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MSUFR Defense at Purdue


Or possibly lack there of.  A few notes.   I recommend not bumping this post until it is complete.  Hopefully that will be Wednesday night.  I am attempting to improve the rate of MSUFRs produced by doing a quarter a day rather than everything at once.  I am also including a new metric for the defense.  I am assigning passing yards against whom the play was completed.  IE if a LB was in coverage and pass is complete for 6 yards the metric reads, LB 6, DB 0.  It'll be a cumulative stat for the game.  I believe MSUs pass defense problems are by teams attacking our LBs in coverage.  Its why they go to 4WR sets against our 4-3 defense.  I am also included KJ's super metric about getting disruptive. 

I have been having problems creating the MSUFRs.  The problem is that I record the games, then spend several hours editing the video to get it to a manageable size, less than 3.5 gig.  When I do this at once, I am normally completing the editing by Tuesday, then I don't have enough time to finish the MSUFR before the next weekend.  Also, I have been using Nero 8 and the video quality is less than impressive, it might be the settings I am using.  So I finally realized that my wife's laptop does a better job with Windows Movie Maker that cames with Vista, I have an XP machine.  The problem is using her laptop to edit the file when she is not using it, then create the file over night since it bogs down the computer.  I have to work around a schedule that won't effect her.

In order to improve the delivery, I have tried to edit the video by quarters.  So I have the first quarter completed and tried to create the second quarter this morning.  It didn't work twice, but I tried a 3rd time before I left for work.  I'll know more around 4 pm eastern.  In any event, here is the first quarter MSUFR for defense.  Please let me know if everyone likes or hates having the MSUFR piece mealed together.  I thought it was a good idea to get more content out about the football game earlier in the week even if it is a little at a time.

 I also switched over to using the play by play from the Big Ten Network.  This was originally done because ESPN didn't have one for the MN game.  The BTN play by play requires me to do less work.  The BTNPBP also has errors every now and then, but hopefully I have corrected most of those.

EDIT: Added 2nd Quarter.

EDIT: 18 November, 2009.  Added Drive Totals.  Also, I am changing the drive totals so they are not in Green, but an additional empty line that is green will be displayed after the drive total.  Drive totals from Yahoo Sports.

TimeQtrDownLOSOffenseDefenseResult
15:00 1 N/A MSU30 Kick Return Kick Coverage Michigan State Michigan State kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Purdue20.
14 Brett Swenson +1
15:00 1 1 10 Purdue20 Shotgun 3WR, 2HB 4-3 Purdue Bolden fumbles, Rucker of Michigan State recovers and returns 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
Purdue runs a fake pass run State of Liberty type play in which the QB/HB exchange is fumbled. 99 Jerel Worthy is basically untouched into the backfield and tackles the HB preventing him from recovering the fumble. 29 Chris L. Rucker scoops up the ball and scores. 99 Worthy +1, 29 L. Rucker +1. DM 1/1. LB 0, DB 0
Drive Totals: 1 play, -9 yards, Fumble
 
