Saturday is homecoming for Michigan State football and it’s a chance for the Spartans to get back on track against a struggling Big Ten West team.
Wisconsin comes to town after firing head coach Paul Chryst and dominating a lowly Northwestern team on the road. This is the perfect opportunity for the Spartans to get in the win column and conjure up some momentum heading into a bye week.
What do I want to see from the Spartans against the Badgers?
3. Any semblance of defensive improvement
Playing Wisconsin’s offense should help the optics here, but I just want to see any type of improvement and I don’t really care how minor it is.
I just want to see some progress defensively.
I want to see that Scottie Hazelton feels a sense of urgency and knows that giving up 10 yards per play just isn’t going to cut it. Heck, even giving up five per play is too much. After watching Ohio State put up over 600 yards with ease, I want to see changes in personnel and improvement.
Honestly, I don’t care if this means getting a little more pressure on the quarterback, holding Braelon Allen under 150 yards, or keeping Graham Mertz to around 60 percent completions or less, I need to see something.