KEY NO. 1
Get Andrew Maxwell and the Spartans offense started quickly. Last week left many wondering if the Spartans have the offensive firepower to battle for a Big Ten title. Getting Maxwell and company kick-started will go a long way to help fans and players jump into Ohio State week.
KEY NO. 2
After giving up the first two touchdowns of the season against Notre Dame, Pat Narduzzi's defense should be fired up and ready to dominate an opponent they should.
KEY NO. 3
If Maxwell gets off to a fast start that means the Spartans receivers have also got off to a fast start. This is needed prior to getting into Big Ten play as the Green & White look one dimensional in their present state.
KEY NO. 4
Get what looks like a small crowd into the game early. Driving in to Spartan Stadium and on our walk to the stadium, it was easy to see many have decided to stay home and watch the game on television. The past two home games have found the student section full early, today, only have of the student section is full. Big plays early getting the smaller crowd into the game is key to getting Eastern Michigan out of the game.
KEY NO. 5
Help give Dan Conroy some confidence as he's struggled early this season. Success today could help the Spartans when they need him most in conference play.