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Well, to be fair, you can't just look at the final score and say the field goal didn't matter. If Nebraska made that field goal, the entire 4th quarter would have been different. Their touchdown with 7 minutes left would have tied the game (instead of cutting the lead to 3). Then when they had the ball left with 4 minutes left, they wouldn't have gone for it on 4th and 9 from midfield because it would have been a tie game. So they punt there, and we have a chance at a game winning drive with 3 or 4 minutes left.
It's the butterfly effect. Changing one play completely affects the rest of the game. Nobody knows what would have happened had Nebraska made that field goal.
Yeah, I can't think of any stops the defense made in the Nebraska game.
Thank you Roushar and Maxwell!
Probably an okay coach and an okay quarterback somewhere else, but not for this team at this time.
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
13-10 lead on tOSU in the 3rd Q - lost 17-16
13-6 lead on Iowa before tying it in last minute - lost 19-16
7-6 lead on Michigan in 3rd quarter, 10-9 lead before GW FG in final seconds
24-14 4th Q lead on Nebraska - should have been 31-14 - lost 28-24 on final play
Only loss we didn't lead in was ND. NW was tied twice in the 2nd half and we had chances to take the lead. Why do so many people here talk out of their asses about MSU sports? it's like no one actually watches the games.
AND our team called multiple time outs on DEFENSE on more than 1 occasion
This. 100% this.
I will give the D all the credit in the world but very rarely did they step up when we needed a big stop this year.
Iowa: Up the entire game, up 13-6 in 4th. Iowa gets a 2nd and 22 bomb completed, goes 80 yards for TD with 30 seconds left. OT loss
OSU: Mumphrey's big play makes it 13-10, then Adams beat deep to go back down 13-17.
@ UM: Last drive FG given up with a 10-9 lead to lose 10-12.
Nebraska: 80 yards in less than two minutes to lose 24-28 after leading 24-14.
Northwestern: Down 5-13, score and get conversion to tie it 13-13. 80 yard drive for NU TD. Down 13-20. Tie it 20-20, NU 80 yard drive for field goal.
As good as the defense was, they never "won" a game for us outside of Wisconsin, and they struggled mightily to get us that "big stop" they were not to blame and much better than our offense, but the fact remains this was just a total shitstorm season. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. When our offense would finally pull their heads out of their asses long enough to get a big touchdown, we would immediately cough all the momentum back up and shit our pants. Never could put it together at the same time.
This post was edited by Punisher99 16 months ago
I think we lead both SCum and Iowa until the final 10 seconds. Isn't that the definition of having a lead to close?
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It is ALWAYS a great day to be a Spartan!!!!
And somehow UM is #3 unluckiest team
Funny they were lucky to not be 6-6 this year...
We finally won something this year!
Much of the credit for this award goes to "Action Dan" Roushar. Without him we would have never even made the top 10 of this list.
Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.
Once again the tireless search for the single reason for everything........unfortunately a team can be both mediocre and unlucky, the two are not mutually exclusive.
This post was edited by WBill19542 16 months ago
Lock the thread. +1
the goddess of fortune did not smile on the spartans.perhaps a sacrifice is in order; but what, or who, will it be? stay tuned.
in other words, you were completely and totally wrong.
This was declared weekly during the home schedule of the big ten season,..........nothing new here.
Heh, you know it if ESPN is willing to give us the recognition, too. Ugh.
They were also "unlucky" not to be 11-1.
I think if either team was one of "luckiest" teams they would be 11-1(ND loss for MSU, Bama for UM).
If UM hits the floor of unluckiness, they are 6-6(additional losses to NW, MSU). If MSU is slightly more unlucky they could have been 4-8(losses to Indiana and UW).
How was the OSU game unlucky for UM? That game was total domination in the second half. Plus, OSU shot itself in the foot NUMEROUS times during that game. UM was lucky that the game was close after that. And the Nebraska game isn't the best example of "unlucky" either.
MSU dominated IU towards the end. No luck involved there.
I forgot about Nebraska(was pretty horrifying, probably repressed it, UM ceiling is 10-2 then). MSU KR muffed a punt near their own goal line in the 4th or late 3rd quarter and looked to be recovered by IU, was even commented on by this board, some luck was involved. http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/tOfficial-WTF-happened-during-the-Hill-muffed-punt-play-thread-12862903/1
As for the OSU game, while OSU didn't play well, if anyone shot their self in the foot it was Michigan with their 4 turnovers.
This post was edited by Wendel Clark 16 months ago
Notre Dame beat UM pretty soundly. The Nebraska game was not even close!! OSU, maybe.
If UM had a total "unlucky" spell, they could've lost to Air Force, NU and MSU. 5-7
OSU had two fumbles in UM territory as well. Denard had two long runs and besides that Ohio State was easily the better team that day.
Cmon man you can't really compare getting beat 9-23 @ Lincoln or 6-13 @ ND with five turnovers to some of our losses
OSU had two turnovers themselves. Let's not act like it was a 4-0 kind of thing. And those TO's were all forced by OSU with aggressive defense. Unlucky would be if the ball had hit the receiver in the hands and he just muffed it leading to an interception.
And how quickly you forget the MSU game, the Air Force game, and especially the NU game. UM won more games on luck than they lost.
Regardless this is a very stupid argument. Each team is where they are regardless of how much "luck" was involved. Just goes to show you how insufferable the UM fans on this board have become; can't start a fucking thread without these weasels completely hijacking it and ruining it with poor, pointless arguments.
Not to mention being out-gained by more than 100 yards. Or the TO's in UM territory that you mention. Or the fact that OSU was in UM territory for a FG but took themselves out of it with penalties (very MSU-like there).
Their fans will argue anything I tell you.
So true. Its truly pitiful how many UM fans spend major time on here. Get a life, is it really that interesting to read what we think about EVERYTHING?
I can't really put any of the losses on the D. Given all of the offenses 3 and outs, they were constantly on the field. I'm sure that by the 4th quarter there wasn't much left in the tank.
You're in college. The window of opportunity to drink and do drugs and take advantage of young girls is getting smaller by the day.
You have peeps soooo dopey on this board that given a choice between a top 10 D and a scoring O that finished 107/120, they blame the D or say both units were equally at fault.
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