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FanPulse Results: Confidence slips for Michigan State fans following close call with Indiana

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NCAA Football: Indiana at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan State Spartans defeated the Indiana Hoosiers by a final score of 40-31, but that was only due to a fumble recovery touchdown on the last play. MSU still was going to win the game by three points, but the close call has Spartans fans somewhat worried.

After confidence soared all the way up to 83 percent last week, the number has dipped down to 67.9 percent despite the victory. Most fans were expecting a much more comfortable win against Indiana. The fact that multiple Spartan players are transferring can’t help fans’ confidence, either.

Michigan State has a tough Week 6 matchup on the road in Columbus against Ohio State. If The Spartans somehow pull off the upset, or come close to doing so, expect the confidence numbers to rise significantly.

In other FanPulse news, here are the results for this week’s question: Which head coach will be fired the quickest?

  • Tennessee (Jeremy Pruitt) - 24.9 percent
  • Rutgers (Chris Ash) - 24.1 percent
  • Florida State (Willie Taggart) - 14.1 percent
  • Virginia Tech (Justin Fuente) - 13.4 percent
  • USC (Clay Helton) - 9.6 percent
  • USF (Charlie Strong) - 9.0 percent
  • Arkansas (Chad Morris) 5.0 percent

What an absolute disaster start for Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee. But it was in fact Rutgers’ Chris Ash who got the pink slip after winning just eight of his 39 career games.


For the first time this season, we have a new No. 1! Alabama has jumped Clemson in the rankings after the Tigers’ one-point victory over North Carolina. Ohio State also made a big move up to No. 4 (No. 6 last week). Michigan State took a significant dive, going from No. 17 last week down to No. 24 this week. I know MSU should’ve beaten Indiana by more and the defense didn’t play up to its normal standards, but sheesh.

Below is The Only Colors’ Top-25. Of course we’re higher on the Spartans than the rest of the country, but we are also more supportive of our fellow Big Ten team in Ohio State, who is actually in front of Clemson here.

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Clemson

4. Georgia

5. LSU

6. Oklahoma

7. Auburn

8. Wisconsin

9. Notre Dame

10. Penn State

11. Florida

12. Texas

13. Oregon

14. Iowa

15. Washington

16. Boise State

17. Utah

18. Michigan State

19. Cal

20. UCF

21. Michigan

22. Virginia

23. Texas A&M

24. Arizona State

25. USC

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