Michigan State vs. Washington football prediction and odds: Saturday, 9/17
The first few weeks of college football have been extremely entertaining, and the Michigan State Spartans are 2-0 to start the season. They’ve previewed their next game against Washington on Saturday, so let’s dive into our experts’ Michigan State vs. Washington prediction and explain the reasoning behind their best bet. Michigan State Football vs. Washington Football prediction features Washington -3.5 at BetMGMWeek 3 marks a major challenge for the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans and unranked Washington Huskies, as both teams get their first true test of the season. The sportsbooks are higher on Washington than the AP Poll, and our Michigan State vs. Washington prediction is on Washington -3.5.mlive.com
Michigan State’s neon jerseys return this week vs. Akron
Michigan State is bringing back a polarizing uniform. 14 Spartans (1-0) will wear their alternate neon jerseys for Saturday’s game (4 p.m., BTN) against Akron (1-0) in East Lansing. Michigan State last wore them for a 40-21 victory against Maryland on Nov. 13 last season. Michigan State won 35-13 against Western Michigan in last week’s season opener while Akron is coming off a 30-23 overtime victory against Saint Francis, an FCS program. Related Michigan State football stories:After breakout debut, Michigan State’s Jacoby Windmon plans his next moveDaniel Barker makes instant impact in ‘surreal’ Michigan State debutSpartan Confidential podcast: The good and bad from Michigan State’s season-opening winWhat Michigan State’s Noah Kim did to earn backup QB spotPenn State DE transfer Ken Talley commits to Michigan Statemlive.com
Tom Izzo stops by Michigan State football practice as kickoff nears
EAST LANSING – It’s almost time for Tom Izzo’s favorite sport to start. The Michigan State basketball coach walked across Shaw Lane to Michigan State’s football facility on Tuesday to take the Spartans’ football team’s practice, three days before the opener against Western Michigan on Friday night. Shoutout to Coach Izzo for coming by and checking out the game week work 🐐#GoGreen pic.twitter.com/53zQWnAvBR — Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) August 30, 2022Izzo has attended most Michigan State home football games for decades, often sitting in the bleachers among fans. The Hall of Fame basketball coach has often said that football, a sport he played growing up, is his favorite to watch. He stops by Michigan State’s football practices regularly, at times bringing along players to show them the physical nature of the sport.mlive.com
Michigan State provides look at QB Payton Thorne’s leadership in practice
Following a breakout season in his first year as a starter, Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne has cemented his spot. The redshirt junior who helped lead the Spartans to an 11-2 record last season has high expectations for himself heading into the fall. Thorne has also earned offseason praise from coaches and teammates for being more of a vocal leader. “Bringing guys with you – that’s leadership,” Thorne said last month. And in order to do that, you’ve got to know something about the guy that you’re playing with.mlive.com
Michigan State football players debate best dancer on team
Michigan State is in its second week of fall camp and motivated to build on a successful 11-win season. Although the preseason is intense, the Spartans also have a little fun on the side. In a video shared on Twitter by the program, players debate who is the best dancer on the team. Defensive line coach Marco Coleman and pass rush specialist Brandon Jordan also join in. Best dancer on the team 🤔Let us know how @CoachBTJordan and @Coach_MColeman did pic.twitter.com/b7pClciXVw — Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) August 9, 2022Related Michigan State football stories:Michigan State tight ends boast depth, experience and kicking skillsAfter injury-shortened season, Michigan State OL Matt Carrick returns motivated for sixth yearBig Ten football may be moving off ESPN after new media rights dealMichigan State’s offensive line establishing new depth in ‘challenging’ fall campWhy Daniel Barker withdrew from NFL draft and transferred to Michigan Statemlive.com
The crazy scenario that could land both Michigan, Michigan State in College Football Playoff
It’s going to take a minor miracle for Michigan or Michigan State to get past Ohio State and make the College Football Playoff this season. But there’s an even crazier scenario that would put both teams in the top four.
Michigan State football vs. Nebraska: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Michigan State has survived each test that has come its way this season, whether it’s been a season-opening conference game on the road, a trap game in its home opener against an FCS opponent and a road game against a previously ranked opponent.
One year into new job at Michigan State, Darien Harris’ role continues to evolve
Darien Harris returned to Michigan State with a concrete focus for his new job. Harris initially targeted player development, career networking and financial literacy as key topics and expected his role to evolve. “My overarching plan is to make sure that our student-athletes have a better experience at Michigan State than I did, and my experience was phenomenal,” he said. Players arriving, leavingHarris’ experiences at Michigan State ran the gamut. Michigan State had 10 midyear additions in January with six transfers and four early enrollees in the 2021 recruiting class.mlive.com
Michigan State unveils new script “State” helmets
Even in the offseason, the Michigan State football team continues to show new looks. The Spartans unveiled white helmets with script “State” lettering in green in a video posted on Twitter on Friday afternoon. It’s unclear when Michigan State plans on using the helmets unveiled on Friday. The Spartans wore jerseys with script “State” lettering on the front during the 2002 season. In his first season as head coach at Michigan State, Tucker embraced different looks in 2020.mlive.com
Michigan State football reveals full revised schedule for 2021 season
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker pumps his fist after the team defeated Michigan on Oct. 31, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State football revealed its full schedule for the 2021 season following revisions made by the Big Ten. Here is the full Michigan State football schedule for 2021:Sept. 4: at NorthwesternSept. 11: Youngstown StateSept. 18: at MiamiSept. 25: NebraskaOct. 2: Western KentuckyOct. 9: at RutgersOct. 16: at IndianaOct. 30: MichiganNov. 6: at PurdueNov. 13: MarylandNov. 20: at Ohio StateNov. 27: Penn StateThe Big Ten made tweaks to the conference schedule due to location changes for the 2020 season. For example, Michigan State made a second-straight trip to Ann Arbor last season, so the meeting in 2021 will now be in East Lansing. The Spartans will begin the season with a road Big Ten game and host Nebraska at the end of September before their final non-conference matchup with Western Kentucky.
