Central Michigan and Michigan State announce new 3-game football series

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 12:27:56-04

(WXYZ) — Central Michigan and Michigan State have come to an agreement on a new three-game football series that will begin in 2023.

According to CMU, the games will take place in East Lansing at Spartan Stadium on Sept. 2, 2023, Sept. 11, 2027 and Aug. 31, 2030.

"There is such a great tradition between Central Michigan and Michigan State, and we are excited to build on that with this three-game series," Zyzelewski Family Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Michael Alford said. "I appreciate the staff at Michigan State working with us to put together a series that I know our fans and alumni really look forward to and is another great opportunity to play an in-state opponent."

The Chippewas and Spartans have faced off in previous years, and have included some of CMU's biggest wins, including a 2009 29-27 win with an onside-kick recovery and field goal.

The teams have played 11 times – the latest in 2018. Ten of those 11 games have been played in East Lansing.