Michigan State Football: 3 non-conference games Spartans should schedule

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Every program has games against non-conference opponents that they’d like to see. Here are three games every Michigan State football fan would love.

The approaching 2020 season has a couple of interesting non-conference battles including a matchup with Miami in East Lansing as well as a road game against BYU. Even a matchup with Toledo is more interesting than most non-conference battles from the past years from the Group of Five or FCS.

Michigan State’s home-and-home with Miami is exciting because it’s not exactly a game that anyone would have expected to see on the schedule a decade ago.

In the past, Michigan State has faced teams like Notre Dame, Boise State, Arizona State and Oregon in non-conference play and while everyone wants to see battles against elite Power Five teams and some of the best from the Group of Five, there are some games that would be welcomed more than most because they have more of a meaning.

Sure, facing Notre Dame would be on every Michigan State fans’ list of top future non-conference games, but that will eventually make its way back on the schedule. We’re going to look at some games that Michigan State may not even consider, but should.

Which three non-conference games should the Spartans add to the future schedule?