MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the field taken during the game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State Spartans on September 26, 2009 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)There are several games throughout the college football season which carry heavy implications. Saturday’s Big Ten contest between Michigan State and No. 8 Wisconsin is one of those games.The eighth-ranked Badgers are undefeated at 5-0 this season with notable wins over Michigan and Northwestern. Michigan State presents another tough defense Wisconsin will have to overcome.Star running back Jonathan Taylor is the workhorse on offense. He has 745 yards on the ground to go along with 12 touchdowns so far this season. Taylor and Wisconsin’s offensive line will be challenged though against a very good Michigan State defense.The Spartans allow just under 300 yards a game to opposing offenses. But the problem for MSU lies on the offensive side of the ball (averaging 392.2 total yards per game which ranks 81st in the nation). Saturday’s game is expected to be a low-scoring affair. Here’s all the details for the contest:Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ETChannel: BTNSpread: Wisconsin -10Over/Under: 40.5Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen, Rick PizzoThe Badgers are favored by 10 points according to the spread. Given Michigan State’s offensive troubles coupled with both team’s stout defensive fronts, the total for the game is set at 40.5.Wisconsin-Michigan State kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network. Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen and Rick Pizzo are on the call.
Manchester United must qualify for the Champions League if they are to stand a chance of signing Jadon Sancho next summer.The Red Devils elected not to make a move for the England international this summer as they focused their attention on securing Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire in defence, while Daniel James also arrived from Swansea City.While all three signings have enjoyed impressive starts to their careers at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on bringing in a striker in the winter transfer window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career As reported by Goal, Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic could join for £9 million ($11m), while Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen is another target under consideration as the Norwegian also looks at improving other areas of his team.And the club are already making plans for next summer too, with Solskjaer wanting to continue pursuing young, British talent.Sancho, perhaps the most impressive English talent around at the moment, has firmly established himself at Borussia Dortmund following his move from Manchester City, with four goals in eight appearances for his club so far this season.United are keen on strengthening the right side of their attack and improve upon the current options that include the likes of Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata.Landing Sancho would require an offer in excess of £100 million ($123m) to meet Dortmund’s asking price, with the Bundesliga title hopefuls financially secure but willing to sell at a reasonable valuation.That fee would not be a problem for United as executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward remains happy to back Solskjaer in the transfer market.But the sticking point for the Red Devils centres around those advising Sancho, with them being far from convinced that United are a sensible stepping stone in the 19-year-old’s career.While he would be handsomely rewarded in terms of salary, they are aware that the Premier League club’s standing in world football is on the decline, and that may not be arrested any time soon as they continue to go through a rebuilding process under Solskjaer.Dortmund, and any potential rivals for Sancho’s signature, hold an advantage over United as things stand, with the offer of Champions League football for next season being critical.Following Monday night’s draw with Arsenal, Solskjaer has overseen the club’s worst start to a league season since 1989, with United currently on course to finish outside the top-four spots for the second season in a row.