October 24, 2019

Sparty No

...as in, no, I won't talk about this game until it's over.

As for the Michigan win, I'm probably happier with the performance than many fans. During the game it was stressful as fuck, especially when Michigan answered Penn State's fourth touchdown. That was when I thought "it's happening again." But it didn't.

Penn State finished a game after jumping out to a big lead and watching it melt away. Was Ronnie Bell's drop the difference between winning and losing? Sure, mostly. If Penn State doesn't run up a 21-0 margin, the Nittany Lions probably lose that game, as Michigan had great adjustments that would've been able to overcome a two score deficit.

For the second week in a row, against a ranked opponent, Penn State didn't turn the ball over. That's crazy. Such a young team would surely lose a fumble somewhere, even in garbage time. Sean Clifford even threw a pick against Maryland. The idea that Michigan outgaining Penn State is "Fire Ricky, Fire Pry" bad is ridiculous.

Winning by any method is how a team wins championships. It's purely anecdotal, but Miami outgained Penn State 445-162 in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl, including a 93 plays by the Canes to just 59 for PSU. Just saying... win the game, doesn't matter how. Penn State did that against Michigan. Just shut up and enjoy 7-0.

I'm still not going to talk about the Michigan State game. But I will make my pick: Penn State 23, Sparty 20. I honestly have no fucking clue what's going to happen.


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