Every week I will be writing about the college football game I feel you should watch. It’s not necessarily going to feature the best teams or the most well known teams. Instead, it will feature quality players who you should monitor for your fantasy teams next season if they decide to declare for the draft. I’ll write a paragraph for each team and also a summary of the game and I might throw in a correct prediction now and then. Alright, enough with the prelude and on to the things you need to know.
Michigan State Spartans @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3:30 PM ET NBC
Last year, Michigan State won this contest 23-7 at Spartan Stadium. This year will be much different as the Spartans travel to Notre Dame Stadium where they have surprisingly won six straight. Michigan State lost rookie running back Javon Ringer to the Tennessee Titans, whom rushed for 201 yards and 2 scores in this contest last year. The defense is led by one of the nation’s best, Junior linebacker Greg Jones. The secondary must step it up if they are going to win this game.
As for Notre Dame, Junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen leads their explosive offense into battle following a heart breaker against the Michigan Wolverines. His main weapons are wide receivers Michael Floyd and Golden Tate who are both having good seasons thus far. The Irish have a fairly inexperienced defense that shut down Nevada but struggled against Michigan. At least this year they don’t have to contend with Ringer, as it will be a less experienced committee running the ball for the Spartans. I don’t think the Irish will cover the spread of -10 but I believe they will win this game. Prediction: Notre Dame 24, Michigan State 16.