Michigan State football sets captains for Week 10 meeting with Illinois
Michigan State (3-5; 1-4 in B1G play) has named its team captains for the Week 10 matchup. The Spartans go on the road to take on No. 16 Illinois (7-1; 4-1 B1G).
Senior WR Jayden Reed, junior TE Daniel Barker, senior DB Xavier Henderson, and junior RB Jordon Simmons are the captains for the game.
— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) November 4, 2022
Barker is in his first year with Michigan State after 4 years at Illinois.
Michigan State looks to avoid its sixth loss in its last seven games. The Spartans are coming off a 29-7 road loss to No. 4 Michigan in Week 9.
The Spartans have lost the last two matchups versus the Fighting Illini, with the last matchup coming in a 37-34 Illinois win in East Lansing in 2019. The Spartans had a 31-10 lead going into the fourth quarter, but the Fighting Illini outscored the Spartans 27-3 in the final quarter.
Michigan State currently leads the series 26-19-2.
They come into the Week 10 road game versus Illinois as a 16.5-point underdog, according to FanDuel. Kickoff from Memorial Stadium in Champaign is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN.