EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — After a dominant effort against Akron on Saturday, the Spartans have a huge trip to Washington ahead.

Michigan State beat the Zips 52-0 on Saturday, the first shut out of the Mel Tucker era.

But now, the Spartans have a big challenge ahead. MSU travels to Seattle this week, where they’ll be the underdog for the first time this season.

FanDuel Sportsbook has Washington favored by 3.5 points over the Spartans in the Saturday night kickoff.

In preparation for the game, Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker spoke with the media Monday afternoon.

At the press conference Tucker was asked about the status of star wide receiver, who left the Akron game with an injury.

Tucker simply said he’s sore and “he’ll be ready when he’s ready.”

You can watch Tucker’s whole press conference at the top of the page.