I will absolutely agree that Michigan St appears to be playing better football than Oklahoma right now but I will absolutely disagree that Michigan St is better than Oklahoma. Oklahoma has better athletes without a doubt. Oklahoma has a better proven coaching staff, and Oklahoma has a better home field advantage.Michigan State is better than Oklahoma. If the Huskers go into this game thinking they must be good because of what happened in Norman it will be a blowout.
Michigan St will go as their running back goes. Their QB is the epitome of a game manager. He is not going to beat you with his feet and I am not even convinced that he is going to consistently cut you apart with precision passing either. Miami's defense is currently ranked 21 spots worse than Michigan St (which is 12 spots lower than Nebraska). FWIW -Northwestern's defense is only 5 spots better than Miami's.
All this means nothing tomorrow night. If Nebraska executes like they are capable of this game will be a comfortable win for the Huskers. If Nebraska plays like they did against Illinois then Michigan St will be 4-0 when all is said and done. Michigan St's running back is darn good and he alone skews a lot of the overall stats.