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Friday, September 09, 2022

ES Preview: MSU vs the Rubber Men

#14 Michigan State Spartans (1-0) hosts Akron Zips (1-0)
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
September 10, 2022.  4 pm.

Weather:  82, partly cloudy

Sagarin Ratings: MSU #38, Akron #173
Line outta Vegas:  MSU by five touchdowns (MSU -35)

It will be interesting to see the fandom in Spartan Stadium on Saturday, as the Big Green takes on a ho-hum opponent in the Zips from the University of Akron.  Coach Tuck was able to pack the house last week with the matchup against Western Michigan, but that was also an in-state stint.  Can he sell 70,000 tickets to see a very very bad Akron team?  Anyone have an extra ticket? I'm guessing the scalpers will be hard-pressed to get over $25 for the game. 

Akron needed overtime to defeat a not-good FCS St. Francis (PA) team last week at home.  Sagarin ranks St. Francis #221 in Division I.  Akron also was ranked pre-season by Athlon to be last in the MAC East.  However, they've got a good coach, Joe Moorhead, who previously was at Mississippi State (head coach), Oregon, and Penn State. Outside of that, just watch their QB, DJ Irons, who is a huge 6'6" but a light 215 pounds.   

Oh, it's NEON UNIFORM day tomorrow.  Good, let's get it out of the way. 


Freep: Monarrez, MSU 76-6; Sabin, MSU 48-10; Seidel & Solari, MSU 45-10
LSJ:  MSU 50-10
USA Today: MSU 41-14

ES sez.... MSU 52, Akron 10.


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