The Blackshirts were handed out on Tuesday to 11 players and linebacker Will Compton says if they want to keep those shirts, they have to live up to the black shirt standard of excellence.
Defensive Coordinator John Papuchis has his focus on Spartan running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell comes into this weekend’s game with 1,061 rushing yards on the season, including a 253-yard performance against Eastern Michigan in Week 4. Last season, Nebraska was able to limit him to 58 yards on 12 carries in its 24-3 victory over the Spartans. The Huskers will be looking to slow him down again this Saturday in East Lansing.
Papuchis also commented on some of Michigan State’s other offensive weapons, including a balanced receiving corps.
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