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How to Watch Indiana's Game With Michigan State on Saturday; Gametimes, TV, Point Spread

Indiana is back in action on Saturday after a much-needed bye week, and they're ready to square off with No. 10-ranked Michigan State, the Hoosiers' fourth top-10 opponent in six games. Here's how to watch, with game times, TV information, the latest on the point spread and more.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana played a brutal schedule in the first half of the 2021 season, and even after a bye week, it still doesn't let up. No. 10-ranked Michigan State, still undefeated at 6-0 and one of the surprises of the 2021 season, comes to Bloomington for a critical Homecoming game.

So far the 2-3 Hoosiers have lost to No. 2-ranked Iowa, No. 3 Cincinnati and Penn State, who was ranked No. 4 two weeks ago when they beat the Hoosiers in their most-recent game. Indiana lost quarterback Michael Penix Jr. to a shoulder injury in that game, and Jack Tuttle came in to replace him. Penix is a game-time decision, according to Indiana coach Tom Allen, as are cornerbacks Tiawan Mullen and Reese Taylor. Mullen didn't play at Penn State and Taylor was injured in that game.

Here's how to watch Indiana's game with Michigan State, with gametime and TV information, the latest on the point spread and nuggets on the coaches and the game.

Enjoy the game. 

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LIVE BLOG FOR INDIANA-MICHIGAN STATE: Follow the game in real time, starting prior to kickoff. CLICK HERE

How to watch Michigan State Spartans at Indiana Hoosiers 

  • Who: Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers.
  • When: Noon ET
  • Where: Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. 
  • TV: FOX Sports 1
  • Stream: Watch FuboTV
  • TV Announcers: Aaron Goldsmith (play-by-play) and Brock Huard (analyst).
  • Radio: IU Radio Network; Sirius 103, XM 210, SXM App 968:
  • Radio Announcers: Don Fischer (play-by-play), Buck Suhr (analyst) & Joe Smith.
  • Point spread: Michigan State is a 5-point favorite over Indiana, according to the website on Saturday morning.
  • This year's records: Indiana 2-3 overall, 0-2 in the Big Ten; Michigan State 6-0, 3-0 in the Big Ten
  • Last season's records: Indiana 6-2; Michigan State 2-5
  • Series history: Michigan State leads the all-time series, 48-17-2. Indiana is 10-22-1 in games played in Bloomington. 
  • Last meeting: The teams last met on Nov. 14, 2020, with Indiana winning in dominating fashion in a 24-0 shutout at East Lansing to reclaim the Old Brass Spittoon. (Indiana currently owns both of its rivalry trophies, along with the Old Oaken Bucket.) Michael Penix Jr. passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hoosiers, and the defense completely stifled the Spartans, allowing only 191 total yards, and just 60 rushing yards on 24 carries, a 2.5-yard average.
  • Coaches: Tom Allen is in his fifth season as the head coach at Indiana. He has a 26-25 overall record. His 24 wins are the most ever for an Indiana coach in his first four seasons. This is his first head coaching stop in college. Michigan State's Mel Tucker is in his second season in East Lansing. He has an 8-5 record there, and was 5-7 in 2019 in his one season as head coach at Colorado, with a 13-12 overall mark. Tucker is 49 years old, a Cleveland native who played collegiately at Wisconsin.
  • Rankings: Michigan State is ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press poll and No. 9 in the Coaches poll. They were unranked to start the season, and they are the fourth top-10 opponent in six games for Indiana. The Hoosiers were ranked No. 17 in both polls in the preseason, and it was the first time that Indiana had been ranked in the preseason AP poll since 1969. They fell out of the top-25 after the loss to Iowa, and stopped receiving votes two weeks ago after the loss to Cincinnati. In the Sagarin computer rankings, Indiana is ranked No. 47 and Michigan State is No. 26.
  • Weather: According to, it's going to be a beautiful October day for football in Bloomington. with clear skies and a crisp temperature of 57 degrees at kickoff.
  • MATTHEWS STILL 'MONSTER': Indiana safety Devon Matthews is back from a scary nerve injury, and it hasn't slowed him down on the field one bit. He's still coming at you, and ready to hit people. Tom Brew's story. CLICK HERE
  • POWER RANKINGS: Our Week 7 power rankings are in, and No. 1 Iowa holds down the fort still after the big win over Penn State, but now it's Ohio State that's knocking on the door. CLICK HERE
  • BIG TEN ROUNDTABLE: It's Episode 2 of our "Big Ten Roundtable'' podcast, as we check in on Penn State and Michigan during great interviews with FanNation publishers Mark Wogenrich and Brandon Brown. Very entertaining. CLICK HERE
  • MICAH McFADDEN PODCAST: Indiana linebacker talks about the benefits of having a bye week and a home game back-to-back, and the challenges that lie ahead Saturday when unbeaten Michigan State comes to Bloomington. Watch the full podcast here. CLICK HERE
  • DEPTH AT RUNNING BACK: Indiana has lost two running backs to the transfer portal and now David Ellis is out for the season. Several young backs are now going to have to step up behind Stephen Carr. CLICK HERE
  • CONFIDENCE IN TUTTLE: If Jack Tuttle has to start at quarterback on Saturday for Indiana with Michael Penix Jr. still nursing a shoulder injury, everyone in the Hoosiers' locker room is confidence that Tuttle will play well. CLICK HERE