There is more than The Land Grant Trophy on the line when Michigan State takes on Penn State in Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

We give you the key numbers to watch when Michigan State takes on Penn State on Saturday afternoon in Spartan Stadium to punch their ticket for Indianapolis and the Big Ten Championship game.

No. 5 Michigan State vs. Penn State

Trophy Being Played For: The Land Grant Trophy - The Michigan State-Penn State football rivalry winner is awarded The Land Grant Trophy.

Kickoff: 3:35 p.m. EST @ Spartan Stadium

TV: ESPN

All-Time Series: Tied, 14-14-1

Last Meeting: MSU 34, PSU 10 (2014)

THE HEAD COACHES

Mark Dantonio is in his ninth season as the head coach of the Spartans.  So far he's 85-32 during his career at Michigan State and 103-49 overall.  Against Penn State, Dantonio is 3-3 with his last win coming in 2014.

James Franklin is in his second season as the head coach of the Nittany Lions.  So far he's 14-10 during his career at Penn State and 38-25 overall.  Against Michigan State, Franklin is 0-1 with a loss in 2014. 

The Michigan State Spartans look to punch their ticket to Indianapolis with a win over the Penn State Nittany Lions and claiming the Big Ten East Division title on Senior Day.

How do the Nittany Lions and Spartans match-up?

Matchup Preview  |  November 28, 2015
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Penn State Nittany Lions
(7-4, 1-3 Away)
#5 Michigan State Spartans
(10-1, 6-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
268 Scoring 346
24.4 Points Per Game 31.5
178 First Downs 240
1499 Rushing Yards 1727
15 Rushing Touchdowns 20
2211 Passing Yards 2630
16 Passing Touchdowns 23
3710 Total Offense 4357
29:16 Time Of Possession 33:19
36-39 (92%) Red Zone Scores 36-43 (84%)
42-153 (28%) 3rd Down Conversions 77/157 (49%)
Defensive Stats Comparison
205 Total Points Allowed 237
18.6 Points Per Game 21.5
193 First Downs 195
1609 Rushing Yards Allowed 1296
15 Rushing Touchdowns Allowed 14
1846 Passing Yards Allowed 2476
9 Passing Touchdowns Allowed 15
3455 Total Yards Allowed 3772
30:44 Time Of Possession 26:41
27-30 (90%) Red Zone Scores Allowed 27-32 (84%)
58-167 (35%) 3rd Down Conversions 53/147 (36%)

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