14:53 1 N/A MSU30 Kick Return Kick Coverage Michigan State Michigan State kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Purdue20.
14 Brett Swenson +1
14:53 1 1 10 Purdue20 I Formation, Twin WR 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush left for 21 yards to the Purdue41.
Purdue runs to the weak side. This is the larger gap between the DT and DE for MSU. 70 Oren Wilson is lined up almost on the C and the DE 89 Neely is split outside the LT. The LG and C seal 70 Wilson and the LT keeps 89 Neely outside. 43 Eric Gordon gets blocked by the FB. 53 Greg Jones misses a tackle. 33 Danny Fortener moves up on the run and gets a minor block by a WR allowing the HB to spring outside and past the secondary. 39 Trenton Robinson comes across the field to make the tackle. 39 Robinson +1, 53 Jones -1, 43 Gordon -1, 33 Fortener -1. DM 1/2. LB 0, DB 0
14:30 1 1 10 Purdue41 I Formation 4-3 Purdue Elliott rush middle for 5 yards to the Purdue46.
Purdue runs a PA boot. 58 Trevor Anderson sees the play but gets out of control avoiding a block and runs himself past the QB who then runs the ball. The QB slides to avoid 99 Worthy and 53 Jones. 58 Anderson -1. DM 1/3. LB 0, DB 0
14:00 1 2 5 Purdue46 Shotgun 3WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the middle to Smith for 4 yards to the MSU50.
MSU is in a man coverage. The pass is to a WR who runs a slant but then stops. When he stops that creates a gap on 29 L. Rucker who doesn't stop as well. 29 L. Rucker then misses the tackle but 53 Jones is there to prevent any YAC. 53 Jones was in zone coverage as he is looking into the backfield. 53 Jones +1, 29 L. Rucker -1. DM 1/4. LB 0, DB 4
13:13 1 3 1 MSU50 I Formation, 2TE 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush middle for 3 yards to the MSU47.
89 Colin Neely gets doubled by the LT and TE sealing him inside. This allows the pulling LG and FB to get outside as lead blockers. The LG blocks 43 Gordon. The FB tries to block 53 Jones, but Jones still makes the tackle with 70 Wilson. 53 Jones +1, 70 Wilson +1, 43 Gordon -1. DM 1/5. LB 0, DB 4
12:52 1 1 10 MSU47 Ace 4WR, Trips R 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush right for 17 yards to the MSU30.
Purdue runs a draw. 58 Anderson attacks inside allowing the RT to seal him and the HB bounces the play outside. 53 Jones and 43 Gordon avoid blocks of WRs, but are out of position to make a play on the HB. 33 Fortener makes a diving one handed tackle. 33 Fortener +1, 43 Gordon -1, 53 Jones -1. DM 1/6. LB 0, DB 4
12:28 1 1 10 MSU30 I Formation, Twin WR 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush middle for 5 yards to the MSU25.
MSU's D-line gets enough push to force the HB to cut back. 36 Misch gets blocked by the LG. 58 Anderson is sealed by the TE. 99 Worthy and 70 Wilson clogged the middle. 43 Gordon avoids an o-lineman and makes the tackle. 43 Gordon +1, 99 Worthy +1, 70 Wilson +1, 58 Anderson -1, 36 Misch -1. DM 1/7. LB 0, DB 4
11:57 1 2 5 MSU25 Shotgun 5WR 4-3 Purdue Smith fumbles, Schmeig of Purdue recovers and returns 0 yards to the MSU26.
MSU shows blitz. Wow, it was actually a fake. MSU only sends two d-lineman and one LB. Both DEs dropped into zones. The QB throws the ball into the flat where the WR is hit by 29 L. Rucker and fumbles. This was some combination of a Cover 3 Zoen defense with both DEs also being in short zones. 39 Trenton Robinson was supposed to have the coverage, but it was a quick pass before he could get there. 29 L. Rucker +2. DM 2/8. LB 0, DB 4
11:10 1 3 6 MSU26 Shotgun 5WR Nickel Purdue Elliott pass completion to the middle to Smith for 26 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
MSU shows blitz and sends a LB. MSU is in a Cover 1 defense. So the MLB and one safety are in zone coverage over the middle of the field. Everyone else is in man coverage. 9 Ware slips and allowing the WR to get open, then he collides with 43 Gordon taking both of them out of the play. 38 Kendell Davis-Clark misses a tackle allowing the TD. At the start of the play 43 Gordon drifts to his left in coverage, I am guessing this is where the QB was looking. That allowed the WR to be open. 36 Misch was covering the WR that 43 Gordon was helping with. I think this is actually a good move by Gordon to help the other LB covering a WR. If Ware had not slipped I don't think this gets any YAC or is possibly incomplete. 9 Ware -1, 38 KDC -1. DM 2/9. LB 0, DB 30
11:10 1 N/A MSU2 FG FG Block Purdue Wiggs PAT - GOOD.
MSU gets penetration but can not get to the ball.
Drive Totals: 8 plays, 80 yards, TD 8.  TOP  3:55.
 
