I had some trouble deciding which team would have to lose on Saturday night in order for us to talk about the future of college football in this country.
And while I don’t like to give up my team in the process, I think we can make some sense of why Louisville and Michigan State are both intriguing storylines this season.
First, MSU has some of the biggest names in college football, and has a number of elite players.
The Spartans, who were ranked third in the nation last year, have a Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Marcus Mariota, a Heisman winner in receiver Jalen Hurts, and a Heisman hopeful in receiver Marqise Lee.
The program has some talent to build around, but the question is whether it’s enough to compete with the SEC, the Big Ten, and the Big 12.
The other question is which of these teams has a legitimate shot to win the SEC East, or even the national title game.
MSU, with a solid defense and an experienced quarterback, could be a threat to win both, and it has the talent to contend with the Big 10.
Michigan, with an inexperienced quarterback, will probably not have a great game plan, and will have to rely on the defense to carry the program, but it’s going to be a fun game to watch.
If it were up to me, I’d probably go with Michigan State.
It has the potential to be great.
But as I mentioned earlier, I really think the Spartans are the team to beat this year.
What I can’t get over, though, is how good Michigan is.
I really like the way the Spartans have been playing, especially after the team’s disappointing loss to Georgia last year.
They have the talent and depth to win, and have an experienced coaching staff.
They’ve already beaten Ohio State and the ACC, and with a new coaching staff, they have a shot to finish in the top four.
For MSU to be in the national championship picture, though?
I think the question becomes more complicated.
One of the things I like about the Wolverines this year is that the offense has looked good.
They’re not only averaging over 300 yards per game, they’re averaging more than 1,000 yards per contest, which is good for third in FBS this season behind Auburn and LSU.
But if you look at the stats, they also have the most turnovers in the country.
MSUs offense is not only scoring touchdowns, it’s converting them.
MSUSA is not a passing team, and MSU does not have the best passing attack in the conference, but they do have the second-best rushing attack in FSU’s division.
They do have a good receiving corps, too, with star receiver Marques Colston and running back Dalvin Cook.
These three things make them very intriguing to watch, and they’re all capable of playing a big role for the Spartans.
So, how does this team play against the SEC?
I think the biggest problem with the Wolveries this year has been turnovers.
MSUS is averaging nearly 3,000 total yards of offense per game this year, but has only converted two touchdowns.
And when you look back at the record books, MSUS has the fewest passing touchdowns in FCS history.
They also rank dead last in the FBS in total defense, and their defense has allowed more than a touchdown every game this season (though that was a one-week span).
So I can understand how the MSU defense could be susceptible to turnovers.
But I also think they have some of their own weapons that could make up for that.
In the passing game, I like the play of running back Wayne Gallman, who has had an impressive season.
He’s been a big part of MSUSA’s offense, and he has the ability to make plays.
This past week, the Spartan defense allowed the nation’s most efficient rushing attack, the Arizona State Sun Devils, to score four touchdowns on their way to a 28-0 win.
I also like the run of running backs Marquez Williams and Jalen Hurd, who combined for four touchdowns against Oregon State.
It’s also worth noting that MSU had the nation a touchdown on its first possession against Notre Dame.
They scored five on their first two possessions and a touchdown in the third, before scoring three touchdowns on its final two possessions.
Of course, it could also be that the Wolverings offense has struggled to convert their opportunities this year because of their inconsistent play in the red zone.
The team’s best offense in the past five games has scored 17 touchdowns on red zone opportunities.
With all of this in mind, I’m going to take a look at how the Wolverons play in a few different areas this weekend.
How about the run game?
The running game is where I think MSU is