The best football in the nation will be played on Saturday when Michigan State hosts Minnesota.
Here are a few things you need to know.
Can Michigan State play without running back Rashad Jennings?
Michigan State is expected to have no running back in the lineup.
The Spartans will rely on running backs Jacoby Ford and Justin Jackson.
But if the Spartans lose to Nebraska on Saturday, that could be a problem.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said the team would be in a situation if Jennings was out.
“It’s a possibility.
You never know what’s going to happen.
I don’t want to say anything that’s not happening,” Harbaugh said.
“I want to tell you, Rashad’s going through a lot right now.
He’s playing through some stuff, he’s in the process of rehabbing some things.
I think he’ll be ready to go, just to play.
He has a great football IQ, he has great ability.
But we’ll see how it goes.”
How about the defense?
The Spartans have the Big 10’s worst defense.
But they’ll be able to put up some points on the Huskers.
Michigan State will have to rely on two-deep in its front seven and defensive linemen Alex Balducci and Mike Hull.
The Huskers have only four tackles.
Can the defense hold its own against the passing attack?
The Huskies have been a top-ranked team over the past two years and will be without four starters on defense.
The only one returning from last year’s national championship team is defensive end Jordan Davis.
Michigan is 6-1 in conference games this year.
What happens if the Wolverines can’t get out of their own way?
The game could end in a touchdown or overtime.
That could happen because of the Michigan State penalty on Notre Dame.
The penalty was called after the Fighting Irish committed a safety on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Michigan has scored at least nine points in each of its last five games and has scored more than 10 points in eight of its past nine.
Can it win a bowl game?
Michigan’s biggest test is to get a win at Nebraska in its home opener, which will be on Saturday.
It’s the second time in four years that the Huskies are scheduled to play in Ann Arbor.
But the Wolveries also face a difficult road to get to the Cotton Bowl.
Michigan defeated Notre Dame 45-30 in the Cotton in 2015 and beat Ohio State 31-21 in 2015.
It has lost four of five games at Nebraska.
Will the Wolverids be ready?
Michigan has been practicing hard and will have plenty of work to do before the game against Nebraska.
The team has been without senior quarterback Connor Cook since Jan. 27 with an undisclosed injury.
Michigan was without freshman quarterback Jake Rudock last season.
Can Ohio State beat Michigan State?
Michigan was favored to beat Ohio States and the Buckeyes last season, but the Buckeye won 30-17 in Columbus.
The Buckeyes are expected to be better than last year, but they lost at Ohio State and Nebraska.
Will Michigan win the Big 12 championship?
The conference has a very difficult road ahead of it to make it to a national championship.
Ohio State, Baylor and TCU are the only other teams with enough games remaining to qualify.
The Wolverines have won five of the past six Big Ten championships.