Linkedin Comment Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans takes place on Saturday afternoon in what promises to be an almighty clash between two huge rivals. The game is scheduled to start at 3.
The Nittany Lions arrive into the weekend as the No. College Football Schedule: Week 8 Games Read more Penn State improved to with the win over Iowa last weekend as is firmly knocking on the door of the College Football Playoff, while Michigan moved to after beating Illinois on the road The Wolverines, who have also beat Iowa this season, have won three games in a row and a road win against their Big Ten East rivals would vault them back into playoff contention.
Michigan has lost in four of its last visits to State College, Pennsylvania, but has won four of the last five meetings against Penn State. The last two of those wins were blowouts, with Michigan winning at home last season and also on home field two years earlier.
Penn State dished out a thrashing of its own, defeating the Wolverines when they last visited State College in It's unlikely Saturday will see a repeat of such lopsided scorelines, with points expected to be at a premium instead.
Penn State ranks second and fourth in the country in terms of points and yards allowed per game with 8.
Worryingly for the Wolverines, however, they have scored just 24 points combined in their two games against ranked opponents this season—Wisconsin and Iowa. Michigan averages Penn State coach James Franklin believes his team's offense has reached a "critical stage" in its development after relying heavily on the run against Iowa last week.
Coach Jim Harbaugh, however, was eager to focus on the positives. We were tested and we put in some hard work," he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. We didn't flinch. Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.
Kick-off is scheduled for p. Live stream A live stream will be available via ABC's digital platforms.
Series record Michigan leads the all-time series and has won four of the last five meetings against the Nittany Lions, including a win at home last year.
The Wolverines, however, lost their last visit to State College