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1987 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-2-1, .792 W-L% (15th of 104) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: George Perles (9-2-1)

PS/G: 21.8 (56th of 104) ▪ PA/G: 12.8 (6th of 104)
SRS: 14.31 (11th of 104) ▪ SOS: 6.98 (4th of 104)

Bowl Game: Won Rose Bowl 20-17 versus Southern California

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
  17 17       19 14 20 15 13 11 9 9 8 8

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 7, 1987 Mon Michigan State (19) Southern California Pac-10 W 27 13 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 19, 1987 Sat (17) Michigan State @ (9) Notre Dame Ind L 8 31 1 1 0 L 1
3 Sep 26, 1987 Sat Michigan State (6) Florida State Ind L 3 31 1 2 0 L 2
4 Oct 3, 1987 Sat Michigan State @ (17) Iowa Big Ten W 19 14 2 2 0 W 1
5 Oct 10, 1987 Sat Michigan State (12) Michigan Big Ten W 17 11 3 2 0 W 2
6 Oct 17, 1987 Sat (19) Michigan State @ Northwestern Big Ten W 38 0 4 2 0 W 3
7 Oct 24, 1987 Sat (14) Michigan State Illinois Big Ten T 14 14 4 2 1 T 1
8 Oct 31, 1987 Sat (20) Michigan State @ (15) Ohio State Big Ten W 13 7 5 2 1 W 1
9 Nov 7, 1987 Sat (15) Michigan State Purdue Big Ten W 45 3 6 2 1 W 2
10 Nov 14, 1987 Sat (13) Michigan State (16) Indiana Big Ten W 27 3 7 2 1 W 3
11 Nov 21, 1987 Sat (11) Michigan State @ Wisconsin Big Ten W 30 9 8 2 1 W 4
12 Jan 1, 1988 Fri (8) Michigan State @ (16) Southern California Pac-10 W 20 17 9 2 1 W 5 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)