Spartans Will Lean on Defense
Michigan State is predicted to be the consensus number 2 in the Legends division based on the media and football gurus. Our esteemed colleague Steve asked, What's So Great About Michigan State? The losses of offensive talent and a couple of spots on the D-line lead some to believe they should be behind both Michigan and Nebraska. But, the back seven has a great amount of experience and defense returns 8 overall. Opponent scores might be in the 18-22 range. Members of the Spartans have their sights set on the Rose Bowl, and with their defense it can be done. But they will have to get through a treacherous middle of the conference slate. Iowa for homecoming, then two tough road games against Michigan and Wisconsin. Both of those teams will be coming off softer opponents. The Spartans may be drained by the time the Huskers roll into town.