Last season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were 3-6 and looking like they were on life support against an undefeated MSU program destined for the college football playoff.
That is until the Huskers beat the Spartans in Lincoln, sparking a run to a bowl game, and now, in 2016, a perfect record.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio recalls this as a spark that his team can learn from, as well as a time before he was even in East Lansing.
"When I was at the University of Cincinnati, in 2005, we lost to Penn State, I was talking to (Pat) Narduzzi, and I said, 'we have seven true freshman playing right now on defense, out of eleven players, we're going to be just fine. Inevitably those seven players played in the Orange Bowl," Dantonio recalled.
Hear from Dantonio as he discusses the state of his 2-4 football team with sports reporter Justin Rose.