After a hard-fought win over the Purdue Boilermakers, Notre Dame's job is to try and fix its offensive line entering the contest against the Michigan State Spartans.
Certainly, Sparty has got some issues of its own to fix, most notably the passing game. However, the story of this ball game will be how Notre Dame's big boys up front handle Michigan State's defense.
Pat Narduzzi and the Spartans are going to be a different type of attacking defense from the Purdue look that gave Notre Dame trouble last weekend. Instead of relying on the front four, the Spartans will look to bring pressure from depth, confuse first-year quarterback Everett Golson and force him into making mistakes.
On the opposite side of things, Notre Dame's defense will be looking for a way to contain the nation's fifth-leading rusher in 2012, Le'veon Bell. Michigan State will lean hard on Bell. In Andrew Maxwell, they have a first-year starting quarterback of their own who is still trying to find his way.
Enjoy this episode of "The Program," as Michael Felder and Adam Kramer talk about this weekend's Notre Dame and Michigan State matchup.