Five Questions: Minnesota

Michigan State returns home for some much needed home cooking after last weekend's loss at Nebraska. Here are Five Questions / Points of Interest we have going into the game.

Michigan State returns to Spartan Stadium after a terrible Halloween weekend in Husker land. A win is needed against a team the Spartans should handle, however, side effects from last week's loss could pop up their head.

Question One: Will the Spartans take Minnesota lightly?

After suffering their first Big Ten loss of the season, Michigan State plays host to a 2-6 Minnesota team coming off a big 22-21 victory over Iowa. Any let down by the Spartans could prove disastrous to the hopes of reaching Indy for the Big Ten Championship.

Question Two: Will the Spartans be able to throw the football?

Last week's poor showing by the Spartans in their air attack cannot be repeated. Recivers must get separation against a Golden Gopher team that is giving up 229 yards per game.

Question Three: Can the Spartans get a running attack established?

Minneostoa is giving up 201 yards on the ground per game this season and Michigan State is in need of getting back to pounding the rock.

Question Four: Will the Spartans be able to contain dual-threat quarterback MarQueis Gray?

The Spartans did a great job against a dual-threat signal caller just a few weeks ago. Now they'll be tested again as Gray has rushed for 500 yards and passed for 940 yards on the season.

Question Five: Can the Spartans get pressure on the quarterback?

Having given up 15 sacks on the season makes Minnesota the perfect team to play against if you want to pad the stat sheet.


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