Monday, October 1, 2012

Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16

The weather was beautiful, the atmosphere was electric at Spartan Stadium, but the result was not what I wanted. More later...


Update (Saturday, October 6, 2012): Not surprisingly, I never got back to this post in a timely manner. As I wrote, the weather could not have been more beautiful last Saturday. The sun was out and temperatures hovered in the mid-60's.

Michigan State did enough to beat Ohio State, with the defense creating three turnovers, but once again the offense can't sustain any drives. Ironically, the real killer was a defensive miscue when Johnny Adams was beaten on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Devin Smith. It occurred in the third quarter when MSU had its only lead of the game, 13-10. If the defense had been able to force the Buckeyes to punt, perhaps the Spartans could have maintained their momentum.

I have the sneaking suspicion that this is just going to be "one of those years."

Below is a picture I took from the game. I think this was in the fourth quarter on a drive in which Ohio State had to settle for a field goal.

Braxton Miller in the shotgun (Mark Neese photo)

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