Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Next up: bring on them STINKING BADGES.
What a great day for football. If Cal, Boise State, LSU, and South Carolina win tonite, that is 4 spots for Mich State to move up in the polls. Don't be surprise to see the Big Freaking Green in the top 20 tomorrow!
How GREAT was it to see Brian Kelly CRASH AND BURN vs Stanford, losing at home 37-14. The Irish got their ASSES kicked under the long arms of Jesus Christ. Couldn't happen to a better team. Their 1-3 butt is about to become 1-5 (next up BC, Pitt) and with stints vs Navy, Tulsa, USC, and Utah on the schedule, a 4-8 year looks about as good as the Irish can hope for. HA HA HA HA HA HA. Whip the Goddam Irish!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Yes, Bates was the player of the game. He was also named Big Ten Player of the Week:
"SR, P, New Concord, Ohio/John Glenn
Bates completed a 29-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charlie Gantt off a fake field goal attempt in overtime to give Michigan State a 34-31 victory over Notre Dame. The senior punter also recorded eight punts for 363 yards, good for an average of 45.4 per boot, and placed two punts inside the 20-yard line. Bates currently ranks third in the conference with 45.9 yards per punt, including a long of 62 yards against the Fighting Irish. The Ohio native collects weekly laurels for the first time in his career."
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Wow, how many ups and downs for MSU? last second win over Irish, heart attack for head coach, suspension for talented TE?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Michigan State is ranked #41 but has 76 predictor points.
Northern Colorado is ranked #169 and has 50 predictor points.
Michigan State is at home (+3 home field advantage).
Prediction: 76-50+3=29 point margin of victory.
Kickoff is set for Noon from Spartan Stadium, it will be on the BTN. Early forecast for Saturday is 66 degrees and partly sunny.
About Northern Colorado (website)
Well, The Bears are 2-1 and compete in the Big Sky Conference as a Division I-FCS school. Before the season Northern Colorado was predicted to finish 7th out of the 9 teams. They defeated Division II Adams State 54-0 and are coming off a 35-21 win over Idaho State. Two weeks ago, the Bears lost in overtime to Weber State, 47-50. They seem to have a balanced offense, running for 201 yards per game (3.9 yards per carry) and passing for 203 per game. Their best player is senior cornerback Korey Askey (#2). On offense, senior RB Andre Harris (6-1, 220, #21) is their best player, with 275 yards (5.4 yds per rush) through three games and six TDs. Punter Cameron Kaman is averaging 37 yards per kick. FG kicker Mason Puckett already had two kicks blocked this year, is 4-8 with a long of 39 and 0-2 from beyond 40. That's enough scouting. Back to work.
Michigan State's Edwin Baker is ranked #9 in the nation, and #3 in the Big Ten, in rushing with 130 yer game. LeVeon Bell is #26 nationally with a 101.3 avg per game. The Spartans are ranked #16 nationally in rushing with 241.7 yards per game. Aaron Bates is ranked 13th in punting with a 45.8 yard avg. Keshawn Martin is #22 in punt returns with a 13.4 yard avg. MSU is ranked #28 in total offense with 442 yards per game, and #74 in defense giving up 362 yards per game.
Biggest blemish? MSU's past defense ranks #108 out of 120 Division I-FBS teams, giving up 288 yards per game through the air.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Here it is on ESPN website: "Dantonio, who was "resting comfortably" Sunday and expected to make a full recovery, was admitted to the emergency room at Sparrow Hospital and had a stent put in a blocked artery near his heart"
And the ES is in roaring laughter at the comments posted on the South Bend Tribune:
"Notre Dame is obviously about to become the illustrative sentence in Webster's Dictionary under the definition of "loser" and what man or woman, with a degree here needs to live with that. This is a program in a death spiral..."
"This might be the most painful loss in years and there have been many. The team performance and intensity have greatly improved because of practice coaching but game coaching is a disaster." HAHAHAHAHA
The ES has emails and calls from all over America in stunned belief, WE WON!
And it couldn't happen to a better team. I hate the Goddam Irish. Screw them, god I hate Notre Dame. Brian Kelly just got reamed and taken to school. It must sting and BURN to be a Fighting Irish fan today. It is pure joy to know your enemy is in agony.
