Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sparty Back on Track

MSU got back on track yesterday with a convincing win over Minnesota, 31-8, improving their stellar record to 9-1 (5-1 in the Big Ten).  After last week's poor performance at Iowa, it was good to see the Spartans handle their business yesterday.  They were supposed to dominate this reeling Gopher squad, and they did.  Edwin Baker (pictured to the left) had a career day, rushing for 179 yards and 4 TDs.  The defense played well.  Cousins was mistake free.  It was a good "get healthy" game for the whole team.  And now they are blessed with a much needed bye, so that they can truly get healthy and hopefully finish the regular season strong.  They have two games remaining:  Purdue at home (11/20) and at Penn State (11/27).  They'll be favored in both of those games and have a real shot at finishing 11-1 (7-1).  A Big Ten title and trip to the Rose Bowl is still very possible, although they'll need a little help.  They almost got some help yesterday, as Indiana was a dropped pass in the end zone away from upsetting Iowa (still can't believe that kid dropped that ball).  Oh well.  They just need to take care of their own business and let the rest of the games play out as they will.  Go Green!  Go White!

In other news, the other Big Ten team from our state sunk a last minute basket to defeat Illinois in OT yesterday, 67-65.  Oh wait, that was a football game, not a basketball game. :)  Rich Rod is still my favorite all-time college football coach! :)   

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