No. 21 Michigan State making last year look like aberration
Oct 10 2017 by Elias Hubbard
Alabama and Clemson held steady, at No. 1 and 2, in both polls.
Quarterback Wilton Speight was leading the Wolverines as he's thrown 44-for-81 completions which have been good for 581 yards and three touchdowns. "Or it's tough to win". Probably not. But, you never know.
In the second half with literally NO help from their offense, the Spartan defense stepped up even larger with three interceptions on three consecutive MI series, and linebacker Joe Bachie had himself a GAME. The lead was short-lived, as the Spartans took advantage of a short field to jump in front, 7-3, on a 14-yard touchdown scramble from quarterback Brian Lewerke. What he didn't do stood out, though. O'Korn was 16 of 35 for 198 yards with three interceptions.
We needed two overtimes in Austin and seven in Buffalo. Despite the recent slump, the Wolverines are 69-36-5 in the series. "Three of them were 100 percent my fault".
Week 6 wasn't expected to have many surprises, so we were as blindsided as MI and Oklahoma by what transpired. On offense, MI is averaging 31.5 points and 407.3 yards per game. The game and momentum then changed on a Ty Isaac fumble. Through four games this season, The Wolverines are tied for eighth in points allowed per game and will look to dominate the battle at the line of scrimmage against the Spartans. Here are the latest details for Saturday's huge matchup including point spread, over/under points total, start time, television channel, and live streaming online details. Without Tate's excellent play, the Wildcats would not have come away from this game with the win. Junior Madre London picked up the slack, running for 59 yards on 10 carries and catching a 16-yard touchdown pass. We're talking more "John Wick" than "Citizen Kane". "We were always shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties or something that hurts us, big time".
David Dowell had a pair of interceptions, Joe Bachie had one and MSU recovered two fumbles.
An MSU punt out of its own end zone set U-M up at the MSU 33. He has thrown for 307 yards and a touchdown. Over the last 10 meetings, the Spartans are actually 7-3 overall and 9-1 against the spread.
So the rain at Michigan Stadium may have affected Michigan's offense a bit.
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When it was all said and done, O'Korn was 15-of-34 for 180 yards. "But there are no excuses".
Lewerke struggled early, completing just 1 of 6 passes early. But the Spartans went nowhere, Lewerke fumbling the snap on a fourth-and-two.
"I'm not going to get into questioning the play-calling", Harbaugh said.
The Wolverines have shown confidence in O'Korn, who was been a starting quarterback at Houston in 2013 and 2014 and has earned starts the last two seasons at MI.
The Wolverines will begin a two-game road swing next Saturday (Oct. 14) at Indiana.
"Of course it hurts, but we've got to keep our heads up", fifth-year senior linebacker Mike McCray said.
With rain and storms forecasted to hit the Big House at some point in the 3 quarter, the Wolverines knew they had to come on fire in the 2 half. He set the turnover tone, and others followed. In this game, I'm certain they will be sure to correct these mistakes since Lagow will definitely capitalize on any chances he gets.