Michigan State Football: 3 bold predictions for October 2020

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The opening month of the 2020 season is here and we still have to wait a few weeks, but excitement around Michigan State football is building.

And just like that, it’s October.

In a normal year, we would be one month into the Michigan State football season and we’d have a good idea of what type of team is being put on the field in East Lansing. A 4-5 game start to the year usually gives us all we need to know about the team that season but since COVID-19 has complicated everything, we won’t see kickoff until Oct. 24.

Mel Tucker is now in charge after the sudden retirement of Mark Dantonio and many are worried about the state of the program.

Will Tucker turn things around after a rough couple of years to end the Dantonio era or will we be entering a new John L. Smith or Bobby Williams era?

There’s still plenty of talent on the roster, contrary to popular belief, but there are also a ton of unknowns on the roster in terms of position battles. The quarterback battle will take center stage, the offensive line will be interesting to see play out and the defensive backfield will be starting an entirely new group, save Xavier Henderson.

With the first month of the season finally here, though, let’s get bold and make some predictions for the first two games against Rutgers and Michigan.

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