MSU had a better week than seven Big Ten teams without even taking a snap.
That’s not a bad bye week.
And, even though MSU didn’t play, we’ve still got some things to recap from a dandy college football weekend.
Utah State is thriving, which is cool. Oh yeah, you’re damn right we are all Aggies fans now after the week one scare.
Since its near-win in East Lansing, Utah State has been laying the pipe on the competition, outscoring its two (non-impressive) opponents 133-25. ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE!
MSU didn’t lose! Oh, your favorite Big Ten team soiled its pants over the weekend? CAN’T RELATE.
And we moved up in the rankings! Without even lifting a finger, the Spartans are bumped up to No. 24 in the AP Poll and No. 23 in the coaches poll
The Big Ten went 6-7 on the weekend, and none of those seven losses can be spun into a positive.
Man, you hate to see the conference perform this terribLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL who cares? There’s something hilarious about watching the Big Ten world burn down around you, especially in that vaunted Big Ten West division.
Wisconsin’s plan of “load our non-conference with cupcakes before frolicking in our Candy Land Conference” backfired.
Scott Frost is deadset on setting the bar as low as possible in year one, which I respect the hell out of.
Maryland decided it wasn’t comfortable with looking like a competent football team.
Northwestern is broken.
Purdue is officially back to being Purdue.
Illinois is still Illinois.
Rutgers is still that dysfunctional cousin that makes you feel really, really good about how your life is going.
Arizona State wasn’t cool with being ranked in the top 25. Come on, Herm. Make us look good. Losing to San Diego State is not how to do that.
Consider me shook on next week’s game. Then again, admittedly, that shouldn’t mean much coming from me. I could get freaked out over a MSU-East Lansing High School matchup.
But Indiana…doesn’t look terrible. They don’t have any impressive wins this season, beating Florida International, Virginia and Ball State, but they still look like a steady team. Their run game averages over 200 yards a game. The pass game is effective, only throwing two interceptions on the season.
And I also have PTSD about night games after what went down in Tempe. The fact that it will be 35 degrees cooler in Bloomington than Tempe might help though.
What’s your confidence level at for MSU vs. Indiana?
This poll is closed
Relax, MSU has this with no doubt
I’m just a tad nervous
Oh yeah, I’m pretty nervous
My nerves are at DEFCON-2 right now
Hey, the volleyball team is rolling right now! The Spartans move to 12-1 on the season after their solid weekend at home.
Michigan State volleyball improves to 12-1 after winning the Spartan Invitational. They begin Big Ten play next weekend. https://t.co/ZHvsDdG1fG— Lauren Gewirtz (@laurengewirtz) September 16, 2018
Just going to shamelessly plug my own tweet here:
Florida State being a top 25 team in the preseason should be enough evidence as to why preseason polls need to go.— Warm parking lot Fireball (@Sheehan_Sports) September 15, 2018
Preseason polls are dumb and any argument against that is dumb.
As always, GO GREEN!