Northwestern plays a .500 Michigan State that hasn't won or lost a Big Ten game by more than four points. As Northwestern fans, we cower in fear of what this means.
It's time we stop thinking about last week's insane Roy Roundtree catch, Michigan's double-digit comeback, and eventual overtime win, and begin focusing on Northwestern's upcoming game wi-HEY! I said STOP thinking about those things. No! I see you! Looking all wistful! Stop it!
Anyway, it's time for Michigan State. This looked like one of the tougher games going into the year, but Michigan State... actually has a worse record than Northwestern? In fact, they're .500. But they could be way better, considering all their games have been really close! But they could be way worse, considering all their games have been really close. The only true test is the Pat Fitzgerald intense-o-meter. Let's hit it!
Pat Fitzgerald INTENSE-O-METER reading: 6.9
Symptoms include: can be used as a functioning space heater, although can also be used as a malfunctioning space heater that burns your house down.