Saturday, October 11, 2014

My "live blog" from the Purdue game

Tony Lippett catches a long pass from Cook for the TD. Good way to start the game. Perhaps deflate Purdue slightly and dampen the crowd's enthusiasm.
Lippett has far exceded what I ever expected as a receiver.
Purdue has apparently changed its colors to black and highlighter yellow.

This is NOT the same Purdue team that I saw get dismantled by CMU last month. Austin Appleby is impressive at quarterback and a big step-up from Danny Etling
The announcing crew is terrible, so I'm watching most of this game with the sound down.
Purdue has no answer for Lippett. 4 catches for 95 yards in the first quarter.
Defense getting shredded, which is shocking. Getting killed by those bubble screens.  Not a good second quarter. All of Purdue's misdirection plays also seem to have the Spartans off balance, and this quarterback has been ridiculously accurate.
MSU needs to put the clamps down in the second half and Narduzzi needs to make adjustments. It'd be big to get Purdue's offense off the field on its first possession.
Defense did play better in second half. More pressure on Appleby.
Game went topsy turvy after the Cook interception. If MSU scores at least a fg, game over. Or probably over.
I still do not understand the fake punt call. Why when you are deep in your own side of the field with 14 point lead?

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