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Look: Nebraska Fans React To Mel Tucker's Statement

The Nebraska football mascot celebrates with fans in the stands against Iowa.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 24: The mascot for the Nebraska Cornhuskers poses as fans await the arrival of the team before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The Michigan State Spartans have been one of the most surprising teams around the college football landscape.

Head coach Mel Tucker has the Spartans at 3-0 on the season and at No. 20 in the nation. The latest jump into the top 25 comes after an impressive win over the Miami Hurricanes.

Next up for the Spartans is a home contest against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Ahead of that game, he said Nebraska requested around 2,500 tickets and made it clear he didn't want to see any more Huskers fans than that.

"I don't expect there will be one more Husker body in the crowd than that," Tucker said via Michigan State beat writer Stephen Brooks.

Of course, that led to plenty of reaction from Nebraska fans who know they pack opposing stadiums well.

"This guy should know by now Husker fans love to invade opposing stadiums. Come on, chief," one fan said.

"Does Mr. Mel forget what Boulder looked like a couple years ago? And he’s challenging Nebraska fans? Bold move," said another fan.

Michigan State enters the game as a five-point favorite over Scott Frost and the Huskers. The Spartans have proven they are for real so far this season, but Nebraska offers yet another test.

Michigan State and Nebraska kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET on FS1.