Michigan State football’s final game canceled due to Maryland’s COVID-19 cases
Rocky Lombardi #12 of the Michigan State Spartans hands the ball off to Connor Heyward #11 of the Michigan State Spartans in the second half of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Spartan Stadium on October 24, 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan. EAST LANSING, Mich. – The final game of the Michigan State football season has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases within the Maryland program. This is the second time this season Maryland has had to cancel a game with Michigan State due to COVID-19. There were six positive cases among staff over that same time period, resulting in a population positivity rate of 12.4%. Though the season as a whole was difficult, Tucker beat in-state rival Michigan and upset then-undefeated Northwestern along the way.
A look at Michigan State football’s 2021 early signees and what Mel Tucker said about each
Mel Tucker’s first recruiting class at Michigan State is officially signed. Mel Tucker and Michigan State ‘not finished building’ 2021 recruiting classMichigan State entered the day with 18 commits in the 2021 class and signed 15 players from that group, along with a new addition. Although Michigan State signed 16 players on Wednesday, the missing national letters of intent are notable. He loves football, he’s aggressive, he’s got great instincts, he’s physical and he loves Michigan State. Booth announced his commitment to Michigan State on April 20 and his other offers included Maryland, Virginia and Rutgers.mlive.com
New Michigan State football uniforms with ‘Gruff Sparty’ logo: Is this trash?
Today’s study is the brand new Michigan State football uniform that they plan to wear this weekend at Penn State (3:30 p.m. Saturday -- ESPN). The Michigan State Football twitter handle unveiled the uniform in a video Thursday morning -- please review closely:Now answer the question:I say no -- no this is not trash, far from it. Of course, we love to see “Gruff Sparty” in on the action -- he’s never been on the football helmet, according to SpartanJerseys.com. Over the decades, Michigan State’s football helmets have featured different variations of the Spartan logo, the block “S” logo, player numbers, or nothing but a stripe. The Spartans actually wore winged helmets wayyyy back in the day.
Michigan State football game canceled this weekend due to Maryland’s COVID-19 outbreak
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State’s game against Maryland this weekend has been canceled due to the Terrapins’ COVID-19 outbreak. Over the past seven days, 15 student-athletes and seven staff members from the Maryland team have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release. This is the first cancelation of the season for Michigan State, and the second in a row for Maryland. Maryland head coach Michael Locksley is among those who tested positive for COVID-19. I will continue to lead this program virtually and our game preparations for Indiana will begin immediately.”Michigan State is 1-3 on the season and is scheduled to play No.
Michigan State to honor George Perles with block ‘S’ helmets vs. Indiana
Michigan State will alter its gameday attire to honor a former program legend. The Spartans (1-2) will have a block “S” in white on green helmets as a tribute to former coach George Perles when they face No. Michigan State revealed the helmets in a video posted Thursday morning on Twitter that featured a tribute to Perles. Michigan State’s George Perles, remembered for tough love, has lasting impact on players, coachesMichigan State’s throwback to the past is a shift from its most recent change in attire. Related Michigan State football stories:Michigan State’s Jalen Nailor got his ‘wheels back’ to help boost passing attackMichigan State, near last in nation in turnover margin, focused on forcing more takeawaysMaryland cancels game vs. Ohio State due to COVID-19 and Michigan State is next on scheduleMichigan State ‘tightening the screws’ while searching for consistencyMel Tucker’s second look at Michigan State’s loss at Iowa wasn’t prettymlive.com
Ranking the 6 most alarming aspects of Michigan football’s loss to Michigan State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – There are countless reasons for Michigan football fans to be discouraged after the team’s loss to Michigan State, but here are the six most alarming signs for the future. Ronnie Bell #8 of the Michigan Wolverines fails to receive a pass during the second quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 31, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. When that changed Saturday against Michigan State, Milton struggled with accuracy down the field. MORE: Can Michigan salvage season after lifeless loss to Michigan State? Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 31, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Michigan State’s surprising win at Michigan alters outlook for season
Just minutes earlier, the redshirt junior quarterback helped put the finishing touches on Michigan State’s stunning 27-24 upset win against then-No. A week later, those same people were giddily celebrating Michigan State’s ninth win in the last 13th games against Michigan. Michigan State WR Ricky White breaks freshman record to key win at MichiganDefensively, Michigan State gave up 452 yards to the Wolverines but didn’t allow a play longer than 26 yards. Then again, there’s a chance any of the games remaining this season for Michigan State could be canceled due to positive COVID-19 results. There have been surprising results each week, including Michigan State’s win at Michigan.mlive.com