Coming into the season, Michigan State was expected to be a top team in the Big Ten – and that preseason projection is as much a reason for the No. 2 ranking as the performance on the field this year. He suffered the injury in last week’s victory against Central Michigan and watched the end of that game from the sideline with a brace on his left knee.
Michigan State vs Purdue football live stream is available on WATCHESPN. But from a betting standpoint, it has not been the case, with the Buckeyes and the Spartans starting the season 1-3 and 0-4 against the spread, respectively. The Hawkeyes have lost nine straight to ranked opponents dating to the 2011 season, including two to the Badgers in back-to-back seasons. Madre London had 73 yards and one touchdown in 15 carries. “He missed a couple throws down the field, but you talk about a guy that hasn’t played a whole lot, he looked very relaxed”, Hazell said.
Michigan State’s school-record streak of 12 games with at least 30 points was snapped.
Slowing him hasn’t worked for most teams, and it didn’t last week against Central Michigan, especially in the second half. Alas, it was not to be, as sophomore running back Gerald Holmes ran for a pair of touchdowns to seal the deal for Michigan State.
QUOTE TO NOTE: “We just passed on it right now because I want our players to concentrate on what we have to do here and not on a camera”.
Coach Mark Dantonio didn’t share any details about the injury during the week other to say that it wasn’t season-ending.
The Boilermakers were most certainly anticipating a pass play, but Bowling Green Dino Babers threw them a wrench by running the football, and said of the play, “It did work, so I get to smile”.
In the second quarter, the Boilermakers could not get on the board while the Spartans were able to put up another touchdown in the quarter, this one a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Connor Cook to wideout R.J.
The Spartans (4-0) are three-touchdown favorites this week against a Purdue team that has yet to beat an FBS opponent this season.
Purdue was 1-15 combined in Big Ten play the last two seasons. For us fan’s sake lets just hope by Saturday night I’m eating crow. I told them on Sunday – we talked about a lot of things on Sunday – one of the things I told them is I still think you can compete that much harder. “We know they’re gonna be gunning for us”.
So it was a win over Purdue Saturday, 24-21. Drews was an All-Big Ten selection past year and was named as an honorable mention All-American. In fact, Purdue only dropped three matches at home a year ago, two of which came against Big Ten champion Wisconsin and eventual national champion Penn State.
“There definitely are a few corrections that need to be made”, Blough said, “We need to figure out how to finish a game”.
Of course, the Spartans’ chances of reaching their high aspirations would be easier if they were full strength going into the road opener at Rutgers and the important games that follow, but Dantonio isn’t about to steer around the storm.