Kickoff Times Set For Homecoming Plus Two Road Games

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MSU’s Oct. 6 game at Indiana and its Oct. 13 Homecoming game against Iowa will kickoff at 12 p.m. EDT, while the Spartans’ Oct. 27 game at Wisconsin will start at 3:30 p.m.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Big Ten Conference announced the starting times for three more 2012 Michigan State football games on Thursday, May 3. MSU’s Oct. 6 game at Indiana and its Oct. 13 Homecoming game against Iowa will kickoff at 12 p.m. EDT and be televised by either ESPN, ESPN2 or Big Ten Network. The distribution platform will be determined six-to-12 days in advance of those two games. In addition, ABC announced it will televise MSU’s Oct. 27 game at Wisconsin, with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The Spartans lead the all-time series against Indiana, 41-15-2, including a 19-9-1 record in games played in Bloomington. MSU has won 11 of the last 13 meetings overall.

The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series 22-19-2, including a 9-10-1 record in games played in East Lansing, Mich. The last two meetings in Spartan Stadium have been decided by a combined total of five points, with Adam Decker stopping Shonn Green for a 3-yard loss on a fourth-and-inches play in the fourth quarter to preserve MSU’s 16-13 victory in 2008 and Marvin McNutt scoring on a 7-yard pass from Ricky Stanzi as time expired to give Iowa a 15-13 win in 2009.

Michigan State is 63-30-3 (.672) in 96 Homecoming games, including a 6-1 record against Iowa. The Spartans have won five-straight Homecoming games and 12 of their last 16.

MSU leads the all-time series against Wisconsin, 29-22, including a 13-13 record in games played in Madison. The last six games in the series have been decided by a combined total of 31 points (all six games decided by 10 points or less). The Spartans’ last win in Camp Randall Stadium came on Oct. 27, 2001, 42-28.

Michigan State previously announced its 2012 home football schedule features two prime-time television appearances: Friday, Aug. 31 against Boise State at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN and Saturday, Sept. 15 against Notre Dame at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.

The Spartans enter the 2012 season with a streak of 116 consecutive live TV appearances (games televised regionally or nationally since November 2002).