Monday, September 10, 2012
Week 2 Recap & Week 3 Odds
This past weekend saw a pair of wins in state and we were able to get a better idea of what
are going to be this season. Here
are a few final thoughts from the weekend, and if you didn't read my column on MSU from the CMU game, you can read it here. Michigan State
Denard is still Denard
Robinson was able to get back to his old self on Saturday, throwing for over 200 yards while rushing for 218 and two touchdowns. This is the Robinson we have grown accustomed to and the one that should be around most of the season. Not many teams have the defensive skill that
Alabama does. The Tide was able to contain
Robinson’s speed and force him to just be a passer. When he can be the running
threat he was against Air Force, it allows him to be more successful as a
passer. This week against UMass should see Robinson put up big numbers again.
MSU Defense still strong
The Spartans did not allow a touchdown on defense on Saturday against
Central Michigan. That is two
games without a TD from the opposing offense. The Spartans are also allowing
just 225 total yards per game, which ranks eighth in the country. Of teams that
have played two games, they are sixth in the nation in fewest yards allowed. The
Spartans are going to rely on the defense this season and hope for continued
progress from Andrew Maxwell and the offense.
We have a Big Ten favorite
Five Big Ten teams are 2-0 and it would be hard to say any of them are playing better than
State Ohio State
has looked impressive, but the Buckeyes didn’t slow down an offense like .
Boise State Wisconsin has
looked like a shell of its old self, which is really surprising. Nebraska was unable to make the plays it needed to
against UCLA and continues to struggle away from Lincoln. There is still plenty of football to
be played, but MSU looks to be threatening to contend for the Big Ten once
Week 3 Odds
Here is a listing of the odds for this week’s games.
UMass has lost both games by a combined score of 83-6 to the likes of
Connecticut and Indiana. This should be a game for Michigan to gel on offense and defense and build some
confidence heading into the trip to South