Indiana and Michigan State play in an important Big Ten conference showdown on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Find the game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
Indiana is 3-3 overall and 0-3 in the Big Ten going into the Week 8 game. The Hoosiers most recently lost to ranked Michigan in overtime, 27-20. Michigan State is 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten. The Spartans are ranked No. 18 and have conference wins against Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.
Indiana-Michigan State game time, details
Indiana and Michigan State are playing at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 21. The game is on ABC.
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Oct. 21
TV channel: ABC
Location: Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich.
Which TV channel is showing Indiana-Michigan State?
Indiana and Michigan State are playing on ABC. You can find your local ABC station here.
How can I watch Indiana-Michigan State online?
The Indiana-Michigan State game can be watched online through the WatchESPN stream.
How can I listen to Indiana-Michigan State on the radio?
Indiana fans can listen to the game on the radio through the IU Radio Network. Hoosiers fans can find local affiliates here. Spartans fans can listen through the Spartan Sports Network. Local radio affiliates can be found here.
Indiana-Michigan State preview, keys to the game
Indiana is 3-3 (0-3 Big Ten) ahead of the Saturday game at Michigan State. The Hoosiers average 28 points per game and are giving up 25.8 points per game. RB Morgan Ellison leads the ground game with 426 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 83 attempts. QB Peyton Ramsey has taken over the starting role from Richard Lagow. Ramsey is 81-for-130 passing for 815 yards, 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Ramsey also has 185 rushing yards and 2 scores.
Hoosiers WR Simmie Cobbs Jr. is the top target in the passing game. Cobbs has 37 catches for 409 yards and 3 touchdowns.
On defense, Tegray Scales is Indiana’s leader. He has 48 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, leading the Hoosiers in all three categories.
No. 18 Michigan State is 5-1 (3-0 Big Ten). The Spartans average 23.7 points per game and are allowing 18.2 points per game. Brian Lewerke is the leader of the Spartans attack. The quarterback is 104-for-173 passing for 1,177 yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He is second on the team in rushing with 318 yards and 3 scores.
On the ground, LJ Scott paces the offense with 408 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Michigan State has had a strong defense this season. Joe Bachie leads the Spartans with 50 total tackles. Kenny Willekes has 8 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.
Michigan State has dominated the series all-time against Indiana. The Spartans lead 45-16-2, once winning eight games in a row from 1950 to 1957.
In last year’s game, Indiana beat the then-No. 17 Spartans, 24-21, in overtime. That stopped the Spartans winning streak in the series at seven games. If the Hoosiers upset the Spartans on Saturday, Indiana would have a two-game winning streak in the series for the first time since 1993 and 1994. However, Michigan State won that 1994 game on the field, 27-21, though Indiana gets the recorded win by forfeit.
If the Hoosiers beat the Spartans again, they would have beaten a ranked Michigan State team in two consecutive seasons.