Coming off a loss to Ohio State that dropped the Michigan State Spartans out of the top 25, MSU looks to get back on track against the Indiana Hoosiers at noon Saturday on the Big Ten Network. Michigan State beat Indiana 55-3 last season.
The Spartans are 3-2 this season and have had problems mustering a passing game to balance the rushing attack of Le'Veon Bell this season. Bell has rushed for 655 yards and five touchdowns this season, Michigan State has produced just four passing touchdowns total this season. Despite last week's loss to Ohio State, Maxwell had some success moving the ball through the air, passing for 269 yards (his second highest total of the season) and a touchdown.
Indiana is currently 2-2 on the season and dropped its Big Ten opener 44-29 to Northwestern last week. Indiana uses two quarterbacks, Cameron Coffman and Nate Sudfeld. They've combined for nearly 900 yards passing and six touchdowns with only one interception. The Hoosiers rotate three running backs -- Stephen Houston, D'Angelo Roberts and Tevin Coleman.
Michigan State is currently favored by 16 points.