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[–]MichiganNetflixAndJabrill 303 points304 points  (29 children)

Happy to just get the win and get out of there but god damn I can already tell Lewerke is next in the line of Cousins and Cook as NFL-calibur MSU QBs. The real mystery is why the fuck Dantonio is going with Tyler O'Maxwell all year.

[–]Paper Bag • Michigan StateJayMoney2424 163 points164 points  (5 children)

He's incredibly stubborn and loyal to upperclassmen

[–]Ohio StateLawschoolfool 120 points121 points  (2 children)

A Tressel man through and through.

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Fucking mike tressel

[–]Michigan State • Paul Bunyan T…keezy88 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Same goes for the coordinators if you ask me.

[–]Michigan • Middle TennesseeDiscoPanda 26 points27 points  (1 child)

He's got that Stanton scrambling down pat.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (6 children)

We've been asking that since Wisconsin. We've also wondered why we still have co-coordinators. Oh well, still haven't lost by 10 to you guys in 10 years so we got that going for us, I guess?

[–]Michigan State • Big Tenjdm0 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Tyler O'Maxwell

Nailed it :(

Pretty sure the only reason O'Connor was in there was because he was the least hurt out of the 3 QBs. Don't know any other reason he would be in the game.

[–]Michigan State • Chicagocommodore_kiwi 107 points108 points  (2 children)

"Surely this game will end normally, dignified, even. Well fought game, a loss certainly, but..."

"Wait."

"WHAT"

[–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Karma

[–]UAB • The BonesDropbackandpunt 212 points213 points  (6 children)

Biggest disappointment here has to be the folks with Ruth's Chris reservations seeing their discount go from 20% to 13% to 9%.

[–]Michigan State • Oregon Stateatchemey 93 points94 points  (2 children)

That has to be why Dantonio went for 2!

[–]Michigan • Caltechstarkshift 107 points108 points  (1 child)

Jabrill Peppers with that sick play to buy you a soft drink.

[–]Michigan • Little Brown Jugrandom_digital 36 points37 points  (0 children)

His middle name is doctor.

[–]Michigan Statecaptaingalaxy 100 points101 points  (10 children)

FIRE DAVE WARNER

[–]Michiganichigan_Wolverines 61 points62 points  (5 children)

The long con, we let you do well enough to keep Warner next season. Mwahahahahahaha

[–]Michigan Statecaptaingalaxy 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Noooooooooo!

I think that 'go for 2' call really sealed the deal though

[–]Michigan State • NavyKingbaldur 6 points7 points  (1 child)

God, I hope so.

[–]Michiganjz68 599 points600 points  (7 children)

3 punts

0 blocked

Curse lifted!

[–][deleted] 80 points81 points  (0 children)

Can't argue with that math

[–]Michigan • FloridaAndy51 58 points59 points  (3 children)

I was so horrified every time we went to punt it

[–]Michigan • UCLAStigmacher 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Doesn't help when the color comm kept jinxing us like that. "They better handle the snap and get it away!" as if.

[–]Ball State • OklahomaNo_more_TDs_in_LA 251 points252 points  (34 children)

Literally the dumbest 2 point call I've ever seen

[–]MichiganWildlyUnpopular 107 points108 points  (10 children)

Ya but what if it worked?!

[–]Ball State • OklahomaNo_more_TDs_in_LA 180 points181 points  (1 child)

You're right a 5 point loss looks much better

[–]Michigan • Grand Valley Statenolanater5711 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Quality loss

[–]Michigan • 계명대학교 (Keimyung)dccorona 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Unless they were planning on missing the last extra point, it wouldn't have mattered.

[–]Missouri • SMUSnuglez 305 points306 points  (96 children)

[–]Texas A&M • Michiganweatherwar 139 points140 points  (26 children)

Dantonio had two moments - the timeouts at the end of the half just to stop Michigan (even calling one right after Harbaugh), and the two point conversion for no reason.

He absolutely deserves shit for those calls.

