Michigan State vs Penn State

Seven regular-season games left. Can Penn State run the table, beginning with today’s Michigan State contest at Beaver Stadium, and finish the regular season 11-1? Stopping Spartans quarterback Brian Lewerke is the Lions’ top priority if PSU wants to reclaim the prestigious Land Grant Trophy. Here are some Penn State-Michigan State essentials …

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. today.

TV: Big Ten Network.

Radio: Penn State Radio Network.

Series: Michigan State lead the series 16-15-1.

Last year: The Spartans edged Penn State 27-24 at Spartan Stadium.

The spread: Oddsmakers say Penn State by 13.5. The total is 53.

Injury concerns of note: For Michigan State, WR Cody White (hand) and RB LJ Shelton (ankle) are questionable. For Penn State, WR-KR KJ Hamler could not finish the Ohio State game with an apparent head injury.

Matchup to watch: Penn State’s offensive line vs. the Michigan State front seven.

The Big Question: Can Lions RB Miles Sanders shake free against the Spartans’ stout run defense?

He said it: “Well, I sort of really don’t care about people’s opinions. Whatever they say, I kind of don’t really pay attention to it. But for the most part, I sort of just go through it. I mean, life continues to move on. You sort of move with the clocks. You can’t reflect on what happened. You have to move forward and keep on working.” — Penn State WR Juwan Johnson, asked about his six dropped passes in the first five games.

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