Bad blood: UM QB Joe Milton, MSU LB Antjuan Simmons trade jabs following rivalry game
Michigan State linebacker Antjuan Simmons was excellent in the Spartans’ 27-24 win over Michigan, but he apparently didn’t catch the attention of Wolverines’ QB Joe Milton on film.
Milton said after the game that Simmons “wasn’t really on my radar.”
Joe Milton asked if he knew that Antjuan Simmons is that good of a player.
"Antjuan Simmons, who's that?"
— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) October 31, 2020
Michigan’s Joe Milton was asked if he knew MSU’s Antjuan Simmons was so good.
“I wasn’t really worried about him. He’s a heck of a player, but he wasn’t really on my radar,” he said. pic.twitter.com/pLOZ7dyiFZ
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 31, 2020
Simmons, who finished the game with 11 tackles and two pass breakups, fired back.
“I don’t really care what Joe Milton says,” Simmons responded.
Simmons responded. “I don’t really care about what Joe Milton says.” Says he studied the film on Milton. https://t.co/0YlAZ2bbut
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 31, 2020
Milton wasn’t terrible, but he wasn’t efficient, either. He completed 32-of-51 passes for 300 yards but didn’t record a touchdown through the air or on the ground. His 5.9 yards per attempt is far below average and looks especially pedestrian next to Rocky Lombardi’s 10.1 yards per attempt for the Spartans.
Simmons had more to say after the win, including a great new nickname for the Paul Bunyan Trophy that goes to the winner of this matchup every year.
Antjuan Simmons on comments that he’s not on Joe Milton’s radar:
"It don’t matter. Pauly B is back with us."
— Colton Pouncy (@colton_pouncy) October 31, 2020
Jim Harbaugh is now 1-6 in his career at home vs. Michigan rivals Ohio State and Michigan State.