I hope Frost comes up with a solid game plan this week. With how the offense has been struggling, I think they should cut the playbook down considerably, run straight plays without much reads and practice those plays against multiple fronts/schemes until they master it.
With the number of mistakes consistently made, I have to believe there are too many reads on each play and/or the players are coming out tentative as they are reading and reacting instead of just executing. Give them 10-15 running plays and 10-15 passing plays to execute and practice them over and over in practice until it is mastered. They should have enough film on Michigan State to figure out the best 25 plays to run to exploit their defense. And more importantly the best 25 plays that the offense can execute
I think they should move the young tackles to guard and let the backups - Ezra Miller, Prochaszka and Banks rotate in as tackles. The O-line play has been less than impressive and shaking it up sure would not hurt. Play two tight ends as much as possible to help out with blocking. Also start Betts and Manning at WR with Brown and Nixon as second string, assuming Martin is still out. Got to love the fight of Liewer and Falk, but they don't produce much. Get the playmakers on the field.
Frost said he wanted one running back, but continues to rotate them in and out. I would go with Sevion Morrison as cowbell and Johnson as backup, as they have seemed to run it the hardest. I wouldn't mind seeing some wildcat and QB designed draws being called. As a counter fake the draw or do a flea flicker and throw deep to Manning, Betts, Nixon or Brown.
On defense I think the CB's are going to have to be play one on one and allow the safeties to come down and stop the run. Feel like they will have to play 8 in the box to stop the Spartans. Not sure if the soft zone will do much in this game. Make them beat you with passing game
Special teams. I think you have to rely on Culp. Even though he has missed 5 already, he is still the best kicker and has missed some close ones. On kickoff returns, just call the fair catch. Can't recall a decent kickoff return yet. Punt returns - go with Alante Brown. He seems to have pretty good moves. I think he would be a great returner.
IT HAS BEEN SAID, LET IT BE DONE! Nebraska 31 Michigan State 21