The Michigan State Spartans took a slight step backward last year, winning just seven games total after 11 each in 2010 and 2011. Coach Mark Dantonio helped his team win the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU, but the Spartans will need more help to get back there this year. Senior quarterback Andrew Maxwell will start against despite his inconsistent 2012, and MSU loses 1793-yard rusher Le’Veon Bell to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, their receiving core was extremely balanced last year, with five players totaling 29 or more receptions but none more than 42. This balance should bode well for this season, a season of transition for Michigan State. The defense allowed the 9th fewest points per game in the nation last season, and they’ll need that stingy defense again as the recruiting class leaves plenty to be desired. Leading tackler Max Bullough will return. Michigan State faces a big early test on the road at Notre Dame on September 21, but then a stretch against Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, and Illinois gives MSU the opportunity to pile up wins. Michigan State will go for their sixth straight bowl appearance this fall.
Michigan State football plays at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. At 75,005 fans, Spartan Stadium has the space for quite the party when the Spartans are playing well, as typically always have. The Spartans have six national titles although none since 1966. The Spartans are known for their various rivalries as well, including the Paul Bunyan Trophy against Michigan, the Old Brass Spittoon against Indiana, and the Megaphone Trophy against Notre Dame. The state of Michigan is divided between Michigan and Michigan State, and the passion for Big Ten football is in the air every Saturday. Get yourself involved and buy tickets now with Gold Coast Tickets!