Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Michigan State Spartans football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.
Michigan State Football Schedule 2021
Full Michigan State schedule analysis with best and worst scenarios below
Sept. 4 at Northwestern
Sept. 11 Youngstown State
Sept. 18 at Miami
Sept. 25 Nebraska
Oct. 2 WKU
Oct. 9 at Rutgers
Oct. 16 at Indiana
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 Michigan
Nov. 6 at Purdue
Nov. 13 Maryland
Nov. 20 at Ohio State
Nov. 27 Penn State
Dec. 4 Big Ten Championship (in Indianapolis)
Games vs. The West: Nebraska, at Northwestern, at Purdue
Missed Teams From The West: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Michigan State Spartans Football Schedule Analysis: The season starts with a bang going to Northwestern with a chance to come up with a win over the Cats for a second year in a row. Going to Miami isn’t easy, especially with the Nebraska game to follow. There’s no Wisconsin or Iowa to face, but the date against Purdue from the West is on the road.
The East slat isn’t all that bad if Indiana goes back to being Indiana. Michigan and Penn State have to come to East Lansing, but the Ohio State game is on the road.
Michigan State Spartans Football Schedule Best Case Scenario: The Spartans get by Northwestern to start things off with a shot of confidence. There’s a loss in the first seven games – maybe at Miami – before getting a week off to prepare for Michigan.
Another win over the Wolverines leads into wins over Purdue and Maryland to set up a showdown against Ohio State. Realistically, pushing for ten wins will be a massive stretch, but it’s a good year with a solid bowl win.
Michigan State Spartans Football Schedule Worst Case Scenario: After losing to Northwestern and Miam ion the road, a loss at home to Nebraska closes out September with a thud. The Spartans lose to Michigan, can’t roll on the road in enough winnable games, and get rocked by both Ohio State and Penn State to close with a losing season.