EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker spoke with the media Monday after his team fell to Maryland over the weekend.

The Spartans have now suffered defeats in three straight games, with losses to Washington, Minnesota, and the Terrapins.

While the Spartans defense has been the most criticized unit, the offense has also grinded to a halt. In the last two games, MSU has scored just 20 points total.

In addition, the Spartans also struggled on special teams, with several kicking woes.

Despite all that, the show must go on in East Lansing. The Spartans are hosting the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday and are 25.5 point underdogs.

Tucker said the vibes were good in the first practice of the week and now it’s about battling diversity.

The third-year coach also had high praise for Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud, who is a legitimate Heisman candidate and is projected to be a top-five pick in the NFL Draft.

“Very accurate passer and really smart. He’s tough and he’s really good at getting those guys in the right plays,” Tucker said of Stroud.

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