No. 8 Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker will have his biggest game yet for the program as his team will host No. 6 Michigan in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. Tucker wants the atmosphere to be electric throughout the game, which is why he is requesting the fans to be early and loud.

He took his message to Twitter, calling on Spartan Nation to pump up the atmosphere inside The Woodshed:

This game on Saturday will be the second time vs. a ranked opponent for Michigan State. This game will be the first time that Michigan will face a ranked opponent this season.

Last season, Michigan State was able to defeat Michigan with a 27-24 score in Ann Arbor. This game will be a big factor for the B1G race, especially in the East. There will be College Football Playoff implications with this game. Tucker and the Spartans will need all the help they can get to defeat Michigan, and the fans and crowd noise will be big helps.