The over/under for this game is 54 total points.
As the Spartans settle into their spot as a playoff contender according to early AP polls, health might be the toughest opponent they face in the near future.
The topic at this week’s regular post-practice player discussions at No. 2 Michigan State was as novel as it was easy to guess: injuries. Now the betting odds for the game have the Spartans favored by almost four touchdowns at home.
Michigan State is trying to avoid a letdown after edging Oregon 31-28 in last weekend’s marquee matchup.
After seeing the tape, Dantonio said he and his staff went through every tackle from the team’s 2014 season and sorted them into one of six categories.
The No. 2 ranked Michigan State Spartans will host the Central Michigan Chippewas in what figures to be one of the weekends biggest mismatches. It’s a far different era now for both CMU and Michigan State (3-0), but can the Chippewas make it interesting? Here are a couple under the radar players to keep an eye on in the in-state clash Saturday. Aaron Burbridge, who was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week Monday, has emerged as Cook’s top target with 20 receptions and four TDs. The veteran quarterback will be a definite challenge for the Chippewa secondary, and, despite a strong showing against Syracuse last week, there will have to be more improvement in the defensive backfield if Connor Cook is to be stopped. The defense is struggling a bit too, allowing 414.3 yards per contest. The Falcons had won their last seven nonconference games…
So with Buckner stunting out of his lane, French unable to shed his blocker and Hardrick getting sealed by the guard (who has no one to block because of Buckner’s stunt), London has an enormous hole to run through all the way to the second level of the defense. “Perhaps five games in, somewhere near the midpoint of the season to judge them against a larger sampling of this year’s teams”. The first couple of games were not great displays of his talent, but last week he was finally able to impress Chippewa fans. This is comforting news, because his role in the offense had been unclear through the first two games.
Burbridge’s leaping grab with 10:40 left in the half extended Michigan State’s advantage to 21-7. That unit of the defense is going to have to play lights-out in order to slow down the Spartans.
Be sure to tune in to this game, which is schedule for 12:00 P.M. EST, on Saturday, September 26, in East Lansing, Michigan.