Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Michigan State releases statement defending timing of pregame walk against Michigan

Michigan State releases statement defending timing of pregame walk against Michigan

The Ohio State beat down on Saturday night sent the Buckeyes tumbling out of the top 10 in the latest college football poll.

Regarding possible tension on the coaching staff in the wake of Saturday's 49-20 loss at Purdue, Meyer said, "There's things need to be fixed".

Poole played seven minutes and scored two points in that game, so Saturday wasn't actually his first time on Michigan State's campus.

Maybe the Purdue students who chanted "Overrated, overrated" at Ohio State before the game were on to something. But the Buckeyes got no points out of that drive when Haubeil missed a 33-yard line wide left with 1:51 left in the first half.

"Once we made a decision to open this thing up and stay on the attack and be more aggressive, our guys have done a great job", Brohm said Monday.

Mack was third on the team with 26 receptions and fourth on the team with 331 receiving yards through eight games.

"Every time you thought we were going to swing and get back into it, we wouldn't score in the red zone or there was a turnover or we'd give up the big hit", Meyer said.

Michigan State released a statement about the pregame scuffle today, essentially standing behind its team, stating that Michigan was aware of the timing for MSU's team walk and didn't leave the field. Ohio State just has to focus on themselves and finish 11-1 in order to win the Big Ten East and make the Big Ten Championship game.

Michigan's defense was especially impressive, holding No. 24 Michigan State to a measly 94 yards in snapping its streak of 17 straight road losses to ranked teams. This is when Purdue pulled away from the Buckeyes though.

His biggest game this season was an 84-yard performance against TCU, in a game where he also had several costly drops. Two plays later, quarterback Brian Lewerke caught a 4-yard pass from receiver Darrell Stewart off a reverse to pull the Spartans into a tie.

MI added another touchdown late to make it 21-7 and that's how things would end. Haskins threw for 470 yards, on 73 attempts though. The Buckeyes (7-1) host Nebraska (1-6) on November 3.

The win was much-needed by MI football, which entered the year under fire because of the team's lack of big wins under Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines avoided going 3-9 against Mark Dantonio with the win and here's what we learned from the MI victory over MSU.

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