While ESPN has decided that Michigan State has no shot to reach this years Playoff, we did get a little bit of respect from Bristol after they released their "Ten games with the highest stakes in 2016" and not one but two games in East Lansing this year made the list.
Michigan, Oct 29
Every college football fan in the state of Michigan watches this game every year with a bit of excitement. While narratives and coaching changes in Ann Arbor have made it seem more interesting than it should be, Michigan State has won the last three and 7 of the last 8 so the pressure is on Michigan in this match-up, without a doubt. If Michigan State gets a win in South Bend on Sept 17th this could be a battle of two un defeated teams that will hopefully end with the same result as last year.
Ohio State, Nov 19
This game has determined who has gone to the B1G Ten Championship game for the last two years and the two met IN the Championship game in 2013. Urban Meyer has a 50-4 record at OSU and two of those losses have come to Michigan State (including the reason we have THIS)
Long story short, if MSU is able to pull out a win in East Lansing over Michigan, this game could once again determine who goes to the B1G Ten Championship Game in Indy, where anything is possible.