ESPN’s FPI predicts the winner of Rutgers at Michigan State
Rutgers and Michigan State will go head-to-head and battle it out this weekend.
With just two contests remaining, both the Scarlet Knights and the Spartans are on the hunt to become bowl eligible, as both schools currently stand at 4-5. The Spartans currently sit in the 5th spot in the B1G East, while Rutgers comes in right below at No. 6.
ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Spartans a whopping 87.7% chance of taking home the win on Saturday. The index is a methodology used to predict how teams will do in a head-to-head matchup.
It’s the 14th matchup between the Spartans and Knights, dating back to the first matchup in 1988. The Spartans have taken home the win in 9 contests, while the Knights have won out 4 times, and lastly in 2020. The Spartans took the win last season 31-13 in Piscataway on their way to an 11-2 season.
Rutgers and Michigan State kick off at noon on Saturday.