Boise State Vs. Michigan State Game Time, TV Schedule And More

STATE COLLEGE PA - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans leads his team onto the field before a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on November 27 2010 at Beaver Stadium in State College Pennsylvania. The Spartans won 28-22. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The 24th-ranked Boise State Broncos face the 13th-ranked Michigan State Spartans during the first week of the college football season on Friday.

The Boise State Broncos and the Michigan State Spartans face each other in the first game of the season between two top-25 ranked teams. Michigan St. is ranked 13th in the first AP Poll of the season, with Boise State ranked 24th. This Friday night matchup in East Lansing will be a perfect setup to Saturday's non-stop college football action.

Michigan State came one or two unfortunate plays away from going to the Rose Bowl last year, and it should be in perfect contention to compete this season. But its passing game is going to have to totally rebuild with quarterback Kirk Cousins in the NFL, along with three of his top wide receivers plus his primary tight end.

This Boise State team probably won't be quite as good as the Kellen Moore-led teams that contended for BCS bowls the last two seasons, but it shouldn't drop off too much considering the weakness of it schedule. It should be underdogs in this contest, though, breaking in a new quarterback.

Game time, TV channel: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

Point spread: Michigan State favored by 7 points.

For news, discussion and more: For more on Spartans football, visit Michigan State blog The Only Colors, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Detroit. For more on Broncos football, visit Boise State blog OBNUG, plus SB Nation Denver. And you should probably start reading Big East Coast Bias.

Video: Check out the Mountain West Conference video preview.

Here is the Michigan State team preview.

While we’re here, let’s watch some of the many other college football videos from SB Nation’s YouTube channel:

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.