Following up on their miracle victory against the Wisconsin Badgers, the Michigan State Spartans are going to have an extremely tough matchup going into Lincoln and taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
A Michigan State fan might look at this game and say that Wisconsin killed Nebraska, and their team beat Wisconsin, so this game is in the bag, right? As the great Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast, my friend!” This is far from a sure thing as the Huskers followed up that loss to Wisconsin with a big comeback against Ohio State and a dominating victory over Minnesota, in which their coach said they gave “B” effort in the running game.
MSU’s defense has been stout this season, and they were able to beat two of the top rushing teams in Wisconsin and Michigan. The question is, can their defense do it for a third consecutive week against a fellow BCS contender?
My simple answer is no. This ain’t Spartan stadium anymore, and we’ve seen Michigan State collapse pretty much every year the last couple of years, so I remain a huge skeptic. If they can go on the road and beat Minnesota after beating Michigan and Wisconsin at home, you can color me extremely impressed.
If Michigan State wins this game, the only team that stands in their way of the BCS is a road game against the Iowa Hawkeyes in two weeks.
As far as the NFL Draft, you can check out my list of Michigan State prospects that I think have the best chance to make an impact at the next level, and also check out Austin Bramley’s review of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.