It was a solid victory over a very good Wisconsin team, one in which the Spartans dominated every stat, except turnovers. If they can play with the same controlled emotion next week in the Big House, I like their chances to make it three in a row over the other team from our state, whose name we don't mention 'round these parts. That team squeaked past Indiana yesterday, 42-35, also moving to 5-0 (but, that team and Indiana were both 1-7 in Big Ten play last year - just sayin'). I'm sure that team's Heisman hopeful, QB Robinson, will make some plays next week, but if they plan on allowing him to carry the full load (as they've done for their first five games), I think they're in for some major disappointment. The game is already being billed as "The Player vs. The Team." I'll take "The Team" over "The Player" any day of the week. Of course, this is college football we're talking about, so anything could happen. That team could blow the Spartans out, or the Spartans could blow them out, or it could turn out to be the usual close, grinding, tough game we have witnessed for the past several years in this rivalry of rivalries. We'll see. Whatever the case, I am thrilled with how my Spartans have responded to adversity early in this season. They are playing at a high level. The defense has fixed a few early problems and the offense and special teams are running on all cylinders. If they can keep it up, this could be a dream season for those of us who "bleed Green." But, as Coach D would remind his players, "one game at a time." All attention on that other team from the state.
Go Green! Go White!