Michigan State's Sept. 16 games versus Washington at Spartan Stadium will kick off at 5 p.m.

It will also be broadcast exclusively on NBC's streaming service, Peacock.

The network announced that and other Big Ten football games it will carry this fall on Wednesday.

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This is the return match-up from a year ago, when MSU lost at Washington, 39-28. The Huskies went 11-2 in 2022, capping the season with a win in the Alamo Bowl over Texas. Washington returns star quarterback Michael Penix, who will be on many experts' shortlists for this coming season's Heisman Trophy. The Spartans will be looking to rebound after a disappointing 5-7 mark.

Michigan State also announced Wednesday game time for four other games:

  • Week 1: vs. CMU, 7 p.m. on FS1
  • Week 2: vs. Richmond, 3:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network
  • Week 4: vs. Maryland, 3:30 p.m., TV TBA
  • Week 7: at Rutgers, 12 p.m., TV TBA

NBC announced times and information about other Big Ten games it's carrying this coming season:

NBC Sports will debut its Big Ten Football package with two of college football’s top programs — Penn State and Michigan — on Sept. 2.

  • Exclusively on Peacock, at Noon ET, the reigning Big Ten champion Michigan Wolverines will host East Carolina at “The Big House.”
  • On NBC and Peacock, at 7:30 p.m. ET, the reigning Rose Bowl champion Penn State Nittany Lions will host West Virginia at Beaver Stadium in the first meeting between the two teams since 1992.

Additional Big Ten Football games announced today

Saturday, Sept. 16th – Washington vs. Michigan State (5 p.m. on Peacock)

The Washington Huskies, who had the nation’s top passing offense in 2022 led by Heisman Trophy candidate Michael Penix Jr. visit the Michigan State Spartans, who finished 11-2 in 2021 and ranked among the country’s top 10 teams.

Saturday, Sept. 16th – Purdue vs. Syracuse (7:30 p.m., NBC and Peacock)

The Purdue Boilermakers, winners of the Big Ten West division last season, host the Syracuse Orange. These teams will face in a rematch of last season’s thriller, where the two combined for 42 points in the fourth quarter alone before the Orange squeaked out a three-point victory.

Saturday, Nov. 11th – Ohio State vs. Michigan State (7:30 p.m., NBC and Peacock)

The Ohio State Buckeyes, a College Football Playoff national semifinalist last season, host Michigan State.

Friday, Nov. 24th – Penn State vs. Michigan State (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC and Peacock)

Penn State visit Michigan State in a Black Friday primetime matchup at Ford Field in Detroit.

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With that in mind, we've come up with some choices for Michigan State's three protected games in a division-less Big Ten.

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