Wilton Speight likely out for season with 3 broken vertebrae

"Too many turnovers", Harbaugh said. And it tried. Boy, did it try. When you come out and turn it over at the 50, that's bad business. Saturday night continued the latter theme. Sixteen pass attempts in the second half in a torrential downpour, to use MI quarterback John O'Korn's words to describe the conditions?

"We're becoming a good team", Dantonio said. O'Korn was given the starting nod after starter Wilton Speight went down with an injury two weeks ago against Purdue.

"I started to go celebrate and then I was like, 'Alright, I need to get Paul", Frey said. With the ball bouncing on the wet field, any coach would plead with the quarterback to jump on the ball and end the unsafe situation. West Virginia fell from the rankings due to the loss, and No. 24 Texas Tech was able to move up into the top 25 for the first time since 2013, according to Tech Athletics. Barkley also has 10 total touchdowns. They fumbled on their next possession to set up a Michigan State touchdown, which forced them to play from behind all night.

Give Harbaugh credit for this, though.

Michigan State extended the lead to 14-3 midway through the second quarter on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Lewerke to Madre London. He was, essentially, asked for his thoughts on the play calling. "And I think that's the biggest issue that you face in these kinds of games". MI ran the ball effectively on the first drive. "That's what we're trying to do, step by step".

PLANNING A PAYBACK: Michigan won last year's matchup 32-23, ending a three-game losing streak in the series. Even including the blowout loss to Oklahoma, the Buckeyes are outscoring their opponents by more than 30 points per game. Back then, Washington was No. 7 and Washington State was No. 10.

In the second half, the Spartan offense dealt with frightful field position mixed with disgusting weather as they battled into the wind in the third quarter, and through a torrential downpour that did nothing for either offense.

"So we're working a lot of angles to try and make this the most positive experience possible. We dressed in all-white, we were going to be a storm white today and that's what we did today as a defense and as a team".

Michigan: The Wolverines miss Speight more than expected. The Wolverines had found a deep-threat weapon in freshman receiver Tarik Black and he is now sidelined with a broken foot. It's always, 'Well, I'm a freshman...' This has become a hallmark of Fleck's staff as Western Michigan was second in the nation previous year in time of possession at 34:03. They had no problem knocking off OR last night, and very much look ready to win the PAC-12.

The difference in this game wasn't bye-week rust, the last play, the refs, the nature of an in-state rivalry or the wind, rain and wrath of Mother Nature.

Behind four goals from seniors on Senior Day at Jeffrey Field, the No. 14 Penn State women's soccer team earned a decisive 4-0 victory over the Spartans of Michigan State University Sunday, Oct. 8.

Dowell added the Big 10 - and the country, for that matter - should be put on notice. The redshirt sophomore collected two interceptions and recovered a fumble. Yep, Navy is back in my top 25, which should please the guy who tweets at me each week asking very politely when I might consider ranking the Midshipmen again. For their efforts, the Spartans make their first AP Poll appearance of the year, coming in at No. 21. Wisconsin and Ohio State slid up to Nos.

The last one is a stretch, mainly because Michigan's defense will keep them in every game.

  • Julie Sanders