Michigan State Football vs #6 Penn State Official Game Thread

Hondo S. Carpenter

Spartan Stadium

East Lansing, MI

The (4-3  2-2) Michigan State Spartans play host to the #6 (7-0  4-0) Pen State Nittany Lions today.  The Lions looking to put an end to the dominance of the Spartans and Mark Dantonio over them and the Spartans looking to keep the wheels on their season from coming off.

Michigan State enters this game needing desperately to see something from positive from an anemic offense.  Penn State looking to show the nation that a team that always shines under James Franklin, can avoid his usual face plant.

Keep refreshing this story as the game moves on, as in the main story body we will continually update all of the on and off-field information that you need.

Make sure that you join us throughout the game in the comment section below.  Spartan fans (thus the Spartan Nation) will chime in on what they think and we will provide up to the minute commentary, breaking news, and insight from here at the stadium, in the locker room and in the post-game press conference.

In case you missed it, here are the predictions from the Spartan Nation staff and contributors:

Prediction…

• Coach Chuck Grenier 21-14 Penn State

• Duffy Carpenter 31-6 Penn State

• Jonathan Schopp 31-13 Penn State

• Matt Hladik 27-16 Penn State

• Matt Duda 47-24 Penn State

• Chris Stoddard 31-7 Penn State

• Xavier DeGroat 20-15 Michigan State

• Dustin Hockensmith 27-17 Penn State

• Jeff Michalowski 17-14 Penn State

I have no faith whatsoever in the Michigan State offensive game planning, coaching or scheme. I like the players and the coaches personally, but as a scheme, it is a total embarrassment. I 100% have faith in the defense. I say make it 14-7 Lions.

UPDATE  3:04 ET  Spartans Release the Dress List For Todays Game:

MSU vs PSU dress list

3:36 PM ET

UPDATE 3:39 PM ETSpartans win the toss and will get the ball to start the 2nd half. PSU and their quick-strike offense get the ball first.

SCORING UPDATE #1:  3:55 PM TOUCHDOWN PSU!    PAT good:  7-0 Lions.  6:54 1Q

4:19 PM ET SCORING UPDATE #2 From the MSU vs #6 PSU Game:  PSU Touchdown #2.  They now lead 13-0.  14:30 2Q

UPDATE:  4:24 ET MSU RB Elijah Collins headed to the locker room

4:59 PM ET SCORING UPDATE #3 From the MSU vs #6 Penn State Game:  TD Penn State.  Their third of the day.  2 PT conversion good.  21-0 Lions.  1:20 2Q

Halftime Stats:

MSU vs PSU Halftime Stats

5:41 PM ET Scoring Update #4 for the MSU vs #6 Penn State game:  TD Penn State.  They now lead the Spartans 28-0.  10:10 3Q

5:52 PM ET Scoring Update #5 from the MSU vs #6 Penn State Game:  TOUCHDOWN MSU.  28-7 Lions lead.  7:34 PM ET

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Comments (399)
DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

here in the press box for todays game!

No. 1-50
MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Raining in Lansing today Hondo?

greenqueen
greenqueen

Watching the weather radar...sorry folks...East Lansing is going to be WET!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Predictions? Call your shot now folks:

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Here comes the rain again...

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

its starting to get wet at spartan stadium

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

You earned that youngblood but your still my guy @DuffyCarpenter1

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Spartans win the toss and will get the ball to start the 2nd half. PSU and their quick-strike offense get the ball first.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Yay K State!!!

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Doctors orders, I can't sit out in cold and rain, but we are here in East Lansing, warm and cozy in the RV, watching on TV.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Damn!!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

PSU gets a flag on the opening kick. 1/10 PSU at their own 19. 14:51 1Q 0-0

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

fumble on the kickoff recovered by Penn State penalty on them as well

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Bachie per usual is a leader in defense!

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

I need to see some emotion out of the Spartans today.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good D by MSU

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Three and OUT for the Lions. Spartan Defense looks great. Now the offense has to get a first down at least to give them a rest.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Holy Punt, Batman!!!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

good punt by the PSU kicker

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

1/10 MSU at their own 15. 12:53 1Q 0-0

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Ok O stakes are high...

Stramm3
Stramm3

Big drive let's get it!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

4th and 1 MSU to punt

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

2 running plays and cant make 3 yards???

Stramm3
Stramm3

So close... yet so far... looked like we got a lil push on the 1st 2 plays so that's promising

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Wow history has a way of replaying itself with MSU offense

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Spartan offense starts three and out. Three runs and the D comes back out. 1/10 PSU at their own 38. 0-0 10:50 rain is picking up.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

1st drive for our offense is 3 and out. Come on boys

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

I know that drive was conservative, but looking at weather, feel like its gonna be that 14-10 game against Michigan game a couple years ago all again.

m4msu
m4msu

Look fired up, but cannot get blood out of a turnip on 3rd down....

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

@Jumbiemom I need you with me today. Gonna be rough momma

greenqueen
greenqueen

This is going to be a long game again for our defense :(

PrisoncitySpartan
PrisoncitySpartan

Tired of the d going for a strip and not wrapping up first

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

PSU on third down in the MSU end and Spartans get a dumb penalty. Self-inflicted wound.

Stramm3
Stramm3

Our DL geting owned so far

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

First down PSU into the redzone now for them

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Another 3rd down conversion for PSU. 1/10 at the MSU 16.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Time for the offense to do something

PrisoncitySpartan
PrisoncitySpartan

Man, you guys are about 10 sec ahead of my tv

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

That was smoother than it should have been

Stramm3
Stramm3

What was butler looking at?.. he was right there

m4msu
m4msu

up for grabs, nah, you get it....

PrisoncitySpartan
PrisoncitySpartan

Right coverage, terrible execution

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Beating ourselves so far. Spartan fans already returning to the tailgate lot.

Spartyjude
Spartyjude

PSU offense looks sharp. Will be a long afternoon if they continue to execute like they did on that last drive.

JeffDullack
JeffDullack

Josh Butler got caught looking in the backfield for a moment too long and Clifford took advantage

m4msu
m4msu

Should have been an easy pick really. The 'it' factor, is missing on this team.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Ok offense...

Show me why I shouldn't turn the channel.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

1/10 MSU at their own 35. 6:54 1Q 7-0 MSU offense must show up NOW. No more excuses.


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