Coming off a great victory against Michigan last weekend, the Huskers have another formidable foe to face in the upcoming week. Michigan State has a defense that has been taking down great teams all year and the Huskers will have to be prepared if they hope to have any chance of taking on Michigan State. Here are some of the things that the Huskers should look out for when playing against the Michigan State defense.
Defense can keep you from scoring–The last three games that Michigan State has played, they have been able to keep their opponents to only 9 points combined and none of them have been able to get a touchdown throughout the entire game. This means that the offense is going to have to be ready to throw in some unexpected plays in order to move the ball and get some points against this defense or they will suffer a fate similar to Michigan, Illinois, and Purdue.
They held Michigan to -48 yards–On the November 2, 2013 game, Michigan State was able to hold the Michigan offense to a grand total of -48 yards. This means the Wolverines were going backwards more than they were going forwards. The Nebraska offense is going to have to keep the ball moving in order to keep their yard totals in the positives and to put points on the board.
Sacks that Michigan State has accomplished in Big Ten Play –While Nebraska is in the lead for total sacks in the Big Ten, Michigan State is not that far behind. Their defense is a big threat to any offense that cannot move the ball quickly and the Huskers will need to watch out for this.
No team has rushed over 92 yards against Michigan State this season–If the Huskers are hoping for a long run in order to get the points in this game, they better not hold their breaths. This game may rely on some impressive throws by Armstrong in order to get the ball where it needs to go.