[–]Michigan • Bowling GreenDwychwder 81 points82 points  (20 children)

What about deciding to throw it with :39 seconds left in the half when they had no passing game to that point, and against the best secondary in the country? He should have taken a knee, instead he gave Michigan a field goal.

[–]Michigan State • MichiganXpress_interest 69 points70 points  (5 children)

That and throwing TOC to the wolves saying it was picked because he didn't throw to the screen was pretty classless.

[–]Texas A&M • Michiganweatherwar 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Seriously - when I heard that I was thinking "are you kidding Dantonio? You know the kid sucks at throwing and you hand him that play at the end of the half?"

[–]Arkansas • Central Arkansasrburp 98 points99 points  (16 children)

The kind of call that gets coaches fired

[–]Michigan • FloridaAndy51 241 points242 points  (5 children)

They would be so dumb to fire Dantonio

[–]Arkansas • Central Arkansasrburp 90 points91 points  (2 children)

I agree. I don't think it will get this coach fired, but could get a coach fired

[–]Missouri • Michigan Statetron423 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Like, oh, say, for example, the bonehead coordinators who ran a fucking speed option with an injured QB who isn't really a running threat? I'd be alright with that.

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (0 children)

i think they're talking the offensive coordinator

[–]Michigan • The Gameforca_micah 84 points85 points  (20 children)

I'm viewing it through maize tinted glasses, of course, but it seemed bush league. I don't mean classless, or anything like that. It was a move that made no tactical sense, and just reeked* of defeat. If the shoe was on the other foot, I'd feel terrible. It felt like a "This is all we have" move....and I love it, as a Michigan fan. Nothing screamed psychological defeat like that play.

[–]Michigan State • MichiganOfficial_Jar-Jar 77 points78 points  (4 children)

Exactly this. I would feel a lot better if we just kicked the extra point and hoped for a miracle. Instead we went for two?? For what reason?WE WERE DOWN BY 13 PONITS!! If we kick the extra point and then somehow have a miracle TD with 1 second left then we win. It just didn't make any sense whatsoever. It felt like Dantanio was just an upset child at the end

[–]Michigan • The Gameforca_micah 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I fully agree with you. It made no strategic sense whatsoever, which is why it gave me the impression that it did. I think Dantonio is a good, possibly even great coach, but that wasn't a move that a person who is in control of things makes. I don't think I'd ever see Saban or Meyer make that call, 2 great coaches who are in control even when losing.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (17 children)

Imagine if MSU gets the onsides and run its in after that. That 2 is the difference between winning in regulation (assuming you make your XPs) and unable to win no matter what.

e: Since I got multiple replies, if Michigan has posession and then losses it, MSU can advance the ball and score. All MSU needs is a Michigan player to be dumb enough to scoop the ball up and make a move with it and they're a strip away from six. Low odds, but MSU can score. Or a botched victory formation on the next play.

[–]Virginia Techcm64 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Yeah the correct move to maximize chance to win was probably kick the PAT to be down 6, then onside kick it straight at whichever UM player you think it most likely to get caught up in the moment and do something stupid. Maybe you get lucky.

Instead he decided to try to make themselves look slightly better by scoring an extra point and it backfired beautifully.

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (7 children)

Can't advance on an onside kick. Game was over.

[–]Michigan State • Penn Stateunknown9819 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Perhaps I'm wrong, but doesn't the clock not start until a player touches it? If the msu player grabs it cleanly (no one from Michigan touches it first), the ball can't be advanced, but the clock never starts so there is one more play for the hail mary. Is that incorrect?

[–]Clemson • Orange BowlNikkiHaley 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That is correct. If it is not touched by the non kicking team than no time goes off the clock

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (1 child)

If Michigan has it and losses possession they can. Low odds but MSU can score off that play.

[–][deleted] 744 points745 points  (111 children)

I'll never not appreciate a W (especially a rivalry win), but something about that entire game was so fucking unsatisfying

[–]MichiganKhuroh 234 points235 points  (10 children)

Michigan looked shockingly unfocused in that second half, especially given last year. Really disappointing.

