Central Michigan vs Michigan State: 5 bold predictions

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Sep 19, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) warms up prior to a game against Air Force at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

2. Michigan State will not break 40 points

After averaging over 40 points per game last season. The Spartans have yet to break 40 points in a game this season, and I don’t see that changing this week, even against a MAC opponent.

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Michigan State was the closest to breaking 40 against Western Michigan in Week 1, putting up 37 on the Broncos. The Spartans scored 31 against a suspect Oregon defense and just 35 against Air Force.

Michigan State’s Connor Cook seems to be heating up and the run game is likely to take a huge step forward back into the spotlight after a mediocre week three performance, but that won’t be enough to rack up points on Central Michigan. Even the emergence of Aaron Burbridge won’t be enough for the Spartans to break 40 at home this weekend.

Central’s defense is no pushover. The Chips rank 30th in total defense and 49th in scoring defense, allowing an average of 21.3 points per game. Those numbers are not against some poor FCS schools, either. The Chips held Syracuse and Oklahoma State to 24 points in regulation.

Michigan State has the longest active streak in the nation of scoring more than 30 points in its last 11 games.

Will the streak continue?

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