Michigan State vs. Rutgers: How to watch, odds, injuries, weather, prediction

Michigan State wide receiver Aziah Johnson (11) warms up before the Maryland game at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.
Michigan State wide receiver Aziah Johnson (11) warms up before the Maryland game at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. /

It’s been an interesting season so far for the Spartans and it’s going to get even more intriguing on Saturday afternoon. The Week 7 Michigan State vs. Rutgers battle will tell us a lot about both teams.

On one side, the Spartans are riding a three-game losing streak but they made a change at quarterback to the young star who has major potential. A win could mean that the program’s future with Katin Houser leading the way is bright.

On the other side, Rutgers is 4-2 and trying to conjure up some momentum in the Greg Schiano 2.0 era. A win would put the Scarlet Knights just one victory away from a bowl berth. That would mean that things are trending in the right direction.

There’s a lot to be excited about in this one.

Here’s how to watch the Michigan State vs. Rutgers game on Saturday afternoon.

How to watch Michigan State vs. Rutgers: TV channel and live stream

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Start Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Piscataway, N.J.
TV Channel: Big Ten Network
Live Stream: Fubo TV | FOX Sports Go

Latest Michigan State vs. Rutgers injury report

Injury news courtesy of covers.com

Michigan State

PROBABLE: TE Maliq Carr (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: OL Cole Dellinger (undisclosed), DL Ken Talley (undisclosed), RB Joseph Martinez (undisclosed), DB Jaden Mangham (undisclosed), DB Khalil Majeed (undisclosed), RB Jaren Mangham (undisclosed)
OUT: OL Stanton Ramil (knee – out for season), OL Gavin Broscious (knee), LB Jacoby Windmon (pectoral – out for season), LB Quavian Carter (undisclosed), DB Semar Melvin (undisclosed), LB Ma’a Gaoteote (undisclosed), DL Alex VanSumeren (undisclosed), DB Armorion Smith (undisclosed – out for season), TE Tyneil Hopper (leg – out for season)


QUESTIONABLE: OL Tyler Needham (knee), DL Rene Konga (undisclosed)
OUT: WR Chris Long (upper body), WR Naseim Brantley (eligibility), OL Joe De Croce (undisclosed)

Michigan State vs. Rutgers weather report (Updated Oct. 13)

We thought that because we were escaping the monsoon in Michigan the Spartans wouldn’t have to play in the rain, but we were wrong. The forecast is calling for precipitation from kickoff and throughout the entirety of Saturday in Piscataway. On top of that, the temperature will be a chilly 52 degrees throughout with wind gusts between 2-5 mph. Not the best conditions for a first-time starting quarterback.

Michigan State vs. Rutgers series history

Michigan State leads the all-time series between these two programs, 10-4. The last two meetings have gone the way of Michigan State but Mel Tucker’s first game as the head coach in 2020 resulted in the program’s first-ever conference loss to the Scarlet Knights. Before that, you’d have to go all the way back to 2004 when MSU last lost to Rutgers. The Spartans are 8-1 against Rutgers since it joined the Big Ten.

Latest Michigan State vs. Rutgers odds

Spread: Rutgers -4.5
Moneyline: Rutgers -198 | Michigan State +164
Over/Under: 39.5

Prediction for Michigan State vs. Rutgers

I’m struggling between listening to my heart and my head. My heart tells me the Spartans are going to end that losing streak on the arm of Houser in his first start but my head tells me that Rutgers is going to continue to play well and pick up the win. I have to settle somewhere in between and say that this game will be close, but my heart will be broken in the end.

Prediction: Michigan State 24, Rutgers 27

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