Six weeks in, about the only thing certain about Michigan State’s football team — other than its tendency to make offense painful — is it won’t cover the Las Vegas spread.
Eventually our predictions will catch up with reality.
MSU is 1-5 against the odds this year, with last week’s 31-27 win at Indiana the latest “costly” win for true believers with an itch for a sportsbook.
I didn’t see it coming, either. The Hoosiers are a bad football team, with a five-week resume as proof.
The closest any of us came was LancelotSpartan, who picked 31-17 MSU.
Lancelot joins MD and GreenGuy as our winners so far.
Iowa doesn’t run an uptempo offense and won’t adopt it at any point, Kirk Ferentz said this week. If you thought MSU’s offense lacked creativity at times, the Hawkeyes are a real treat, which is why the program is back in a seemingly perpetual state of mediocrity.
I see this as a terrific matchup for MSU’s defense. Not sure what to expect from the offense. Minus two key offensive lineman, with another still on the mend, tight end Dion Sims down, as well, and a true freshman as the top receiving target, predicting Saturday’s offensive output isn’t easy.
How do you see it? Scores and analysis, please.