July 10, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday that the Michigan State-Ohio State game on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Spartan Stadium will begin at 8 p.m. The game will be televised by ABC and will mark the first-ever November night game in Spartan Stadium history.
The Spartans now have five night games on the schedule for the 2014 season, which is the most in school history (previous record: three in 2011). MSU opens the season at home Friday, Aug. 29 against Jacksonville State at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to Oregon Saturday, Sept. 6 to face the Ducks at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Michigan State begins the Big Ten season with a prime-time clash against Nebraska Oct. 4 in Spartan Stadium at 8 p.m. and will travel to Maryland Nov. 15 for an 8 p.m. meeting against the Terrapins in College Park.
The Spartans and Buckeyes last met in the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, as No. 10 MSU topped No. 2 Ohio State, 34-24, to win the conference title and advance to the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
Entering the 2014 season, the Spartans have won five of their last six night games in East Lansing and are 9-5 all-time in their previous 14 prime-time TV appearance in Spartan Stadium. The Nov. 8 matchup against Ohio State will mark the first time MSU has hosted the Buckeyes under the lights in East Lansing.
UPDATED 2014 SCHEDULE:
Aug. 29: JACKSONVILLE STATE (7:30 p.m., BTN)
Sept. 6: at Oregon (6:30 p.m., FOX)
Sept. 20: EASTERN MICHIGAN (TBA)
Sept. 27: WYOMING (12 p.m., ABC/ESPN/BTN)
Oct. 4: NEBRASKA (8 p.m., ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Oct. 11: at Purdue (TBA)
Oct. 18: at Indiana (3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN/BTN)
Oct. 25: MICHIGAN (TBA)
Nov. 8: OHIO STATE (8 p.m., ABC)
Nov. 15: at Maryland (8 p.m., BTN)
Nov. 22: RUTGERS (TBA)
Nov. 29: at Penn State (TBA)