June 3, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State's Sept. 11 game against Florida Atlantic at Detroit's Ford Field will be televised by ESPNU, with kickoff set for 12 p.m. EDT.
The Sept. 11 game marks just the second-ever meeting between Michigan State and FAU, as the Spartans posted a 17-0 victory over the Owls in East Lansing, Mich., during a steady rain in Week 3 of the 2008 season. MSU's defense recorded its first shutout since Nov. 13, 1999, as the Spartans limited FAU to nine first downs and 225 total yards, and recovered two fumbles. All-American Javon Ringer rushed 43 times for a career-best 282 yards against the Owls and scored on touchdown runs of 21 and 11 yards.
ESPN2 previously announced that it will televise MSU's Sept. 4 season and home opener against Western Michigan at 12 p.m. EDT. ABC will broadcast MSU's Sept. 18 home game against Notre Dame in prime time, with kickoff set for 8 p.m. EDT. The Big Ten Conference also previously released 12 p.m. EDT start times for MSU's Oct. 16 Homecoming game against Illinois and its Oct. 23 game at Northwestern.
The Spartans enter the 2010 season with a streak of 89 consecutive live TV appearances (games played regionally or nationally since November 2002).