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Rutgers and Michigan State start Big Ten football season with extremely sloppy affair

Noah Vedral, Rocky Lombardi, Jordon Simmons, Michigan State, Rutgers, Big Ten football

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeated the Michigan State Spartans by a final score of 38-27 to open each team’s Big Ten 2020 football season.

The game was rather eventful from start to finish.

Rutgers starting quarterback Noah Vedral finished the game 18-of-29 for 168 yards and one touchdown pass. He also carried the ball eight times for 20 yards and ran for a touchdown.

Rutgers running back Isaih Pacheco rushed the ball 21 times for only 62 yards. However, he did score two big touchdowns to help his team get the win. Johnny Langan and Shameen Jones were the other Rutgers players to reach the end zone against the Spartans.

For Michigan State, quarterback Rocky Lombardi threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns. However, he was picked off two times by the Rutgers defense.

Wideouts Jayden Reed and Jalen Nailor caught the touchdown passes from Lombardi, with Reed grabbing two. However, it wasn’t enough for the Spartans to take down the Scarlet Knights to open the season.

Rutgers will look to improve to 2-0 on the season next week against the Indiana Hoosiers, while Michigan State will face the Michigan Wolverines in what is one of the biggest rivalries in college football. The Spartans will be underdogs in that game since Michigan is a ranked team.

The Wolverines will play later on Saturday against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The Big Ten Conference unveiled its 2020 football season back in September to kick off in late October and play out a conference-only schedule ending by Dec. 19.