Also after the game, Dantonio said of the rivalry, "We've done it eight times, so I don't know why there's a lot of doubt".
For the past several weeks we have been hyping this game up as chance to beat up our Little Brother. Our goal was four coming in and we got five. In the Purdue game, he played a great game. "We didn't gamble too much, we didn't go down the field with the ball at all in the second half, really, because of the weather".
The win, however, came with some adversity within the running back trio of London, Gerald Holmes and LJ Scott. His two starts since transferring to MI in 2015 have come during a snow-blanketed game last November and a rain-soaked one this weekend. John O'Korn started and tossed three interceptions. "We're a young team", Frey said.
Michigan State faced a similar third-and-3 a at 1:58, and Brian Lewerke fumbled a snap, composed himself and cut through a kick-out block from Tyler Higby and rolled over bodies to pick up the game-clinching first down. This time, the Spartans relied on their opportunistic defense, including two interceptions by safety David Dowell. We know what the records are. "Momentum can swing and I'm just glad that we were on the flip side of that".
With this defense being as good as it is, the season is still salvageable. In addition to the five turnovers, the Spartans had a season-high four sacks and now have 13 for the season, two more than in all of 2016. Utah will travel to Los Angeles to take on USC in a game that very well could decide the South while Stanford continues to control their own destiny in the North as they return home to host a banged up OR team. But on McKeon's way down, and with the play seemingly over, defensive back Justin Layne hustled from behind to crash into the ball and produce another game-changing fumble. "My hats off to the guys on this defense".
"It means more. It means more to your fans, it means more to the players on your team who are from in-state". Washington State is No. 8 and Auburn moved up to 10 after Oklahoma and MI lost. Michigan State is the team that declined to 3-9. "There's gonna be adversity and we have to fight through it". The quarterback also will need some help from the men calling his plays. He has caught 33 passes for 370 yards and three touchdowns this season.
"I take full responsibility for that penalty", Frey said.
The Cardinals took their second loss of the season and second in ACC play after falling to the 24th-ranked NC State Wolfpack, 39-25 on Thursday night. After exchanging punts, MSU went on a 9 play, 83 yard drive making the MI defense look confused. The Spartans rushed for 158 yards last night.
Among record-setting streak, McSorley tossed his lone touchdown pass of the afternoon to quarterback Tommy Stevens, who lined up as a running back before grabbing the 10-yard touchdown pass in the end zone in the second quarter.
It was probably a big upset, as has now happened seven times since 1990.
When asked about the stretch though, McSorley gave credit to the offensive line and his receivers for finding ways to get open.