Michigan State and Minnesota will square off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 14.
The game will mark the first meeting between the Spartans and Gophers since 2013, when Michigan State won 14-3. Both teams enter this week at 3-1 and will play one more game before this meeting. This will be Michigan State’s third night matchup in four games.
Michigan State-Minnesota Week 7 date, game time
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Location: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Television: Big Ten Network
Michigan State-Minnesota series history
Michigan State and Minnesota have met 46 times in their history, with the first meeting coming in 1950. The Spartans hold a 29-17 edge in the overall series and a 12-11 advantage on the road.
Since Coach Mark Dantonio’s arrival at Michigan State, the Spartans have only played the Gophers five times and have won the last four. Michigan State will face Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck for the third time in five years, having beaten him in 2013 and 2015 when he coached Western Michigan.
The series has been marked by lengthy winning streaks. From 1958-70, Minnesota won all seven meetings, though the two teams did not meet during either of Michigan State’s legendary 1965 and 1966 seasons. Michigan State beat the Gophers 17 straight times from 1977-97.
When Michigan State and Minnesota last met for a 14-3 Spartans win in 2013, no players on the current Michigan State roster participated. All Spartans who see the field against Minnesota will be doing so for the first time.
Minnesota last beat Michigan State in 2009, Dantonio’s third year at the helm and the first meeting between the two teams at TCF Bank Stadium. The 42-34 finish marked the third-highest combined scoring output in the history of the series. Michigan State’s Keshawn Martin produced 284 all-purpose yards, with 176 coming via kick returns.
Since then, the highest scoring output from either team has been 31 points. Michigan State won 31-8 in 2010, 31-24 in 2011, 26-10 in 2012 and 14-3 in 2013.
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