Michigan State Football: 5 bold predictions for the month of September

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Oct 18, 2014; Bloomington, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans coach Mark Dantonio talks to his team before they take the field against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan State football season is nearly upon us and with just two days until kickoff, it’s time to look at five bold predictions for the upcoming opening month of play. September is a big month for college football and, more so, for Michigan State as many doubters are waiting for the Spartans to fall flat on their faces.

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Mark Dantonio is hoping to see his team “reach higher” and grab ahold of another Big Ten title and, hopefully, a national championship.

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It’s been a few decades since the Spartans have claimed a national title and the 2015 squad may have the best chance out of any team in the Dantonio era to win it all.

The month of September has a ton to offer as the Spartans open the season Friday night against Western Michigan under the lights and the following week, they will play host to the Oregon Ducks.

Not only does Michigan State play Oregon, but the coaching staff will be hosting dozens of elite recruits that weekend and we could see a couple of commitments to follow. Could we see the 2016 class grow or the 2017 class take off?

At the beginning of each month, we take a look at five bold predictions for the upcoming four-week span. Now it’s time to take a look at quite possibly the most important month of the season, September, or at least the biggest one since January.

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