Spartans Announce Football Series With Miami
MSU kicks off the two-game series with the Hurricanes on Sept. 26, 2020, in Spartan Stadium.
EAST LANSING, Mich. â€“ Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis announced Wednesday, Oct. 20 that the Spartans have signed a contract for a home-and-home series with Miami (Fla.). The Spartans will kick off the two-game series with Miami on Sept. 26, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich., and make their first-ever appearance in the 74,916-seat Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sept. 18, 2021.
In April 2009, Michigan State announced home-and-home series with West Virginia (2014-15) and Alabama (2016-17) as well as the extension of its series with Notre Dame through the 2031 season, with two-year breaks in 2014-15, 2020-21 and 2026-27.
â€œTo be the best, you have to play against the best, and over the last 30 years, Miami has been one of the marquee names in college football,â€ Hollis said. â€œWith the second two-year break in the Notre Dame series, it created this opportunity to schedule a home-and-home with a program like Miami that certainly has great national appeal.
â€œWith teams like Notre Dame, West Virginia, Alabama and Miami on our future schedules, youâ€™ll be hard-pressed to find a team in the country that will play a tougher non-conference slate. Our fans can look forward to a lot of special Saturdays in Spartan Stadium, as we bring the top programs in college football to our state.â€
The Hurricanes lead the all-time series against Michigan State, 4-0, but the two teams havenâ€™t met since the 1989 season. Michigan State has compiled an 11-16-2 record (.414) against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (1-4-1 vs. Boston College, 0-2 vs. Florida State, 0-3 vs. Georgia Tech, 4-1 vs. Maryland, 0-4 vs. Miami, 2-1 vs. North Carolina and 4-1-1 vs. N.C. State).