John Niyo, Bob Wojnowski, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau on the end of the regular season, as Michigan faces Ohio State and Michigan State faces Penn State this weekend.
Matt Charboneau, Angelique S. Chengelis, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News predict the outcome of Saturday's Michigan State-Penn State game.
Matt Charboneau: Michigan State has played well the last two weeks thanks to a running game that has been on a roll and a pass rush that suddenly appeared last week against Ohio State. It will be a challenge slowing Penn State QB Trace McSorley and RB Saquon Barkley, but Michigan State did a decent job against Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Mike Weber. It won’t send the Spartans to a bowl, but look for the upset that will ruin the Nittany Lions' title hopes. Michigan State 24-21
Angelique S. Chengelis: Michigan State has been looking more like the Michigan State team I thought the Spartans would be this season. Going to and winning in Penn State isn’t easy, and the Nittany Lions certainly have plenty on the line. Michigan State 24-21
John Niyo: There won’t be any bowl practices, but at least the young Spartans got a chance to play the last few weeks. Unfortunately, next year’s quarterbacks weren’t among them. The two quarterbacks left standing simply don’t get it done. Penn State 28-24
Bob Wojnowski: Two months ago, if you suggested Michigan State would be 3-8 and Penn State would be 9-2 and in championship contention, you’d be checked for delirium. But the Nittany Lions turned their season around behind star back Saquon Barkley and a revived defense, and they have enormous incentive in this one. The Spartans showed life the past two games but they’re stepping into a cauldron, and the Nittany Lions will be in payback mode. Penn State 34-13