While the Big Ten may not be appealing to the average college football fan this season, a matchup between Nebraska and Michigan State may in fact be worth keeping an eye on. The Cornhuskers enter the meeting as a Top-25 team in the BCS rankings and Michigan State is looking to build on its success after upsetting Wisconsin last week.
This will be the first road trip for Nebraska to Michigan State in 17 years, but the Spartans have yet to win a game against the Cornhuskers in their four overall meetings. A victory for the Blackshirts will move the team closer to locking up the Legends Division, while a win for Michigan State will show that the team still has life, despite getting off to a slow start.
You can expect a close game in this matchup. Here are five players that will likely have the biggest impact in the outcome.