The Rutgers Scarlet Knights return to Spartan Stadium for the first time since the 2020 season opener that saw Rutgers’ lone win against MSU as a member of the Big Ten.
The Spartans are coming off a huge upset win on the road over then No. 16 Illinois. The 23-15 victory is the second in the last three for MSU and moved the Spartans to 4-5 overall and 2-4 in Big Ten play on the 2022 season. Michigan State is now just two wins away from clinching bowl eligibility with three games remaining.
Rutgers is riding a one-game losing streak while currently trailing Michigan 35-17 at home late in the third quarter at time of publication Saturday night. After going undefeated in non-conference play, the Scarlet Knights now sit at 4-4 overall and 1-4 in Big Ten.
Michigan State is 7-1 against Rutgers since RU joined the Big Ten in 2014. In the last meeting, MSU defeated RU 31-13 in Piscataway in 2021. After Michigan State won six-straight games in conference action against the Scarlet Knights, Rutgers stunned Mel Tucker’s Spartans in his first game as head coach in 2020 in a 38-27 season opening victory in East Lansing. The Spartans are 9-4 all-time against Rutgers.