With a sold out crowd of 75,505 gathered at Spartans Stadium on a beautiful fall day. The Michigan State Spartans looked to show why they had earned a No. 8 ranking in both college football polls. However, when the dust settled the Spartans had to bow down to the Wisconsin Badgers following a 30-6 good old fashion butt kicking.
Things started positive for Mark Dantonio’s squad as kicker Michael Geiger hit on a 48-yard field goal with 8:03 left in the first quarter.
However, only Geiger would post points on the board for the Spartans during the day adding another three points right before the half that had the Spartans down 13-6 with a whole half left to play.
Following the half the Spartans looked to get things rolling. However, a fumble by L.J. Scott is where the wheels fell off the Spartans bus as Leo Musso took the loose ball and raced 66-yards for the score and the Badgers never looked back.
If you look for one area to blame for the Spartans loss, don’t...it was a total team effort as there were failures on offense, defense and special teams.
The Spartans will now look to answer several questions as they prepare for a road trip to Indiana next Saturday night. The Hoosiers have always pushed the Spartans in their past several meetings and with both teams coming off of loses anything could happen.