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Michigan State football moves up home-and-home series with Washington, cancels Boise State series

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The Michigan State Spartans football team will compete against the Washington Huskies sooner than anticipated. Michigan State has moved up its series against Washington, as the two schools agreed to home-and-home contests in 2022 and 2023.

The two programs were already set to meet in the distant future, but the 2022 and 2023 games now replace the originally scheduled home-and-home contests in 2028 and 2031.

The 2022 game takes place on Sept. 17 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, which will be the Spartans’ first visit there since 1970. The 2023 game happens in East Lansing on Sept. 16, which will be the Huskies’ first visit to Spartan Stadium since 1969. The schools last met in the 1997 Aloha Bowl, which Washington won by a final score of 51-23. The Huskies lead the all-time series with two wins to Michigan State’s one victory.

Interestingly, Michigan State also announced that the home-and-home series against Boise State in 2022 and 2023 has been canceled, which allows for the Washington series to be moved up on the schedule. Both Michigan State and Boise State mutually agreed to terminate the series without penalty to either school.

As things currently stand, Michigan State’s future non-conference schedule looks like this:

Sept. 3, 2022: vs. Western Michigan
Sept. 10, 2022: vs. Akron
Sept. 17, 2022: at Washington

Sept. 2, 2023: vs. Central Michigan
Sept. 9, 2023: vs. Richmond
Sept. 16, 2023: vs. Washington

Aug. 31, 2024: vs. Florida Atlantic
Sept. 14, 2024: vs. Louisiana
Sept. 21, 2024: at Boston College

Aug. 30, 2025: vs. Western Michigan
Sept. 6, 2025: vs. Youngstown State
Sept. 20, 2025: vs. Boston College

Sept. 5, 2026: vs. Toledo

Sept. 11, 2027: vs. Central Michigan

Sept. 8, 2029: vs. Oregon

Aug. 31, 2030: vs. Central Michigan
Sept. 7, 2030: at Oregon

Sept. 11, 2032: at BYU

There is also a possibility of Michigan State playing a home-and-home series against Notre Dame in 2026 and 2027 based on an unofficial verbal agreement in the past, but there is no official word or contract on if the series is actually happening as of yet.