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Michigan State Finalizes 2021 Football Schedule

May 10, 2018

Future Schedules (PDF)

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State football team will host Western Kentucky in the first-ever series meeting on Oct. 2, 2021, rounding out the 2021 schedule for the Spartans.

A member of Conference USA, WKU has played in four straight bowl games and five overall since the program transitioned into the FBS in 2007.

Due to the rotating nine-game Big Ten schedule, Michigan State will host four Big Ten games in 2021 and six home games overall. The Spartans had previously signed a home-and-home contract with Miami prior to the Big Ten switching to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, with MSU hosting the Hurricanes in 2020 and making the return trip in 2021. MSU will also host Youngstown State in the home opener on Sept. 11. Big Ten home games in 2021 include Nebraska (Sept. 25), Penn State (Oct. 23), Indiana (Nov. 13) and Maryland (Nov. 27).

2021 MICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 4: at Northwestern
Sept. 11: YOUNGSTOWN STATE
Sept. 18: at Miami (Fla.)
Sept. 25: NEBRASKA
Oct. 2: WESTERN KENTUCKY
Oct. 16: at Michigan
Oct. 23: PENN STATE
Oct. 30: at Ohio State
Nov. 6: at Purdue
Nov. 13: INDIANA
Nov. 20: at Rutgers
Nov. 27: MARYLAND

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUTURE SCHEDULES:

2018
Aug. 31: UTAH STATE
Sept. 8: at Arizona State
Sept. 22: at Indiana
Sept. 29: CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Oct. 6: NORTHWESTERN (Homecoming)
Oct. 13: at Penn State
Oct. 20: MICHIGAN
Oct. 27: PURDUE
Nov. 3: at Maryland
Nov. 10: OHIO STATE
Nov. 17: at Nebraska
Nov. 24: RUTGERS

2019
Aug. 31: TULSA
Sept. 7: WESTERN MICHIGAN
Sept. 14: ARIZONA STATE
Sept. 21: at Northwestern
Sept. 28: INDIANA (Homecoming)
Oct. 5: at Ohio State
Oct. 12: at Wisconsin
Oct. 26: PENN STATE
Nov. 9: ILLINOIS
Nov. 16: at Michigan
Nov. 23: at Rutgers
Nov. 30: MARYLAND

 

 

2020
Sept. 5: NORTHWESTERN
Sept. 12: at BYU
Sept. 19: TOLEDO
Sept. 26: MIAMI (FLA.)
Oct. 3: at Iowa
Oct. 10: MICHIGAN
Oct. 17: OHIO STATE
Oct. 24: at Indiana
Oct. 31: MINNESOTA
Nov. 14: at Penn State
Nov. 21: RUTGERS
Nov. 28: at Maryland

FUTURE NONCONFERENCE GAMES
Sept. 17, 2022: at Boise State
Sept. 16, 2023: BOISE STATE
Sept. 21, 2024: at Boston College
Sept. 20, 2025: BOSTON COLLEGE

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