Michigan State returns to Memorial Stadium (the Illinois one, not the Indiana or Nebraska one) in Champaign for the first time since 2016 to take on No. 16 Illinois. The Fighting Illini also rank No. 14 in this week’s AP Poll and No. 13 in this week’s AFCA Coaches Poll. The Spartans also face off against Bret Bielema on the opposite sideline for the first time since defeating his then No. 25 Wisconsin Badgers 16-13 in Madison on Oct. 27, 2012. Bielema is in his second year at Illinois and has the Illini 7-1 overall and 4-1 in Big Ten action.
TOC Football Content Review:
- How to watch: Michigan State vs. Illinois
- Game Preview: Michigan State vs. Illinois
- TOC Staff Picks: Illinois Fighting Illini
- Get to Know the Opponent: Illinois
- MSU Football Names Game Captains vs. Illinois
- Projecting Michigan State’s starters and depth chart versus Illinois
- The 3-2-1 Preview: 3 things we want to see, 2 key stats and 1 best bet vs. ILL
- Notes & Quotes: MSU recovering after rivalry loss, moving forward together to Illinois
- 5 Questions with The Champaign Room: Are the Fighting Illini for real?
- Spartan Football Playback: MSU vs. ILL 2013
- Bad Betting Advice: Orange Crush
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