Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Game 3: MSU 17, Florida Atlantic 0

So, the weather may have been a factor (and I should have taken that into account when I made my 35-17 prediction), but a win is a win - especially against a team which some outsiders said could have been scary for MSU (ala Louisiana Tech from a few years ago).

That said, Javon Ringer was put on display - since neither quarterback could throw the ball - and racked up 284 rushing yards against the Owls, which is the 4th most for a single game in Michigan State history.

Some have questioned why Ringer was still in the game with four minutes remaining with a 17-0 lead. Dantonio's answer was that he didn't think it was fair (or wise) to ask a rookie running back to get in the game and try to get used to a wet ball, when a turnover could make the game a heck of a lot tighter than it was.

Now the fun part of the season begins - Notre Dame and then the Big Ten. Stay tuned.

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