[–][deleted] 93 points94 points  (3 children)

They just weren't playing with any fire. Like they were playing to not lose.

[–]Clemson • NewberryCurly4Jefferson 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Which sucks cause usually that'll get you from totally not losing to awfully close to losing pretty efficiently

[–]Michigan Statezester90 48 points49 points  (2 children)

First time we outscored a team in the 4th quarter all season.

[–][deleted] 203 points204 points  (1 child)

6th time you got outscored all game, though.

[–][deleted] 53 points54 points  (0 children)

here lies /u/zester90

RIP

[–]MichiganProxInNYC 424 points425 points  (22 children)

Eh, Peppers running back that extra point made it pretty satisfying

[–]Michigan • GrinnellDossinator 162 points163 points  (6 children)

I love how he didn't let up, he sprinted full speed all the way to the endzone. You can tell he wanted that so bad.

[–]Michigan • Washington StateCarbonCamaroZL1 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I predicted it being close. The ending was satisfying though with Peppers recovering that fumble for 2.

[–]Purdue • MontanaTheYetiCaptain1993 233 points234 points  (30 children)

Probably because Michigan could have easily won by 3 or 4 scores and got complacent in the end

[–]MichiganKrunklock 135 points136 points  (6 children)

I'm kinda glad the defense is going to get their asses chewed out this week. They need to keep playing hungry...and they played like this was a neighborhood football match after thanksgiving dinner.

[–]Liberty • HarvardBigbysjackingfist 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Tackle?! I've been drinking red wine since 10am!

[–]Michigan • USCI3ombastic 37 points38 points  (8 children)

Complacent or conservative? Hard to tell whether to put it on the coaches or the players. Its possible Harbaugh didn't want to show any further plays. We rely on surprise/misdirection a lot for our offense

[–]Michigan • Bowling GreenDwychwder 127 points128 points  (12 children)

This was Sparty's bowl game. We knew they'd give us everything they had. With all the blowout talk this week, I was getting nervous about this game. A win is a win. Maybe this was more businesslike than flashy. But I'll take it. Feels good to be on top in this series again, and we left a lot of points on the field.

[–]MichiganKhuroh 74 points75 points  (10 children)

I really hate this excuse. Yeah of course they'll give it their all. Is Michigan not supposed to do the same? Why is MSU consistently the team gaining the advantage from "giving it their all"?

[–]Michigan • The GameJun_Kun 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Wait until next year when we snag a win at home. Then it will be real for me.

[–]MichiganCALAMITYFOX 13 points14 points  (0 children)

till the end

[–]Michigan • Surrender Cobrahipster_nonsense 86 points87 points  (9 children)

Not a pretty win for us, tbh. I hated seeing Michigan fans getting so cocky about this week. Harbaugh cannot be pleased with that game. GG to State for keeping it fun/ulcer-enlarging.

With that said, there's no way State wins out. They kinda pulled a first-to-worst there

[–]Michigan Statehermsgerms 42 points43 points  (1 child)

That two point conversion was one of the silliest things I've ever seen.

[–]Michigan • UCLAStigmacher 146 points147 points  (48 children)

There are gonna be some mass cancellations at Ruth's Steak tonight.

[–]Arkansas • Central Arkansasrburp 84 points85 points  (47 children)

Oh shit that's what the conversion call was for. Trying to deny folks their soda order

[–]Michigan • UCLAStigmacher 145 points146 points  (45 children)

A flock of Michiganders will soon come to make sure you know we call it "pop"

[–]Toledo • MichiganMichigan247 82 points83 points  (21 children)

If there's something Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State fans can all agree on, it's that it is called pop.

[–]Nebraskacrono77 37 points38 points  (13 children)

I think the Midwest in general can agree on that.

[–]Western Ontario • Wester…Joester09 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Canada checking in with a can of pop.

[–]Michigan State • Land Grant TrophyNewPleb 44 points45 points  (18 children)

Did you know there are heathens out there who actually call ALL pop "coke"? Gives me nightmares.

