How to watch Michigan State vs. Nebraska 2013: Preview, TV schedule, odds and more

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Who will be on track to play the Buckeyes in the title game?

The top two teams in the Big Ten Legends Division square of Saturday afternoon, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers host the Michigan State Spartans.

Nebraska has had an up-and-down season, with panic bells ringing after a blowout home loss to UCLA and a road loss to Minnesota, but the Cornhuskers are undefeated the rest of the way. Their most impressive wins have been over the past two weeks, against Northwestern and at Michigan, but both of those teams are playing horrible football at the moment.

Michigan State, meanwhile, has allowed a grand total of nine points over their past three games, sporting one of the best defenses in the nation and an ability to simply squeeze the life out of an opponent. The Spartans' only loss came in non-conference play, to Notre Dame, and they look on track to face the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten title game.

The numbers

Rankings and records: Michigan State is ranked No. 16 in the BCS. The Spartans lead the Legends Division, with the Cornhuskers one game behind. Nebraska holds a 7-0 all-time lead in the series.

Vegas: Michigan State is a 6.5-point favorite.

Weather: High 40s and partly cloudy.

Three names to know

Tommy Armstrong Jr. The quarterback has done well in Taylor Martinez's absence, and will look to stretch the ball against a tough Spartan defense.

Denicos Allen. The senior linebacker has scored a touchdown on a fumble return this year, and has 11 tackles for a loss.

Max Bullough. Another senior linebacker, he has 52 tackles on the season.

Two things at stake

Michigan State has the smallest of outside chances at the BCS title game, but they'd have to win out, beat Ohio State in the Big Ten championship, and get help.

Nebraska still has their sights set on a ten-win season, but need to win out to do so.

How to witness

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC/ESPN2.

Radio: Here's a list of affiliates for Nebraska. Here's one for Michigan State.

Online streaming: WatchESPN.

Further reading

For more from Michigan State, head to The Only Colors. For the Nebraska perspective, check out Corn Nation. For all your Big Ten needs, visit Off Tackle Empire.

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