AUDIO: Spartans Prepare for Battle, pt. 2

Due to injuries, Michigan State may need to rely on players like true freshman cornerback Chris L. Rucker against Notre Dame. "I think he did good. I think he did a real good job," senior Travis Key said of Rucker after the youngster's first start against Pittsburgh last week. "He comes out here, he works hard . . . we expect him to make plays when it's his time to play out there."

EAST LANSING – Senior captain Travis Key has been through big rivalry weeks in the past. He says Notre Dame may be down, but they are certainly not out. GSN caught up with Key, who shared his thoughts on the different mindset of this year's Spartans, the improved play of the Michigan State defense, the play of back-up corner Chris Rucker and more.

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