Wilton Speight likely out for season with 3 broken vertebrae

Faith Castro
October 9, 2017

Despite Michigan's five overall turnovers, the Wolverines still had one last chance to win the game on the final play.

Michigan State drove 83 yards to make it 14-3 midway through the second quarter.

Johnson and the Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) continued a recent tear with their third straight lopsided win over a league team. They're the team on the upswing again.

With the loss, Michigan will undoubtably drop in the top-25, while Michigan State could crack the top-25.

We expect Michigan to squeak out a win, but we like Michigan State against a double-digit spread.

After watching the physical game, I'm giving you my three takeaways from Michigan State's 14-10 upset win against Michigan.

The big difference is that players can work on decision making, ball security, etc. MI needed a miracle of its own on Saturday to beat the Spartans, but it wasn't to be.

Sindelar replaced David Blough in the first half and had the best game of his career.

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Faced with a similar punt situation, Michigan State did what Michigan couldn't in 2015 and successfully got it away, into the end zone for a touchback.

Wolverines quarterback John O'Korn completed just 16-of-35 pass attempts with the trio of interceptions in place of injured starter Wilton Speight. Brett Askin is a MI fan from Toronto, Ontario who said that "crazy stuff happens, it is what it is". MI has allowed 38 tackles for loss in five games. "We come here to play Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and it's just so joyful to be out there and see the fans that have so much pride in us".

The Spartans led 14-3 at halftime.

Some of those fears have been eased during Michigan State's 4-1 start, as the Spartans are allowing just 16.4 points per contest. Why we stay in the stands and cheer and sing like idiots when the skies open up and dump rain on us like God is going through a breakup.

The emotion of the rivalry led to several calls after the whistle, a couple that came on Michigan State turnovers and erased good field position. Michigan State's Madre London, filling in for LJ Scott, had a 50-yard run and finished with 59 yards rushing on 10 carries and had a TD reception.

Sure, monsoon season hit The Big House on Saturday night. Double-digit underdog Michigan State beat the seventh-ranked Wolverines 14-10 in the series' first game completely under the lights. He has just 29 yards over the last two games after putting up 336 to start the season.

Nate Stanley threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa rolled past IL 45-16 on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak. A three-game stretch against Rutgers, Minnesota and Maryland may salvage a good season for MI, but those final two matchups against Wisconsin and Ohio State could be brutal.

One year removed from the worst season of the Mark Dantonio era, the Michigan State Spartans are on the way to once again being a contender in the Big Ten East. Before Michigan can control the Big Ten, it has to first prove it can control its state.

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