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Michigan State Spartans

Location: East Lansing, Michigan ▪ Colors: Green & White
Stadium: Spartan Stadium (cap. 75,005)
Record*: 90 Years, 535-355-30, .598 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 530-360-30 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten and Ind
Conference Champion: 7 Times
Bowls: 23 Bowls, 9-14, .391 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 27 Times (Preseason), 24 Times (Final), 342 Weeks (Total)

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Jul 29, 2014 4:15 AM

90 Years

Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1 2014 Big Ten Mark Dantonio (0-0)
2 2013 Big Ten 13 1 0 .929 14.74 0.67 3 3 Mark Dantonio (13-1) Rose Bowl-W
3 2012 Big Ten 7 6 0 .538 6.21 3.75 13 10 Mark Dantonio (7-6) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl-W
4 2011 Big Ten 11 3 0 .786 10.05 1.48 17 9 11 Mark Dantonio (11-3) Outback Bowl-W
5 2010 Big Ten 11 2 0 .846 9.91 1.29 5 14 Mark Dantonio (11-2) Capital One Bowl-L
6 2009 Big Ten 6 7 0 .462 2.52 1.68 Mark Dantonio (6-7) Alamo Bowl-L
7 2008 Big Ten 9 4 0 .692 7.92 3.15 17 24 Mark Dantonio (9-4) Capital One Bowl-L
8 2007 Big Ten 7 6 0 .538 6.69 1.69 Mark Dantonio (7-6) Champs Sports Bowl-L
9 2006 Big Ten 4 8 0 .333 -3.14 1.11 John Smith (4-8)
10 2005 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 8.32 6.32 11 John Smith (5-6)
11 2004 Big Ten 5 7 0 .417 2.30 2.30 John Smith (5-7)
12 2003 Big Ten 8 5 0 .615 7.95 3.56 9 John Smith (8-5) Alamo Bowl-L
13 2002 Big Ten 4 8 0 .333 -2.67 3.09 18 15 Bobby Williams (3-6)
Morris Watts (1-2)
14 2001 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 6.26 2.93 22 Bobby Williams (7-5) Silicon Valley Bowl-W
15 2000 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 2.79 5.52 25 18 Bobby Williams (5-6)
16 1999 Big Ten 10 2 0 .833 14.95 7.03 5 7 Nick Saban (9-2)
Bobby Williams (1-0)
Citrus Bowl-W
17 1998 Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 8.13 5.80 23 23 Nick Saban (6-6)
18 1997 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 9.47 4.05 25 11 Nick Saban (7-5) Aloha Bowl-L
19 1996 Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 8.66 5.16 Nick Saban (6-6) Sun Bowl-L
20 1995 Big Ten 6 5 1 .542 7.68 9.27 Nick Saban (6-5-1) Independence Bowl-L
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
21 1994 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 7.75 7.84 George Perles (5-6) W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
22 1993 Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 7.21 7.96 22 George Perles (6-6) Liberty Bowl-L
23 1992 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 2.72 4.54 George Perles (5-6)
24 1991 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -4.57 3.43 20 18 George Perles (3-8)
25 1990 Big Ten 8 3 1 .708 12.26 4.84 23 16 16 George Perles (8-3-1) Sun Bowl-W
26 1989 Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 12.15 2.56 16 16 George Perles (8-4) Aloha Bowl-W
27 1988 Big Ten 6 5 1 .542 9.75 6.00 15 15 George Perles (6-5-1) Gator Bowl-L
28 1987 Big Ten 9 2 1 .792 14.31 6.98 8 8 George Perles (9-2-1) Rose Bowl-W
29 1986 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 7.67 3.31 20 17 George Perles (6-5)
30 1985 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 8.82 6.40 George Perles (7-5) Hall of Fame Classic-L
31 1984 Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 2.39 2.81 George Perles (6-6) Cherry Bowl-L
32 1983 Big Ten 4 6 1 .409 0.64 4.46 George Perles (4-6-1)
33 1982 Big Ten 2 9 0 .182 0.92 6.19 Frank Waters (2-9)
34 1981 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3.68 4.23 Frank Waters (5-6)
