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Friday, October 23, 2020

2020 Spartan Football predictions


Here are the predictions for 2020 from coast to coast. We’ve got the most accurate predictions from those who have bled the most green over the past 35 years — from the Golden Gate to the Mitten to the Steel Town — we got you covered. This year’s COVID pandemic, along with new coach Mel Tucker (stolen from Colorado) has made this season more of a crap shoot in years’ past… so here’s the crap:

C Hock (San Francisco): 3-5

3-5, 9th out of 14, no bowl game. Offense is mediocre with Rocky at QB … need another year of O-line maturity, experience with new playbook and Day or Thorne winning the job before O turns it around. D unable to control the run like it has in the past and gets burned on long plays more than it has in the past.
W – @MSU 24, Rutgers 17
L – MSU 6, @ Michigan 35
L – MSU 17, @ Iowa 20
L – @MSU 21, Indiana 24
W – MSU 24, @ Maryland 20
W – @MSU 28, Northwestern 24
L – @MSU 6, Ohio State 38
L – MSU 13, @Penn State 24

Big Bob (Kalamazoo): 3-2

Listen up Fockers, it’s time to get over your Dantonio era hangovers. Sure we sucked ass the last two years. That just means we have nowhere to go but up. MSU will go 5-3 this year and finish 6th. There won’t be any non-playoff bowl games. I agree with chock that the D will be susceptible to getting burned on big plays but I think as long as we go with either Day or Thorne at QB and not Rocky the flying squirrel, we will surprise some people and score enough points on offense to overcome that. Why? Elijah Collins nearly reached 1,000 yards as a freshman last year. We also have Jayden Reed eligible this year. This guy sat out last year as a transfer from WMU where he was a freshman all-American. It would be really difficult for the offense to be any worse than it was last year, hopefully the o-line can provide just enough protection and push to spring these playmakers loose. Could I be wrong with my rosy forecast? Sure, we might only go 3-2 if Covid cancels some games. We can thank the geniuses running the big ten for their brilliant scheduling if that happens.

Sloth (Pittsburgh): 4-4
4-4, 7th out of 14, I would bet on no non-playoff bowl games this year, CMT will go with Rocky at QB, lots of running and aggressive D, he has put a great staff in place but is a couple of years away from really competing with the big boys – this year will be a throwaway and steady as she goes heading into spring practice.

Smig (Novato on Fire): 3-5
Sorry guys I am so far under water. Wish I could fit this into my schedule.

Cambier (Pontiac): 2-6
I’m not sure we can do better than 2-6. I just copy what chris hock said. He’s pretty much spot on….

Cat (Jackson): 4-4

J Rand (Clarkston): 6-2
6-2 it’s all upside!

The ES (Jackson): 3-5
It’s a transition year. The COVID will run rampant through East Lansing and Big Ten campuses… The ES doesn’t even know much about Mel Tucker, other than he has only coached for one year as a head coach in college, sporting a 5-7 record for Colorado. Ouch. That spells problem. Rocky Balboa is our quarterback, and very shaky history spelling for Brian Lewerke… most memorable performance was a god-awful 15-of-41 for 146 yards in a loss to Nebraska. He does have good legs, so let’s hope coach Tucker runs the option all year. The running game is our only hope, even though State has dynamite receivers. The ES does not expect to see Rocky raising his arms on the steps of the Philadelphia library this season. RBs are good (Elijah Collins), so let’s just run the damn ball. Kicking game? Matt “I can’t make ’em” Coughlin returns for his 8th year. So, it’s either touchdowns or doom or punt? At least we have 35-year old Grizzly Adams as our punter, straight out of Australian Rules Football. As for defense? It will be a step down from last year, which spells trouble. Biggest disappointment: MSU will lose to either Indiana or Northwestern (or both). Biggest win: MSU will beat either Indiana or Northwestern (or both).
W – @MSU 27, Rutgers 26
L – MSU 10, @ Michigan 31
L – MSU 13, @ Iowa 24
W – @MSU 20, Indiana 19
W – MSU 21, @ Maryland 17
L – @MSU 19, Northwestern 20
L – @MSU 10, Ohio State 42
L – MSU 10, @Penn State 38