Penn State-Michigan State forecasts are in; Top Lions Recruitment Target Commits to Oregon and More

Today’s Penn State football news headlines include predictions for the Lions’ season finale against Michigan State, as well as a top target for 2024 that has announced its commitment elsewhere.

Penn State goes into Saturday’s matchup with the Spartans as a 19-point favorite to win its fourth straight game and end the regular season with a 10-2 record. The Lions have a number of advantages on paper and figure to not only win the game but also cover the points spread. PennLive staffers watch Penn State roll while the majority of pickers at Blue-White Illustrated watch the Spartans challenge the spread.

Penn State was listed among the three finalists for Roman Catholic 2024’s standout Tyseer Denmark, but fell short in its attempt to capture one of Pennsylvania’s top playmakers. Denmark announced their commitment to Oregon on Thursday, picking the Ducks over Penn State and Ohio State. The Lions stuck on one commitment in the 24-class while missing out on Pennsylvania’s No. 2 and the country’s No. 87 in the 247Sports composite rankings.

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These headlines and more highlight Penn State’s roundup of today’s football news:

Penn State-Michigan State predictions: Can the Lions finish with a win?: Snyder [Blue-White Illustrated]

Penn State Bowl Game Guide: The big New Year’s Six is ​​still calling, just wait: Bodani [York Daily Record]

predictions | Penn State Football hosts Michigan State with 10-win season on the line: Staff [Daily Collegian]

Tyseer Denmark, 4-Star Receiver of 2024, commits to Oregon Ducks: Crepea [Oregon Live]

Penn State Football: Two key Nittany Lions could return this weekend: Jones []

Penn State-Michigan State Matchups: Who will come out on top when the Lions meet the Spartans?: Pimples [Blue-White Illustrated]

Urban Meyer reviews Penn State’s defense under Manny Diaz: Kosko [247Sports]

Penn State defensive tackle PJ Mustipher grateful for final college season, return from injury: Destin [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Penn State Redshirt Report: Where do the Lions stand in their first year with a missed regular-season game?: Pimples [Blue-White Illustrated]

Penn State’s Theo Johnson remains grateful for the strength and courage of his mother: Scarcella [Reading Eagle]

Penn State QB conscript Jaxon Smolik Receives All-State Honors First-Team: Calvaruso [Lions247]

Penn State continues without injured Parker Washington, Lions prepare for Michigan State: Blue-White breakdown: Flounders [PennLive]

Penn State vs. Michigan State Preview: BWI Daily: Carr [Blue-White Illustrated]

PODCAST: Penn State prepares for Big Ten Finals; Michigan State Collapse: Donohue [Lions247]

7 Michigan State Football Players Have Been Charged After Michigan Stadium Tunnel Incidents: Wenzel [MLive]

MSU Football Limited by Lack of Depth Ahead of Penn State Matchup: Malinowski [The State News]

Just the stats: #11 Penn State vs. Michigan State: Greene [Black Shoe Diaries]

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Penn State-Michigan State Game Predictions: Nittany Lions aim to finish off Spartans and record 10th win of Senior Day: Hockensmith [PennLive]

Before Senior Day, Penn State QB Sean Clifford is hoping to end the “Hurricane’s” career with a high point: McGonigal [PennLive]

Penn State’s James Franklin on Center Juice Scruggs: ‘He makes us go’: McGonigal [PennLive]

Penn State-Michigan State Matchups: Keep an Eye on Man Coverage, Turnover Battle vs. Spartans: McGonigal [PennLive]

Penn State Football Recruiting: Elite JUCO OL Plans Official Visit, Rodney Gallagher Buzz: Calvaruso [Lions247]

Penn State Rooting Guide: How the Nittany Lions Can Reach the Rose, Orange, or Cotton Bowl: McGonigal [PennLive]

Land Grant Trophy origins: Michigan State, Penn State and an award like no other: Snyder [The Athletic]