Spartans didn't get it done against OSU




Spartans were just plain mistake prone.. and the Buckeyes were just plain good..

Its still not the same old Spartans.. There still is a difference to the team.. and they will continue to take steps forward…

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
-----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
Ohio State.......... 21  7  0 17  - 45
Michigan State......  0  0  7  0  -  7


3 of OSU’s First half touchdowns were either from Spartan interceptions or fumbles….

Spartans didn’t loose due to lack of Defense, they lost due to lack of offense, offensive miscues, and errors. We had only 3 First Downs the entire First Half…

One defensive problem Spartans did have, was not containing the Super Star OSU QB Pryor, it was a scamping Pryor with a stiff arm shedding tackles…  Kid’s impressive.

Missed OL assignments, led to too much pressure on Hoyer and him getting clocked...

Chris wells is the best back in the big Ten.. I have never seen stiff arms so effective in College ball…

It was a tail of 2 half’s, … First half OSU punched us straight in the mouth.. Second Half Spartans began to try to exert a little control..

Speaking of punched.. our entire section was up a screaming when we saw Hoyer get pasted from the blind side..  It was telegraphed.. we saw it in Slo-Mo coming from a mile away… That brought in Kirk Cousins to start the second half and he engineered our only score..

If Cousins had started the game.. the out come would have been no different…

The Spartans are not a Bad team, they are a good team this year.. I don’t think they were prepared or mentally focused on the game. One that was against such a tough opponent.


                                  Buckeyes   Spartans

FIRST DOWNS...................       18       14
  Rushing.....................       14        4
  Passing.....................        3        9
  Penalty.....................        1        1
NET YARDS RUSHING.............      216       52
  Rushing Attempts............       52       21
  Average Per Rush............      4.2      2.5
  Rushing Touchdowns..........        3        0
  Yards Gained Rushing........      251       79
  Yards Lost Rushing..........       35       27
NET YARDS PASSING.............      116      188
  Completions-Attempts-Int....   7-11-0  23-39-2
  Average Per Attempt.........     10.5      4.8
  Average Per Completion......     16.6      8.2
  Passing Touchdowns..........        1        1
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...........      332      240
  Total offense plays.........       63       60
  Average Gain Per Play.......      5.3      4.0
Fumbles: Number-Lost..........      3-0      3-3
Penalties: Number-Yards.......     5-45     2-15
PUNTS-YARDS...................    5-209    6-274
  Average Yards Per Punt......     41.8     45.7
  Net Yards Per Punt..........     37.2     36.3
  Inside 20...................        0        1
  50+ Yards...................        1        3
  Touchbacks..................        1        0
  Fair catch..................        0        0
KICKOFFS-YARDS................    8-460    2-126
  Average Yards Per Kickoff...     57.5     63.0
  Net Yards Per Kickoff.......     41.1     50.0
  Touchbacks..................        0        0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD.   5-56-0    1-3-0
  Average Per Return..........     11.2      3.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD   2-26-0  7-131-0
  Average Per Return..........     13.0     18.7
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD..    2-7-0    0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD.  3-161-2    0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards...........        0        0
Possession Time...............    35:17    24:43
  1st Quarter.................     8:33     6:27
  2nd Quarter.................    10:58     4:02
  3rd Quarter.................     6:14     8:46
  4th Quarter.................     9:32     5:28
Third-Down Conversions........  8 of 14  3 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   0 of 0   1 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      5-5      1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     3-23     2-13
PAT Kicks.....................      6-6      1-1
Field Goals...................      1-1      0-0


Other than Brett Swenson… not many guys did what they were supposed to do.

Spartans…
Rushing              No Gain Loss  Net TD Lg  Avg
-------------------------------------------------
Ringer, Javon        16   69    2   67  0 16  4.2
Martin, Keshawn       1   10    0   10  0 10 10.0

Passing              Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack
-------------------------------------------------
Cousins, Kirk          25-18-1   161  1   32    1
Hoyer, Brian           13-5-1     27  0   14    2


Buckeyes…
Rushing              No Gain Loss  Net TD Lg  Avg
-------------------------------------------------
Wells, Chris         31  149    9  140  2 25  4.5
Pryor, Terrelle      12   94   22   72  1 32  6.0

Passing              Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack
-------------------------------------------------
Pryor, Terrelle        11-7-0    116  1   56    2


This Game sucked..  But, we now have to prepare for scUM..


Sparty on !

 

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  • 10/19/2008 7:42 AM DavidV wrote:
    How is Beanie not he best back in the Big Ten. I hope you were meaning he is the best back in college football. Beanie > Ringer everyday of the week.
    1. 10/19/2008 10:39 AM SpartyMSU wrote:
      Yeah.. Typo Dude.. I saw him do stuff yeasterday that set my Hair on fire.. the kids good. I love Javon, but Beanie is the real deal.. Sparty On !!
  • 10/19/2008 10:06 PM Matt wrote:
    I think you have the Column headings mixed up in the stats section, the left should be the Buckeyes and the right the spartans. Wishful thinking, I guess.
    1. 10/20/2008 11:27 AM SpartyMSU wrote:
      Now that my head is clear.. I can see.. The stiff Arms were dizzing.. Yup.. Again thank you for pointing it out.. Maybe this week against the skunkbears of AnnaArbor Sparty can score 40 some points..

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