In his piece today, Graham Couch writes about the sluggish start for the Big Ten and how Michigan State is currently carrying the flag for the conference.
Seven teams from the conference already have losses, which includes Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska.
Wisconsin has even parted ways with its offensive line coach after two games.
MSU has looked the best of all the Big Ten teams postseason eligible and this could be the year that the Rose Bowl drought ends, which is something I mentioned in the five things we’ve learned about the Spartans going in tomorrow’s paper.
The way things look now you would think MSU should be favored in the rest of their games. And that Ohio State game at the end of the month looks to be the toughest on the schedule.
Earlier today, the time for the contest against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 22, was announced. The Spartans will face the Eagles at 3:30 p.m. and the game will be aired on the Big Ten Network. This is the game that the 2012 MSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will be honored. That means Shawn Respert, Clinton Jones and Carl Banks will be among those in attendance.
Speaking of Respert, that leads me into this I found on basketball. Star hoops recruit Jahlil Okafor blogs for USA Today. He mentions about how he talks with Izzo a lot and a desire to get to an MSU football game with Tyus Jones – another top rrecruit.
And then there is another story of a Spartan football player taking to Twitter to make comments. This time it was wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett, who is unhappy with how he was portrayed in the media. I retweeted a couple of his tweets from this morning, but it appears Arnett has taken those down. Rexrode has a recap of the tweets.
Lastly, here’s a stat I found interesting. MSU only has one sack this season, which ranks tied for 109th nationally and last in the Big Ten. The Spartans’ lone sack came when William Gholston got to CMU QB Ryan Radcliff on Saturday. Boise State is a team that doesn’t really take many sacks (I believe they yielded just eight sacks last season), so that has much to do with that total to this point.