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Michigan state Throat-Punches Michigan, Takes Revenge

Week 11

  • Michigan state
  • 174.13 pts, 3-8
  • Weekly Grade
  • Michigan
  • 111.23 pts, 2-9
  • Weekly Grade

Michigan state got 42.43 points from Andrew Luck to dismantle Michigan 174.13 to 111.23. While Michigan (2-9) is only a game back of Michigan state (3-8), it has a lot to do with luck because total points tells a different story, 1,769.57 to 1,538.30. This win served Michigan a cold dish of revenge after they won a Week 4 matchup, 160.70 to 144.81. This game tape won't be broken down at upcoming coaching clinics, as both sides missed scoring opportunities. Michigan state had one starter turn in zero points and Michigan had three.

Top Players

    • Andrew Luck
    • 42.43
    • Rashad Jennings
    • 34.40
    • Todd Gurley
    • 23.60
    • Arizona Cardinals Defense
    • 23.00

Smooth Moves by Michigan state

  • The Toyota Hall of Fame would have its eyes on you for this week's win. But the Toyota Hall of Fame doesn't have eyes. Obviously.
  • The 22.80 points scored by Travis Kelce was the highest TE score in the league this week.
  • With 42.43 points, Andrew Luck had the ninth-highest score in the league this week.
  • The 21.90 points scored by DeVante Parker was the sixth-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
  • Starter Alshon Jeffery put up a zero, but Michigan state still won.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Somehow, all of your players had two bye weeks this week. The Toyota Hall of Fame calls that a bye bye week. Yes, it's a bad joke, but it's still better than your score.
  • Had a chance to start Steve Smith Sr., who outdid his scoring projection of 14.04 points by scoring 23.90 points.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Michigan thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Jordan Matthews. However, he scored 10.90 points against a projected 16.82 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • Michigan was faced with 3 starters coming up empty in points.
  • It was a beating at QB for Michigan, as they were outscored 42.43 - 14.43 by Michigan state.

What If

  • If Michigan state played Michigan every week, they'd be 6-5 this season.
  • Besides Michigan, Michigan state would have beaten only two other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Michigan, Michigan state would be 2-7.
  • Michigan state would be 26-51 if they played every team every week.
  • Michigan would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Michigan state would have lost to Michigan 210.77 - 146.39 had they played each other last week.
  • Michigan would be 3-6 if they played the same schedule as Michigan state.
  • Michigan would be 16-61 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Michigan has had, four were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • Michigan state had the week's largest margin of victory (62.90 points) for the first time this season.
  • It was the fourth time this season that Michigan has had the lowest score in the league.
  • This was the sixth time this season that Michigan lost by the week's biggest margin.
  • The win by Michigan state snapped a seven-game losing streak.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, DeAndre Hopkins scored 10.80 points against a projected 16.82 and has now underachieved in eight straight games.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Duke Johnson Jr. needs to step it up! He scored 9.60 points against a projected 14.58 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • Michigan state won in a blowout. They are now 2-4 in blowouts matchups this season.
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