10:07 1 4 7 MSU33 Punt Return Punt Coverage Michigan State Bates punts. Valentin returns 7 yards to the Purdue18.
MSU is playing games with their punt formation. This is the third formation I've seen this game. (At this point in real life I have seen most of the game, but this was MSU's first punt so it doesn't actually make any sense that this is the third formation.)  Bates absolutely booms thick kick back to the 11. The kick is long enough that the PR gets a return, but the coverage comes quickly to keep it short. 33 Fortener made the tackle. Bates +1, Fortener +1
9:54 1 1 10 Purdue18 Ace 3WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the right to Smith for 12 yards to the Purdue30.
MSU is in zone. Purdue runs a roll out. The d-line gets through the o-line, but the QB has moved away from any pressure. 33 Fortener has great coverage, its just a good route and well thrown ball. DM 2/10. LB 0, DB 42
9:35 1 1 10 Purdue30 Shotgun 4WR 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush middle for 1 yard to the Purdue31.
Purdue spreads the field and does a straight run. This is a stupid play against MSU's defense. 36 Misch reads the play and avoids a blocker to get to the HB. 43 Gordon even does well at avoiding a blocker on this play. The d-line does a good job of occupying the entire o-line to prevent any blockers from getting to the second level. 36 Misch +1. DM 2/11. LB 0, DB 42
9:02 1 2 9 Purdue31 I formation, Twin WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the left to Dierking for 27 yards to the MSU42.
MSU is lined up in man coverage. The FB runs a wheel route. He was supposed to be covered by either 53 Jones or 43 Gordon. Gordon ran with him but dropped him to stay with the HB. 29 L. Rucker sees a pick of his man onto Gordon and looks into the backfield to see the ball released. He turns and makes the TD saving tackle. 29 L. Rucker +1, 53 Jones -1, 43 Gordon -1. DM 2/12. LB 27, DB 42
8:30 1 1 10 MSU42 I formation 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush left for 3 yards to the MSU39.
MSU shows blitz and sends a LB and CB. Both get into the backfield, but its a draw and they are too deep to get a TFL. 53 Jones gets to the HB and almost missed the tackle. 53 Jones +1. DM 2/12. LB 27, DB 42
7:54 1 2 7 MSU39 Purdue Michigan State penalized 5 yards.
93 Blake Treadwell offsides. 93 Treadwell -1.
7:44 1 2 2 MSU34 I formation 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush left for -2 yards to the MSU36.
MSU starts the corners tight, but they back out before the snap. MSU then shows a LB blitz and does. 53 Jones and 43 Gordon blitz up the middle. The play is a pitch outside. 89 Neely beats his man upfield but misses the tackle. He slows up the HB enough to allow 36 Misch to get the TFL with 29 Chris L. Rucker. 36 Misch +2, 89 Neely -1. DM 3/13. LB 27, DB 42
7:17 1 3 4 MSU36 Shotgun 5WR Nickel Purdue Elliott pass completion to the right to Smith for 7 yards to the MSU29.
MSU shows blitz. LB comes off the edge. A WR sits down in a hole in the zone. No DBs come to cover him. 38 KDC and 37 Weaver should have had the coverage. 38 KDC -1, Weaver -1. DM 3/14. LB 27, DB 49
6:40 1 1 10 MSU29 Shotgun 4WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the right to Valentin for -2 yards to the MSU31.
Purdue runs a WR screen. 70 Wilson is one of the lightly blocked d-lineman, he instantly reads screen. The WR then fakes him out of his jock. If it was a video game, you'd think the person had pushed the wrong direction trying to make the tackle. 36 Misch then also misses a tackle. 58 Anderson grabs the WR by the ankles and 29 L. Rucker comes in to stop forward progress. The WR was covered by 29 L. Rucker at the start of the play, but he gets blocked by the inside WR. He does get off the block to make the play. DM 4/15. LB 27, DB 47
6:09 1 2 12 MSU31 Shotgun 3WR 3-4 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the left to Smith for 1 yard to the MSU30.
MSU is actually in a 3-4. Its and odd set where one LB is standing behind the NT showing blitz. The other 3 LBs are aligned as if it were a 4-3. The throw is out into the flat where 43 Gordon is supposed to have coverage. He isn't fast enough to get there before the pass is complete (I'm not sure superman would be), but he is quick enough to arrive with the safety to make the tackle. 33 Fortener +1, 43 Gordon +1. DM 4/16. LB 28, DB 47
5:21 1 3 11 MSU30 Shotgun 3WR Nickel Purdue Elliott pass completion to the right to Smith for 21 yards to the MSU9.
MSU shows blitz. The DBs move into tight coverage before the snap. 9 Ware moves with the WR before the snap, then drops his coverage leaving the WR wide open. 38 KDC flies in but misses the tackle. 9 Ware comes back to make the tackle. 9 Ware was in a zone and everyone else was in man. In any event, I think that was Ware's zone. 9 Ware +1, 9 Ware -1, 38 KDC -1. DM 4/17. LB 28, DB 68
4:46 1 1 9 MSU9 Shotgun 4WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott incomplete pass to the right.
MSU shows blitz, it looks like the o-line flinched, but no call. Purdue had the right call with a screen, but 6 MSU defenders were through the line and the QB had to throw it away. DM 5/18. LB 28, DB 68
4:37 1 2 9 MSU9 I formation, Twin WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott incomplete pass to the right.
The TE releases and runs an out route in the endzone. The coverage was picked up by the safeties. The TE drops the pass, but it was a tough one to make. 54 Rolf was the playside DE and he didn't see the rollout until it was by him. 54 Rolf -1. DM 5/19. LB 26, DB 68
4:31 1 3 9 MSU9 Shotgun 3WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the left to Smith for 6 yards to the MSU3.
The DEs stunt with the DTs and get no where. D-line -1. 53 Jones somehow never sees the WR that ran right in front of him. It looks like a Cover 2 man defense. If it is, I have no idea what Greg Jones was doing. The other option is a Cover 1, but both safeties were in a zone coverage. In any event, Jones should have follow the WR. 43 Gordon comes out of the endzone to prevent the TD. 33 Fortener runs up to help him finish the tackle. 43 Gordon +1, 33 Fortener +1, 53 Jones -1, D-Line -1. DM 5/20. LB 32, DB 68
4:00 1 4 3 MSU3 FG FG BLock Purdue Wiggs 20 yard FIELD GOAL.
29 L. Rucker flies in from the edge but the ball is away before he can make a play.
Drive Totals: 13 plays, 79 yards, FG.  TOP 6:12. 
 
