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Game Thread: Michigan State Spartans vs. Youngstown State Penguins

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 03 Michigan State at Northwestern Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Michigan State Spartans open up the home slate of the team’s 2021 season today at noon against the Youngstown State Penguins. The game is just the third all-time meeting between the two teams.

On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, fans make the return to Spartan Stadium for a game for the first time in 651 days. A number of changes await fans who will have to follow an indoor mask policy; will finally see in person Mel Tucker as head coach along the sideline; will find a return of Melting Moments ice cream sandwiches; will be listening to a new entry song playing while the team takes the field for the first time since 1999; and will also find reduced capacity after field level club seating was expanded.

The important thing, though, is Spartan football is back in East Lansing!

Go Green!

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