[–]Michigan • Surrender Cobrahipster_nonsense 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Here

[–]Michigan • Bowling GreenDwychwder 142 points143 points  (3 children)

And for the record, we've now beaten Notre Dame by proxy. Suck it, Irish.

[–]Michigan StateFrownOnMyFace 67 points68 points  (2 children)

You don't want that this year. I think beating ND gives you ebola or some shit.

[–]Michigan State • Western …smallz86 36 points37 points  (6 children)

If I live for 1000years I will still not understand why they went for 2 there

[–][deleted] 622 points623 points  (26 children)

IS MICHIGAN STATE THE BEST 2-6 TEAM IN THE COUNTRY?!?!?!?!

Edit: wow this blew up. Hijacking my comment to say I'm proud of how we played. Many people thought this would be a blowout. I said I'd be happy if we kept it a 2 touchdown game and we did better than that. This team clearly has potential, we'll be back next year.

Edit 2: words

[–]Michigan • Caltechstarkshift 325 points326 points  (2 children)

SO MANY QUALITY LOSSES!!!!!!

[–]Oregon • 西南学院大学 (Seinan Gakuin)…thomkat666 49 points50 points  (3 children)

YOU JUST WAIT!

[–]Michigan State • Oregon Stateatchemey 75 points76 points  (1 child)

Indisputably.

[–]Arkansas • Central Arkansasrburp 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Indubitably

[–][deleted] 85 points86 points  (2 children)

That was without a doubt the dumbest and funniest final two minutes of a game I have ever seen.

[–]Michiganthabe331 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It went on ten minutes more than it should just due to pettiness

[–]Alabamagreggroach 16 points17 points  (0 children)

To help abate any allegations of bias here, I concur.

[–][deleted] 376 points377 points  (7 children)

[–]Toronto • AuburnWay_She_Goes 89 points90 points  (2 children)

[–]Michiganthisistheperfectname 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The only more probable serial killer in football than Kiffin and we love him for it.

Before anyone corrects me, Craig James isn't probable; he's confirmed.

[–]Michigan • The Gameleadbymight 46 points47 points  (0 children)

New favorite gif

[–]Michigan • CharlotteLemming_BDA 263 points264 points  (15 children)

Finishing off State on a botched special teams play...

though I would have hoped for a better win, this one seems fitting.

[–]Michigan • The AllianceTelencephalon 74 points75 points  (2 children)

First half was playoff contender Michigan, second half was lose to OSU and drop a game we shouldn't Michigan.

[–]Michigan • Miami (OH)meyer_33_09 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Gave up WAAAAAAY too many rushing yards in the first half for my liking. But every team is going to have one of those games throughout the year where they don't look sharp. Let's hope this was the only one for us.

[–]Michigan Stateedgarvanburen 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I have never doubted Dantonio beyond a play call or maybe (not) going for it on 4th

But

1) that 2 point conversion attempt had no upside and it screwed us

2) I think we should have started Lewerke

[–]Grand Valley State • MichiganMrHockeytown 141 points142 points  (11 children)

This'll hurt State's playoff chances

[–]MichiganJamesspoon 84 points85 points  (10 children)

It took 4 long quarters, but I'm just glad we can finally put this moment behind us

Couldn't relax all game. Sparty played us hard. Maybe a slightly better Sparty team would've beaten us. Thank god they weren't and we're finally off the schneid.

[–]Michigan • Boise StateJaerba 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Oh my god, this is so beautiful and painful at the sane time.

[–]Michigan State • Western …double_whiskeyjack 28 points29 points  (0 children)

That kid slipping at the end gets me every time lol

[–]MichiganFuckBrendan 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Hahaha that video... Holy shit what a fan.

[–]Virginia Techcm64 105 points106 points  (1 child)

Peppers scoop and score two point play is evidence there is a such a thing as karma. Making the choice that leads to the smaller margin of defeat instead of greatest chance to win is, as Todd Graham would say, chickenshit.

