November 2, 2013

MSU 29, Michigan 6: Notes, quotes and observations

Michigan State's 29-6 win over Michigan was Jim Tressel-ball 2002, 11 years later - play field position, identify some weaknesses, be patient and take your shots at them. Apply some pressure with defense and play to that strength and wait for the opponent to make critical mistakes.

MSU 2013 isn't OSU 2002, though the defense is legit. Michigan, though, isn't U-M of '02, either, and there are a lot more weaknesses from which to choose.

The Spartans' game plan worked again against a Michigan team that simply appears too mediocre at too many positions to be a contender in the Big Ten once again. Blaming the kids alone wouldn't be fair, head coach Brady Hoke will say at his Monday press conference, where he'll likely admit they need to coach them better - and that's no coachspeak.

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