0:26 1 1 10 MSU48 Ace Twin WR 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush left for 1 yard to the MSU47.
MSU shows blitz. 99 Worthy gets off his blocker and gets to the HB. 43 Gordon and 53 Jones meet up to get an assist on the tackle. 43 Gordon does a great job on this play. I bag on him so much I have to give him credit here. He sees it is a run. He looks up to see the WR coming to block him and positions himself so that he can easily shuck the block and attack the HB. Great job Eric Gordon! 99 Worthy +1, 43 Gordon +1. DM 5/21. LB 32, DB 68
2nd Quarter
15:00 2 2 9 MSU47 Ace 4-3 Purdue Elliott incomplete pass to the right.
MSU is in an odd Man. 29 Chris L. Rucker does not follow the WR in motion, but post snap 36 Jon Misch follows the WR on a wheel route 17 yards downfield. 9 Ware has great coverage and breaks up the pass. The defensive line had gotten past the blockers when the ball was released. 9 Ware +1. DM 6//22. LB 32, DB 68
14:55 2 3 9 MSU47 Shotgun 5WR Nickel Purdue Elliott pass completion to the middle to Bolden for 2 yards to the MSU45.
MSU shows blitz. And of course blitzes. The blitz is picked up. The QB drops the ball underneath where 39 Robinson makes the tackle. The defense was in a Cover 1 so Robinson had the open receiver. 39 Robinson +1. DM 6/23. LB 32, DB 70
Drive Totals: 3 plays, 3 yards. Punt.  TOP 1:13
 
