Beat Boise State.
That's the mantra for the Michigan State Spartans this week as they prepare to meet the No. 22 Broncos Friday in East Lansing.
How does the game break down? What are the keys for the Spartans to come out with a victory?
Michigan State comes into the contest ranked No. 13 in the country but is missing a lot of talent from last year.
Gone are Kirk Cousins and Jerel Worthy, while Boise State has to get used to life without Kellen Moore.
All told, Friday's matchup should be very interesting. Here are seven keys for the Spartans' 2012 season opener.