The Michigan State Spartans will look to finish their season with a 10-2 record as they travel to face the Penn State Nittany Lions.
No. 10 Michigan State continued to dominate against inferior teams as they steamrolled Rutgers, 45-3. They will look to finish their strong with a road win against Penn State even though they are out of Big Ten title contention.
The Spartans would finish their season with a 10-2 record if they beat the Nittany Lions. Quarterback Connor Cook put together a strong performance against Rutgers with 254 yards and two touchdown passes.
Running back Jeremy Langford also continued to break the 100-yard barrier as he ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns, and Nick Hill added another two touchdowns with 59 rushing yards.
Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions are coming off a 16-14 loss to Illinois that ended with a last-second field goal. They are bowl eligible with a 6-5 record.
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg’s sophomore slump continued as he was held to 93 yards and a touchdown pass. However, running back Akeel Lynch ran for 137 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.
The Nittany Lions possess the fourth-ranked scoring defense in the country with 16.2 points allowed per game, so this will be an intriguing matchup against the Spartans’ sixth-ranked scoring offense, which has scored 43.9 points a game.
Prediction: Michigan State 31, Penn State 17