Go Back   DetroitSportsForum > Sports > Michigan State Spartans
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2017, 07:03 PM   #41
gotime909   gotime909 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13,770
Why are we calling timeout????? Why on earth would you want them to draw up a play on 4th down???????????



Login or Register to Remove Ads
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2017, 07:04 PM   #42
SpartyNash   SpartyNash is offline
Senior Member
 
SpartyNash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Downriver
Posts: 2,670
This pass rush was awesome all game
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2017, 07:06 PM   #43
SpartyNash   SpartyNash is offline
Senior Member
 
SpartyNash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Downriver
Posts: 2,670
BOWL GAME! Wooooooo!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2017, 07:13 PM   #44
gotime909   gotime909 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13,770
This game brought me back to early Connor Cook games. Misfire on passes for 3 quarters while the defense keeps you in it and then make a couple plays late to win it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2017, 08:53 PM   #45
LuciousGameWinner   LuciousGameWinner is offline
Senior Member
 
LuciousGameWinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,815
I didn't get a chance to watch the game. Listened while driving. Once again the amount of young guys this team relies on to make plays is incredible. And they are stepping up to the plate.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2017, 09:47 PM   #46
MSUMatt28   MSUMatt28 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpartyNash View Post
I can semi understand how you may lose sight of that in the heat of the moment. It's easy for me to say as I watch on TV.
I'd think that as he got inside the 10 maybe he'd think, "wait, this is happening a little bit TOO easily".

At least it didn't end up costing them.

Last edited by MSUMatt28; 10-21-2017 at 09:47 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2017, 10:29 PM   #47
gotime909   gotime909 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13,770
Quote:
Originally Posted by MSUMatt28 View Post
I'd think that as he got inside the 10 maybe he'd think, "wait, this is happening a little bit TOO easily".

At least it didn't end up costing them.

I cussed him out through my TV when he was running then rage posted here about him, but in the end the coaches should have told them not to go into the end zone after they got that last first down. Players are out there playing hard. It's hard to fault him for scoring there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2017, 07:24 AM   #48
Sbee   Sbee is offline
Senior Member
 
Sbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 8,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotime909 View Post
I cussed him out through my TV when he was running then rage posted here about him, but in the end the coaches should have told them not to go into the end zone after they got that last first down. Players are out there playing hard. It's hard to fault him for scoring there.

Exactly, he's not going to think about the score mid run, he goes into that play with the mindset that he needs to get as many yards as possible.

Pretty disappointing that Lewerke was so off, passing game hadn't done anything in weeks but that happens when you play in a monsoons. With good weather you'd hope that he'd be more accurate, IU's new coach has a defensive background and they're not like the previous IU teams though. Freshmen WR's are going to be really good, love what Rison and White bring. Off to NW with a chance to go 5-0 in the big ten, NW looks like maybe they figured a few things out and are playing better football, I'll take another ugly win.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2017, 08:24 AM   #49
Spartanmack   Spartanmack is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 6,964
I don't think scoring there was that big of a deal, especially to go up by 8. IU still had a timeout so it's possible they could have gotten the ball back. There are other scenarios just as unlikely as a TD drive and 2 point conversion, like a muffed snap or hand off and those could have cost you the game, not a chance at a tie. He should have not scored but I wasn't that upset about it especially since, as its been pointed out, it was an easy mistake to make in the heat of battle.

Do we know the coaches didn't tell him not to score? Haven't watched the post game press conference.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2017, 12:27 PM   #50
MSUMatt28   MSUMatt28 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,273
I guess there was 1:49 left when he scored. So assuming he had gone down or they had taken a knee there to make Indiana use their last timeout (can't remember if they were out of timeouts or had 1 left at that point), then run two more plays, then maybe run 1 more play on 4th down deep in Indiana territory, they'd have given them the ball left with 15-20 seconds to go and needing about 50 yards to get into position for a game winning field goal. Tough call. I guess if you're up 8 after the score the worst you're doing is going to OT.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Top      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.