Nebraska vs. Michigan State 2012: Preview, TV schedule, odds and more

Eric Francis

Following two respective big victories, Nebraska and Michigan State square off to keep the momentum rolling on Saturday.

After both teams notched important wins in their season a week ago, the Michigan St. Spartans host the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten battle on Saturday afternoon.

Nebraska (6-2, 3-1 in the Big Ten) unseated the Michigan Wolverines atop the Big Ten's Legends division with a 23-9 win at home in which the Cornhuskers knocked dynamic quarterback Denard Robinson from the game en route to the victory.

Huskers junior quarterback Taylor Martinez has thrown for 1,781 yards this season with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions, along with six rushing touchdowns and 461 yards on the ground.

Meanwhile, the Spartans (5-4, 2-3 in the Big Ten) went into Madison and defeated the Wisconsin Badgers in overtime, 16-13, last week. The victory snapped a two-game losing skid and brought Michigan State a game above Minnesota and the bottom of the Legends division in the process. The Spartans will be looking to bring their record at home this season, currently at 2-3, back to .500.

Game time, TV channel: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2

Online streaming video: ESPN3

Point spread: According to OddsShark, the Spartans opened this week as one-point favorites and have since moved up to being favored by two points.

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