Found November 03, 2012 on
Banks Of The Red Cedar:
Hi all. This will be a shorter preview due to time constraints, but it’s better than nothing.
Today, MSU takes on Nebraska at Spartan Stadium at 3:30 PM ET on ABC/ESPN2. It’s a huge matchup, as Nebraska hasn’t lost to MSU (they’re 6-0 all time), and this might be the nail in the coffin for all other Legends Division teams if Nebraska wins.
Keys to the game for the Spartans:
Mix up the play-calling: The reason the Spartans beat Wisconsin last week was because of the great play-calling by the offense in their last drive and in OT. If it wasn’t for that, they would’ve notched another loss. If they can start of the game with calls like this, it’ll be a long day for the red and white guys.
Stop Taylor Martinez: Like a lot of the offenses MSU has played this year, the offense is anchored by one guy. Taylor Martinez, who is improved in all aspects of his game, can run and pass, and if the MSU defense can stop him, it’ll be rough for the Husker offense.
Convert on ALL scoring opportunities: To the Spartans: if you make it to the red zone, you must score. At least a field goal. With an offense like this, you can’t throw away opportunities.
Ok, sorry for the short preview but time is not on my side today. Go Green!
BEST OF MAXIM
Michigan State may need a little more time to get over this one.
The Spartans have an open date next weekend, and any positive vibes they had built at the start of November were dashed when Saturday's game against Nebraska slipped away in the final seconds. Michigan State seemed to have control on a few occasions in the fourth quarter, but ended up blowing a 10-point lead in...
Nebraska senior safety Daimion Stafford had a little message for the Michigan State sidelines during the first quarter of Saturday’s game.
Ironically, the officiating crew would also give Michigan State the finger with some extra curious penalty calls down the stretch. Nebraska and the referees won 28-24.
Thanks to @TomLeyden
Michigan State men’s hoops team will don camouflage uniforms when they play Connecticut in Germany as part of the Armed Forces Classic. The game will tip off on November 9. The players and fans got a sneak preview Sunday as Tom Izzo and equipment manager Dave Pruder allowed them to practice in the camo uniforms.
Camo jerseys, shorts, socks, shoes and shoeLACES. They didn’t...
Ok. I expected MSU to drop this one, but not like this. I expected a low-scoring affair in which the Spartans offense couldn’t pull one out. Instead, the Spartans’ offense finally performed and put up 24 but the defense couldn’t come up in the clutch and gave up 28. Ugh.
Well, here’s what I have to say:
-That pass interference called on Darqueze Dennard, from what I saw...
Darqueze Dennard intercepted a pass and appeared to run it back for a touchdown - then the return was negated by a penalty.
Later, Michigan State allowed a 38-yard pass on fourth-and-10 when a stop would have put the game out of reach.
Finally, when Dennard seemed to have broken up a third-down throw to the end zone, he was called for pass interference. At that point, the Spartans...
Michigan State Spartans defensive back Johnny Adams tried to draw a penalty against Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Kenny Bell after they tussled a bit after the whistle during Saturday's college football game at East Lansing. Although the flop by Adams failed to draw the penalty, it did manage to draw attention to Adams for the overacting.
Video via ESPN. H/T Dr...
Last year Nebraska was able to hold Michigan State to three points and less than 200 yards of total offense in Lincoln. For the Huskers to come away with a win this time around, they will need to play a clean game on the road.
Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left, giving No. 21 Nebraska a 28-24 win over Michigan State on Saturday night that kept the Cornhuskers tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division.
The Cornhuskers scored two touchdowns in the final 7:02 to erase a 24-14 deficit. The winning score was set up by a pass interference call in the...
Flopping has been an epidemic infiltrating our sporting world for quite some time now. Soccer players have always been guilty of using the tactic, but rarely has it ever been used in college football...until Saturday.With time winding down in the second quarter during a game pitting Nebraska and Michigan State, Spartans receiver Johnny Adams does his best flop routine in an attempt...
Darqueze Dennard played possibly the game of his career. 2 picks (one of which would be a 96-yard pick-six, but we’ll cover that later) and 4 tackles. Also, late in the game, Dennard had a clutch play, denying Nebraska wideout Kenny Bell a touchdown reception, only to be called back because he had “interfered” with Bell. At first glance on the scoreboard at Spartan Stadium...
On Thursday, SpartanDigest managing editor Dave Berk joined Big Red Report to preview the Nebraska/Michigan State contest.
For the most part, St. Cloud State sophomore Kevin Levandoski is a typical Division II college basketball player. Last year as a freshman, the 6’0” guard played about 8 minutes a game appearing in 28 of 29 games for the Huskies. Although he averaged only 1.4 points a game last season, this year with another year of experience under his belt, it appears that this year he will...
Michigan State’s CB Johnny Adams ended up being a goat during the game, because of a block in the back penalty that he took during Darqueze Dennard’s interception return for a touchdown that had the touchdown called back. The TD would have all but sealed the game and instead kept the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the game.Meanwhile, he had this epic flop in the first half looking...
Nebraska (6-2) at Michigan State (5-4) (3:30 p.m. ET, on ABC)
Line: Even (Bovada)
Last Meeting: 2011 (Nebraska 24-3)
3 Players to Watch:
1) Taylor Martinez (QB, Neb):Taylor Martinez brings the number one offense in the B1G to East Lansing on Saturday. Nebraska has been averaging 264.1 rushing yards per game and 25.4 points per game this season, and Martinez...