13:25 2 4 8 MSU14 Punt Return Punt Coverage Michigan State Bates punts. Valentin returns 12 yards to the MSU31.
Bates does not get much on this one. 42 Andrew Pendy takes a bad angle allowing the PR to get outside of him. 10 Chris Norman does not wrap up on his tackle attempt. Finally three Spartans force him out. 33 Danny Fortener, 55 Adam Decker and 18 Aaron Bates. 18 Bates +1, 42 Pendy -1, 10 Norman -1.
13:19 2 1 10 MSU31 Ace 4WR, Trips L 4-3 Purdue Elliott rush right for 5 yards to the MSU26.
MSU shows blitz and does! Ugh. 36 Misch and 29 L. Rucker blitz. This should have been a great call, but neither go after the QB on the PA rollout and he gets outside of them and upfield. 39 Trenton Robinson avoids a blocker and makes the tackle. 39 Robinson +2, 36 Misch -1, 29 L. Rucker -1. DM 6/24. LB 32, DB 70
12:40 2 2 5 MSU27 Shotgun 5WR, Bunch L 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the left to Bolden for 4 yards to the MSU23.
I thought it would be a screen, it wasn't. The D-lint stunts and is getting into the QBs face when he releases the ball. I think this was actually an effective stunt. Bolden runs a 5 yard route and stops in a hole in the zone before 43 Gordon can get there. DM 7/25. LB 36, DB 70.
12:11 2 3 1 MSU23 I formation, 3TE 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush middle for -2 yards to the MSU25.
99 Jerel Worthy gets past the o-line to take on the FB in the backfield. This forces the HB to change direction. 89 Neely had beaten his man as well and is in the backfield to gobble up the HB. DM 8/26. LB 36, DB 70
11:40 2 4 3 MSU25 FG FG Block Purdue Wiggs 42 yard FIELD GOAL.
Meh.
Drive Totals: 4 plays, 6 yards, FG.  TOP 2:01
 
