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Northwestern at Michigan State Game Matchup
Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan State Spartans (#12)
Saturday, November 28th 2020 (3:30 PM EST)
Northwestern -13.5 (40.0)
Spartan Stadium - East Lansing, MI
 
Projected: Michigan State: 35 - Northwestern: 20
Projected: Michigan State - 15 (55)
S&P Line: Northwestern - 8.9

 
Northwestern's 2021 Schedule
Fri, 9/3  Michigan State at Northwestern (-3.0/45.5)   L 21 - 38
Sat, 9/11  Indiana State at Northwestern (-28.5/46.0)   W 24 - 6
Sat, 9/18  Northwestern at Duke (+2.5/50.0)   L 23 - 30
Sat, 9/25  Ohio at Northwestern (-13.5/47.5)   W 35 - 6
Sat, 10/2  Northwestern at Nebraska (-11.0/51.5)   L 7 - 56
                  BYE WEEK
Sat, 10/16  Rutgers at Northwestern (+2.5/45.0)   W 21 - 7
Sat, 10/23  Northwestern at Michigan (-23.5/51.5)   L 7 - 33
Sat, 10/30  Minnesota at Northwestern (+7.5/43.5)   L 14 - 41
Sat, 11/6  Iowa at Northwestern (+11.5/40.5)   L 12 - 17
Sat, 11/13  Northwestern at Wisconsin (-26.0/41.5)   L 7 - 35
Sat, 11/20  Purdue at Northwestern (+11.0/47.5)   L 14 - 32
Sat, 11/27  Northwestern at Illinois (-7.0/45.0)   L 14 - 47

Michigan State's 2021 Schedule
Fri, 9/3  Michigan State at Northwestern (-3.0/45.5)   W 38 - 21
Sat, 9/11  Youngstown State at Michigan State (-28.5/52.0)   W 42 - 14
Sat, 9/18  Michigan State at Miami (-7.0/57.5)   W 38 - 17
Sat, 9/25  Nebraska at Michigan State (-3.5/55.0)   W 23 - 20
Sat, 10/2  Western Kentucky at Michigan State (-10.5/66.5)   W 48 - 31
Sat, 10/9  Michigan State at Rutgers (+4.5/50.0)   W 31 - 13
Sat, 10/16  Michigan State at Indiana (+3.5/48.5)   W 20 - 15
                  BYE WEEK
Sat, 10/30  Michigan at Michigan State (+4.0/50.5)   W 37 - 33
Sat, 11/6  Michigan State at Purdue (+2.5/53.0)   L 29 - 40
Sat, 11/13  Maryland at Michigan State (-11.5/60.0)   W 40 - 21
Sat, 11/20  Michigan State at Ohio State (-19.5/70.5)   L 7 - 56
Sat, 11/27  Penn State at Michigan State (+3.5/51.5)   W 30 - 27
Thu, 12/30  Pittsburgh at Michigan State (-3.5/55.0)   W 31 - 21

Northwestern's 2021 Record

Record: 3 - 9
Record vs Spread: 3 - 9 - 0
Record on Road: 0 - 5
Record vs Spread on Road: 0 - 5 - 0
Record as Fav vs Spread: 1 - 3 - 0
Record as Road Fav vs Spread: 0 - 1 - 0








Michigan State's 2021 Record

Record: 11 - 2
Record vs Spread: 9 - 4 - 0
Record at home: 6 - 0
Record vs Spread at home: 4 - 2 - 0
Record as Dog vs Spread: 6 - 1 - 0
Record as Home Dog vs Spread: 2 - 0 - 0








Northwestern's S&P Ratings
Northwestern's 2021 Overall S&P Rating: 10.1
Northwestern's Offense S&P Rating: 24.6
Northwestern's Defense S&P Rating: 14.7
Northwestern's Special Teams S&P Rating:

Northwestern's 2020 Overall S&P Rating: 10.1
Northwestern's 2019 Overall S&P Rating: -5.5
Northwestern's 2018 Overall S&P Rating: 1.9

Big Ten's 2021 S&P Rating: 8.3

Matchup Stats
Northwestern: 10.1   Michigan State: 1.2
S&P Line: Northwestern -8.9 (-5.9 HFA)

When Northwestern has the ball
Northwestern: 24.6 vs Michigan State: 19.1

When Michigan State has the ball
Michigan State: 20.4 vs Northwestern: 14.7

Michigan State's S&P Ratings
Michigan State's 2021 Overall S&P Rating: 1.2
Michigan State's Offense S&P Rating: 20.4
Michigan State's Defense S&P Rating: 19.1
Michigan State's Special Teams S&P Rating:

Michigan State's 2020 Overall S&P Rating: 1.2
Michigan State's 2019 Overall S&P Rating: 7.2
Michigan State's 2018 Overall S&P Rating: 11.5

Big Ten's 2021 S&P Rating: 8.3


Northwestern
Northwestern's 2021 Talent Rating: 648.79
Northwestern's 2020 Talent Rating: 629.84
Northwestern's 2019 Talent Rating: 612.62
Northwestern's 2018 Talent Rating: 608.89

Average Big Ten Talent Rating is 713.36

Average Power Five Talent: 721.5
Average FBS Talent: 567.02


Michigan State
Michigan State's 2021 Talent Rating: 677.07
Michigan State's 2020 Talent Rating: 673.43
Michigan State's 2019 Talent Rating: 688.74
Michigan State's 2018 Talent Rating: 658.85

Average Big Ten Talent Rating is 713.36

Average Power Five Talent: 721.5
Average FBS Talent: 567.02


Northwestern Scoring
Offense: 16.6 PPG
Offense on Road: 11.6
Defense: 29 PPG
Defense on Road: 40.2
Matchup Scoring
NW Projected Points: 21
MSU Projected Points: 30.4
Projected MSU: 38.5 - NW: 18
Alt Projected MSU: 34.5 - NW: 19.5
Michigan State Scoring
Offense: 31.8 PPG
Offense at Home: 36.7
Defense: 25.3 PPG
Defense at Home: 24.3