It’s finally here. The first top-10 Michigan-Michigan State showdown since 1964 begins Saturday afternoon, with No. 6 Michigan traveling to No. 8 in Michigan State in a battle with undefeated teams.
Who: Nr. 6 Michigan vs. Nr. 8 Michigan State
Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing
Live updates: Join the MLive chat at 11.00
Last line: Michigan -4
HOW TO SEE
TV Network: FOX (Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft)
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Larger cable providers
Comcast: Channel 7/234 (HD) | Streaming
Spectrum: Channel 2/784 | Streaming
Fad: Channel 47 | Streaming
DIRECTV: Channel 47 | Streaming
* Channel numbers provided are for Michigan subscribers and may vary by geographic area. Check local listings.
HOW TO LISTEN
Michigan Broadcast: Michigan Gameday Radio Network
Affiliates: WWJ-AM 950 Detroit; WTKA-AM 1050 Ann Arbor; 35 other affiliates listed on MGoBlue.com
Livestreaming: iPhone app | Android app
Michigan State Broadcast: Spartan Media Network
Affiliates: WJR-AM 760 Detroit; WJIM-AM 1240 / WMMQ-FM 94.9 Lansing; 22 other Michigan-based affiliates listed on MSUSpartans.com
Livestreaming: MSUSpartans.com | iPhone app | Android app
Satellite: Sirius Ch. 136; XM Ch. 195; SiriusXM.com Ch. 957
IN CASE YOU ENJOY IT
Five must-reads before kickoff:
* Last year at this time, both of these programs broke through two-wind campaigns and were non-factors in the national scene. A year later, both have made dramatic turns to be undefeated and in the top 10 through seven matches. We take a closer look at the different ways in which the two programs authored similar comeback seasons.
* In defense, Michigan State is preparing for two at each key position: two running backs in Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins and two quarterbacks in Cade McNamara and JJ McCarthy. Knowing who is in the game at all times will be the key to the Spartans ’defense, Mel Tucker said.
* For Michigan’s defense, one name stands out above the rest in terms of who to prepare for: Kenneth Walker III, the country’s leader in rushing yards per game, which Jim Harbaugh calls “a fine back” for his combination of speed, size and visibility.
* Last fall, Aidan Hutchinson and Ben VanSumeren were roommates and members of the Michigan football team. But they are not talking much these days, after VanSumeren entered the transfer portal in February and made the rare switch between the two rival schools. On Saturday, the two dress up for rival defense.
* Want to know what our sports writers predict for this game? All five of our writers in Michigan and Michigan State have published their choices and reasons for the game.
* Pass: Cade McNamara 92-146, 1,115 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT
* Rushing: Blake Corum 116 carries, 729 yards, 10 TDs
* Recipient: Cornelius Johnson 17 catches, 312 yards, 3 TDs
* Tackler: Josh Ross 44
* Sacks: Aidan Hutchinson 6
* Interceptions: Daxton Hill 2
the state of Michigan
* Pass: Payton Thorne 112-183, 1,694 yards, 15 TD, 4 INT
* Rushing: Kenneth Walker III 152 carries, 997 yards, 9 TDs
* Reception: Jayden Reed 27 catches, 562 yards, 5 TDs
* Tackles: Xavier Henderson 60
* Sacks: Jacub Panasiuk 5.5
* Interceptions: Henderson, Chester Kimbrough, Cal Haladay, Darius Snow, Angelo Gross, Ronald Williams 1
BIG TI SCHEME (with predictions)
Saturday the 30th of October
Michigan at Michigan State, Dinner (FOX)
Rutgers, Illinois, Dinner (BTN)
Iowa, Wisconsin, Dinner ET (ESPN)
Indiana, Maryland, Dinner (BTN)
Minnesota at Northwestern, 3:30 PM ET (BTN)
Purdue in Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Penn State, Ohio State, 7:30 p.m. (ABC)