Indiana's offensive to test Spartans' stout defense

EAST LANSING, Mich. - This might be the best test yet for Michigan State's stellar defense.

The Spartans have been shutting down opponents all season, but Saturday they'll host an Indiana team that just put up 44 points in its Big Ten opener and looks like one of the league's up-and-coming offenses.

In fact, that might be selling the Hoosiers short, considering they lead the league in total offense and passing offense. But Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi's unit ranks first in the nation in total defense and rushing defense.

Indiana (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) opened its conference schedule with a 44-24 win over Penn State. The Spartans (4-1, 1-0) beat Iowa 26-14.

The two teams face off at noon in East Lansing. The game can be watched on ESPN2.

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