1. Absent a trick FG play, MSU starters matched LSU starters into 3Q, until they were exhausted. (Zero depth, starters in til the end of the game). That matches last week - needing a trick FG play to beat an FBS opponent. 2. We ran fewer plays than our opponent 3. Dismal 3-for-13 on 3rd down. "A win is a win"? Have you no pride? 4. With JJ in the game, everyone in the stadium knows the 3 plays he can run on 1st & 2nd down. No-one cares on 3rd down. May as well just punt. At least no TO at the 5. 5. The receiving corps ran a fraction of their play-book in game conditions. Do we expect them to just turn it on at Auburn? 6. Both QBs & sometimes the OC seem to have minimal control of the game. Do we expect JL to just turn it on at Auburn? 7. JJ's body language suggests he doesn't trust his play either. 8. Tolliver made an unbelievable one-handed catch at the side-line, and got one and maybe both feet down; NFL stuff per Michael Clayton 9. When JL does throw the ball down the field, both team and crowd came alive 10.More scornful commentary from ESPN, but these are the same guys who feature the senile Holtz, the puerile, farcical court-room thing, and the patronizing, demeaning helmet stickers. Where's the genuine humor of the pre-ABC ESPN & Christopher James Berman? Some differences: 11. Tolliver aside, the highlight of the game was the alumni band 12. Ridley got a rest. Where was Blue? 13. We saw what MFord can do; elecrtrifying at times. 14. Score & stats were padded in 4Q when MSU D was spent Some random thoughts: 15. The celebrated 9 & 0 1973 team didn't win another game. We are within a whisker (actually 2) of being 5 & 2. Odds of converting 4th & long to win the game again? About 1 in 1000. 16. Can we afford to spy Newton with both Shepard AND Baker? 17. A metaphor for people of the caliber of Tolliver, Shepard, Randle & DPaterson might be a soccer team fielding the likes of Didier Drogba, Landon Donovan, Fernando Torres. If their coach utilized them for 5% of the time, his chairman would fire him after 44 days (See Damned United DVD). When does JAlleva step in?