2016 Michigan State Spartans Football Tickets
Michigan State Spartans tickets are pumped and ready to go, rolling the turnstiles in anticipation of an even bigger season in Spartan Stadium. That anticipation is built on a 2015 season that saw the Spartans top #12 Michigan 27-23 and (gasp) #3 Ohio State 17-13. A bad loss against Alabama has done nothing but feed the desire to get back to the College Football Playoffs Championship and win the thing this time. If there’s a dark horse in the Big Ten that can pull it off, it’s the Michigan State Spartans.
Head Coach Mark Dantonio has staying power, working on a decade at the helm of the Spartans, and now has this program among the top tier of college football programs in the country. The Spartans have found a way to win. That means Spartans ticket holders, and opponents, will get much of what they saw in 2015. Of course, with Connor Cook leaving after leading Michigan State to 34 wins in his career, Dantonio will have to find a capable replacemet. That looks to be either Tyler O’Connor or Damion Terry, both of whom have seen action in big games. The Spartans can also look to a bevy of running backs, mixing and matching on any given day, to keep their running game at full speed. R. J. Shelton and Josiah Price are the top returning receivers, but youngsters like Darrell Stewart Jr. will play a larger role in 2016.
The Spartans operate under a pair of Defensive Coordinators in Mike Tressel and Harlon Barnett. Their defense is always solid. In 2016 the defensive line will be rebuilt around junior nose tackle Malik McDowell and Damon Knox, who anchor the line. The Spartans will have to find a rushing end and there are several promising prospects. The linebackers are a good group, with plenty of experience, and the secondary gets back some talent. Overall, Michigan State should be an improved group on that side of the ball.
2016 Michigan State Spartans Schedule
Spartans tickets present a formidable challenge in terms of schedule. Michigan State will have to contend with rivals Michigan and Ohio State, as well as Notre Dame and Wisconsin. They’ll be expected to win over Wisconsin, Illinois, and Maryland. The Big Ten title is out there and it’s going to be tough to win, but if the foundations of the Michigan State Spartans program hold steady, it has a real possibility of landing in the laps of Spartans ticket holders.