Michigan State and Wisconsin open Big Ten Conference play by meeting for the first time since 2012. The teams have combined to win five of the last six Big Ten championships and both are contenders for their divisional titles this year.
The Spartans won the last matchup, 16-13 in overtime, after a 5-yard Le’Veon Bell touchdown reception and Dan Conroy extra point with 1:08 left in regulation tied the game. That came a year after Michigan State won 37-31 on the final play of regulation in the regular-season game. Wisconsin got its revenge by beating Michigan State, 42-39, in the Big Ten championship game.
Michigan State is ranked No. 8 in the AP Top 25 poll while Wisconsin (3-0) is No. 11.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Week 4 matchup:
The details about Michigan State vs. Wisconsin
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24
Time: Noon (ET) kickoff
Location: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich.
Where can you watch the game?
The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. BTN will premier BTN Tailgate, the network’s new pregame show, at 10:30 a.m. live from Munn Field. The game can also be heard on radio over the 39-affiliate Spartan Sports Network, including flagship stations WMMQ-FM (94.9)/WJIM-AM (1240) in Lansing and WJR-AM (760) in Detroit.
Who is calling the game for BTN?
Kevin Kugler will provide play-by-play for BTN with analyst Matt Millen and sideline reporter Lisa Byington. The Spartan Sports Network will be led by George Blaha on play-by-play, with analyst Jason Strayhorn and sideline reporter Will Tieman.
Kevin Goheen covers Michigan State for Landof10.com. Follow him on Twitter at @CincyGoGo