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)