Originally Posted by jmcclain19
I wouldn't count on it. They played their first real team today and struggled to get a win.
Michigan State is a real team? We were told that going into the Purdue game too (who, at the time, had the Big 10'S #1 offense overall). It was predicted to be a possible upset. OSU shut them down 27-7. I am one of the first to acknowledge that I am wary of this OSU team. I think their defense is better then last year's though. The only reason yesterday's game was a close as it was, was because of two very uncharacteristic turnovers by OSU in the 3rd quarter, which MSU's defense capitalized on for 14 pts.
The #1 ranked scoring offense in the Big 10, which is currently MSU, put a FG on the board and was held to under 200 total yards.
Don't be shocked if Illinois, Wisconsin & Michigan don't get their lumps in and pull off at least one, if not more victories.
I'm assuming you're referring to OSU's games remaining? If so, then you left out next week's matchup with Penn State.
OSU got rattled in the 3rd quarter yesterday. No doubt. I want them to get rattled and possibly "woke up". They need to get in some tough battles this year to test their mettle IMO. Next week's game vs Penn State (at PSU) is going to be that battle IMO. Gonna be a hard fought game and OSU's biggest test up to this point of the season IMO. But I think OSU will pull it out (24-16 is my prediction).
I like Illinois, and thought they might give OSU at test. I really am impressed with their RB Mendenhall. But their passing game with Juice Williams makes them pretty one dimensional.
It's still going to come down to the last game of the season IMO - OSU at Michigan. I don't care what the records and stats say. Throw them out.
But if OSU were to play a West Virginia, or even a Kentucky right now. I don't know if they would win IMO. That is just how unsure I am of this OSU team. Solid defense, efficient offense.... but still wary.