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How to watch: Michigan State at Michigan

It’s the big one! The grand poo-ba! The game that we’re forced to value more than any other! Paul Bunyan and all the pride in the Great Lakes state is on the line tomorrow!

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Michigan State at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Michigan State football team is looking to win its ninth game out of the last 15 in this series. MSU has won four of the last six in Ann Arbor over the Michigan Wolverines, including a rain soaked 2017 win and a stunning last second punt return win in 2015.

First year head coach Mel Tucker will hope to rebound from MSU’s disappointing home opener loss to Rutgers. It will also mark Coach Tucker’s return to the in-state rivalry game for the first time since a 29-17 loss in Ann Arbor in 1998 when he was a graduate assistant under then head coach Nick Saban. Coach Tucker was also present in 1997 when then No. 14 MSU lost to eventual co-national champion, then No. 5 Michigan in East Lansing 23-7.

Michigan State Spartans (0-1) at Michigan Wolverines (1-0)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Kickoff: 12:05 p.m. EDT


TV/Web/Mobile: FOX/FOX Sports app/
Play-by-Play: Gus Johnson
Analyst: Joel Klatt
Sideline: Jenny Taft

Play-by-Play: George Blaha
Analyst: Jason Strayhorn
Broadcast Host: Steve Courtney
Website/Mobile: Spartans app/Tune In radio
Flagship Stations: Lansing: WMMQ (94.9 FM)/WJIM (1240 AM); Detroit: WJR (760 AM)
Affiliates: 27 affiliates listed at
Satellite: Ch. 138 (Sirius), Ch. 195 (XM), Ch. 957 (

Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Stadium: Michigan Stadium (107,601 — but no fans this time around)
Surface: FieldTurf (Devin Bush can’t act like a two year-old that way)
All-Time Series: UM leads, 71-36-5
Series in Ann Arbor: UM leads, 50-22-3
Big Ten Games: UM leads, 38-27-2
Last Meeting: Michigan 44, MSU 10 (2019)
Current Series Streak: Two wins by Michigan (2018-)

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Cord Cutting Advice

Still looking for a last minute solution for watching the game after finally cutting the cord during the coronavirus pandemic? Look no further than fubo TV. Fubo TV now carries ESPN, ABC, and the Disney Network in addition to FOX, FS1, and the Big Ten Network. So you can cut the cord, but still be able to find reliable access to all the Spartans games this football and basketball season with fubo TV.

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