It’s one of the most anticipated games of the year in the B1G. And with so much on the line, this year’s Michigan-Michigan State game is as important as ever.

On Saturday, the Spartans and Wolverines will go head-to-head for positioning in the B1G East. Though MSU has one conference loss, a win over Penn State last weekend put it right back in the mix.

Michigan is 4-0 in the B1G with a chance to notch another signature win.

Tuesday, players from Michigan State met with the media to talk about Saturday’s matchup and the rivalry game with Michigan. Here’s what a few players had to say: