Free Week 1 Prediction: Paladins vs Spartans Odds
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Furman Paladins vs. #11 Michigan State Spartans (0-0)
Date: Friday, September 2nd
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: OFF as of 4pm ET Wednesday.
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The defending BIG 10 Champions will have their first tuneup of the season when they welcome in Furman Paladins on Friday night.
The Spartans start the season at number 11 in the nation, hoping to get back to the BCS Playoffs for a 2nd straight season.
2015 was a very inconsistent one for the Paladins.
Furman finished the campaign just 4-7 as they battled many injuries last season. One of those injuries came from one of the QBs who is competing for the starting job in Reese Hannon.
Hannon had multiple concussions that sidelined him to give way to junior P.J. Blazejowski.
Both are upperclassmen and while head coach Bruce Fowler has not named a starting QB yet, it is likely he will use both here against the Spartans to help decide the competition.
Furman played a pair of Division 1 teams last season, falling to Virginia Tech 42-3 and defeating Central Florida 16-15.
#11 Michigan State
Despite having a successful season last year, the Spartans enter this season with some business to finish.
Michigan State was Big 10 Champions, but got absolutely obliterated in the BCS Playoff Semi Finals by Alabama.
The Spartans will have to replace 14 starters from last season, including QB Connor Cook.
Michigan State will turn to Tyler O’Connor, who was the winning QB in the game in Columbus last season against Ohio State.
O’Connor will have three running backs to work with in the backfield, all of which rushed for at least 500 yards last season.
This is the 6th straight season the Spartans will open the season on a Friday night. Michigan State is 5-0 in the 5 prior.
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- Michigan State is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State’s last 5 games
- Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
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Obviously Furman stands no chance here. However, this game is important for them in terms of the QB battle.
Michigan State will use this to get Tyler O’Connor some reps and more familiar with the offense.
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The Spartans will have zero issues here, as they get going early and blow Furman out.
Week 11 Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 45 – Furman 7
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