After sleepwalking through the first two weeks, the Michigan State Spartans' offense woke up in a big way, scoring 35 first half points en route to a 55-17 victory over Youngstown State. Connor Cook got the start and effectively ended the quarterback competition, completing 15 of 22 passes for 202 yards and four touchdowns. Jeremy Langford added two scores on the ground and Nick Hill took a draw play 35 yards for another to bolster the Spartan running game. The MSU defense turned in another strong effort, holding Youngstown State to 172 total yards and forcing three turnovers, including defensive end Shilique Calhoun's third fumble recovery of the season.
Matt opens the show with discussion on Big Ten Football security, in wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. He also talks about the Big Ten divisions, and the difficulties that Michigan State will face. NBA playoffs coverage is also a hot topic, and Matt delves in the discussion whether the Oklahoma City Thunder can hold on for the next round. Matt closes the show with the potential draft choices for the Detroit Pistons, and the confusion that it could give fans.
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Matt and Alex wrap up the week discussing the upsets and the shockers. Wichita State shocks the world by moving one step closer to the Final Four, and Indiana looses their dream by the inability to convert against Syracuse's 2-3 zone. The duo then discuss Michigan State versus Duke tonight, and Michigan's matchup versus Kansas. They close the show with Verlander's contract deal, and take open lines.