In two Arkansas games, Cooper has been shut down.
But, but, but...he hates the Buckeyes!
I feel really good about this game.
OSU 31 MSU 14.
I might add that the best defense MSU has faced is Nebraska. They had one long drive of 7 plays for 84 yards, and one drive of 3 for 80 yards. Their last 10 possessions of that game were 6 punts, 1 missed FG, TD, FG. Not setting the world on fire there.
Against any defense with a pulse, they haven't shown they can move the ball. Also, lets not forget who they've played:
Jacksonville St, Eastern Michigan, Wyoming, Indiana,Purdue and scUM.
Oregon and Nebraska.
I don't think this MSU team is as good as people think. I would not be shocked at all if we won by 2 TD's.
Seems fake and a bit contrived.
Just so I understand you correctly...you want to kick out the offensive coordinator that "coordinated" the greatest statistical output in Ohio State history, then backs that up "coordinating" a team that averages over 40 points a game with a new offensive line, running back and QB?
Just so that I'm clear.
If this means increasing our cool factor as a football program I am all for it.
I would love to see these paired with our Alt-platinum helmets.
6'5 and fast off the edge. I love these types of guys. Good pickup and welcome to Buckeye Nation!
I saw that article as well. Interesting that according to their power index, we are 5th in the country, yet we are not in the playoff discussion.
I think after we win at East Lansing, we put ourselves in the top 4.
Michigan st is ahead of a Oregon team that beat them by nearly 20 points.
TCU is ahead of Baylor
LSU who looks horrible when playing a team with a pulse is still in the top 25.
And Ohio State dump trucks their 3rd straight team and we move up 1 spot.
Yeah, these polls are truly indicative of who the better teams are...
I know that there is entertainment value in these polls, but they are beyond meaningless. The committee should not even bother looking or considering these polls because they were originally based on last years performance. Also, what has MSU done but beat an average Nebraska team. Florida State has not looked good, but is still ahead of Ole Miss.
NorteDame is only there because they "blanked" a horrible scUM team and they beat a Stanford team by 3 points. I really, really hope the committee looks at on field performance indicators such as: 3rd down conversation, offensive and defensive ratings, strength of schedule and special teams.
@gljackman. Good points about Manziel and Winston.
I think we will be fine with Barrett. I liked him in high school and from what I hear, he is solid. I think we have the weapons and defense to stay in games.
He came from a passing first background, 4 star guy. He isn't some scrub QB.
Barring an injury, Shazier will out perform Khallil Mack this year. I haven't been sold on Mack being that good. I am a Raider fan and hopes he does well, but Shazier will have a better rookie season.
Does Braxton or his family get paid for these cover appearances? I am sure they are selling a ton of these with him on the cover. If they can't give him the money now, perhaps after he is out of college.
Michigan State is not the team to beat because they won the title last year. It's a new year and everyone has a clean slate. MSU replaces 6 players from their defense and even on their 2 deep is lacking quality talent. Their offense replaces 4 starters. Lets see how they handle pressure and replacing starters before we even view them as favorites
Don't be shocked that they lose 3 games this year.