The college football playoff field will be set this coming weekend and Saturday night’s Big Ten Conference title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis has basically turned into a quarterfinal game for a berth in the semifinals. The 12-0 Iowa Hawkeyes will look to keep their undefeated season alive as they face the 11-1 Michigan State Spartans. The winner is a virtual lock for the playoff.
Iowa finished their magical regular season with a 28-20 win over Nebraska last week. C.J. Beathard has 2,354 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions for the year and looks better each week. Matt VandeBerg has 59 catches for 625 yards and three touchdowns while Jordan Canzeri should break the 1,000-yard mark rushing this week with 964 rushing yards so far this season and 12 touchdowns. There are plenty of experts that aren’t giving any credit or support to Iowa. This is the Hawkeyes’ chance to prove all the doubters wrong.
Michigan State smashed Penn State 55-16 to move into this game. Connor Cook is back healthy and has thrown for 2,730 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions on the season. Aaron Burbridge has 75 catches for 1,158 yards and seven touchdowns as the favorite target of Michigan State passers while LJ Scott has done enough in the run game to offset the pass with 618 rushing yards and ten touchdowns. The Spartans’ one loss came by one point on the road. The playoff committee won’t be able to keep Michigan State out if they beat Iowa.
What time is the Iowa vs. Michigan State game?
The Iowa vs. Michigan State game will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.
What date and channel will the Iowa vs. Michigan State game be on?
The Iowa vs. Michigan State game will be played on Saturday, December 5 and can be seen on Fox.