The Michigan State Spartans have added the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to their 2019 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
Michigan State will host Tulsa at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Aug. 31, 2019. Tulsa will receive a $1.2 million guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained from Michigan State University via a public records request.
The 2019 contest between Michigan State and Tulsa will be their first-ever meeting on the gridiron.
The addition of Tulsa, a season-opening matchup, tentatively completes Michigan State’s schedule for the 2019 season. The Spartans are also scheduled to host both Western Michigan on Sept. 7 and Arizona State on Sept. 14.
In Big Ten play in 2019, Michigan State is set to host Indiana, Penn State, Illinois, and Maryland and travel to Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Rutgers.
Tulsa already had four non-conference games scheduled for 2019, so one previously announced game will likely either be postponed to a later season or canceled altogether.
Those four non-conference games for Tulsa include trips to San Jose State (Sept. 7) and UL Lafayette (Sept. 28) and home contests vs. Oklahoma State (Sept. 14) and Wyoming (Sept. 21).
In American Athletic Conference action in 2019, Tulsa is slated to host UCF, Houston, Memphis, and Navy and travel to Cincinnati, East Carolina, SMU, and Tulane.