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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Greatest ending in the history of sports

Coach Mark Dantonio said it best: "Football is a crazy, crazy game. I can't really explain it."  Dear God, the sheer joy of life and seeing scUM wallow in their misery.   I'm in tears of joy.  All day long.  Read this from Yahoo - Oh My.

We're #4 in the Coaches Poll

Yes.  It was a miracle, but Michigan State earned it.  As for the last play, it makes sense: Coach D put all 11 up to try to block the punt. Michigan f*cked it up, and it was a perfect storm.  ES was at the Peanut Barrel and wishes to God he had recorded the experience. Scintillating, pure joy. Wow.

The Big Green pushed Arrogant Arses all around the field all game long.  The ES noted in his preview the Spartan defensive line was the key to the game.  Sho 'nuff - D Line turned out to be key.  The little people only had 230 TOTAL YARDS - 62 on the ground, 168 through the air.  That's nothing.  Nada.

Big Green had two goal line stands, and not blowing the whistle for 11 seconds for lack of forward progress was bullshit.  Absolute terrible officiating.

The targeting penalty on UM's Bolden?  OK, it was a bad call - but it was confirmed in the booth.  The fact he circled the stadium charging up the crowd was uncalled for and should have been an extra 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

The beauty of the game was how WE won. Improbable, live it, love it, and revel in it. It has to hurt, scUM in mourning.  For the AA Nation, this has to feel like getting your balls chopped off.  Welcome to our world - we've been living this for 30 years pre-Dantonio.  The ES LOVES IT.

We dodged a bullet with our kicking game, special teams.  ES is all over, totally agrees that MSU should have gone for each of the 4th downs, we were 0-for-4 but close on each of them.  Praise God scUM had no long kick returns.  The fact that our backup QB (Tyler O'Connor) had 4 punts that averaged longer than our regular punter, Hartbarger, well... sigh.

Love the reporter from Grand Rapids broadcasting the scUM victory.  LOL.

Here are the stats:

                                     MSU     MICH
FIRST DOWNS...................       20       10
NET YARDS RUSHING.............       58       62
  Average Per Rush............      1.8      1.9
NET YARDS PASSING.............      328      168
  Completions-Attempts-Int....  18-39-0  15-25-0
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...........      386      230
  Total offense plays.........       72       58
  Average Gain Per Play.......      5.4      4.0
Penalties: Number-Yards.......     5-44     8-70
Possession Time...............    30:11    29:49
Third-Down Conversions........  3 of 12  4 of 15
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   0 of 4   0 of 1
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     3-10     3-29

1 comment:

  1. UMs 2nd TD was the total BS call of the game. The runner was stopped, refs came in to spot the ball and started moving MSU players out of the way. An eternity later, they say he got a TD. BS.