Michigan State fans waited patiently all week for their ultra-important matchup on Saturday against the Penn State Nittany Lions. After all, despite losing to Northwestern last weekend, the Spartans still control their own destiny in the Big Ten East. In fact, if they were to take down Penn State this week and Ohio State next week, they would be in the driver's seat in the division.
Unfortunately, MSU fans were forced to wait even longer on Saturday as the game was delayed in the 2nd quarter due to severe weather conditions. At the time of the delay, Penn State held a 14-7 lead and MSU had the ball.
During the delay, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio tweeted out a message to the fans informing them that their noon start was now going to be a night game.
Night Game in Spartan Stadium! Rise up Spartan Nation!!! #BeatPennState!
— Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) November 4, 2017
The game is currently expected to get back underway at 4:38 p.m.
Update from Spartan Stadium — they've opened the gates for fans. Game resuming at 4:38!
— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) November 4, 2017
3 Reasons why Michigan State could upend Penn State on Saturday
Saturday is shaping up to be an exciting day of college football from start to finish. There are a number of games featuring ranked opponents pitted against one another. Among them is a Big Ten rivalry clash between No. 7 Penn State and No. 24 Michigan State.
Both teams are coming off heartbreaking losses, in different ways. MSU fell to Northwestern on the road in triple overtime, while Penn State coughed up multiple double-digit leads on the road against Ohio State. So we can safely say both teams will be coming into this contest with a vengeance.
The Spartans, in particular, would like to reclaim the Land Grant Trophy from the Nittany Lions after PSU smashed them in the season finale a year ago. It’s a tall task but it can certainly be done. Here’s how MSU can hand Penn State a second straight loss.
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