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2018 Week 1 Analysis: Utah State vs. Michigan State

Utah State vs. Michigan State
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Utah State won 6 games in 2017 against 5 FBS opponents (San Jose State, BYU, UNLV, New Mexico & Hawaii) with a combined overall record of 19-45 or .296%. The Aggies won those games by a total score of 215-72 or 28.6 ppg.

 

 

 

 
Utah State also defeated FCS opponent-Idaho State by a score of 51-13.

 

 

 

 
Utah State lost 7 games in 2017 to FBS opponents (Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Colorado State, Wyoming, Boise State, Air Force & New Mexico State) with a combined overall record of 59-33 or .641%. The Aggies lost those games by a total score of 265-126 or 19.8 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Since 2010, Michigan State is 8-0 week one of the college football season (FBS & FCS opponents) and has won those eight games by a total score of 254-100 or 19.2 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 
Michigan State won 10 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Penn State, Maryland, Rutgers & Washington State) with a combined overall record of 62-62 or .500%. The Spartans won those games by a total score of 267-135 or 13.2 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 
Michigan State was 6-1 at home in 2017 against FBS opponents (Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Penn State & Maryland) with a combined overall record of 36-38 or .486%. The Spartans won those games by a total score of 141-74 or 11.1 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 
Michigan State’s only loss at home in 2017 was to Notre Dame (10-3 overall) by a score of 38-18.

 

 

 

 

 
Michigan State was 7-2 in Big 10 play in 2017. The Spartans defeated those opponents (Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Penn State, Maryland & Rutgers) who had a combined overall record of 45-42 or .517% by a total score of 162-94 or 9.7 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Michigan State’s two losses in the Big 10 were to Northwestern & Ohio State, who were a combined 22-5 or .814% in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 
Michigan State lost 3 games in 2017 to FBS opponents (Notre Dame, Northwestern & Ohio State) with a combined overall record of 32-8 or .800%. The Spartans lost those games by a total score of 125-52 or 24.3 ppg.

 

 

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Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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