Michigan State Vs. Central Michigan: Spartans Face Chippewas In First Road Game

EAST LANSING, MI - AUGUST 31: Le'Veon Bell #24 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown while playing the Boise State Broncos at Spartan Stadium on August, 2010 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State will take on Central Michigan on Saturday in Mount Pleasant in a rare road game against a MAC team.

Michigan State opened its 2012 season last Friday with a big 17-13 win over Boise State. It was a lot closer than most expected, but the Spartans survived for the victory thanks to outstanding defense and an amazing performance by running back Le'Veon Bell.

In Week 2, Michigan State will be on the road for a game at Central Michigan. It's not every day you see a Big Ten team playing at a MAC school, but the Spartans will be doing exactly that on Saturday.

The Chippewas enter this week's game with a 1-0 record. They struggled against Southeast Missouri State last Thursday before eventually pulling away for a 38-27 victory. If they even want to think about pulling off an upset similar to their shocking victory at Spartan Stadium in 2009, they will need to play much better on Saturday.

Saturday's game in Mount Pleasant is slated to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. ESPNU will have the broadcast.

For more on the Michigan State Spartans, go to The Only Colors, and for more college football coverage check out SB Nation's NCAA football hub.

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