The Michigan State Spartans will look to stay undefeated in the Big Ten and improve to 5-1 as they take on the Purdue Boilermakers on the road.
No. 8 Michigan State came up with their first quality win of the season after they held off a rally by Nebraska, who trimmed their deficit from 27-3 to 27-22. They will look to improve to 5-1 in their next Big Ten game against Purdue.
Running back Jeremy Langford put together a quality performance for the Spartans as he rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries.
Wide receiver Tony Lippett continued to be a playmaker as he caught three passes for 104 yards and a touchdown, which went for 55 yards in the first quarter.
Their offense ranks fifth in the country with 45.6 points per game, and it will be difficult for the Boilermakers to keep up with this sort of firepower.
The Boilermakers are coming off a 38-27 win against Illinois, and running back Akeem Hunt had his best game of the 2014 season with 177 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries.
Dual-threat quarterback Austin Appleby also looked solid as he threw for 202 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-20 passing while adding 76 yards and two rushing touchdowns on seven carries.
However, he will face a tough test from the Spartans defense that has been dominant aside from a loss to Oregon.
Prediction: Michigan State 34, Purdue 14