Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
3:30 ET. ABC.
Weather: 46 degrees, sunny.
Sagarin Rankings: MSU #35, Nebraska #23
Line: Nebraska favored by 1-1/2
The line has moved since late Sunday, now with Nebraska favored by 1 1/2 pts. A bland, but useful video on the impressions of the Nebraska team to the Corn faithful as posted by the Lincoln Journal Husker Extra.
- CFN Scout.com: MSU 16-13
- CBSSports.com/Singer: NEB 20-14
- ESPN/Bennett: NEB 23-16
- ESPN/Rittenberg: NEB 19-17
- Freep/Rexrode: MSU 17-16
- Freep/Sharp: NEB 9-6
- Freep/Snyder: NEB 21-17
- Athlon: NEB 24-20
- BTN.com/Tom: NEB 24-21
- BTN.com/Brent: NEB 27-20
- Detroit Sports Site: MSU 20-14
- Averitt: NEB 24-20
ES sez: OK, so the Doctor is using Facebook to preach to the Spartan Nation to show up strong on Saturday - let's not let the Nebraska Red take up the extra tickets. What impact will that have on the game? ES believes not much... if the Spartan defense plays its game and keeping Neb QB Martinez honest, plugging holes and watching their lanes - the Spartan nation will roar, and it will be a low-scoring, intense game. Remember - three of the losses were from a combined 6 pts and OT. But, the one thing that has remained consistent is just a fantastic Spartan defense, which is getting BETTER as shown in its dominant outing at Wisconsin last week. Max Bullough is making a run for Defensive POY in the Big Ten, as he anchors a stud-like defense.
The ES is going to the game to watch a gudge-match, a battle of defense, with blood and guts all over the field. This game will settle down and get ugly, and turn into trench warfare - look out for the mustard gas. MSU may lose a few battles, but will win this war. Those predicting Nebraska will score more than 20 are high as a kite - the Spartans have allowed that only once, taking the first half off against Indiana. Won't happen this week, or for the rest of the year. Can the Spartan offense score enough? LeVeon Bell says YES. But, give the Spartan defense six safeties. :)
Final score: Spartan Defense 12, Corn Wannabees 11.