Michigan State vs. Texas Tech
The loss of several key players to suspension will be too much for Michigan Sate to overcome against a Texas Tech team dealing with the firing of its head coach.
Michigan State offense vs. Texas Tech defense
• QB Kirk Cousins faces a vulnerable Texas Tech pass defense but does so without two of his three top receivers. Michigan State suspended B.J. Cunningham (nine starts) and Mark Dell (three starts) for their involvement in a campus fight, and without them in the lineup, TE Charlie Gantt and WR Keshawn Martin will have to step up and complement leading receiver Blair White. Gantt is quick enough to make plays down the seam and he can hold onto the ball after taking a big hit, and while Martin has dropped passes he should have caught this season he is capable of stretching the field and producing after the catch.