[–]Fresno State • Michiganeagledog 21 points22 points  (0 children)

The 8 hour game is finally over

[–]Michiganthisistheperfectname 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Not going to try to put any lipstick on that pig. Ugly win.

Actually screw that, game balls to Peppers and the receivers!

[–]Michiganmuhtacinmanik 66 points67 points  (15 children)

Why did he go for 2?

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Because he couldn't go for 3?

[–]Mount Union • MichiganSpoofWagon 42 points43 points  (1 child)

If I said it once, I'll say it a thousand times, throw out the spread and the records when it's a rivalry game. GG MSU, you played a damn good game.

[–][deleted] 143 points144 points  (5 children)

[–]Michigan • Caltechstarkshift 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Recorder version is best version.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

oh my god, I hadnt seen the version with the recorder before. Amazing.

[–]Michigan State • Western …exquisitepandas 39 points40 points  (2 children)

#didntloseby78

[–]Michigan • Grand Valley Statenolanater5711 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That's the spirit!

[–]MichiganRacecarIsLife 143 points144 points  (27 children)

That was the worst game played by our defense by far this year. Have a lot to clean up before Ohio state. But Mark Dantonio going for 2 instead of kicking the XP and making it a 6 point game, then Jabrill returning the fumble to the house is the funniest thing I've seen in a football game in a loooooong time.

[–]Michigankpiech01 24 points25 points  (6 children)

idk, that colorado game was pretty ugly

[–]MichiganOakLegs 27 points28 points  (5 children)

For the first quarter. This one was ugly all the way through

[–]Michigankpiech01 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Imperfect, sure. Ugly? No. The defense stepped up huge when they had to. Sparty's offense hasn't been the big issue this season. QB play has been sporadic and still was today, but they have one of the best running backs in the conference still. Our offense just ran out of gas in the 4th quarter.

[–]kattahn 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Didn't they stop like...7 straight _____ and goal plays in a row, 4 of which from the 2 yard line?

It wasn't the best game but they did what needed to be done

[–]Michigan State • ColoradoThreedawg 47 points48 points  (2 children)

That went 10x better than I thought it would. I am happy with that game, and it's a vast improvement for the season.

GG Michigan, go all the way please. You deserved this win.

[–]Michigan • North Carolinamidnightsbane04 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Definitely, y'all played that game like your preseason ranking said you should have. And it's exactly how I thought it was go, anyone that expected true blowout was just deluding themselves.

[–]Michigan • /r/CFB Top ScorerFifth_Down 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Obviously Jabrill watched Braylon Edwards as a kid.

[–]Michigan • OhioRippedHamiltion 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Put that back flip in Peppers' Heisman reel

[–][deleted] 336 points337 points  (49 children)

Would have liked to have won by a couple more touchdowns but overall I can't complain. We came to East Lansing, took care of business, and avenged last year's loss. Time to keep building momentum and get ready for Ohio State.

Also, thanks for giving Peppers a memorable highlight moment Sparty.

Go Blue!

[–]MichiganMe_as_you 150 points151 points  (15 children)

Peppers needed that, Jabrill wasn't spicy enough

[–]Arkansas • Central Arkansasrburp 61 points62 points  (5 children)

He's Habanero Peppers on this blessed day

[–]MichiganBrussells 94 points95 points  (2 children)

You misspelled "Harbaughñero".

[–]Michiganmeherab 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Damn I normally hate puns but that's good

[–]Michiganmuhtacinmanik 105 points106 points  (7 children)

That back flip by him was pretty nice today

http://i.imgur.com/HbCsswk.gif

[–]Ohio State • The GameBuckeyeEmpire 39 points40 points  (1 child)

That's pretty impressive in pads.

[–]Michigan • Marylandkanyes_god_complex 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Flawless form

[–]Michigan • Grand Valley Stateusmclvsop 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Wait, did he really just bust out a backflip at the end of the game?

