The Big Ten is hardly rolling to any big victories in the early games today against mid-major teams.
Don’t expect Michigan State to fall into the same category. The bottom line today is that Eastern Michigan simply is not a good team.
The Spartans said all week they would focus on themselves today and that should be plenty to roll over the Eagles. The passing game will be the focus, once again, as the Spartans could make some significant changes to the wide receiver rotation.
After dropping at least seven passes in a loss to Notre Dame, Mark Dantonio talked about making “tough decisions” with his personnel.
Don’t be surprised if true freshman Aaron Burbridge gets a good, long look today. He and fellow freshman Macgarrett Kings Jr. saw their first action against Central Michigan and there is no point in keeping them on the sidelines now. Bennie Fowler will still be a top option and Keith Mumphery has not played poorly, but after that, expect all sorts of combinations.
Less than an hour to kick and the stadium is lacking the electricity it had a week ago, which is no surprise. Considering the opponent and the weather, this could be a sparse crowd. Too bad for a team that could end up as Big Ten champions, but it is the reality.