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UPDATE: Michigan State Football Makes Early Season Schedule Change for 2017

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The opener against Bowling Green has been moved to September 2nd

Northwestern v Michigan State Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

UPDATE: MSU has now not only slid the Bowling Green game up to September 2nd, but also slid their interstate showdown against Western Michigan up to September 9th, the original week of the BG game.


Among the myriad problems with the 2016 MSU football season was the bye week falling in week two. The scheduling quirk led to the Spartans playing 11 straight games and, anyone who watched could tell you, they reeeeeeaaaallllyyyy could have used a week off at some point during the middle of the season to help snap them out of a downward spiral.

If you can believe it, 2017 was shaping up to be even worse, with the “bye” week coming in the first week of the season. Luckily, that has changed, at least a bit.

With this shift, the bye now once again falls in the second week of the year. However, it is fair to assume that Athletic Director Mark Hollis is probably not done shuffling as MSU has yet to confirm the move.

The remainder of the Spartans schedule can be found here.