Here are five pressing questions / points headed into the game.
Question One : Can Michigan State win their fourth and final game in October?
Heading into the season all eyes were on the Spartans schedule for the month of October with road games against Ohio State and Nebraska and home games against rival Michigan and preseason favorite Wisconsin. After three games the Spartans sit one game away from being perfect but the Huskers will be primed to keep Mark Dantonio's squad from being perfect.
Question Two : Will the Spartans rushing attack get back on track?
The Spartans rank 12th in the Big Ten in rushing offense. Not something you expect from a Mark Dantonio squad. Edwin Baker may be the back people look for, however, LeVeon Bell is coming close to passing up Baker as he's only 37 yards behind the junior while carrying the ball 24 less times. Add in Bell's six touchdowns as compared to Baker's two and do not be surprised if the Ohio sophomore soon gets more carries.
Question Three : Will the Spartans defense get back to shutting down opponents?
Last week there was no mistaking the ability of Wisconsin offensively. The Spartans gave up 220 yards on the ground and must keep Nebraska in check if they expect to return to East Lansing with a victory.
Question Four : What impact will William Gholston have on the Spartans defense?
Gholston sat out his questionable Big Ten suspension last week and will look to return with an impact against Nebraska. While Gholston is not a defensive stat leader, he's a big reason the Spartans linebacker are enjoying a great year.
Question Five : Will the Spartans remain special against the Huskers?
Last week saw Michigan State block a punt for a touchdown, record a safety, intercept two passes and connect on a 44-yard Hail Mary pass to win the game. The Spartans may need to be as special against a Nebraska team many expect to win the Legends Division.