What is this “D”? Is it for “Domination”? “Demolition”? “Destruction”? The “D” is for Coach Dantonio. A nice touch. But the Spartans honored their coach with something even nicer than a helmet sticker, they gave him a resounding victory at Spartan Stadium! Way to go Spartans!
I didn’t see the game this week, but I was tracking the score on my iPhone and It was nice to never get nervous or tense. Michigan State handled Northern Colorado with relative ease, which is good to see before we enter Big 10 play next week against Wisconsin. The “real” season starts next Saturday.
Kirk Cousins had a great day going 16-20 with two TDs and no picks. Kirk had 290 yards passing. That’s what I’m talking about.
The Spartan running game had 201 yards giving MSU over 200 yards rushing in every game thus far this season. Le’Veon Bell had three TDs. Bell runs tough and hard, especially for a true freshman. Edwin Baker had 59 yards and one TD. Larry Caper had 38 yards rushing, but his real feat was pulling down an end-zone reception for a TD – and holding on to the ball after getting hammered by UNC.
Finally, let’s give it up to the defense for holding Northern Colorado to one TD in the Q4. And the great Greg Jones finally pulled down not one, but two interceptions. The Spartans had four interceptions on Saturday which is great.
Tico Ducket was an Honorary Captain this week. Man, that guy was awesome when he played for MSU.
Next up is the #11 ranked Badgers at home. Wisconsin is always tough, and it’s a good game whenever these two teams meet. This is the first real test for both programs this year. They are both 4-0, but that is going to change this time next week. I’m glad it’s a home game!
In other news, Notre Dame fell to Stanford at home; it’s been a good while since that has happened. The Cardinal simply overpowered the Irish. The first half was more evenly matched, but the second half was all Stanford winning 37-14. Next week the Irish go on the road against 2-1 Boston College. BC isn’t looking too tough, so this might just be the opportunity ND needs to get a credible win and start re-building some confidence. Coach Kelly has a lot of work to do, and I hope he can sort it all out before The Faithful start talking about firing another coach.
Michigan rolled over Bowling Green 65-21 and played all three of their quarterbacks. It appeared that Denard Robinson got hurt on Michigan’s third drive, but we learned later that it was minor and he could have returned if Michigan needed him. But they didn’t. Tate Forcier was 12-12, which is awesome for the struggling former starter. But then he also was injured and left the game, but is apparently okay also. I think Michigan is looking tough – much more like Michigan. I also think they are fragile. The Wolverines play Indiana next week, let’s see how durable Robinson and Forcier are versus a harder-hitting Big 10 team.
Good work this week Spartans. Eyes forward to Wisconsin. Best wishes to Coach Dantonio. GO GREEN!