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Indiana @ Michigan State

Current Records: Indiana 3-7; Michigan State 5-5

What to Know

A Big Ten battle is on tap between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Michigan State Spartans at noon ET Saturday at Spartan Stadium. If the nothing to nothing final from the last time they met is any indication, this contest will be decided by the defense.

The day started off rough for IU last week, and it ended that way, too. They were pulverized by the Ohio State Buckeyes 56-14. The Hoosiers were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 28-7. QB Dexter Williams II put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for two TDs and 107 yards on 19 attempts in addition to picking up 46 yards on the ground.

Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, MSU beat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 27-21 last week. MSU QB Payton Thorne was slinging it as he passed for two TDs and 256 yards on 35 attempts in addition to picking up 33 yards on the ground.

IU is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the team is 2-4 ATS when expected to lose.

Michigan State's win lifted them to 5-5 while Indiana's defeat dropped them down to an irreparable 3-7. We'll see if MSU's success rolls on or if IU is able to steal their positive momentum.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Spartan Stadium -- East Lansing, Michigan
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $3.00


The Spartans are a big 11-point favorite against the Hoosiers, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Spartans slightly, as the game opened with the Spartans as a 13-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Michigan State have won three out of their last seven games against Indiana.

  • Oct 16, 2021 - Michigan State 0 vs. Indiana 0
  • Nov 14, 2020 - Indiana 24 vs. Michigan State 0
  • Sep 28, 2019 - Indiana 0 vs. Michigan State 0
  • Sep 22, 2018 - Michigan State 35 vs. Indiana 21
  • Oct 21, 2017 - Michigan State 17 vs. Indiana 9
  • Oct 01, 2016 - Indiana 24 vs. Michigan State 21
  • Oct 24, 2015 - Michigan State 52 vs. Indiana 26