For a game pitting two of last year’s Big 10 Championship triumverate, this game hardly feels like a heavyweight showdown does it? Both Ohio State and Michigan State were exposed a bit two weeks ago in their first real tests of the season. Now? We dont know what to make of either team. Did OSU solve some of its offensive woes with the QB change to hotshot freshman Braxton Miller? Did Michigan State learn how to block since their weak effort against the Domers in Week 3? Can either team beat a team with a pulse without the benefit of game changing turnovers and special teams play? The Spartans and Buckeyes didnt play each other a year ago on their road to sharing the title with Wisconsin. This game should have been played a year ago. On the first Saturday of October, 2011, these teams appear to be shadows of those title winning outfits from a year ago. But we’re also judging on small sample sizes and a single game egg the teams laid a week ago. Teams do improve. And sometimes you need a bad effort like they had two weeks ago to figure out which flaws you can survive with and which ones need major work. This

Read More…