Monday September 1st, 2014

Michigan State Spartans vs. Oregon Ducks

Oregon hosts Michigan State in Week 2 in a matchup with big implications for the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. Both teams won definitively in Week 1: Michigan State topped Jacksonville State 45-7, while Oregon beat South Dakota 62-13.

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Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: FOX

RadioFor a list of Michigan State affiliates, click here. For a list of Oregon affiliates, click here

Game Facts

Michigan State facts

The two teams are 2-2 against each other all-time. In their last meeting, in 1999, Michigan State won 27-20.

Quarterback Connor Cook went down with a hurt knee early in the team's season opener but stayed on the field after avoiding serious injury. He threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns.

Wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. played against Jacksonville State after being sentenced to 13 months of probation in July for DUI. He had one catch for one yard.

Fifth-year senior wide receiver Tony Lippett had 164 receiving yards against the Gamecocks in his first career 100-yard game.

Cornerback Darian Hicks had an interception against Jacksonville State in his first career start.

Oregon facts

The matchup with Michigan State pits Oregon's high-powered offense, which was No. 2 in the country in yards per game last season, against the Spartans' stout defense, which was tied for first in the country in yards allowed per game.

Oregon enters 2014 as a narrow betting favorite to win the Pac-12.

Freshman running back Royce Freeman scored touchdowns on two of his first three carries against South Dakota.

South Dakota ran for 120 yards on 20 carries in the first half against the Ducks.

Ten true freshmen played in the season opener, the most to appear for the team in any season since 2009.

Ben Estes

 

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