Michigan State vs Illinois Official Game Thread

Hondo S. Carpenter

Spartan Stadium

East Lansing, MI

The Michigan State Spartans are in trouble. A win today over an inferior team in Illinois won’t help, but a loss could be a nail in the season. Spartan Nation has predicted that with a loss today, the Spartans will NOT make a bowl game. This is a must win.

While I think that the offensive coaches are good men, outside of two of them, I do not think they are good coaches. The head coach is a once-great coach struggling to find vindication. The players are talented but frustrated. Is this the last stand of Dantonio?

If the Spartans lose on Saturday, I do not think they make a bowl game. I think the players dig deep and find a way to get the win. Make it 21-10 Spartans. If MSU loses, this season is over and let the ensuing circus put up its tent. The Spartan faithful are angry...at their beloved head coach.

Keep your attention right here in this thread for constant updates and comment below with Spartan fans from around the world in the comment section.   Are you ready?  Let's GO!

UPDATE 3:13 PM ET DRESS LIST:

DRESS LIST VS ILL

UPDATE 3:34 PM  MSU will get the ball to start the second half.  Illinois ball.

SCORING UPDATE #1  3:45 PM ET:  MSU Touchdown!  Spartans lead 7-0.  Elijah Collins 1 yard TD score.

SCORING UPDATE #2:  3:54 PM ET:  Illinois 40 yd FG.  7-3 MSU 7:10 1Q

SCORING UPDATE #3:  4:01 PM ET:  Michigan State Brian Lewerke rushing TD.  PAT Good.  14-3 MSU 5:39 1Q

Brian Lewerke is the 1st MSU QB Ever with: 7000 Passing Yards and 1000 Rushing Yards

SCORING UPDATE #4 4:28 PM ET:  SPARTAN TOUCHDOWN.  TRE MOSLEY 1ST CAREER TD CATCH.  21-3 SPARTANS 12:41 2Q

SCORING UPDATE #5 4:36 PM ET:  Elijah Collins TD.  2803 MSU 11:24 2Q 

SCORING UPDATE #6 5:20 PM ET:  Illinois after Brian Lewerke's 2nd INT scores their first TD.  Make it 28-10 to end the half.

halftime msu ill

SCORING UPDATE #7  5:53 PM ET:  Coughlin FG for MSU.  31-10  10:59 3Q

SCORING UPDATE #8  6:32 PM ET:  83-yard Illinois TD.  31-17 Spartans 14:42 4Q

SCORING UPDATE #9  6:45 PM ET:  Spartan get the big lead and take their foot off of the gas.  TOUCHDOWN ILLINOIS.  31-24 MSU 11:06 PM ET

SCORING UPDATE #10 7:00 PM ET:  TOUCHDOWN ILLINOIS.  This game once a blowout is not tied because of the Spartan coaches taking their foot off the gas.    Lewerke throws a pick six.    MSU leads 31-30.  4:53 4Q

Spartans falter 37-34

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Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Predictions or thoughts?

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

No excuses, No shenanigans and no crap. Just win baby

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Kickoff is soon, how is the crowd Hondo?

Stramm3
Stramm3

27-17 MSU

m4msu
m4msu

Minny playing really inspired football of late. Can we match that level of effort? Minny, rowing the boat, pretty much ticks me off to see while we flounder. Maybe the fans would accept our bad run if we had something to cheer about, and some thoughts that the future has promise.

PrisoncitySpartan
PrisoncitySpartan

Msu 27-20

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Just texted PJ Fleck. So happy for him. Great win.

m4msu
m4msu

We have the Red Cedar, can we paddle the canoe at least today?

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

MSU won the toss. ILL get the ball

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

No expectations today, I just hope The boys have fun. Go green!!

m4msu
m4msu

It is on Lewerke and the wideouts today imho. They have to give something. I think we get something on the ground, but gotta have that passing when they stack the box.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Three and out for the Spartans. The offense needs to do their job.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

3 and out. My Dawgs

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

What kind of a pass was that?

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Lewerke being Lewerke. Pissibg his pants 1st throw

Stramm3
Stramm3

Missed him dang... bad throw

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Bad start for Brian.

Stramm3
Stramm3

Big throw there!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Makes up for it in a big way on 3rd down!

Stramm3
Stramm3

Ok... lewerke throwing a good ball today...

Stramm3
Stramm3

Offence looking different today... let's go boys

Stramm3
Stramm3

OL looking good... lewerke looks like hes got some arm strength back

Stramm3
Stramm3

Collins is sooooo good

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Is offense doing good or is Illinois just that bad?!?!

Stramm3
Stramm3

This is what it's like when were not playing the top 3 scoring defenses msuchick ;)

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Nice TD!!

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Wow punches!! Well at least it’s entertaining!

Stramm3
Stramm3

Looks like the new starters in the OL are keepers... it's to bad we have to burn their redshirts

m4msu
m4msu

Ill down 2 starters at LB now, we should.... kill them??

Stramm3
Stramm3

No hopefully the defense can keep up with the offense;)

Stramm3
Stramm3

Still cant get off the field on 3rd down... theme of the season.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

ILLINOIS FG 7-3

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Hmmm 7-3

Stramm3
Stramm3

Let's go offense... gonna need to carry the day;)

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Nice pass Lewerke!

Stramm3
Stramm3

Cody white finally showing up today!!!

Stramm3
Stramm3

That's 2017 lewerke!!!! Love it

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Wow! TD Lewerke! Good job kid!

m4msu
m4msu

stupid rule

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Why would you have unsportsmanlike conduct after you make a TD? Just be thankful!

Stramm3
Stramm3

Good confidence building pat here... Cauglin needs it

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Brian Lewerke is the 1st MSU QB Ever with: 7000 Passing Yards and 1000 Rushing Yards

Stramm3
Stramm3

Great to see the kids with some confidence

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

I'm OK with the pedal Dion Bryan at least he showing some emotion

Stramm3
Stramm3

Defense needs to show it can be successful without bachie

Stramm3
Stramm3

Let's keep the momentum going offence... big 3 and out for the D... let's keep the D on the sideline for a while

Stramm3
Stramm3

Our WR blocking sucks

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Matt Dotson down

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

good coverage

greenqueen
greenqueen

Let's go offense!


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