The Michigan State vs. Central Michigan game Saturday is not a sellout--nor will it be. The locals are ready for some decent home games-- they get two this fall that I see-- Michigan and Wisconsin, October 15th and 22nd-- the final two home games are at least Big Ten games-- Minnesota and Indiana, but obviously against two of the weakest teams in the league, certainly not MSU's fault. Next year's home schedule will be far more glittering than this one.
I think it is embarrassing for CMU that it cannot sell out its 5,000 ticket allotment. CMU fans obviously don't think the Chips' chances of winning against the Spartans are very good, especially considering CMU has won three of the seven games played in the series including two years ago. But CMU is a mere 4-11 in the last year and a half and it's mainly because stellar QB Dan LeFevour is gone. He took a lot of wins and fans with him. Dan Enos is the second year head coach and he doesn't have much and the schedule doesn't lighten up after Saturday's game-- Northern Illinois and North Carolina State follow. These are tough times for CMU and obviously this is a game that doesn't seem to hold much interest for those who might attend and stretch the crowd to the capacity number of 75,000.