Michigan State worried about invasion of Nebraska fans

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
Michigan State is hoping to avoid a sea of red this weekend. (US Presswire)

Two weeks ago there were so many Nebraska fans in the stands at Ryan Field that Northwestern had to use a silent count on offense in its own home stadium. This week Michigan State is hoping the same thing doesn't happen to it when Nebraska comes to Spartan Stadium on Saturday.

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis told the Detroit Free Press that the school has sold all but "a handful" of tickets for this week's game. However, looking at sites like Stubhub, there are currently 1,220 tickets to the game for sale -- some for as low as $6.

Which means that any Nebraska fan that wants to make the trip to East Lansing this weekend won't have a hard time finding a ticket. Also, it wouldn't be the first time Nebraska fans have taken over the city for a game. Mark Dantonio has seen it before.

Dantonio was the Michigan State defensive backs coach under Nick Saban -- who? -- in 1995 when Nebraska and Michigan State opened the season in East Lansing. Nebraska would win that game 50-10.

"I saw all the red in the stadium," Dantonio recalled during his Tuesday news conference. "Hopefully that doesn't happen this week -- we don't sell our tickets to the highest bidder. I know they'll come in droves."

Dantonio is right. I'm sure fans will come in droves this weekend too. Which team they'll be supporting, though, that remains to be seen.

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