Minnesota (8-3)(4-3 B1G) at Michigan State (10-1)(7-0 B1G) (12:00 p.m. ET, on BTN)
Line: MSU -17 (Bovada)
Last Meeting: 2012: 23-20 Northwestern
3 Players to Watch:
1) Andrew Maxwell (QB, MSU):Andrew is not the starter and he might not even get a chance to see the field, but he certainly should. This is a kid who expected to be the starter but he just couldn’t seem to gel with the offense. Many other players in the same position would pout or make a big deal about losing their starting job, Andrew, on the other hand, took it with class and has tried to help the team in any way possible. As a fan of Michigan State or college football in general, you have to respect the way he has handled it. I hope to see Andrew get some snaps on senior day and I hope the crowd will give him the ovation he deserves. He may not have lived up to the expectations he came onto campus with, but he has proven to be a true Spartan and I feel that he should be recognized.
2) Ra’shede Hageman (DT, Minn.):At 6 foot 6 inches and weighing 311 pounds, Hageman is a load. He may be the best defensive player in the entire B1G and could be the first B1G player taken in the next NFL draft. Hageman is a beast and will test the Spartan’s offensive line all game. If Minnesota hopes to have any chance beating Michigan State, they will have to slow the Spartan run game and Ra’shede could be a huge factor in doing so. Regardless of how this game plays out, I would key on Hageman when the Spartans are on offense. He is a truly fun and talented player to watch on the field and one that probably hasn’t gotten enough recognition over the years.no comments