Michigan State's weaknesses were hidden during its initial two non-conference games. Playing games against Youngstown State and Florida Atlantic allowed the Spartans to coast by on superior size and speed.
Last Saturday, Mark Dantonio's Spartans found themselves facing a Notre Dame team that could match their speed and size.
The result? A 31-13 beat down from the Fighting Irish.
Michigan State left South Bend with its tail between its legs. The loss dropped the Spartans from the AP Top 25 and exposed more than a few weaknesses the coaching staff need to address.
Central Michigan comes to East Lansing this weekend. The matchup provides a perfect opportunity for the Spartans to work on their weaknesses as they face a Chippewas team that should not pose much of a threat.
If Michigan State does not fix its weaknesses, Big Ten play will prove to be a struggle.