The Big Ten Conference announced six-game times for the 2021 Michigan State football season on Thursday afternoon. The season opener at Northwestern has been moved up a day to Friday, Sept. 3 in Evanston, Illinois. The game will kick off at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4.MSU’s home opener in Spartan Stadium will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11 against Youngstown State at 12 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.