On the most beautiful August day in recent memory, the Spartans settled in for their last scrimmage of the preseason. Le’Veon Bell and a handful of others were left out of the scrimmage to keep healthy and the Offense turned in a 52-48 victory. Interestingly, as important as that was, Dantonio and Maxwell took some time out to compliment MSU staff getting these scoreboards put into place. Dantonio: “Those video boards are cutting edge and add a whole new dimension to the stadium experience. These high-def video boards bring the action right to you - it's almost an interactive environment. It's going to be exciting for our fans and players alike.” and Maxwell: “These video boards will definitely be a factor this year."
After seeing a photo, it’s not hard to see why these video boards will be a game changer.
Original Photo: MSUSpartans
As you may have heard, Dion Sims caught 10 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown. This was aided greatly by the fact that in the picture above, the scoreboard affectionately known as Phil was clearing out Sims vertical route by holding Drummond and Dennard out of the play. When Phil was asked what he felt his greatest contribution was he replied “I found myself occasionally turning off the game clock just to keep Maxwell on his toes.” When asked what he’s looking forward to most about the Boise State game he said “I get to turn it up to 11.”
Outside of Phil’s interaction with the game and Sims Godzilla rampage through the LB corps pass coverage the only other noteworthy note was that the Offense did convert a 3rd and 10 on the last drive of the game to put the Offense ahead. So hooray on the offense.