While Mark Dantonio has never been one to talk about getting revenge, at least one Oregon Duck feels the Michigan State Spartans will be a team looking to revenge their 46-27 loss from last season.
Here is what first year quarterback Vernon Admas Jr. had to say.
“This is a huge game,” said Adams. “I think they are the No. 5 team in the nation or something like that and they are trying to get revenge from last years team and playing at home. So I can't take no days off and try to keep going, going strong.”
Another first year player for the Ducks knows a little bit more about the Spartans as new offensive lineman Matt Hegarty has seen the Green and White up close during his days at Notre Dame.
“They play tenacius as always,” said Hegarty. “They come off the line hard and their linebackers fill holes. Its a fun group to play I know that. It's what football is all about whey you play on the inside. So for offensive linemen its a heck of a fun game to get in to. We played them every year except last year, so I'm sure there are some of the gang and familur faces. Buy they just kind of replace guys but they are really fundmentally sound.”
Redshirt junior wide receiver Dwayne Stanford grew up watching Big Ten Football in Cincinnati, Ohio. He knows what to expect from the Spartans and what adjustment the Ducks must make.
“The biggest adjustment is we're going to have to be a lot more physical,” said Stanford. Going up against them, they are a Big Ten school, they are bigger and more powerful than their opponents. So we'll have to be a lot more physical and keep the running game going too.”
One of the Ducks young but proven performers in the secondary knows the Ducks have to be ready if they are to have success.
“As we do every game, we're preparing hard this week because we didn't do a great job last week,” said cornerback Chris Seisay. “But this week we're preparing to play a great game. Practice harder, film and running to the ball so they can't make big plays and just being around the ball.”
The Spartans will welcome the Ducks to Spartan Stadium on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd and national television audience. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m..