ABC telecaster Brad Nessler wanted to give the network's player of the game award to the MSU offensive front. He felt their play was the key to MSU's stunning 49-14 win over #4 ranked and previously unbeaten Wisconsin Saturday.
MSU quarterback Drew Stanton agreed with Nessler's assessment that MSU's offensive front is one of the best in the nation.
"It's our offensive line. Like I've been saying all year, it's our offensive line that been doing the job. It's our wide receivers that are blocking downfield. Then it's our running backs, all three of them that bring something different to the table and they'll hurt you."
Senior guard Sean Poole, who relished going out as the talk of the nation, following MSU's huge upset, said the unit was bound and determined to show the world how good they really were.
"We just came out with that fire and that passion. We were a little emotional because it was senior day. All week we emphasized "low pads" and coming off the ball hard. We knew we could dominate them if we put our minds to it and played like we could."
Poole said the group knew early on they had Wisconsin on their heels. "Early in the game when we jumped out to that lead, that gave us a lot of confidence that we had them on their heels and we just kept pushing."
He said that the unit just wants to contribute to MSU's push to get to a second consecutive bowl game and help build the program by pounding the ball at opponents.
"I think that was a goal for us early in camp and we really strived to do that to make ourselves known as a team that can run the ball."
After over 400 yards rushing against on the best defenses in college football, MSU's offensive front served notice that it is here to stay.