Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Did MSU lose to Nebraska on Saturday? (A comment I wrote in the comments section of a Detroit Free Press article)

You'd think MSU lost to Nebraska, the way the "pundits" have been talking about the game the last few days.  Nebraska presented the most multi-dimensional offense the Spartans have seen all year, and though MSU did give up chunks of yardage, it was less than Nebraska's season average, if I'm not mistaken. Is it possible that the bye week, though it was beneficial in giving the team time to come down emotionally from the Michigan game, was detrimental in that it also caused the defense to be a little rusty going into the Nebraska game? I have no idea, just throwing that out there.                                                                                                              

It's worth noting that Nebraska also had much to play for in this game, and the Cornhuskers played extremely hard--and they benefitted from having the rabid, red-clad fans at Memorial Stadium on their side. 

In the long run, playing against an offense like Nebraska's may be good for MSU. Maybe it will help them be more prepared for what they'll face against OSU (provided MSU takes care of business against either or both Northwestern and Minnesota).

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