On Wednesday night, the Detroit Pistons open up their 2018-2019 campaign at Little Caesars Arena against the Brooklyn Nets. The hope is that they can stay healthy (looking at you Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson) and make a run at a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference.
Earlier today, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford took the time to wish the Pistons well.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 17, 2018
3 Reasons why Michigan WILL defeat Michigan State
Unless you live under a rock, you certainly know by now that the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans square off this Saturday. Ahhhh yes, campus vandalism and graffiti, insults, and general smack talk have already hit fever pitch.
But, as we begin to look towards the game itself on Saturday, all the makings for an incredible game are there. The Wolverines are coming off an absolute shellacking of the formerly No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers, while the Spartans did what most thought of as the unthinkable by going to Happy Valley and taking down the formerly No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions.
While the Spartans may have taken down Goliath last weekend in Pennsylvania, they will absolutely NOT be able to do so two weeks in a row! Call it a hunch, premonition, or whatever you’d like. But mark my words: there is no chance Michigan State wins this game. Just to back it up, I’ve got three reasons why:
1. Defense, defense, defense
The Wolverines have been able to simply get the job done on the defensive side of the ball to this point this year. Defensive coordinator Don Brown‘s squad has held opponents to just 1,666 yards this season, which is the sixth-best mark in the country. That’s 129.1 passing yards per game (best in the country), and 108.9 rushing yards per game (15th in the country). The Spartans do boast one of the best wideouts in the country in Felton Davis, but the Wolverines have shown both the ability to get to opposing quarterbacks (20 sacks, 13th most in the country) and shut down receivers downfield. While this opponent will provide more of a challenge, the Wolverines have shown that they possess the ability to make it tough on opposing offenses.
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