This has become a hallmark of Fleck's staff as Western Michigan was second in the nation previous year in time of possession at 34:03.
"I told our football team, every player that comes here, to dream big", Dantonio said.
The Michigan State Spartans look for a third straight victory to build on their impressive upset over the Michigan Wolverines. The first turnover proved a momentum-turner, and it took a long while for the Wolverines to start recovering. But fifth-year senior tailback Ty Isaac got stripped of the ball, and MSU's Chris Frey pounced on it at the U-M 46.
MI coach Jim Harbaugh says quarterback Wilton Speight has some cracks in his vertebrae. They especially had them out of sorts on the 16 yard screen play that capped the drive with a TD. They didn't lead again against Dantonio, who has taken control of a rivalry that has historically been tilted in Michigan's favor. The Wolverines won in East Lansing a year ago. At Purdue, the Gophers had a fourth-quarter scoring-drive drive that was 17 plays and lasted 7:32. In addition to the five turnovers, the Spartans had a season-high four sacks and now have 13 for the season, two more than in all of 2016.
Among record-setting streak, McSorley tossed his lone touchdown pass of the afternoon to quarterback Tommy Stevens, who lined up as a running back before grabbing the 10-yard touchdown pass in the end zone in the second quarter. "We did it the hard way, right down to the last second".
Miami moved to 4-0 with its dramatic win over the Seminoles, featuring a go-ahead touchdown by Darrell Langham with six seconds remaining.
Michigan State: The Spartans have a chance to have a relatively special season in what was expected to be a rebuilding season.
"We've got to block better", center Patrick Kugler said when asked what the offense needs to do to help O'Korn. Wisconsin's biggest test left on its schedule will be MI at home, with the strength determined by whether Wilton Speight is healthy by then.
Fans can expect a rainy and wet night in Ann Arbor. Lewerke led the Spartans with 61 rushing yards. Over the last 10 meetings, the Spartans are actually 7-3 overall and 9-1 against the spread. He also threw three costly interceptions and ran eight times for minus nine yards. Tate finished with 327 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries, good for an astounding 23.4 yards per carry. Michigan State is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, also owning a home win vs. Iowa.
Michigan is a heavy favorite against Michigan State.
"That's why we come here, for an atmosphere like that", Bachie said.
Saturday didn't teach us a ton about where a lot of teams stand, but we did have a great time watching all the drama unfold. "I think Coach D uses it very well for motivation for us, so we definitely don't like that comment". I'm still a bit anxious about that game, but feel a lot better after watching the pathetic performance from the Wolverines against MSU.
South Florida (18th), San Diego State and North Carolina State round out the Top 20.
In the second half, three straight MI drives ended in interceptions, each one punted or fumbled right back as the rain kept falling and the clock kept dying.
"It was different", O'Korn said.