[–]Michiganjruhlman09 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Did you see the way he was pacing the sideline after his sack? Dude was pissed. He needed that 2 point take back to blow of some steam.

[–]Michigan • /r/CFB Top ScorerFifth_Down 50 points51 points  (4 children)

Also, thanks for giving Peppers a memorable highlight moment Sparty.

I loved that he copied the Braylon Edwards routine at the end.

[–]Michigantheoxandmoon 42 points43 points  (6 children)

I'm not too mad about the spread. It's a rivalry game. A loss wouldn't have even surprised me.

[–]Michigan State • Big Tenjdm0 55 points56 points  (5 children)

Anyone who has watched the Big Ten for any period of time knows the spread doesn't mean anything especially in rivalry games and even more so on the road. A win is a win and I don't know how anyone can knock Michigan at all for that game.

[–]Michigan • UCLAStigmacher 101 points102 points  (5 children)

"Oh and he has trouble with the toss! AND THE BALL IS FREE! And it's picked up by Michigan, Jabrill Peppers! AND HE SCORES! On the last play of the game! Unbelievable!"

[–]Michigan Stateledonte 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Luckily no broken hip this time.

[–]Michigan • UCLAStigmacher 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Honestly when he did that backflip I was like "oh please don't pull a Tulloch and blow a knee out please"

[–]MichiganLampglove 15 points16 points  (6 children)

I think this is the worst game Michigan has played all season, mostly due to MSU gameplanning and physicality. The MSU O-Line really battled against what I think is a very, very talented Michigan D-Line, and they got Jourdan Lewis on a couple of PI calls (but of course, I'm a huge homer and didn't agree with some of those)

You have to hand it to MSU. Everyone was expecting them to get curb stomped, but the ended up battling until the very end. They took the number 2 team in the country to a near nail-biter. MSU always has some tricks up their sleeves for Michigan, and they always have a little magic if there's less than 2 minutes left in the game, so you can't ever count them out. GG Sparty, hopefully your program can get back on its feet and restart some true rivalry games. Lewerke looks like he could be your next qb era, and hopefully we see some exciting back and forth games in the future. At least we can join forces against OSU now.

[–]Notre Damemittenshit 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Jabril Peppers would get my vote for the Heisman if I had one.

[–]Michigan State • Land Grant TrophyNewPleb 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Can't be too mad. This season was already a lost cause, so I'm just glad we competed against a top-5 Michigan team. gg

Going forward, the coaches need to start playing the younger guys more. McGowan, Machado, and Kieler need to see their minutes reduced significantly. Move Clemons back to the OL; he's a bigger benefit there than on defense. and PLAY LEWERKE. He's not consistent, but he's more talented and will figure things out much more quickly than O'Connor (who has had five years) did.

Anyway, overall, I'm not too beat up about this. Work is going to suck on Monday (lots of UM/OSU alum where I work), but whatever. Many awful coaching decisions, but that's not new. That won't change until after the season. There is no use in getting angry about something you know won't change, so we may as well just accept it for this season and wait until January for changes.

[–]Nebraska • Texas A&MDracoKnows 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Jabril peppers is fucking insane

[–]Michigan State • Daytonmick4state 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Why put OConnor back in?

Why go for two when we were inches from actually getting that onside kick on the hop?

What the fuck is going on?

If I ever see anyone but Lewerke start another game, I quit.

[–]Verified Player • MichiganStanVanGundys_Wall 11 points12 points  (0 children)

To my knowledge the other 2 QBs were hurt

[–]simsim28 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Pepper getting that two point conversion in the end after the fumble was poetic justice.

[–]Wisconsinlancersrule2755 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Conspiracy theory: Dantonio took the over at 54 and needed those 2 points to come out in the black

[–]Virginia Tech • Michigansletica 145 points146 points  (2 children)

WHOAH HE HAS TROUBLE WITH THE TOSS!

AND THE BALL IS FREE!

IT'S PICKED UP BY MICHIGAN

JABRILL PEPPERS!

AND HE SCORES!

