The Spartans first score came in the first half when O'Connor found fullback Trevon Pendleton on a play action, fake-reverse throwback when Pendleton leaked out of the backfield. I'm the kind of guy who is watching basketball at 7 PM and then watching tennis at 1 A.M. That has been completely quelled. With Wilton Speight sidelined, John O'Korn will start at quarterback for the Wolverines. He got started early against the Wolverines, stripping the ball from running back Ty Isaac in the first quarter.
In the process, MSU embarrassed the Wolverines.
For the past several weeks we have been hyping this game up as chance to beat up our Little Brother.
The school - at least at the time of this writing - has not yet made an official comment.
We needed two overtimes in Austin and seven in Buffalo.
Hart's comments are still used as motivation.
"It's definitely talked about, it's definitely played before the game", quarterback Brian Lewerke said. "Coach D uses that as motivation".
"I was walking up and down the sideline the whole fourth quarter talking about how we're going to have to win this game as a defense", David said.
The Spartans didn't gain a first down in the second half until their last series, when they picked up two while trying to run out the clock.
"This is a game we play every year and the defense plays a huge role in it no matter what", senior linebacker Chris Frey said.
Needing a touchdown, MI got one final chance.
On Monday, sophomore linebacker Joe Bachie was named Defensive Player of the Week after the Spartans' win at MI on Saturday.
This is Harbaugh's third season.
And with the rain pouring down in the second half, the defense knew the game was on its shoulders.
Given Harbaugh's past success with QBs, and his own status as a player at the position, it's puzzling. Hey, is Dylan McCaffery getting any meaningful snaps in practice?
Saturday's game was the first time that MI took to the field since President Donald Trump's controversial remarks in which he crudely criticized players in the NFL who kneel during the national anthem.
Can J.T Barrett's growth at QB continue as Ohio State's schedule gets tougher? The Badgers are still the lone Big Ten West side in the national rankings. In that regard it might as well be 2013 or 2014 or 2015. I don't have many positives to say about last nights game.
"So we're working a lot of angles to try and make this the most positive experience possible".
MSU coach Mark Dantonio has never lost two in a row to the Wolverines (4-1, 1-1). Michigan's defense is elite and I expect it to stop Lewerke from generating big plays with his legs.
Multiple Michigan receivers had drops, but none was more devastating than Eddie McDoom's unbelievably bad error on a pass from O'Korn with under a minute left, effectively stymieing the Wolverines last gasp attempt at victory.