"I feel like it is a pretty good matchup," said Lewis. "They kind of remind us of Northwestern. They have pretty good guys on the offensive side of the ball, athletic guys, And I feel like we have athletes on our side of the ball as well. It will be a good matchup.
"We have to be all over the place and be on our game that day. We have to be conditioned."
Despite a long layoff, Lewis feels the Spartans are ready to go.
"We are eager to get out there and play our game again," said Lewis. "I'm excited to play against a team from a different conference. Seeing how we matchup against different conferences and it is always fun to see how the competition compares.
As for winning a second straight bowl game, Lewis knows what it means.
"That would be great for the program," said Lewis. "That would be a great accomplishment for Coach D, being a good coach that he is. And it would be a good accomplishment for our team as well.