So instead of playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers to let Mel Tucker move to 2-0 against Scott Frost, the Big Ten has decided that what is most important is for the long time division rivals of the Spartans, the Maryland Terrapins, should host the Michigan State in what was supposed to actually be a cross-division slate of games to finish out the season.
#B1GFootball Champions Week— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) December 13, 2020
Check out the #B1G Football Champions Week schedule! Which matchup are you most excited for? pic.twitter.com/kFahxWgQZh
Seriously, there is so much to unpack in that slate of games for this week. The Big Ten original plans for this shortened and restarted season had the upcoming week slated as a ninth game for all programs that would position teams against similarly ranked opponents in the opposite division (with minor adjustments made to avoid repeat opponents). Instead, that went completely out the window for a hodge-podge and clustered mess of intra-division and not at all competitively slated inter-division matchups. Case in point:
Here's how the match-ups for Champions Week worked out, lol. pic.twitter.com/FpvQeN95fj— David Harns (@DavidHarns) December 13, 2020
At any rate, instead of facing the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Michigan State will make up its canceled division matchup against Maryland. Never mind that MSU really should get to face Illinois instead to avenge last season’s loss and let Spartans fans get to actually enjoy a real Big Ten opponent.
Get your crab cakes and Old Bay ready folks! The Spartans will kickoff in College Park on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. EST against Maryland on the Big Ten Network. The stupid Big Ten scheduling a night game in mid-December is one of the most absolutely idiotic things I will hopefully ever see in my life. Let’s get the win over the Terps and end this stupid season already.
We will kickoff at 7:30PM on @BigTenNetwork this Saturday at Maryland! #GoGreen pic.twitter.com/DTJ8MNMoEn— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) December 13, 2020