ES Preview: Spartans vs Minnesoter The Enlightened Spartan: ES Preview: Spartans vs Minnesoter

Saturday, September 24, 2022

ES Preview: Spartans vs Minnesoter

Michigan State Spartans (2-1) vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-0)

September 24, 2022. 3:30 pm. ET.  

Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI


Weather: 62, cloudy

Sagarain Ratings: Minny #21, MSU #30

Line outta Vegas: Minny by 3

Minnesoter by the Dandy Warhols

The big question is:  will Tucker learn from the abysmal performance at Washington, get his head out of his butt and teach the corners how to play defense?  Will he again have CBs on 15 yard cushions and give Minnesoter everything they want in the passing game?  Will there be a pass rush, or any aggression at all from the defense? The defense needs to make some stops, instead of giving up chunks of yardage ad nauseum.  

Can the offensive line block? The offense needs to show up early in this game, and not spot Minny a 22-point lead, like last week.  Need some balance on offense and make some holes for Berger and Broussard.  Wow, writing this, sounds like the ES is asking for MSU to change its entire approach and execution... YES, I AM.   

Minnesoter is a good test at 3-0, and a win by either will put them in the top 25.  

This game feels like a toss up.  It all comes down to mental preparedness and execution.  And, that goes for coach Tuck as well as the players.  There's been some rain this morning, so expect a wet track... but it should be clear for the fans.  The ES is gonna be a homer...

Freep:  Minny 37-30; MSU 26-23; MSU 27-24; Minny 31-27; MSU 26-24
The Daily Gopher: eight pick Minny, two pick MSU
LSJ: MSU 30-27  MSU 27-24

ES sez:  No more horse shit 31, Minnesoter 27.

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