Michigan State announces date change for season opener vs. Western Michigan
Michigan State’s season opener against Western Michigan has been moved up a day.
The Spartans announced on social media that the Week 1 matchup against the Broncos will be played on Friday, Sept. 2 at Spartan Stadium. It had previously been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3.
A kickoff time was not included in the update.
Currently, Michigan State will be the only B1G team in action on Friday. There are 9 games scheduled involving B1G teams on Saturday. There is also a Thursday contest, with Minnesota hosting New Mexico State.
Our season opener has been moved up a day to Friday, Sept. 2. We’ll see you at The Woodshed to open the 2022 season! pic.twitter.com/7BjMfO7niv
— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) February 9, 2022
This will be the 17th meeting between Michigan State and Western Michigan on the gridiron. The Spartans have won 12 straight games in the head-to-head series, dating back to 1921.
Michigan State was victorious in the last meeting between the two schools, winning a 51-17 contest in 2019 in East Lansing.