9:59 2 N/A MSU30 Kick Return Kick Coverage Michigan State Michigan State kicks off. McBurse returns 20 yards to the Purdue33.
I guess there is a big breeze. Swenson drops the ball at the 12. 50 Steve Gardiner fights off a blocker and makes the tackle. 50 Gardiner +1.
9:54 2 1 10 Purdue33 Shotgun 4WR, Trips R 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the middle to Adams for 9 yards to the Purdue42.
The pass is out in under two seconds. The d-line was collapsing the pocket around the QB though. MSU is in a Cover 4 Zone. 36 Misch does not see the WR sit down behind him and its and easy pitch and catch for the QB. 39 Robinson comes up to make the tackle. 39 Robinson +1, 36 Misch -1. DM 8/27. LB 45, DB 70
9:22 2 2 1 Purdue42 Shotgun 4WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the right to Smith for 7 yards to the Purdue49.
MSU does a great job of disguising the blitz. I didn't see it coming. Evidently Elliot did! He audibles to a WR screen, awesome audible. 29 L. Rucker drops out of tight coverage opening up the WR on the screen. He never looks at the WR to see the screen. 39 Robinson is moving up and sees the play but misses the tackle. 58 Anderson reads the play right away and drops back downfield to make the tackle. 58 Anderson +1, 39 Robinson -1, 29 L. Rucker -1. DM 8/28. LB 45, DB 77
8:50 2 1 10 Purdue49 Shotgun 3WR, HB Weak 4-3 Purdue Elliott incomplete pass to the left.
The ball is out in 2 seconds as the pocket is collapsing around the QB. The ball is thrown into double coverage. The WR almost makes a great catch by 9 Ware rips the ball out of his hands. 9 Ware +2, 33 Fortener +1. DM 9/29. LB 45, DB 77
8:40 2 2 10 Purdue49 I Formation 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush left for 1 yard to the MSU50.
MSU shows blitz. Wow! 33 Danny Fortener walked up into the box from his safety position. Have not seen much of that this year. The DTs stunt, which is actually a great call as it allows 70 Wilson to see the play and attack down the LOS. He misses the tackle, but slows up the HB. This allows 99 Worthy to make the tackle. I'm impressed with the DTs. 99 Worthy +1, 70 Wilson -1. DM 9/30. LB 45, DB 77
8:24 2 3 9 MSU50 Shotgun 4WR, Trips R Nickel Purdue Elliott incomplete pass to the middle.
MSU shows blitz. A safety walks up to within 5 yards of the LOS showing man coverage. MSU actually tried to disguise the blitz. 53 Jones blitzed, but 36 Misch showed the blitz. The blitz was easily picked up. Everyone had coverage down field, the ball was just poorly thrown. 58 Anderson beat his man but the ball was away before he got to the QB. DM 9/31. LB 45, DB 77
Drive Totals: 5 plays,  17 yards, Punt.  TOP 2:14
 
7:24 2 4 10 MSU20 Punt Return Punt Coverage Michigan State Bates punts. No return. Ball on Purdue36.
7:24 2 4 10 MSU20 Purdue Purdue penalized -5 yards.
Bates is hit on the kick and somehow Purdue is not penalized even though they were. I guess MSU declined it to take the result of the punt. Purdue ball at the 36.
7:13 2 1 10 Purdue36 Shotgun 4WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the middle to Smith for 14 yards to the MSU50.
58 Anderson gets blocked by the HB. MSU looks like they are in a Cover 4 again. The QB just guns the ball between two LBs. 33 Fortener comes up to make the tackle. The ball was thrown between 43 Gordon and 53 Jones. I think this is actually on Jones. 33 Forener +1, 53 Jones -1. DM 9/32. LB 59, DB 77
6:47 2 1 10 MSU50 Shotgun 5WR 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the middle to Smith for 18 yards to the MSU32.
MSU looks like they are in a Cover 4. 53 Jones does not get deep enough with the WR. 39 Robinson comes up to make the tackle. 39 Robinson +1, 53 Jones -1. DM 9/33. LB 77, DB 77
6:27 2 1 10 MSU32 I Formation 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush right for 23 yards to the MSU9.
99 Worthy gets penetration but can't make the TFL. 36 Misch gets drubbed by the FB. I didn't understand how Greg Jones was blocked on this play. An offensive lineman grabbed him with both hands from behind. More bad officiating. Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us



QuickPost9 Ware is blocked by a WR allowing the HB outside and up the field. 39 Robinson runs past 33 Fortener and makes the tackle. 39 Robinson +1, 99 Worthy -1, 9 Ware -1, 36 Misch -1. DM 9/34. LB 77, DB 77

5:56 2 1 9 MSU9 I Formation 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush right for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
Purdue runs a draw. 93 Treadwell gets a nice push, but I think he is putting all his effort into pushing and doesn't see the play until its almost past him. 58 Anderson sees the play but is sealed outside by the RT. 43 Gordon gets drubbed by the FB. 36 Misch is blocked by the TE. 53 Jones reads the play wrong and puts TE/36 Misch in between himself and the HB. 29 L. Rucker doesn't see the play until its too late and is out of position to make a tackle. 39 Robinson does not see the WR and is blocked and sealed inside. This play is about good blocking by Purdue and MSU not avoiding any blockers. 43 Gordon -1, 36 Misch -1, 39 Robinson -1. DM 9/35. LB 77, DB 77
5:56 2 N/A MSU2 FG FG Block Purdue Wiggs PAT - GOOD.
Meh
Drive Totals: 4 plays, 64 yards, TD.  TOP 1:26
 
