The Big Ten Conference Schedule was announced on Thursday afternoon and now MSU Football opponents have all been set for the next two years.
MSU Football Locked Rivalries
As you can see with the graphic above the only opponents that the Spartans play in both 24 and 25 are Indiana, Penn State, and Michigan. Those schools all have trophies with MSU and are the protected rivalries that Spartan fans will see for every year at the moment. This brings up the intriguing point that there will be years that the Spartans won’t have to play USC, UCLA, or OSU etc. MSU won’t play USC or UCLA until 2025 even though both schools join the conference starting next season. Assuming Ohio State maintains their route it is a huge win for the Spartans to not have to face them in 2025.
FAU and the Ragin Cajuns will more than likely start the Spartans off in 2024 and will be solid tuneup games for MSU. From there they go to Boston College and then the rest of the schedule isn’t determined yet. Just looking at the opponents everyone besides OSU, PSU, and Michigan will be big question marks. Two of those big three opponents are on the road and will be extremely difficult to play at. Obviously a lot can change from this year to next, but it will be intriguing to see how MSU will handle multiple difficult road games and OSU at home.
Western Michigan, Youngstown State, and Boston College are the first three home games for the Spartans in 2025. The good news is there will be a ton of fun home games to see at Spartan Stadium in 2025. UCLA, PSU, and Michigan should all be big games to be able to go see at home for MSU fans. Traveling to USC and Wisconsin will both be tough to deal with and Iowa is never an easy road game either. Overall this year could be a lot of fun, but who knows what the roster or coaching situation will be by that time.
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