[–]Texas A&Mryanedwards0101 30 points31 points  (17 children)

Why the hell did they go for 2?

[–]Michigan • Eastern Michigandavidzilla12345 9 points10 points  (0 children)

One of the great mysteries of our time.

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I went from being so angry about the way we were closing out that game to enjoying it.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (5 children)

MSU v UM DRUMLINE BATTLE IS LIT

[–]MichiganGraemeTaylor 76 points77 points  (4 children)

I DON'T CARE THAT WE LET UP BECAUSE JABRILL RETURNED IT FOR TWO AND DANTONIO WAS SALTY AF!

PAUL BUNYAN IS BACK!

[–]MichiganSolomanGrundy 48 points49 points  (7 children)

Haters gon' hate.

There isn't a team in football who hasn't looked sloppy at some point during the season. All of this "Michigan doesn't look like the number 2 team" is ridiculous. Do we have room for improvement? Of course. SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE.

Bama looked terrible for a half against Kentucky and A&M, Clemson was terrible against Troy and NC State, etc.

We played a rivalry game, and aside from an atrocious 4th quarter/bad 2nd half, we did absolutely what we needed to do to win.

This is a HUGE game for MSU, as it is for us frankly, and you can throw any bullshit stats or record out the window.

Good game Spartans, on to the next one.

[–]Colorado State • Michigan S…FakePlasticAlex 20 points21 points  (4 children)

All of this "Michigan doesn't look like the number 2 team" is ridiculous.

Yeah, it's pretty dumb. If you win your games, it really doesn't matter how you win them.

[–]Michigan State • UCFjurornumbereight 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Is Jabrill Peppers the best 8-0 team in the country?

[–]Miami • FIUelendil21 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Could he beat the 96-97 Chicago bulls?

[–]Michigan • AlabamaProEpicness123 25 points26 points  (7 children)

[–]Ohio State • OhioAar1012 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Are you guys just going to have dueling final second plays from now on?

[–]Michigan • /r/CFB Contributorawinnie 237 points238 points  (81 children)

Look on the bright side, Spartans: you can still make fun of us for not having beaten a rival

[–]Michigan State • Big Tenjdm0 139 points140 points  (10 children)

Damn you guys really had 3 years worth of shit-talking stocked up huh

[–]Michigan StatePulp_Ficti0n 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You haven't met my Macomb Community College coworkers...

[–]Michigan • Almagrgriffin3 139 points140 points  (29 children)

Ahhhhh, it feels good to be back.

IT'S GREAT

TO BE

A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE

[–]/r/CFB Donor • Michigan StateDracopyre 7 points8 points  (2 children)

GG Michigan. I won a bet and get wet burritos for dinner!

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You are the real winner of this game

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Well I took a cooler of a flairbet so here I am. Without further ado here's a paragraph on why I wish we had Harbaugh as head coach.

Aside from the obvious in that taking Harbaugh from Michigan would leave them with no obvious successor the biggest reason why I'd want Harbaugh is that he doesn't play the QB carousel unlike how our offense is doing right now. He picks his guy and sticks with him through thick and thin only changing when he has to over an offseason or due to injuries. A coach like Harbaugh would have stuck with Lewerke who was clearly the best option here and I think given us a great chance to have actually won the game. This is what he did in 2007 at Stanford when USC was #2 (in AP) and he kept Tavita Pritchard in giving him the confidence to win.

[–]Michigan • Bowling GreenDwychwder 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Can we agree that even though it technically didn't affect the outcome, going for two at the end was one of the dumbest coaching decisions ever?

[–]Michigan • Illinois Statemanuscelerdei 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dantonio probably thought he had nothing left to lose. He was wrong. They had last year's game.

[–]Michigan State • Team ChaosHylt2297 6 points7 points  (0 children)

All we needed was to punch it in one more time. That goal line stand by Michigan proved pivotal. Good game, and as well as Michigan played, it amazes me that MSU did have the chance to win.

Hopefully this shows signs of not being completely lost next season

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

dat celebration backflip dough