Three Big Ten games that impacted Michigan State football during the Spartans’ bye week

Michigan State Football had a bye week last Saturday as the Spartans were given an extra week of prep ahead of this weekend’s rivalry game against Michigan.

However, there were three other games in the Big Ten Conference that were significant for the remainder of the MSU season:

1. Rutgers via Indiana, 24-17

The Spartans still have both teams on their remaining schedule and both look like very winnable games. Against the Hoosiers, Rutgers won their first home conference game since 2017. Senior quarterback Noah Vedral returned from an injury for the Scarlet Knights this week, which had a big impact on RU.