The Michigan State Spartans find themselves in a great position. They've already secured the Big Ten Legends Division and will be playing in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game. But before then, they're taking on Northwestern and are looking for another 10-win season. They're looking for a 10-2 record with a 7-1 finish in the conference, and 10 victories would be the team's second double-digit win season in as many years. More than that, Michigan State doesn't want Michigan to win its game against Ohio State and be crowned as co-champions. That just wouldn't fly around these parts.
The Wildcats dropped five straight games following two wins to begin their season, but they have turned it around with wins against Indiana, Minnesota, Rice and Nebraska. They'll look to make it five straight wins to follow the five straight losses for a 7-5 record. An upset over the Spartans would be a good way to finish things off.
Game date, time: 12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, Nov. 26
Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
TV channel: Big Ten Network
Spread: Spartans favored by 7
Series history: Spartans lead, 36-12
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