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No. 10 Michigan St, No. 19 Nebraska bring gaudy offensive numbers into Big Ten showdown

  • Michigan State quarterback Tyler O'Connor (7) scores a touchdown on a 12-yard keeper against Wyoming during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 56-14. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

    Michigan State quarterback Tyler O'Connor (7) scores a touchdown on a 12-yard keeper against Wyoming during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 56-14. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook celebrates following a 56-14 win over Wyoming in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

    Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook celebrates following a 56-14 win over Wyoming in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)  (The Associated Press)

No. 10 Michigan State is off to a historic start on offense and faces another high-scoring team in No. 19 Nebraska to open Big Ten play on Saturday night.

Michigan State (3-1) has scored 201 points through four games, best in school history. The Cornhuskers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) are averaging 45.4 points per game.

It's an interesting dynamic considering Spartans coach Mark Dantonio and Nebraska coach Bo Pelini are former defensive coordinators.

Dantonio said Tuesday that high-scoring games don't seem unusual anymore in this day and age.