MSU is now undefeated at 3-0, and the sorry Irish are 1-2.
Thank God our punter, Aaron Bates the holder, threw the ball - at least he could throw a good ball. Captain Kirk Cousins played erratic all game, several bonehead plays including the incomplete pass over the line of scrimmage near the end of regulation and the sack in OT, although had a GREAT play for a TD to tie late in the game, with a rollout and telling BJ Cunningham to go deep to the corner of the end zone. Just erratic.
Will we be ranked this week, even though we beat ND just like Michigan? Probably not, stupid media.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
ES sez: MSU 34, Notre Dame 21.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sparty On - MSU 24, ND 17. "Notre Dame's defense lacks speed."
College Football News/Scout - MSU 31, ND 27. "MSU will get physical and control the clock."
ESPN/Rittenberg - MSU 33, ND 31. "Conroy kicks a 42-yard FG as time expires."
Lock Smith Sports Picks - MSU -3: "Take Sparty to the bank."
CBSSports.com - MSU. "Conroy has been on fire from big distance."
BetOnline - MSU. "Notre Dame does not enjoy a considerable talent advantage over MSU."
Hammer and Rails - MSU 24, ND 23. "That leaves it to the ground game, where I think MSU has an edge."
SportsBook Lists - MSU 27, ND 24. "MSU doesn't back down from ND."
Stars and Slights - MSU gets the edge. "Tensions will be high amongst a hostile crowd."
Sports Network - MSU. "Look for [Cousins] to explode as he did in last year's game... look for things to get even worse for ND in the first trip outside South Bend this season."
Who sez ND will win:
Midwest Sports Fans - ND 24, MSU 21: "Crist is expected to play and be 100 percent."
College Football Lines - ND 33, MSU 27: "Notre Dame offense more potent than what Spartans have to offer."
NBC Sports - ND 27, MSU 23. "We're comfortable here with the role of Irish as underdog."
Chicago Now - ND 31, MSU 27. "You can flip a coin on this one."
Irish Central - ND 32, MSU 18. "Look for the Spartan defense to struggle mightily."
One Foot Down - ND 35, MSU 24.
Don't know their picks, but We Are ND loves Spartan Stadium: "Spartan fans and players are always dialed up for the Irish, which makes road trips to East Lansing a pretty entertaining experience. The nearby lots are definitely tailgate friendly as opposed to their in-state rivals, and MSU fans/students know how to get their drink on."
DANTONIO ON BTN Thursday night
At 8:30 PM ET tonight on Behind the Schemes, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio joins BTN to talk X’s and O’s heading into this Saturday's matchup against Notre Dame. Dave Revsine hosts alongside coaches, Glen Mason and Gerry DiNardo.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
What's my prediction? ES will take the Sagarin line, a 19+ point win by Michigan State at Ford Field in a tune up for Notre Dame. ES predicts Michigan State 44, Florida Atlantic 21. Player of the game? I dunno, but I'd say another 300-yard ground performance is in the works. Would be nice to see 5 or more sacks and consistent pressure from the D-line.
If you read the Sun-Sentinel, interesting quotes from FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger: "we were as good as them [Michigan State] the last time we played." However, no matter how they paint the picture, even the Florida media predict a 38-13 MSU win.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Will look at Florida Atlantic later this week, they beat Alabama-Birmingham, 32-31, over the weekend, and blocked a potential 28-yard game winning FG to seal the win.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
Central plays preseason MAC favorite Temple in Philly next week. Too many mistakes by CMU on offense, and nothing impressive. Put your money on Temple, unless Dan Enos can create a miracle in a week.
The divisions are:
1) Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern
2) Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin
Each school will play the other five schools within its division and will also face three teams from the other division, including one cross-division matchup guaranteed on an annual basis. The guaranteed cross-division matchups are Illinois-Northwestern, Indiana-Michigan State, Ohio State-Michigan, Penn State-Nebraska, Purdue-Iowa and Wisconsin-Minnesota. Names for each Big Ten football division will be announced at a later date.
The winner of each Big Ten division will meet in the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game, to be played December 3, 2011, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The championship game will determine the Big Ten Champion and the conference's participant in the Rose Bowl Game.