How to watch Michigan State vs. Akron: Live stream, TV channel, kickoff time

Another week, another MAC opponent comes to Spartan Stadium to challenge Michigan State.

After the Spartans beat West Michigan last Friday to open the season, Akron is now coming to town for the Spartans’ second game of 2022. After a three-touchdown win in their opener, the Spartans will be favored by more against a program that is generally near the bottom of the MAC rankings.

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  • Who: 15th Michigan State (1-0) vs. Akron (1-0)
  • When: 4:05 p.m.
  • Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing
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  • Bottom Line: Michigan State -34.5


Connected TV: Big Ten Network (Chris Vosters, Matt Millen, Michelle McMahon)

Broadcast options

Major Cable Providers

*Channel numbers listed are for Michigan subscribers and may change by region. Check local listings.


Radio network: Spartan Media Network


Five must-reads before kick-off:

* Michigan State received bad news after its opener: linebacker Darius Snow is out for the season with an injury. Mel Tucker detailed Michigan State’s options to replace the veteran Spartans defenseman.

* Despite throwing four touchdown passes in Michigan State’s opener, Payton Thorne wasn’t happy with his performance. That’s because the junior quarterback has been an acknowledged perfectionist all his life.

* Michigan State pass rush specialist Brandon Jordan was one of the team’s most intriguing recruits this offseason. Coming back to the sidelines after four years as a pass rush coach was an emotional experience, he said.

* Ben VanSumeren moved from the gate in the spring to a starting linebacker role for Michigan State this year. And if that wasn’t enough, in Michigan State’s season opener, he got to play alongside his younger brother, Alex, for the first time in their lives.

* Matt Wenzel has his weekly five things to watch, including how Michigan State replaces injured starters and what Jacoby Windmon does for a recall after his four-sack debut.


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* Passing: Payton Thorne 12-24, 233 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT

* Rushing: Jalen Berger 16 carries, 120 yards, 1 TD

* Reception: Keon Coleman 4 catches, 84 yards, 1 TD

* Tackles: Angelo Grose, Ben Van Sumeren 11

* Bags: Jacoby Windmon 4

* Interceptions: None


* Passing: DJ Irons 24-39, 276 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs

* Rushing: Cam Wiley 21 carries, 84 yards, 2 TDs

* Reception: Shocky Jaques-Louis 9 catches, 122 yards, 1 TD

* Tackles: Victor Jones, Bubba Arslanian 8

* Bags: Antavious Fish 1

* Interceptions: Tyson Durand 1

Saturday September 10

Western Illinois to Minnesota, noon ET (BTN)

Duke at Northwestern, noon ET (FS1)

Arkansas State at Ohio State, noon (BTN)

Ohio at Penn State, noon (ABC)

Washington State at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX)

Maryland at Charlotte, 3:30 p.m. (stadium)

Virginia at Illinois (ESPNU)

Iowa State at Iowa, 3 p.m. (BTN)

Indiana State at Purdue, 4 p.m. (BTN)

Akron at Michigan State, 4 p.m. (BTN)

Wagner at Rutgers, 4 p.m. (BTN)

Georgia Southern at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)

Idaho at Indiana, 8 p.m. (BTN)

Hawaii at Michigan, 8 p.m. (BTN)

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