This is a game which can make or break the season for the Spartans. They have not handled Northwestern very well over the last few years, including last year's home loss to the Wildcats in overtime.
The good news for the Spartans is that the road team has won the last three games in this series, including MSU's record-setting comeback victory in 2006 under the "legendary" John L. Smith.
MSU needs their secondary back healthy to defend the spread attack of the Wildcats. CJ Bacher will throw the ball all over the field, but will also dish the ball to Sutton on the ground.
However, Northwestern had a tough time with Iowa's running attack two weeks ago, so get ready for Ringer, Ringer and then some more Ringer.
MSU 28, Northwestern 27