Rose Bowl Contender or Second-Tier Pretender?
Welcome to another year of Spartan football. This season, I’ll once again blogging every game, recapping the green & white and previewing their upcoming foes. There’s going to be ups & downs (you can guarantee that) but I assure you it’ll be far from boring.
The Spartans feature a very favorable schedule this year. Not only do they avoid playing OSU and Wisconsin, but also their non-conference features one true road test in a matchup against Notre Dame. The latter half of the season does present some challenges beginning on November 2nd against U-M at home, followed with a bye week, and back-to-back road games against Nebraska and Northwestern. The Irish in South Bend, Wolverines at home, Cornhuskers in Lincoln, and potentially the Wildcats at Ryan Field (yeah I had to look it up) will undoubtedly decide the fate of this season. Yet, I still believe an unranked Iowa at Kinnick immediately after Notre Dame could derail the Spartans after losing in double OT to the Hawkeyes in 2012.
Final prediction: 10-2 (loss @ Notre Dame and @ Nebraska).