Michigan State Football: Game by game predictions for 2015 season

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Sep 6, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) returns to the side line following a missed throw in the first half against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

It’s almost here. Michigan State football is a week and a day away and we are all probably just sitting here twiddling our thumbs until kickoff happens next Friday at Western Michigan.

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The 2015 season is expected to be a huge one for Michigan State and there’s no doubt in my mind that a College Football Playoff appearance is 100 percent in play. Mark Dantonio has assembled a group of the most talented players in his tenure and the Spartans seemed pretty loaded at every position on the team.

However, just because a playoff is possible for MSU, doesn’t mean that it’s going to be handed to them.

A number of games on the slate happen to be against tough opponents and there are a few instances in which Michigan State could get tripped up by a lesser opponent while thinking about a tougher one down the line.

Heck, the season opener at Western Michigan isn’t even a guarantee as the Broncos are one of the better MAC teams.

If there was one season in Mark Dantonio’s tenure that would have been tabbed ‘championship or bust,’ this would be that year. Many people have been calling this the best MSU team since the 1960s — when the Spartans won their last national title.

With a great team, a great coaching staff and confidence galore, the Spartans are on track to have one of the best, if not the best, seasons in school history.

Let’s take a look at the game-by-game preview and predictions for the upcoming season.

Next: Week 1: at Western Michigan