Watch Utah State Aggies vs Michigan State Spartans on livetvsportsus.com. The Utah State Aggies meet the No. 11 ranked Michigan State Spartans in a Week 1 NCAA football game on Friday, August 31, 2018 (8/31/18) at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the game Friday night
Who: Utah State vs. No. 11 Michigan State
What: NCAA College Football, Week 1
When: Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich.
Time: 7 p.m. Eastern
TV: Big Ten Network
After a quiet offseason in college football, the final month leading up to kickoff was dominated by scandals.
As lousy as off-the-field issues can be in the sport, and the topics were unsettling in August, the games rarely disappoint and are the reason fans tolerate the bad news.
The season starts with its traditional marathon holiday weekend schedule, a fair amount of which will be nothing more than scrimmages. No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Georgia start the season with FCS tuneups and there will be plenty of lopsided match-ups involving FBS teams, too. At least a few games are thankfully appointment viewing.
But most of all college football is back and there is a lot of it spread out over the five days. Try to enjoy it.
The No. 11 Michigan State Spartans kick off the 2018 football season on Friday night with a game against the Utah State Aggies.
The Spartans finished with a 10-3 record last season after beating Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
How to listen:
In Detroit, you can hear the game on AM760 WJR beginning at 7 p.m. or on Sirius channel 199, online 957.
All the Spartans did was finish 10-3, including victories over rival Michigan and Penn State, capped with a 42-17 thumping of Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
With a return to prominence, the Spartans begin their 2018 season with lofty expectations. They open the season against Utah State at home on Friday with the No. 11 ranking and Big Ten championship aspirations. The two programs will be squaring off for the first time.
Dantonio’s teams have traditionally been built around defense, but the Spartans should also be dynamic on offense. They have one of the conference’s, if not the nation’s, top quarterbacks in Brian Lewerke and a premier running back in LJ Scott.
Lewerke, a junior, threw for 20 touchdowns last season and completed 59 percent of his passes while getting picked off just seven times. He was also second on the team with 559 rushing yards and five more touchdowns.
Scott gained 898 yards on 201 carries (4.5 average) and scored eight touchdowns.