Nebraska Cornhuskers: Five players to watch vs Michigan State

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It’s safe to say the Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t had a dream season in 2015. In fact, if the Huskers don’t win another game, this could be perceived as the worst year in the history of the Nebraska football program. However, if they win a few more games, the story will turn into a “what could have been” type of season if not for some bad breaks.

Currently, the Huskers are (3-6) with three games remaining. Two of the home games are against Top 10 teams, while the third one is a road contest against Rutgers. They have also lost two straight games, and four out of the last five games. Therefore, the Huskers are in dire straights.

Unfortunately, the tumultuous season continued for Nebraska on Friday. Freshman running back and kick returner Jordan Stevenson left the program. He will seek to transfer elsewhere. Remember, Stevenson was supposed to be a big time player for the Huskers in the future, but his limited chances did not go well this season.

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When the Huskers take on the Michigan State Spartans (8-0), they’ll have some familiar faces back in the lineup. For a team that’s been decimated by injuries, the Huskers need as many available players as possible. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong is back from a one game hiatus. Without Armstrong, the Huskers scored 45 points in the 10 point loss to Purdue, but they also had five turnovers from the quarterback position. Hopefully, Armstrong can stabilize the offense against the Spartans.

Still, the Huskers will need a total team effort to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the season. Due to players like Michael Rose-Ivey and Chris Weber returning to a depleted linebacker unit, the defense should have enough bodies to deal with Michigan State’s rushing attack. While they aren’t likely to play the majority of the game, any contributions from these defensive players will be critical to Nebraska’s chances at an upset bid.

Here are the Five Players To Watch vs. Michigan State.