The Western Michigan Broncos and No. 15 Michigan State Spartans meet up in Week 1 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will air on ESPN. The Spartans will look to capitalize on their surge from 2021 with senior quarterback Payton Thorne back under center.
Western Michigan (0-0, 0-0 MAC) will head into Week 1 as they replace a number of key contributors from a season ago, notably quarterback Kaleb Eleby and wide receiver Skyy Moore as well as three starting offensive linemen.
Michigan State (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) has the tall task of attempting to mimic their seismic success in 2021. After taking over the Spartans in 2020 with a 4-5 record, head coach Mel Tucker spearheaded an 11-2 finish last season, including a Peach Bowl win over Pittsburgh.
Michigan State is a 23-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, and -2100 on the moneyline. That makes Western Michigan a +1100 moneyline underdog, with the point total set at 54.5.
Western Michigan vs. Michigan State
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