Yes, I and many others predicted this loss. It still hurts.
There are many conflicting views about the Spartans’ 17-16 loss to Ohio State on Saturday, but mine is brighter than most. Let’s look at the good and the bad from Saturday.
The Spartans’ passing game significantly improved, mostly due to Keith Mumphery obviously wanting a starting receiver job. He scored the spartans lone touchdown of the game, willing the ball in to the end zone after a 20-yard run after catch. Now that MSU have both Mumphery AND Dion Sims, they’re able to spread the ball around much more, keeping the defenses true.
Michigan State didn’t let Braxton Miller have an all-star game. They didn’t shut him down, but it was nice to see a high-powered offense like Ohio State only score 17 points, reassuring us that the MSU defense is legitimately good.
The Spartans’ offensive line was already decimated, and now just to add on to it, starting center Travis Jackson broke his leg and his MCL (OUCH!), a season-ending injury. Yeah. Not good.
Although the Spartans’ passing game improved, when it came down to it late in the game, the State receivers went back to their old ways and dropped multiple passes. Things just didn’t go right again.
Le’Veon Bell was held to 45 yards. DOES THAT MEAN HE’S NOT INVINCIBLE!?!?!?!
Dan Conroy missed a make-able field goal. Again.
That just about does it for this week’s game recap. On to Indiana!