ES Game Day: Michigan State at Nebraska The Enlightened Spartan: ES Game Day: Michigan State at Nebraska

Friday, October 28, 2011

ES Game Day: Michigan State at Nebraska

Well, the ES guess correctly last week, picking Sparty 26-24 over Wisky... and predicting a blocked kick - pretty good year for the ES so far.  So what about tomorrow, with the Big Green Machine taking on Nebraska?

Michigan State Spartans (6-1/3-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-1/2-1)
Lincoln, NE.  12:00 pm.

Rankings:  MSU #9 (AP), #10 (USA Today), #11 (BCS), #12 (Sagarin).  Nebraska #13 (USA Today), #13 (AP), #14 (BCS), #23 (Sagarin)

Weather: 49/55 degrees, clear skies
Line:  Corn favored by 4

Picks: CFN/ MSU 27-17, NEB 23-20, ESPN/Bennett: MSU 23-20, ESPN/Rittenberg: NEB 24-23, NEB 20-13, NEB 27-24, even picks (2-2)

ES pick:  MSU 20, Nebraska 14.
Stat of the week:  This will be a defensive battle, and Defense Wins Championships.  MSU will load up to stop the run, and with solid corner play will force Neb QB Taylor Martinez to throw.  Expect 3 INTs by Spartan DBs en route to a TD victory.