1:49 2 N/A MSU30 Kick Return Kick Coverage Michigan State Michigan State kicks off. No return. Ball on Purdue40.
Swenson kicks the ball off out of bounds. Swenson -1
1:49 2 1 10 Purdue40 Shotgun 2WR, 2TE 4-3 Purdue Elliott pass completion to the left to Lindsay for 1 yard to the Purdue41.
I am guessing this is a Cover 2 zone. 29 L. Rucker passes one WR deep to stay with the one in the flat. The pass is to the WR in the flat and Rucker forces him out of bounds. 29 L. Rucker +1. DM 9/36. LB 77, DB 78
1:44 2 2 9 Purdue41 Ace 4-3 Purdue Bolden rush right for 6 yards to the Purdue47.
Purdue pitches to the wide side of the field. 99 Worthy beats the RG but does not see the play until he has to chase the HB. 58 Anderson fights the TE down the LOS stringing out the play. 36 Misch gets blocked by a WR. 53 Jones blitzes, but is picked up by the C. He fights off the block. 9 Ware makes a dive for a tackle but only gets 58 Anderson and the TE and LT. 99 Worthy never stopped hustling and makes the tackle with 33 Fortener. 99 Worthy +1, 33 Fortener +1, 36 Misch -1, 9 Ware -1. DM 9/37. LB 77, DB 78
1:12 2 3 3 Purdue47 I formation 4-3 Purdue Elliott incomplete pass to the left.
Purdue rolls out the QB but MSU has everyone covered and the ball is thrown away. Looks like a one man route, Rucker had the coverage. 29 L. Rucker +1. DM 10/38. LB 77, DB 78
Drive Totals: 3 plays, 7 yards, Punt.  TOP 1:01
 
0:31 2 4 5 MSU25 Punt Return Punt Coverage Michigan State Bates punts. No return. Ball on Purdue40.
Bates kicks the ball allowing the coverage to force the fair catch. Bates +1
0:24 2 1 10 Purdue40 Michigan State penalized 5 yards.
NT, can't see a number.
0:24 2 1 5 Purdue46 Shotgun 4WR Nickel Purdue Elliott incomplete pass to the left.
3 man line generates no pressure. 37 Weaver had great coverage. The ball was thrown outside and the WR could not bring it in. 37 Weaver +1. DM 10/39. LB 77, DB 78
0:19 2 2 5 Purdue46 Shotgun 4WR Nickel Purdue Elliott pass completion to the right to Adams for 15 yards to the MSU39.
MSU shows blitz, but does not send anyone. 10 Norman is almost to the QB when the ball is thrown. MSU is in a deep soft zone. 53 Jones never picks up a WR. 29 L. Rucker does not go deep with the man he was covering though. 29 L. Rucker misses the WR and lets him get out of bounds. 29 L. Rucker -2. DM 10/40. LB 77, DB 93
0:12 2 1 10 MSU39 Shotgun 4WR Nickel Purdue Elliott pass completion to the left to Smith for 7 yards to the MSU32.
MSU blitzes. It is picked up. 9 Ware is not set when the play starts and that allows the WR to get out of bounds. I think Ware could have made a tackle in bounds if he was ready. Not that it mattered, Purdue had 2 TOs. 9 Ware -1. DM 10/41. LB 77, DB 100
0:07 2 2 3 MSU32 FG FG Block Purdue 49 yard field goal attempt by Wiggs is NO GOOD.
MSU does not go after the FG but the kicker misses anyway.
Drive Totals: 4 plays, 28 yards, FG Miss.  TOP 0:22.
 

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