Michigan State travels to Indiana this Saturday to take on the Hoosiers in a Big Ten matchup.
This will be the Spartans' sixth game of the year and their second conference game this season. So far, the Spartans carry a 3-2 record overall and lost their only conference game to Ohio State.
The season so far has been a disappointing one for the Spartans, and the downward-spiral is continuing.
There was a report of a series of fights and poor behavior exhibited between Michigan State and Ohio State during their game last Saturday. The reports only highlight a continued disappointment of what was considered a promising season.
Thankfully, this is not lost on everyone. Head coach Mark Dantonio notes that the team only has themselves to blame for poor performance, and he's right.
As the Spartans look forward to traveling to Memorial Field this Saturday, they must remember the words of their coach. They only have themselves to blame for the disappointing season so far.
Likewise, if they are to improve, they can only look to themselves to do so.
Here are my five keys to winning the game against Indiana.