This week the Spartans look to play a full three quarters of football against a power 5 conference team. The Spartans have been outscored 47-7 in the fourth quarter in those contests, so maybe if we're up big leave the starters in Dantonio, so they can get a feel for playing a full game. Indiana is down to their 3rd string quarterback, who they are burning a redshirt for, because he's a better option than playing a 2 star safety, which they used last week. The Spartans need to find some dominance and get their mean streak back the next two weeks, before hosting Ohio State. It begins Saturday with a trip down to play the Hoosiers in the battle for the Old Brass Spittoon.
Game Time: 3:30 PM EST
Location: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
Radio: Spartan Sports Network
Online Streaming: WatchESPN (Must have cable provider)
Line: Michigan State -15.5
SBN Indiana Blog: The Crimson Quarry
Indiana University Famous Alumni: Mark Cuban is one of my favorite people in sports and was an easy pick as my famous Indiana alumnus. Cubes graduated from Indiana's Kelley School of Business in 1981 and while on campus had several ventures including "disco lessons". Cuban of course went on to become a titan in the software industry, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and TV personality on Shark Tank. He also will always be endearing to me for his couple episode run on Entourage as an interested investor in Avion Tequila.
"Francisco That's Fun To Say": Zander Diamont is just a great name. He also is the true freshman starting for the Hoosiers this weekend at quarterback. That is just the beginning of all the fun stories of my man Zander. You see Zander is the son of Don Diamont, who is an actor in Hollywood best known for a recurring role on The Young and the Restless. Zander's stepmother, Cindy Ambuehl, provides some great fodder for opposing fans as well. You see, Ambuehl had a guest role on Seinfeld as Jerry's girlfriend who got gonorrhea from a tractor. The amount of material we as opposing fans have on signs for Zander will make the next four years just grand!
Interesting Indiana University Fact: Indiana University in Bloomington was founded as the state seminary school in 1820 and was later named Indiana University in 1838.