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Robert Bondy

MSU Football vs. Central Michigan: Stream, broadcast info, players to watch, predictions for Friday

Spartans football is back.

Michigan State football will open up the 2023 season on Friday night in a home matchup against Central Michigan from Spartan Stadium. This will mark the first game for both the Spartans and Chippewas this year.

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Michigan State enters this matchup as a two-touchdown favorite but there are many question marks surrounding the Spartans after finishing 5-7 last year. Central Michigan is also looking to rebound in 2023 after going 4-8 last year.


Broadcast and Streaming Info

Here’s when you should tune in to see this game between Michigan State and Central Michigan:

  • Date: September 1, 2023
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)

Players to Watch

Here are three players to watch for Michigan State in this matchup against the Chippewas:

Noah Kim / Katin Houser (QB): Who will start for the Spartans at quarterback? That is still unknown but many believe it’ll be either Noah Kim or Katin Houser. Both would be making their first career start and I anticipate both getting some playing time regardless of who gets the start. Both of these guys will be under a microscope in this opening matchup, with fans and media looking to make declarations — good or bad — on how either of these guys play.

Nathan Carter (RB): Friday night will also be our first look at new UConn transfer running back Nathan Carter who has been considered impressive during fall camp. Carter picked up 705 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage on 125 rushing attempts and 19 receptions last year for the Huskies and is expected to have an impact in the Spartans’ offense this fall.

Jacoby Windmon (LB): Jacoby Windmon made a name for himself last fall as a primary pass rusher — starring early in the season. However, a four-game suspension after the tunnel incident at Michigan capped his season and he’ll now transition into more of a traditional linebacker role. This season-opener should be a good opportunity for us to see how he’s progressed this offseason and indicate what we should expect from him this fall.

Game Predictions

Click here to check out the Spartans Wire staff’s picks for this matchup between Michigan State and Central Michigan.

Contact/Follow us @The SpartansWire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Michigan state news, notes, and opinion. You can also follow Robert Bondy on Twitter @RobertBondy5.

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