NCAA CFB Future Win Totals Over/Under Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State will be looking forward to a new season, and more importantly, putting the horrid 2016-2017 season behind them. The Spartans finished 1-8 in conference games and 3-9 overall last year, sporting the 24th toughest schedule in Division 1 football. Despite a rough year, the squad does have some very promising talent returning in 2017, leaving gamblers to wonder if they can surpass the 6.5 over/under that Vegas has given them.

Michigan State 6.5 Wins Over/Under: Over

If you’re a Spartan fan, it may be difficult to be optimistic during this pre-season, especially after a poor season in 2016 and the fact that some key players are not returning. However, the 2017 Michigan State football team may surprise a lot of people thanks to a familiar formula that brewed success almost 10 years ago.

In 2009 the Spartans went a disappointing 6-7, only to bounce back the following year and win a share of the Big Ten title. Their team was led by a group of talented underclassmen (underclassmen nonetheless) that were able to grasp and absorb their duties on the fly. This year, sophomore wideout Tristian Jackson is one of those talented underclassmen, and not many experts would be surprised if he had a breakout year. Thanks to his impressive performance in the spring game and already developed rapport with sophomore quarterback Brian Lewerke, Jackson looks like a surefire #1 receiver for the Spartans in 2017. Another young talent to look out for is cornerback Justin Layne. Layne, who was recruited as a wide receiver coming out of high school, switched his focus to defensive and won the starting spot in 2016 as a freshman. His season was highlighted by a pick-six against Northwestern, which hopefully is a sign of more to come. Sophomore linebacker Joe Bachie stood out in the spring will replace Riley Bullough at Middle Linebacker. Bachie will look to anchor a defense that gave up the 3rd fewest points in the Big Ten- East last year.

 

Michigan St. College Football Schedule

Sat, Sep 2 vs Bowling Green 12:00 PM
Sat, Sep 9 vs Western MI 3:30 PM
Sat, Sep 23 vs Notre Dame 8:00 PM
Sat, Sep 30
vs
Iowa
TBD
Sat, Oct 7
@
Michigan
TBD
Sat, Oct 14
@
Minnesota
TBD
Sat, Oct 21
vs
Indiana
TBD
Sat, Oct 28
@
Northwestern
TBD
Sat, Nov 4
vs
Penn State
TBD
Sat, Nov 11
@
TBD
Sat, Nov 18
vs
Maryland
TBD
Sat, Nov 25
@
Rutgers
TBD

 

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Michigan State will lose starting quarterback and senior leader Tyler O’Coonor, as well as their top producing wide receiver from a year ago in R.J Helton, who finished his senior year with 5 touchdowns and close to 800 receiving yards. The Spartans will have to find a way to get wins without these two while also boasting the toughest schedule in the entire Big Ten conference. However, it’s hard to ignore the potential breakout players that this team features, starting with junior running back L.J Scott who has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list for 2017. History is also on their side, as Head Coach Mark Dantonio has the ability to get young players to reach their maximum potential, as he did in 2010.

Michigan State-Over 6.5