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#1 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:05 AM

The Spartans fell to #22 in this week's AP Poll following their big loss to Ohio State. This is the 3rd time this season that the Terps have been televised nationally on FOX.

 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:24 AM

We are going to get bludgeoned.  


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:35 AM

I wish we could have gotten through the season with Piggy and Hill.   We would have a much clearer understanding of where we are at.

Yes, the D-line and defense as a whole would still be an issue...... but a more productive offense (not just points, but possession) would be helping there.

Yes, the O-line would still have issues in pass coverage against elite teams... but Piggy's legs, and Hill's quick release and poise would be making a difference there as well.

Plus if you were getting production out of the passing game, the running game would have more room to operate.

It's very frustrating.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:12 AM

I wish we could have gotten through the season with Piggy and Hill.   We would have a much clearer understanding of where we are at.

Yes, the D-line and defense as a whole would still be an issue...... but a more productive offense (not just points, but possession) would be helping there.

Yes, the O-line would still have issues in pass coverage against elite teams... but Piggy's legs, and Hill's quick release and poise would be making a difference there as well.

Plus if you were getting production out of the passing game, the running game would have more room to operate.

It's very frustrating.

Yeah, I think you can safely say that this team beats UCF, Northwestern, and Rutgers with Piggy/Hill. And I think they beat Michigan as well. So that's 7-9 wins against the toughest schedule in the country. Really sucks that it went down the way it did, this year could have been special.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:42 AM

Yeah, I think you can safely say that this team beats UCF, Northwestern, and Rutgers with Piggy/Hill. And I think they beat Michigan as well. So that's 7-9 wins against the toughest schedule in the country. Really sucks that it went down the way it did, this year could have been special.


Well... I don't know if they safely beat those teams (they would beat Rutgers).... they would have had better chances vs. all obviously.

Here's the thing... you optimistically think they would have beat all.....  I could negatively say just Rutgers.... but we don't know, because we ddin't get the opportunity to see that Maryland team.

So all we have is the current results, and hypotheticals.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

Yeah, I think you can safely say that this team beats UCF, Northwestern, and Rutgers with Piggy/Hill. And I think they beat Michigan as well. So that's 7-9 wins against the toughest schedule in the country. Really sucks that it went down the way it did, this year could have been special.

 

Seriously? C'mon, this team has issues independent of the instability and overall mediocre QB play. I'll give you Rutgers because that game definitely could have gone either way, but Pigrome and Hill aren't going to make up for a defense that gets run over on a regular basis, and they can only be expected to overcome defenders breathing down their neck up to a point due to a leaky OL. This team has not improved on the lines this year, simple as that.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:54 PM

Kiesel gonna Kiesel

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

Durkin: Maryland will start QB Bortenschlager at Michigan State 'if he's healthy' http://bsun.md/2ih0KRb



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:17 AM

Durkin: Maryland will start QB Bortenschlager at Michigan State 'if he's healthy' http://bsun.md/2ih0KRb

All signs point to Max getting the start on Saturday. Damian Prince and Terrance Davis are both day-to-day, so we may have 2 new starters at RG and RT.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

Durkin expects Shane Cockerille to play Saturday.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:33 PM

MLive: Michigan State vs. Maryland: Scouting the edge at each position, predicted score
http://www.mlive.com...ryland_sco.html



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:04 PM

Would be nice to pull the unexpected W.


Get out to a good start, and see if you can hang around a bit.



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:11 PM

Looks like what you expect for November in Michigan...



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:13 PM

Ty Johnson smacked on the return.



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:13 PM

Johnson off-tackle to the right for a 1st.



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:14 PM

2nd and 8.. horrible decision from Max...  3rd and long coming.



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:15 PM

MD 31% for the year on 3rd... 6th worst major conference team in that regard.

MD to punt after getting just 4 on 3rd.



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:16 PM

MSU takes over at their 31.



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:18 PM

Quick 1st... nice little slant across the field.



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:18 PM

Run up the middle... and MSU is right up around midfield.






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