Scott Reed - Spartan Digest

Michigan State linebacker Jon Reschke will miss Saturday's game against Indiana according to Mark Dantonio.

Tuesday, Mark Dantonio announced Jon Reschke would miss Saturday's first Big Ten road game against Indiana. With the possibility of Riley Bullough also missing the game, Michigan State will see it's depth at linebacker tested. Who does Dantonio expect to step forward and fill the voids? He spoke about it during his weekly press conference.

During his weekly press conference, Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio announced that starting linebacker Jon Reschke would miss Saturday's game against Indiana with an ankle injury.

Not only will Reschke miss Saturday's game, but starting middle linebacker Riley Bullough is expected to miss the Spartans battle against the Hoosiers.

While Dantonio listed Bullough as day-to-day.  Spartan Digest has heard the Spartans fifth-year senior is expected to miss a few more weeks before being able to return to the field.

Reschke missed the Spartans season opener against Furman before returning against Notre Dame and having a big game.  After two games he's posted 13 total tackles including an interception and forced fumble.

Bullough has posted 13 tackles on the season in two game with two quarterback hurries.

"I've always tried to just be on the up and up with things," said Dantonio.  "Jon Reschke's out right now and he's probably out for a significant time period here as he works through a sever ankle sprain.  Riley, probably is a little bit more day-to-day and we'll see how that goes as we move through the week.  We'll make an announcement prior to the game as to weather he can or can not go.  So we'll see how it shakes out."

Dantonio stressed others will have to step up with possibly both players missing the Spartans first Big Ten road game of the season.  But knows this only test the programs depth at a position many feel is the deepest in the program.

"Hopefully we'll get Ed Davis back," he said.  "He's getting better and better.  That's the plan.  So that is going to add an additional guy to us.  We've been deep at linebacker and we've got guys who played.  We've got guys who know what to do there.  So they need to pick up the slack.  It's an opportunity for people to grow.  Andrew Dowell will obviously jump in there and he has started for us before.  He's played a lot of reps for us so he'll be a significant factor in the game and he's a guy that can go play after play after play, 100 miles an hour. He's one of those type of guys.  Tremendously conditioned athlete.  

"Byron Bullough will play in there.  Shane JonesEd DavisChris Frey, we've got numbers, we've got guys.  Grayson Miller has been a guy who bounced there in the spring, so he can bounce in there.  Indiana is a three wide receiver set team, so that will accommodate that and we'll probably have some freshman possibly move up and take some reps as well.  More in a back-up position type thing.  We'll play a lot of people in this game.  We always have and it's very important in this game to maintain freshness.  They come fast.  You don't know weather they're snapping the ball in 12 seconds or 30.  But their going to be prepared to snap it in 12."

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