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I have a question for the board. Does anyone besides me think we curb stomp MSU this year? I think that the way the game went last year (with the dirty play) left a very bitter taste in the mouths of the players and coaches. Not to mention Dantonio being the major douche that he is at the coaches conference. It is at home and you will see an intensity that hasnt been seen in a long time. Also no game will get us more prepared for our Big 10 schedule then the game we play this Saturday. Your thought???
This post was edited by SteelBlue0348 20 months ago
My thoughts are no, we don't curb stomp them. I'm not even sure we win. Their D should be very very good.
no faith, but we shall see. I dont mind being in the minority on this.
I'm not very worried about the MSU game this year, to be honest. It's not one of our toughest games. Probably fifth behind Bama and road games at OSU, NU, and ND.
I should probably be more worried than I am, but for now I'm not.
I certainly hope so. I am worried about the game though. I just can't bare to see them celebrating in the big house again.
I'm with you on this. I think as of right now without seeing any games we should be clearly favored to win that game.
MSU's D was not very very good last year and they won't be very very good this year. They were good. Michigan's D was good. When you look at the 2 big stats for defenses, MSU had a better total D but Michigan had the better Scoring D. Other than Michigan, MSU's D did not stop good offenses from putting up a lot of points. I figure MSU may have a slightly better D this coming year but if they do it won't be by much.
Offensively Michigan is much better on paper. With Denard coming back and Cousins gone from MSU, Michigan has a huge advantage there. With the game being in the Big House I expect Michigan to win this game by 10 or so.
This post was edited by WillyWolverine 20 months ago
They're biggest asset is the blitz. They overwhelmed us on a lot of critical downs. We made a fair share of mistakes but we also didn't rush the ball very well. I watched the game again tonight and I'm confident that the COACHES will be better prepared this year.
Agree with this...the coaches understanding the players capabilities and will do a better job play calling....Borges was suspect in a few games last year, notably MSU and Va Tech
Your right, Michigans D was statistically better on all accounts last year. They lost their all-big safety Robinson, who was the captain, led the team in solo tackles and interceptions and third in total tackles and Worthy, the big mofo in the middle. I keep reading how MSU has this great D and it blows my mind that Michigans doesnt get the same respect. UM's defense is alot better than Sparties this year and the offense will not be comparable.
* in response to Willy*
This post was edited by wingerine66 20 months ago
Nebraska played very well against them last year and they had a worse team. Most of the offense will be playing in their first game in a hostile road atmosphere, and Greg Mattison is a hell of D cordinator.
We are college football
+1 It's going to be a dogfight, neither team will be "curb-stomped". No disrespect to the original poster but WOW, just wow, I can't imagine why anyone would think MSU's defense (not to mention their intensity) would allow us to curb-stomp them. They lost a lot of key players but so did we. Love the enthusiasm/confidence, but .... no.
so the #9 ranked rush defense and #10 pass defense (which is #6 overall) isn't very good? it's not just stupid to say that MSU's defense won't be very good, it's down right ignorant to facts. every single starter last year earned some sort of All-Conference honors, can the same be said about UM?
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We had a better defense where it counted red zone defense and points per game.
wait, so MSU losing Robinson and Worthy is huge, what does that mean for UM losing Martin, Van Bergen, and Woolfork?
Msu is more athletic and bigger then we are on D. That was a better D then us last year. And this year it should be one of the beat in the country again. We DO have a better offense and we win because its at home. But it will be an intense dog fight.
we also played Wisconsin twice, whereas UM played Illinois and Purdue. Let's look at common opponents:
ND: Both gave up 31 points (MSU gave up a kickoff return for TD and a Pick 6, so not all 31 were from the defense/ don't know much about UM, so i can't speak to that)
OSU: UM- 34 points, MSU 7
Minn: UM- 0 points, MSU 24
NW: UM- 24, MSU 17
Iowa: UM- 24, MSU 21
NU: UM- 17, MSU- 24
Total: UM- 130, MSU- 124
Throw out Ohio. You didn't play the same team
we didn't play the Bobcats last year, and neither did you.
unless of course you're talking about College Basketball now...
You guys played 3 cream puffs in FAU, YSU, and CMU
because Western, Eastern, and San Diego State are real powerhouses
Exactly, they had no one when MSU played them and Posey and Herron were back when we played them.
Here's my thought:
'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable'
- President John F. Kennedy
Fifth hardest game. Fifth biggest rival. Sounds about right.
They were much better than the teams you played.
Plus some lineman. Plus a freshman qb that got a lot better. It was a completely different team.
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