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No. 9/10 Michigan State Spartans vs Indiana Hoosiers: Time, TV channel, how to watch or stream

The Spartans head to Bloomington for the first time since 2018.

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The No. 9/10 Michigan State Spartans (6-0, 3-0) return to Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana for the first time since 2018 to take on Big Ten East Division rival, the Indiana Hoosiers (2-3, 0-2). IU has struggled this season despite lofty expectations heading into the season, but the battle for the Old Brass Spittoon has often been an exciting one this past decade.

Tom Allen became the head coach at the end of the 2016 regular season, being elevated to the role following the sudden resignation of Kevin WIlson. He has quickly built a strong team at IU heading into his fifth season. That includes beating the Spartans, Penn State Nittany Lions and Michigan Wolverines last year for the first time in Indiana’s history, and finishing the season ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll, No. 8 in the Coaches Poll, and No. 11 in the College Football Playoff rankings before losing to Ole Miss in the Outback Bowl.

While the Spartans enter the matchup undefeated, the Hoosiers certainly hope to keep the Old Brass Spittoon down in Bloomington. The Spartans lead the trophy series 48-14-1 since the winner took home the trophy for the first time in 1950. The Brass Spittoon is believed to have been in use from as early as when IU was formed almost 190 years ago in 1820. All-time, MSU is 48-17-2 against Indiana, and holds a 22-10-1 record in Bloomington. The Spartans last lost on the road there in 2016 and have lost there just one other time (2006) this century.

No. 9/10 Michigan State Spartans (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 16
Kickoff: 12:03 p.m. EDT


Web/Mobile: Sports App
Play-by-Play: Aaron Goldsmith
Analyst: Brock Huard

RADIO: Spartan Media Network
Play-by-Play: George Blaha
Analyst: Jason Strayhorn
Sideline: Steve Courtney
Broadcast Host: Will Tieman
Website/Mobile: Spartans app/Tune In radio
Flagship Stations: Lansing: WMMQ (94.9 FM)/WJIM (1240 AM); Detroit: WJR (760 AM); Grand Rapids: WBFX (101.3 FM)
Affiliates: 30 affiliates listed at
Satellite: Ch. 134 (Sirius), Ch. 195 (XM), Ch. 957 (
Pre-game Show: Begins at 10:30 a.m

Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (52,656)
Surface: Field Turf
All-Time Series: MSU leads, 48-17-2
All-Time Series in Bloomington: MSU leads, 22-10-1
Last Meeting: IU 24, MSU 0 (2020)
Current Series Streak: one by Indiana (2020- )

MSU Head Coach: Mel Tucker
MSU Record: 8-5 (second year)
Overall Record: 13-12 (third year)
Record vs. IU: 0-1

Indiana Head Coach: Tom Allen
IU Record: 26-25 (fifth year)
Overall Record: 26-25 (fifth year)
Record vs. MSU: 1-3

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Go Green!