The Michigan State Spartans will put their undefeated season to the test when they travel to face the resurgent Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday afternoon.
Last Saturday, Rutgers entered its home game with a 3-1 record and full of optimism about its ability to compete with Ohio State. That disappeared by halftime as the Scarlet Knights found themselves in a 45-6 chasm.
Meanwhile, Michigan State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten), in its last non-conference game, jumped out to a 42-16 lead over WKU going into halftime. The Hilltoppers scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to trim the lead to 14, but the Spartans were never truly threatened in a game that finished 48-31.
Michigan State leads the all-time series, 8-4, including a 4-1 lead for games played in New Jersey. Last season, Rutgers beat Michigan State for the first time in the teams' seven meetings as members of the Big Ten.