Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Little Brother Scale After Week 6
When the Little Brother Scale started just a few weeks before the season began, there wasn’t much hope for
to get ahead of short of a win on
Oct. 20. Michigan
That still stands to be the case, but
is making it harder to stand by that with each passing week. Michigan State
MSU had another underwhelming performance last Saturday against
Indiana, while Michigan put on an impressive showing
If you asked me today who I thought the better team was, I would have to say
The Wolverines and Spartans both have two losses, but MSU’s losses have come at home against slightly lesser competition while
Michigan’s losses have
come on the road.
The Wolverines look better suited to contend for a title right now as their defense is playing well and the offense has the ability to move down the field when not turning the ball over.
The Spartans still have a strong defense, but it isn’t good enough to overcome the issues on offense. The biggest problem facing MSU is its offensive line, and that isn’t likely to change with two starters out for the rest of the year.
Despite my take on
being better right now, it doesn’t change that the Spartans have had the
Wolverines’ number for the last four years. It also doesn’t change that MSU has
been closer to the Big Ten title in recent seasons.
Michigan beats , I can’t put the Wolverines ahead
of the Spartans. That could happen in two weeks, but two weeks isn’t today. Michigan State
LITTLE BROTHER SCALE: MSU 16 ¼,
15 ¾ Michigan