Yeah. We’re late on this. I’ve been busy, plus it’s hard to be excited to blog about a crushing defeat to your favorite team’s biggest rivals.
But enough complaining. It’s our duty here at Banks Of The Red Cedar to give our input on what went wrong in the Michigan game.
Time for pluses and minuses!
-Hey, MSU scored a touchdown! It was like someone was brought in just for that drive in place of Dan Roushar and called great plays that eventually resulted in a play-action touchdown to Paul Lang. There were plays like Lippett’s reverse-ruined pass-run for a first and goal, play action passes, and overall things that just exploited Michigan’s defense. Also, it felt like almost every player on MSU’s offense made a play that drive. It brought to joy to me and many other Spartan fans.
-MSU didn’t give up an offensive touchdown. They’ve already done it this season, but this is against a team that can be a prolific scoring team. 12 points! That’s great. Good job, Spartans.
-Well, the offense ONLY scored one touchdown. And a field goal. That was it. 10 points isn’t enough in college football.
-Although the defense played well, when they needed one last stop with just seconds remaining, they couldn’t get it. It doesn’t matter how good you do if you can’t stop the offense in a clutch time, it’s a lost cause.
-The Spartans are now 4-4. They need two more wins to be bowl eligible, and they still have Wisconsin, Nebraska and Northwestern on the schedule. Even Minnesota isn’t a sure win anymore. With a pinch of bad luck, the Spartans may not even be bowl bound for the first time in the Mark Dantonio era.
Overall, this game was epitome of the Spartans’ season; poor offense, great defense, but an overall failure.
Let’s get ready for Wisconsin.