1.MSU has a crappy defense. Crist shredded MSU despite this being his first road game as a starter and little run game. Imagine what a DR-led spread can do to the Sparties at home?
2. MSU's OL is superb at run blocking, not so much at pass blocking. UM's 3-3-5 is in for a long day, I fear.
3. Kissin Cousins has regressed.While he makes some nice throws, he also makes the boneheaded mistake and is not finding receivers as quick as he was last year. UM's secondary will be tested, but I think they can come up with a INT or two vs MSU
4. MSU has a nice stable of RB's. I think this is a bad matchup for UM.
5. MSU still exhibits MSU discipline. Penalties galore in this game.
It is my semi-informed opinion that the keys to the MSU game is UM controlling MSU's run and UM not turning the ball for I don't see MSU stopping UM. They just don't have the athletes to stop spread offenses, but UM does not have the scheme to stop MSU's offense so it is a wash.
Can anyone explain to me why people rave about MSU's defense? It is very average. Dantonio has to be the most overrated coach in the country.