What did Nebraska head coach Mike Riley say about Michigan State and head coach Mark Dantonio? Watch it here...

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley had several things to say about Michigan State and it's football program. Watch Riley talk about the Spartans in this video.

Nebraska may be struggling this season but that doesn’t mean Michigan State and look past the Huskers and believe they can leave Memorial Stadium with an easy win.

A program that was considered one of the top in the nation, Nebraska has now become just another program capable of winning some games.  First year head coach Mike Riley is already feeling the pressure with his team entering the game with a 3-6 record and what better way than to rid yourself of that pressure than a win over a highly ranked Spartans squad.

Here is a look at each squad and some key numbers to watch in what should be an intertaining game.

Matchup Preview  |  November 7, 2015
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Michigan State Spartans
(8-0, 3-0 Away)
Nebraska Cornhuskers
(3-6, 2-3 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
267 Scoring 300
33.4 Points Per Game Avg 33.3
1240 Rushing Yards 1524
17 Rushing Touchdowns 14
2070 Passing Yards 2492
17 Passing Touchdowns 21
3310 Total Offense 4016
32:58 Time of Possession 32:08
56/112 - 50% 3rd Down Conversions 56/131 - 43%
4/11 - 36% 4th Down Conversions 3/4 - 75%
28/34 - 82% Red Zone Scores 36-39 - 92%
Defensive Stats Comparison
177 Scoring 253
22.1 Points Per Game 28.1
924 Rushing Yards Allowed 976
9 Rushing Touchdowns Allowed 13
1928 Passing Yards Allowed 2843
12 Passing Touchdowns Allowed 16
2852 Total Offense 3819
27:02 Tim of Possession 27:52
39/105 - 37% 3rd Down Conversions 48/139 - 35%
8/20 - 40% 4th Down Conversions 7/17 - 41%
21/25 - 84% (15/6) Red Zone Scores (TD / FG) 32/40 - 80% (20/12)
Game Notes
Michigan State is coming off a bye week and tied for first in the Big Ten East standings with Ohio State. The Spartans enter the game with a 12-game winning streak, which is the longest for the program since 1955-56. This is the 10th meeting between these two teams with the Huskers leading the all-time series 7-2, including a 4-1 record in Memorial Stadium. Since becoming a member of the Big Ten, Nebraska is 2-2 against the Spartans.

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