What: Jacksonville State Gamecocks (0-0) at #8 Michigan State Spartans (0-0)
Where: Spartan Stadium — East Lansing, Michigan
When: Friday August 29th, 2014 at 7:30pm ET
TV / Radio: Big Ten Network / Spartan Sports Network
Latest Line: Michigan State by 49.5
The 2014 Rose Bowl Champion Spartans will try to get off on the right foot against Jacksonville State on Friday night in East Lansing. MSU (13-1 in ’13) has 6 new starters on defense, and this will be their chance to make a good opening impression in a game many pick to be a blow out. Michigan State is ranked number 8 in both Coaches Poll and AP Poll, its highest preseason ranking since 1967.
QB Connor Cook and RB Jeremy Langford lead an offense looking to improve on last years numbers. Last season, the defense was the core of MSU’s success, and now they’d like their offense to build as well. They have plenty of depth and we’ll likely get a good look at the future of MSU football if the game gets ugly.
Prediction: Michigan State 63, Jacksonville State 13