The Nebraska offense wants to be balanced on Saturday against sixth ranked Michigan State but to do so the must block an outstanding defensive line that Husker offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says will be the best they have faced this season.
Michigan State is giving up only 115 yards on the ground per game and the front four has also played a big part in the Spartans collecting 26 sacks and 58 tackles for loss in their 8-0 start.
“They have been very disruptive and play really sound and smart”, said Langsdorf. “They will really give you some really good disguised looks in the back end but I think the biggest thing will be blocking their front four.”
Langsdorf says the Spartans have been able to put pressure on the quarterback without blitzing and says they will need to mix it up in the run game to keep them off balance.
“Having some misdirection helps us with the speed of their defense and the way they react and flow but I also think we have to go right at some people.”