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I know Michigan lost on sat . but which team in the Big ten could've of kept up with bama. maybe sparty or wisconsin .. who who who
No one. They're too good all around.
I wonder what the score could've of been if sparty had played them
Sparty put up 17 at home against a shell of a BSU team. And their "B10 championship" 2010 team put up 7 against a lesser Bama team in the Cap One Bowl. The only real question is whether they would have gotten a single first down.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MrWoodson 19 months ago
Agreed. I think every school in the Big Ten would have gotten beat pretty badly. This is why I think it will be positive for Michigan moving forward in the conference after some of the positive things Michigan did against Bama in the second half.
Yeah Michigan did have a second better half they only allowed 10 points
Yeah I feel like Michigan really settled in and was a lot more comfortable in the second half. The Wolverines had some bad luck in the beginning and the turnovers by Denard hurt. I think if Michigan played Bama later on in the season, it would be a lot closer.
Even I'll admit MSU would have lost by a large margin against Bama.
Bell is a great back, but Alabama's run defense is too good. Both of our teams are going to rely on the run this year, neither of us would match up favorably against Bama. I think Maxwell's stat line was misleading, he didn't look as bad as people are making it seem, and it seemed the turnovers were equally the WR's fault.
You can't beat Bama if you're one-dimensional. Hoke (wisely) kept Robinson from doing his thing and running wild. You have to keep him healthy. There was no "dual threat" after that.
MSU's passing game was unimpressive (including pass protection). I expect the receivers to work out all the kinks against Central. I also expect Maxwell to throw about 10 halfback screens after being off the mark on several of those.
Both teams will be interesting to watch next week and will face a unique challenge: UM faces a tough offensive scheme and MSU plays on the road. I expect both UM and MSU to win though.
Nobody. Michigan is the best in the big 10!
Final...did Arnett play
Not sure. I was sitting in the upper deck (and I was fairly drunk). He didn't appear in the stat sheet. He was listed as a backup in the pregame depth chart. If I had to guess, I'd say he made it out there at some point.
yea, unfortunately the B1G is a laughing stock of a major conference right now. There are no really elite teams, it's pretty much about who sucks the least right now. Hopefully within a couple years Michigan along with whisky, neb, msu, ohio and atleast one or two others can rise up and make it a respectable conference again.
Well that's a refreshing change.
I don't think it's that bad. I'm a Bama fan, but I think Michigan could play with anyone and probably beat anyone in the SEC except for Bama and LSU. I'd say the same thing about MSU and maybe Nebraska and Wisconsin as well.....assuming Wisconsin gets it together, which I expect.
Remember, Bama and LSU completely dominated everyone else in the SEC, even an Arkansas that was as high as #3 at one time and in the top 10 just about all year long.
Until I see different, the league is no different than any other conference once you get past the top 2 teams. The fall off after USC and Oregon in the PAC12 maybe greater than the SEC's, but I think the B1G and B12 are right there after Bama and LSU. Oh, the ACC sucks though for sure.
"Don't confuse association, with something we both really like." ---JB
Let me ehco what BetterOff said. Right now, in college football, Bama & LSU are a complete and total aberration. I don't think it's fair to judge an entire conference off of either of these two, because even the SEC doesn't measure up in that regard.
Arkansas, last year, was a top 5 team and won their BCS bowl. Bama and LSU each beat them by 3 TDs or more. That's how far ahead of even the SEC these two teams are. And it won't last forever.
I think UM, OSU, and Mich St could hang with any other conference's best, and with the rest of the SEC for sure. I leave Wisky out because they play so many cupcakes that they tend to be shocked when they play a decent team out of the B1G.
Update from a Spartantailgate article:
Arnett only got four reps during the game - but had two players covering him on three of the plays. Arnett’s role should expand as the season progresses.
No one.... We're (tOSU) are too young, and are probably a year or two if we keep course. Sparty barely beat the fighting Peterson's. Wisconsin lost to Oregon last year, and really lost a lot. No one. Now, If we're going the closest, it becomes to become a muddled subjective pissing match.
Not to be a troll, but couldn't the second half be accounted for by Saban pulling up?
This post was edited by dkerns 19 months ago
Not possible. I was told repeatedly before the game how much Saban hates Michigan and how he would run up the score. It can't be possible that he pulled up.
Well Willy. That settles it. lol
And yes i was joking around.
I was hoping I got the sarcasm right. lol
You guys are delusional... Ohio State would have been within 10 points... If not win haha
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