Fans in East Lansing are frustrated with a 2-3 start for the Spartans, and MSU has an uphill climb to become bowl eligible.

Their first battle will be against Ohio State this weekend. The Buckeyes are on a roll, starting off the season 5-0 with a No. 3 ranking. The have won out against the likes of Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Rutgers.  QB CJ Stroud is generating Heisman buzz, dominating on offense and picking up 1,376 passing yards on the season so far.

The Buckeyes are expected to dominate in East Lansing, and are currently 27 point favorites. That puts the Spartans in the largest underdog role they’ve been in in 24 years. Ohio State has won the last 8 matchups, and Michigan State’s last win over Ohio State at home was in 1999.

It’s not all bad news for the Spartans, as they’ve been in the same position before. In 1998, Michigan State upset Ohio State, and the Spartans were also 27-point underdogs in that contest as well.