TEMPE, Ariz.—Arizona State University and Michigan State University have scheduled a future home/home series in football, Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson announced Tuesday.
The games will be played on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Sun Devil Stadium/Frank Kush Field in Tempe and on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
The Spartans, under head coach Mark Dantonio, won the Big Ten Conference Championship last year with a perfect 8-0 record and defeated Stanford, 24-20, in the Rose Bowl to finish the historic campaign with a 13-1 record.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce this series with Michigan State,” says Anderson. “We are committed to playing future football games against some of the nation’s finest non-conference opponents every year. We believe our fan base will enjoy this series as well.”
“I am excited that we are able to announce the series with Michigan State University,” says Sun Devil head football coach and 2013 Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year Todd Graham. “Scheduling is very important to the overall success of a program and this is the type of matchup that we are seeking to fill our future dates. This series will help build our football program.”
ASU and Michigan State have met twice in football with the Spartans winning in East Lansing, 12-3, in 1985 and the Sun Devils victorious in Tempe, 20-17, in 1986.
To accommodate the Michigan State at ASU game in 2018, ASU and San Diego State moved their previously scheduled game in 2018 on Saturday, September 8 to Saturday, September 15.