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Gameday info: Michigan State takes on Maryland for Senior Day

November 29, 2019
Senior offensive lineman Brian Allen (65) prepares to snap the ball to sophomore quarterback Brian Lewerke (14) during the game against Maryland on Nov. 18, 2017, at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Terrapins, 17-7.
Senior offensive lineman Brian Allen (65) prepares to snap the ball to sophomore quarterback Brian Lewerke (14) during the game against Maryland on Nov. 18, 2017, at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Terrapins, 17-7. —
Photo by Jon Famurewa | The State News

Michigan State will go for 6-6 to achieve bowl eligibility this Saturday against Maryland. After winning their first game since September last weekend against Rutgers, the Spartans will play their last game in the Spartan stadium for Senior Day. Twenty-one seniors will be recognized during the ceremony, including the recently suspended Joe Bachie.

If the Spartans want to have any shot at a bowl game, they must pull out a win Saturday.

Who: Michigan State vs. Maryland.

When: 3:30 p.m. EST.

Where: Spartan Stadium.

Weather: Estimated 36 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: -23 Michigan State, O/U 47.5.

Michigan State players to watch: Quarterback Brian Lewerke, Running back Elijah Collins and Wide Receiver Cody White.

Rutgers players to watch: Quarterback Josh Jackson, Running back Javon Leake, Wide Receiver Dontay Demus Jr.

Storylines:

Brian Lewerke and finding time in limited minutes

Cole Chewins is done for the season, but opportunity for a sixth year exists

Cody White nudges Spartans one step closer to bowl eligibility

Predictions:

Justin Frommer: 14-3, Michigan State 

Amanda Poole: 21-7, Michigan State

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