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Saturday, September 21, 2002
For a couple of minutes there, I thought my beloved Spartans would beat Notre Dame for the sixth straight year. But in the end, Notre Dame won, 21-17, after scoring on 60 yard touchdown with less than 90 seconds.
The MSU defensive played very well. There were some big mistakes but overall that unit played well. Receiver Charles Rogers had a tremendous game with two catches for touchdowns and showed a lot of resiliency after being injured late in the fourth quarter. I haven’t ever seen a college football player who is more exciting when he is playing his best. But then again Rogers dropped a couple of balls at key times.
One could complain about pass interference calls that the officials made and didn’t make but the truth is that the Spartans could easily have won the game. An interception that lead to a Notre Dame score late in the second half and a poor job on third down conversions cost them this game and they have nobody to blame for that but themselves.
Still MSU played hard and I wasn’t sure that would be the case after last week. In the past they have responded to big losses with even worse play. (Of course they have responded to big win with poor play as well.) It will be interesting to see what happens next week with Northwestern as well as for the rest of the season.
O.K. now is the time for Micah to reread the essay he wrote a little over two years ago and remember that he has a tendency to take spectator sports too seriously.