Quick Thoughts on the Release of the 2023 Calendar

It’s Big Ten calendar release day and Michigan State football fans have gotten their first look at the 2023 slate.

We know who the non-conference opponents are as the Spartans open the season against Central Michigan, Richmond and Washington at home before kicking off the Big Ten game with Maryland in Week 4, then we find out they will return in Iowa. in week 5.

The last time the Spartans faced Iowa, the Hawkeyes got their way with them at Iowa City in 2020. Mel Tucker’s team has grown a lot since then.

Here’s the rest of the Big Ten slate:

It looks like Michigan State has an easier roster in 2023 than it did in 2022, but that doesn’t equate to wins. The product in the field must be better.

Quick Thoughts on the Michigan State Football Schedule

Getting tested by a decent team from Maryland before heading to Iowa will be good for the Spartans. They’ll face a good offense before they face a good defense and they’ll see how they compare to both.

Iowa and Minnesota, both on the road, are tough crossover games and we’ll have to hope they’ll be midday games because playing under the lights at either stadium would be incredibly hostile – not that they are not already.

We knew we would have Michigan and Penn State at home and the rivalry game comes two weeks after a bye and a week after a hopeful showdown against Rutgers. That works well.

Plus, putting Minnesota and Ohio State on the road in a three-game streak will be tough, especially as Nebraska splits and the Cornhuskers can’t get any worse.

Overall I think Michigan State should win at least eight games next year considering the slate and I’d be shocked if they didn’t start the year 4-0 and potentially 5-0 before a bye .

It’s a winning program.

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