Michigan State Football Finalizes 2021 Schedule

Spartans will host Western Kentucky on Oct. 2, rounding out the 2021 schedule.

 

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State football team will host Western Kentucky in the first-ever series meeting on Oct. 2, 2021, rounding out the 2021 schedule for the Spartans.

 

A member of Conference USA, WKU has played in four straight bowl games and five overall since the program transitioned into the FBS in 2007.

 

Due to the rotating nine-game Big Ten schedule, Michigan State will host four Big Ten games in 2021 and six home games overall. The Spartans had previously signed a home-and-home contract with Miami prior to the Big Ten switching to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, with MSU hosting the Hurricanes in 2020 and making the return trip in 2021. MSU will also host Youngstown State in the home opener on Sept. 11. Big Ten home games in 2021 include Nebraska (Sept. 25), Penn State (Oct. 23), Indiana (Nov. 13) and Maryland (Nov. 27).

 

2021 MICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Sept. 4: at Northwestern

Sept. 11: YOUNGSTOWN STATE

Sept. 18: at Miami (Fla.)

Sept. 25: NEBRASKA

Oct. 2: WESTERN KENTUCKY

Oct. 16: at Michigan

Oct. 23: PENN STATE

Oct. 30: at Ohio State

Nov. 6: at Purdue

Nov. 13: INDIANA

Nov. 20: at Rutgers

Nov. 27: MARYLAND

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUTURE SCHEDULES:

 

2018

Aug. 31: UTAH STATE

Sept. 8: at Arizona State

Sept. 22: at Indiana

Sept. 29: CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Oct. 6: NORTHWESTERN (Homecoming)

Oct. 13: at Penn State

Oct. 20: MICHIGAN

Oct. 27: PURDUE

Nov. 3: at Maryland

Nov. 10: OHIO STATE

Nov. 17: at Nebraska

Nov. 24: RUTGERS

 

2019

Aug. 31: TULSA

Sept. 7: WESTERN MICHIGAN

Sept. 14: ARIZONA STATE

Sept. 21: at Northwestern

Sept. 28: INDIANA (Homecoming)

Oct. 5: at Ohio State

Oct. 12: at Wisconsin

Oct. 26: PENN STATE

Nov. 9: ILLINOIS

Nov. 16: at Michigan

Nov. 23: at Rutgers

Nov. 30: MARYLAND

 

2020

Sept. 5: NORTHWESTERN

Sept. 12: at BYU

Sept. 19: TOLEDO

Sept. 26: MIAMI (FLA.)

Oct. 3: at Iowa

Oct. 10: MICHIGAN

Oct. 17: OHIO STATE

Oct. 24: at Indiana

Oct. 31: MINNESOTA

Nov. 14: at Penn State

Nov. 21: RUTGERS

Nov. 28: at Maryland

 

FUTURE NONCONFERENCE GAMES

Sept. 17, 2022: at Boise State

Sept. 16, 2023: BOISE STATE

Sept. 21, 2024: at Boston College

Sept. 20, 2025: BOSTON COLLEGE

 

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