Michigan State Defense Has Issues Entering Game With Oregon Ducks


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After watching the Oregon Ducks Defense get gashed for over two hundred yards by Eastern Washington Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp, I was under the impression that the Ducks D had some work to do this week to get ready for the trip to East Lansing. It appears that the Michigan State Defense  will also be without some key players entering the matchup of top ten teams on Saturday evening as two players will not be on the field, one due to suspension, the other presumably due to injury.

Safety Mark Meyers left the game against Western Michigan with an injury and was suspended indefinitely after operating a vehicle while intoxicated according to CBS Sports. Linebacker Drake Martinez has yet to make an appearance this season and according to CBS, it is not due to disciplinary reasons, which leaves a pretty big gray area. My opinion, most likely it is because of an injury of some sort.

"“We have to expect the unexpected. But they’re still going to be that fast-tempo team with a quarterback that can create and wide receivers that are going to make plays.”Michigan State Defensive End Shaquille Calhoun (via USA Today)"

Last week the Michigan State Defense held Western Michigan to just eight yards on the ground, but allowed over three-hundred yards through the air to the Broncos. Two Wide Receivers had one-hundred yard gains including Corey Davis with one-hundred fifty four yards and a touchdown and Daniel Braverman who pulled in thirteen passes for 109 yards.

Oregon and Michigan State meet in the Game of the Week between the Pac-12 and Big Ten on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 5pm Pacific Time on ABC.

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