ESPN’s computer model believes that Penn State has this game well in hand. The computer model gives the Nittany Lions a 78.6-percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.Michigan has won four of their last five games against Penn State, but lost the showdown at State College in 2017.Whoever wins this game will be seen as the biggest threat to Ohio State for Big Ten East division supremacy.The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. EST on ABC. STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: James Franklin head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions congratulates Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines after the game at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Wolverines won 28-16. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Saturday’s Penn State-Michigan game has far higher stakes than in some recent years. ESPN’s College GameDay will be right outside Beaver Stadium for their show, and the rest of the country will get to see it in primetime.Penn State is undefeated at 6-0 and coming off a rare road win over a ranked team. The Nittany Lions defense is clearly one of the best in the country, and has yet to give up 14 points in a game. Quarterback Sean Clifford has been solid in his first year as a starter while running back Noah Cain has scored a TD in five games this year.Michigan has recovered nicely since their blowout loss to Wisconsin several weeks back. Granted two of their three wins have come against Big Ten cellar-dwellers Illinois and Rutgers, but wins are wins. The Wolverines have yet to truly impress this season, but a win over Penn State would speak volumes.ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Penn State-Michigan game.
Jesse Lingard has been ruled out of England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo through illness.The midfielder was not named in the squad for Saturday’s visit of Bulgaria, with the Three Lions confirming soon after that he will return to Manchester United.Lingard has endured a difficult start to the season with his club side, failing to make an impact in the Red Devils’ opening three games before being dropped to the substitutes’ bench for the draw with Southampton last weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? 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 No timescale has been put on his return, but he will hope to be fit for United’s Premier League clash against Leicester City next Saturday.#ThreeLions midfielder @JesseLingard has returned to his club through illness.Get well soon, Jesse! pic.twitter.com/ixB5MWgvdU— England (@England) September 7, 2019 England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed to ITV before a meeting with Bulgaria that Lingard would no longer be available to him during the current round of international fixtures.He said: “We decided to send [Jesse] home.”He hasn’t been able to train the last couple of days. We don’t think he’ll be ready for Tuesday.”Southgate also revealed that he has no intention of bringing in cover for Lingard.He added: “We’ve still got 23 players [so won’t call up a replacement for Lingard].”England have now lost two United stars from their current squad, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka also forced to withdraw from the ranks.He had been hoping to put himself in contention for a senior debut.Lingard is another to have missed out on a chance to prove his worth amid a testing period for the 26-year-old.He has not provided a goal or assist at club level in 2019, with Southgate having had to defend his selection of the Red Devils academy graduate.The Three Lions boss said: “I think you’d have to say I’ve seen him have better spells for United.”I think Ole has a young, energetic team, and I think Jesse’s pressing and the energy he brings to that has been an important part of what they’ve tried to do in the first few games.”The inclusion of Jesse for us is partly because his form for us has always been good.”I know there were stats on his goals. He was only involved in four games for us last season because of injury – two starts and two off the bench.”He scored two and had a goal disallowed when he came on in the Nations League game. He had a very good World Cup.”When you’re selecting a team, there’s half an eye on club form but also I don’t remember a game where he’s been really poor for us.”He has different attributes. I think for him and for everybody else, there is serious competition and if they aren’t scoring for us or they aren’t scoring for their clubs, that can make things more difficult.”But, equally, I think it’s good that we support him at this moment, in that you could argue club-wise, he’s on the fringes and whether he should be ahead of others.”But I don’t think there are too many that we haven’t included that should be ahead of him, and his performance for us has been very, very good.”