STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Mark Dantonio is calling Saturday's game at Penn State a "program game" because No. 10 Michigan State has the opportunity to win at least 10 games for the fourth time in five years.
First-year coach James Franklin is bidding farewell to a Penn State senior class that helped hold the program together.
The Spartans (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) face the Nittany Lions (6-5, 2-5) on Saturday. No titles are at stake but each program is bowl-eligible and each has its own motivation.