Both teams enter the matchup undefeated for the first time since 2005.
Spartans return eight starters from the top-ranked defense in the Big Ten last season.
Former Michigan State defensive lineman Kevin Pickelman enters his first year as a video intern for the Michigan State football program.
A four-year letterman from 2008-11, Pickelman recorded 93 career tackles, with 12 resulting in losses (58 yards) including six sacks (46). As a fifth-year senior in 2011, he received honorable mention All-Big Ten after setting career highs in tackles (37), tackles for loss (7.5 for 39 yards) and sacks (4 for 31).
A native of Marshall, Mich., Pickelman earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from MSU in December 2011.
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