Look, I forgot to send out the email to my compatriots for tomorrow's game about what they think about Northwestern Michigan State tomorrow, but on the plus side, you've got me. (Herm/Loretta/MT, the comments section is yours.)
Edit: Homey don't play that. Prediction added - Loretta
Michigan State, quite frankly, is terrifying. Their defense, by any metric, is one of the best in the game, only allowing 15.3 points per game (No. 5 in the country), 4.07 yards per play (No. 3 in the country) 5.5 yards per passing attempt (No. 5 in the country) and, well, that's not good. Jerel Worthy murders humans every day. And this isn't even mentioning their offense, led by senior and accurate passer-guy Kirk Cousins. Besides a crushing defeat by Nebraska - who we beat, by the way, -and what I consider a fluky loss to Notre Dame, they've been exceptional.
I believe, but, you know, just not that much. I'd really love to see NU finish the season with a five-game winning streak and cement a bowl berth, but, this is a prediction, not a fantasy. NU will have a surprisingly good day, but won't pull out the senior day win. I'd give us a 33 percent shot at victory the way we've been playing of late. Here's to Michigan State sleeping after clinching the Legends Division last week and us continuing our hot streak.
Michigan State, 33, Northwestern, 24
Tell me how you feel in the poll and comments. For the first time ever, I'll be heading to Blondie's, the NYC Northwestern bar, so, give me a heads up if you're one of those people. (I called too late to get a reservation. What?)
Michigan State has a big edge in talent on both sides of the ball and should win this one easi-
Northwestern 28, Michigan State 27