2. Two turnovers with one being an interception
Last year, Michigan State had two total interceptions, which put them last in the Big Ten by far.
If this secondary is as improved as everyone says it is, there should be at least one interception against a Chippewa team that had the worst turnover ratio in the nation last year. The Spartans forced turnovers early in the season but had issues as the season went on, likely an issue due to injury and inexperience.
Turnovers also help the offense with a short field instead of having to grind out long drives. For a new quarterback and roughly a million unknowns with this team, easy points are welcome at any time. Finding that ball-hawk defensive back can flip the field where the opponent had an easy three or seven points and now the Spartans are in scoring position, a potential flip of 14 points which can be the difference in a lot of games.