The Northwestern Wildcats (6-5) have secured bowl eligibility and the Michigan State Spartans (9-2) have locked up a Big Ten title game appearance, but both teams are trying to end the regular season on a positive note and potentially improve their bowl prospects.
If the Wildcats are to make it five wins in a row on Saturday, they'll have to find some ways to be successful against the Big Ten's best defense. The Spartans are giving up just 257.3 yards per game coming in. But Northwestern is second in the league in total offense and they've generally been outstanding during the current four-game winning streak.
Northwestern will say goodbye to 25 seniors who were a part of the winningest five-year class in school history.
Game date, time: 11:00 a.m. CT, Saturday, Nov. 26
Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
TV channel: Big Ten Network
Spread: Michigan State favored by 6
Series history: Michigan State leads, 35-16
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