The Michigan State Spartans have an epic grudge match on national television this Saturday when the Oregon Ducks pay a visit to East Lansing, and coach Mark Dantonio is making sure his team is fully locked in. College Gameday posted a picture of a motivational board in the locker room and after reading some of it, you’ll probably be ready to step on the gridiron yourself!
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 11, 2015
It’s no surprise that Michigan State is extra-motivated as it prepares to defend its house this weekend. The Spartans paid a visit to Autzen Stadium last season, only to leave on the losing end of a 46-27 score.
But the Ducks are a different team this year. Marcus Mariota is no longer playing quarterback for the Ducks, having been drafted into the NFL, but Vernon Adams should be able to hold his own against a tough Spartans defense. Oppositely, Michigan State is likely prepared to hit hard and play harder, refusing to lose at home.
No matter how you look at it, this is not a game to be missed. Kickoff happens on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.