35 1980 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 1.76 6.13 Frank Waters (3-8)
36 1979 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 6.42 6.60 10 7 Darryl Rogers (5-6)
37 1978 Big Ten 8 3 0 .727 18.39 5.48 12 12 Darryl Rogers (8-3)
38 1977 Big Ten 7 3 1 .682 13.04 5.86 Darryl Rogers (7-3-1)
39 1976 Big Ten 4 6 1 .409 4.07 7.79 Darryl Rogers (4-6-1)
40 1975 Big Ten 7 4 0 .636 11.69 7.15 12 11 Dennis Stolz (7-4)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
41 1974 Big Ten 7 3 1 .682 13.80 7.53 12 12 Dennis Stolz (7-3-1)
42 1973 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 8.33 11.15 Dennis Stolz (5-6)
43 1972 Big Ten 5 5 1 .500 10.76 9.76 18 Duffy Daugherty (5-5-1)
44 1971 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 9.88 6.60 18 Duffy Daugherty (6-5)
45 1970 Big Ten 4 6 0 .400 7.56 10.66 Duffy Daugherty (4-6)
46 1969 Big Ten 4 6 0 .400 5.44 8.74 12 12 Duffy Daugherty (4-6)
47 1968 Big Ten 5 5 0 .500 10.91 8.01 12 Duffy Daugherty (5-5)
48 1967 Big Ten 3 7 0 .300 5.26 8.96 3 3 Duffy Daugherty (3-7)
49 1966 Big Ten 9 0 1 .950 21.45 5.15 2 1 2 Duffy Daugherty (9-0-1)
50 1965 Big Ten 10 1 0 .909 26.75 12.66 1 2 Duffy Daugherty (10-1) Rose Bowl-L
51 1964 Big Ten 4 5 0 .444 13.09 13.42 9 Duffy Daugherty (4-5)
52 1963 Big Ten 6 2 1 .722 19.76 11.32 4 9 Duffy Daugherty (6-2-1)
53 1962 Big Ten 5 4 0 .556 16.78 8.89 4 4 Duffy Daugherty (5-4)
54 1961 Big Ten 7 2 0 .778 20.05 7.38 6 1 8 Duffy Daugherty (7-2)
55 1960 Big Ten 6 2 1 .722 19.69 12.25 8 6 15 Duffy Daugherty (6-2-1)
56 1959 Big Ten 5 4 0 .556 13.06 9.95 19 11 Duffy Daugherty (5-4)
57 1958 Big Ten 3 5 1 .389 7.45 8.45 4 4 Duffy Daugherty (3-5-1)
58 1957 Big Ten 8 1 0 .889 23.79 7.46 3 1 3 Duffy Daugherty (8-1)
59 1956 Big Ten 7 2 0 .778 18.97 6.86 2 1 9 Duffy Daugherty (7-2)
60 1955 Big Ten 9 1 0 .900 24.00 8.50 2 2 Duffy Daugherty (9-1) Rose Bowl-W
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
61 1954 Big Ten 3 6 0 .333 9.69 10.91 6 6 Duffy Daugherty (3-6)
62 1953 Big Ten 9 1 0 .900 21.74 9.64 2 2 3 Biggie Munn (9-1) Rose Bowl-W
63 1952 Ind 9 0 0 1.000 25.65 7.20 1 1 1 Biggie Munn (9-0)
64 1951 Ind 9 0 0 1.000 23.06 8.06 2 1 2 Biggie Munn (9-0)
65 1950 Ind 8 1 0 .889 16.91 3.13 19 2 8 Biggie Munn (8-1)
66 1949 Ind 6 3 0 .667 19.30 8.19 8 19 Biggie Munn (6-3)
67 1948 Ind 6 2 2 .700 16.15 4.35 11 14 Biggie Munn (6-2-2)
68 1947 Ind 7 2 0 .778 9.29 1.18 Biggie Munn (7-2)
69 1946 Ind 5 5 0 .500 1.50 2.50 Charlie Bachman (5-5)
70 1945 Ind 5 3 1 .611 5.20 4.43 Charlie Bachman (5-3-1)
71 1944 Ind 6 1 0 .857 8.27 -6.59 Charlie Bachman (6-1)
72 1942 Ind 4 3 2 .556 2.89 2.33 Charlie Bachman (4-3-2)
73 1941 Ind 5 3 1 .611 9.36 4.02 Charlie Bachman (5-3-1)
74 1940 Ind 3 4 1 .438 8.58 6.96 Charlie Bachman (3-4-1)
75 1939 Ind 4 4 1 .500 1.66 1.11 Charlie Bachman (4-4-1)
76 1938 Ind 6 3 0 .667 6.96 0.07 Charlie Bachman (6-3)
77 1937 Ind 8 2 0 .800 7.47 -0.23 Charlie Bachman (8-2) Orange Bowl-L
78 1936 Ind 6 1 2 .778 9.11 -0.01 Charlie Bachman (6-1-2)
79 1935 Ind 6 2 0 .750 14.66 1.79 Charlie Bachman (6-2)
80 1934 Ind 8 1 0 .889 8.09 -1.91 Charlie Bachman (8-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
81 1933 Ind 4 2 2 .625 6.05 2.92 Charlie Bachman (4-2-2)
82 1932 Ind 7 1 0 .875 10.24 -0.63 Jimmy Crowley (7-1)
83 1931 Ind 5 3 1 .611 8.58 0.14 Jimmy Crowley (5-3-1)
84 1930 Ind 5 1 2 .750 8.19 -1.81 Jimmy Crowley (5-1-2)
85 1929 Ind 5 3 0 .625 1.71 -3.92 Jimmy Crowley (5-3)
86 1928 Ind 3 4 1 .438 -1.56 -1.68 Harry Kipke (3-4-1)
87 1927 Ind 4 5 0 .444 -3.59 -1.48 Ralph Young (4-5)
88 1926 Ind 3 4 1 .438 -5.38 -1.25 Ralph Young (3-4-1)
89 1925 Ind 3 5 0 .375 -2.12 -0.12 Ralph Young (3-5)
90 1918 Ind 4 3 0 .571 6.90 3.32 George Gauthier (4-3)