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Bob Wojnowski, Angelique S. Chengelis and Matt Charboneau preview the Michigan vs. Wisconsin and Michigan State vs. Penn State games. The Detroit News

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Matt Charboneau, Angelique S. Chengelis, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions on the outcome of Saturday's Michigan State-Penn State game at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network/760 AM)

Matt Charboneau: The Spartans are a wreck offensively and have had trouble slowing opponents’ passing attacks. None of that is good heading to State College, where the Nittany Lions are coming off a bye and ready to put the loss to Ohio State in the rear-view mirror. Trace McSorley could have a field day throwing the ball around while the Penn State defense should be the latest to confound the Spartans. Penn State, 30-13

Angelique S. Chengelis: Each week, I keep thinking this is the week the Spartans look like the Spartans I thought they would be. They are coming off a disappointing loss to Northwestern, and issues have been revealed on offense. And now the Spartans have to play at Penn State — they say timing is everything, but this time, it's off for MSU. The run defense is stingy, there's no doubt, and the Nittany Lions will struggle to establish the run, but quarterback Trace McSorley will be OK with that. Brian Lewerke needs to be Brian Lewerke again, and that's certainly possible if he could find a way to feel comfortable playing behind this line. Penn State, 31-17

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John Niyo: The Spartans circled the wagons this week, but that patchwork offensive line still has too many holes to plug. And Trace McSorley has too many ways he can beat a defense that got exposed by Northwestern. Payback’s a cinch. Penn State, 34-17

Bob Wojnowski: Lots of obstacles stacked against the Spartans. Penn State is coming off a bye, and surely is motivated by last year’s loss. MSU’s offense is an injury-riddled wreck, and unless Brian Lewerke can create something, this could get ugly. The plan for the Spartans: Stuff the run with their top-rated rush defense and hope Trace McSorley is erratic. As good as McSorley is, he only completes 53 percent of his passes. Against MSU’s secondary, he should complete considerably more. Penn State, 31-10