysis? Color commentary by former CMU linebacker Ray Bentley).
Weather: 76, sunny.
Injuries: Michigan State — DE Kevin Pickelman (leg), probable; WR Mark Dell (shoulder), probable; C Joel Nitchman (knee), questionable. Central Michigan — none.
ES predicts Michigan State 34, CMU 15. MVP of the game: Greg Jones. Why? MSU will see a tight game in the first half, and the Chippewa passing offense will be more determined to be efficient and produce points this week. It will be Jones mirroring LeFevour and constant pressure, putting a hard hat on his running ability as the game goes on to force three-and-outs and allow MSU's offense chances to pull away. Halftime Score: MSU 17, CMU 7.
Game Day Analysis on CMU: USA Today, Bleacher Report (MSU 38-14), CM Life, Best Damn Poll (MSU 35-20).
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