Spartan Digest has five questions/points to consider prior to kickoff.
Question One: Will there be any lingering effects from the Spartans last game in the Big Ten Championship?
It will be just over a month since the Spartans loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game. While we're sure the feelings felt by the team after the tough loss have not been forgotten, the Spartans must not allow any failures to creep into their mind against the Bulldogs.
Question Two: Can the Spartans keep Jarvis Jones in check?
The Georgia redshirt sophomore earned first-team All-American honors this season and for good reasons. On the year Jones posted 13.5 sacks and 42 quarterback hurries. The Spartans offensive line must keep Jones out of the face of Kirk Cousins.
Question Three: Can the Spartans defense keep the Bulldogs passing attack in check?
With six receiving targets posting double digit receptions, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has plenty of choices when he sets up in the pocket. Keep an eye on the "Big Three" of Orson Charles, Tavarres King and Malcom Mitchell.
Question Four: Can Michigan State continue to run the football with success?
In the past three games the Spartans have rushed for a combined 530 net rushing yards. This type of success will be needed to keep the Bulldogs defense honest and out of the face of Kirk Cousins.
Question Five: Will Mark Dantonio earn his first bowl victory as head coach at Michigan State?
The Spartans are in their fifth consecutive bowl game since Dantonio took over the program. However, each of the four previous seasons has found the Spartans coming up short in their final game of the season. A victory over an SEC opponent would be another big step in showing how far the program has come since the 2006 season.