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Gameday Info: With bowl eligibility on the line, Michigan State travels to New Jersey to play Rutgers

November 22, 2019
<p>Sophomore fullback Max Rosenthal celebrates during the game against Michigan on Nov. 16, 2019 at Michigan Stadium.</p>

Sophomore fullback Max Rosenthal celebrates during the game against Michigan on Nov. 16, 2019 at Michigan Stadium.

Photo by Matt Schmucker | The State News

Michigan State's losing streak hit a new low last Saturday in a 44-10 loss to Michigan. The Spartans took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter, then the Wolverines poured it on with no signs of showing mercy. Now, Michigan State's losing streak is at five games. And with the Spartans sitting at 4-6, there is zero room for error. If the Spartans want to play in a bowl game, they must win their final two games, starting with Saturday's matchup against the Scarlet Knights.

Who: Michigan State vs Rutgers

When: 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Where: SHI Stadium; Piscataway, New Jersey

Weather: Estimated 44 degrees at kickoff, according to Weather Underground.

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: Spartan Sports Network: (WJR-AM 760 in Detroit, WWMQ-FM 94.9 in Lansing. Full local listings here).

Spread: -20.5 Michigan State, O/U 43.5

Michigan State players to watch: Quarterback Brian Lewerke, Running back Elijah Collins, Wide Receiver Julian Barnett

Rutgers to watch: Quarterback Johnny Langan, Running back Isaih Pacheco, Linebacker Tyshon Fogg

Storylines:

J.D. Duplain, Nick Samac look to finish freshman season strong while improving for the future

Mark Dantonio plans to be Michigan State's head coach in 2020

Jalen Nailor returns to Michigan State's starting lineup

Predictions:

Justin Frommer: 35-14, Michigan State

Amanda Poole: 28-7, Michigan State

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