EAST LANSING (AP) – Indiana (4-3, 0-3 Big Ten) at No. 7 Michigan State (7-0, 3-0), 3:36 p.m. Saturday.

Line: Michigan State by 16 1/2.

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Series Record: Michigan State leads 44-15-2.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Michigan State will try to avoid a letdown after its thrilling victory over Michigan last weekend. The Spartans remain unbeaten and on track for a showdown with top-ranked Ohio State next month.

KEY MATCHUP

Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld vs. Michigan State’s secondary. The Spartans’ defensive backfield has been weakened by injuries, and that could play into Indiana’s hands if Sudfeld has time to throw. Sudfeld passed for 464 yards in a 55-52 loss to Rutgers last weekend.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

Indiana: WR Ricky Jones. He’s been Sudfeld’s top target this season, with 32 catches for 624 yards and four touchdowns.

Michigan State: QB Connor Cook. When the running game was stifled against Michigan, Cook helped the Spartans move the ball with some tough throws under pressure. He seems to be hitting his stride in his final season at Michigan State.

FACTS & FIGURES

Michigan State has won six straight against Indiana and 14 of 16. … The Spartans have won 11 in a row overall, a streak that dates to last season. It’s their second 11-game winning streak under coach Mark Dantonio. … Michigan State has forced 12 turnovers this season and has turned the ball over only three times. The Spartans have scored 47 points off turnovers, while their opponents have not scored a single point off a Michigan State turnover. … Indiana has scored 65 points off 13 turnovers. … The Hoosiers are No. 1 in the Big Ten in total offense with 479 yards per game. … Indiana has outscored opponents 86-20 in the third quarter.

 

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