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B1G prime-time slot for MSU-OSU title-game rematch

Braxton Miller, Isaiah Lewis AP

As far as the national media is concerned, the Michigan State-Ohio State rematch is, at least on paper, the biggest game of the 2014 Big Ten slate.

Appropriately enough, said rematch will, as expected, have a national stage and a prime-time audience to match the preseason hype.

The Big Ten announced Thursday that the Nov. 8 game pitting Ohio State against Michigan State will kick off at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be played in Spartan Stadium, with the school noting that it will be the first-ever November night game in Spartan Stadium history.

Back in early December of last year, the Spartans handed the Buckeyes a 34-24 loss in the Big Ten championship game and, in the process, halted OSU’s nation’s best 24-game winning streak while simultaneously spoiling any shot it had at Florida State in the BCS title game. The upset tossed both football programs off in vastly different postseason directions as well.

On New Year’s Day, MSU held off Stanford for a four-point win in the Rose Bowl. Three days later, OSU watched as Sammy Watkins ran over, through and around its overmatched secondary for 224 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns in Clemson’s five-point Orange Bowl win.

Both teams, however, are expected to be inside the Top 10 in the preseason rankings when they’re released next month.

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9 Responses to “B1G prime-time slot for MSU-OSU title-game rematch”
  1. laxer37 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:11 AM

    I was really hoping for Indiana vs. Purdue in that prime time slot. The Big Ten doesn’t do enough to promote the six or seven I-AA football programs it consistently has in it’s conference every year.

  2. cfballfan1 says: Jul 11, 2014 8:36 AM

    Prime -Time for Buckeye Beatdown, Pt II.

    Can’t wait! Go Green!

  3. revrn2 says: Jul 11, 2014 9:02 AM

    NOT an msu supporter BUT anyone who beats ohio is good in my book. ohio needs another beatdown. Would love to see them go 0-12. Like the losers they are!

  4. ballsoharduniversity52 says: Jul 11, 2014 9:21 AM

    Go Green!

  5. tdub821 says: Jul 11, 2014 10:32 AM

    Two corrupt thug programs playing each other. Well, I’m sure TV ratings will be up in the prisons.

  6. bfree2k says: Jul 11, 2014 1:14 PM

    revrn2 says:

    “NOT an msu supporter BUT anyone who beats ohio is good in my book”…

    Why do you have a problem with the Ohio Bobcats?

  7. sparty0n says: Jul 11, 2014 2:33 PM

    tdub821 says:
    Jul 11, 2014 10:32 AM
    “Two corrupt thug programs……”

    Huh? How can you reference MSU as corrupt or thugs? Please reference your source for this innuendo.

  8. matrychapcox says: Jul 12, 2014 4:00 AM

    Troll weasel fans in the comments, good luck in you epic battle with App State! lol

  9. matrychapcox says: Jul 12, 2014 4:05 AM

    Highlights because why not?

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