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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Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Interesting choices on who is playing

No. 1-50
Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

This PSU QB is impressive

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Wowza glad we we’re paying attention enough to intercept it!

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

And just like that, he makes a terrible play. Maybe I am a curse? Between MSU and the Bears and Blackhawks Im having a tough year.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

He threw it straight to him, thrown that ball multiple times today, lucky thats his first pick.

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Insert eye roll here

JoeP3
JoeP3

I turned it off. My parents finally packed it in and left the stadium.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Why is he still playing???

JoeP3
JoeP3

Can you understand how this line moved from 6 points to 4? Unreal. I’d have bet the farm, if I could have.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Either Lewerke or the WR made a horrible play on that INT.Lewerkes pass was again uncatchable.

Spartyjude
Spartyjude

Lewerke has really regressed these past two games.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

And Lewerkes going back in SMH

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

We make a first down, then lose 4 yards

Ikegreenandwhite
Ikegreenandwhite

Time to reshuffle the staff assignments for the 4th Q. MD to DC, Billy Beekman to HC.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

God this has been painful...

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Great

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

And PSU takes over once again

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Lewerke fumble. PSU ball 1/10 at their own 24.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Can we forfeit?

m4msu
m4msu

I hate Penn State, fwiw.....

greenqueen
greenqueen

I think we already forfeited...we just forgot to leave the field!

Spartyjude
Spartyjude

Looks like the D is at least playing for one another. There is some fire!

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Keep the youngins in the game!!

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

I don't know about any one else, but I think the post game presser is going to be fascinating to watch. I usually dont watch, it's mostly coach speak cliche, but this one promises to be interesting.

m4msu
m4msu

Rally Sons of Notre Dame, la lala la........ OK, cmon, I gotta root for something today, let off some steam, gimme a break.... lol

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Seriously? Trying to ruin this kid??

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Even HeartThrob is having a bad game.

Spartyjude
Spartyjude

Thought the same thing...Coach seems to always put Lombardi in at the worse times

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Been on the sideline the entire game, cold and wet, then he is sent in. To do what, exactly?? Certainly not to boost his confidence!

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

WR are hanging their heads.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

And thats what we have to look forward to???

m4msu
m4msu

Rocky has the look, and the touch.... of BamBam,... he has a lot of work to do. Not impossible, but he has to get going.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

He should be converted to TE

Stramm3
Stramm3

Offense has a lot more problems that QB... rocky is not the answer though unfortunately

SpartanSports
SpartanSports

Dantonio going out with his guys lol

Ikegreenandwhite
Ikegreenandwhite

Franklin trying to run the score up.

SpartanSports
SpartanSports

Stadium looks empty!

SpartanSports
SpartanSports

Wonder if strength and conditioning coach needs to be replace. Team still looks like and weak!!

Stramm3
Stramm3

You know... this is only a 3 score game, but we seem to have given up early in the 4th. That's really sad to see that everyone involved has that little confidence

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Pretty scary for our QB future. Now I realize the situation and conditions made it impossible, but they both looked lost.

Spartyjude
Spartyjude

Looks like Matt Allen is done for the year.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Oh no! Not Matt!! The last of the proud dynasty from Hinsdale Central High School. Our home town school. Great kids, all three.

SpartanSports
SpartanSports

why take out lewerke then proceed to bring him back? more proof the staff is dysfunctional

Stramm3
Stramm3

These announcers are killing us haha... now retirement talk? Ouch

m4msu
m4msu

2016 class, what a disaster that was in so many ways, and it seemed so promising once.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

I am frankly surprised that Franklin isn't running up the score

Spartyjude
Spartyjude

How far have the mighty fallen? We are not even close to competing despite having a team laden with seniors....yikes!

m4msu
m4msu

Had a QB recruit here today, maybe this disaster convinced him to come.

Jumbiemom
Jumbiemom

Ok Hondo....we are counting on you post game...

Ikegreenandwhite
Ikegreenandwhite

"Hi Coach, Dumb*$$ here. Have you lost the team?"


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