If there is one area on the Michigan State defense that needs to vastly improve from last season it is the defensive line. The drop off in play from the front four last season was a huge factor in the Spartans titanic fall from the College Football Playoff to a 3-9 record. In 2014 and 2015 MSU’s defense ranked ninth and 13th nationally in sacks. Last year, tied for 124th out of 128 teams. Only Texas State and East Carolina had fewer sacks than MSU’s eleven.
Source: The Only Colors