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1988 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results

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Record: 6-5-1, .542 W-L% (52nd of 105)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: George Perles (6-5-1)

PS/G: 22.4 (54th of 105) ▪ PA/G: 14.8 (10th of 105)
SRS: 9.75 (23rd of 105) ▪ SOS: 6.00 (13th of 105)

Bowl Game: Lost Gator Bowl 34-27 versus Georgia

AP Poll Summary

Pre 8/30 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
15 15 15                            

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 10, 1988 Sat (15) Michigan State Rutgers Ind L 13 17 0 1 0 L 1
2 Sep 17, 1988 Sat Michigan State (8) Notre Dame Ind L 3 20 0 2 0 L 2
3 Sep 24, 1988 Sat Michigan State @ (9) Florida State Ind L 7 30 0 3 0 L 3
4 Oct 1, 1988 Sat Michigan State Iowa Big Ten T 10 10 0 3 1 T 1
5 Oct 8, 1988 Sat Michigan State @ (17) Michigan Big Ten L 3 17 0 4 1 L 1
6 Oct 15, 1988 Sat Michigan State Northwestern Big Ten W 36 3 1 4 1 W 1
7 Oct 22, 1988 Sat Michigan State @ Illinois Big Ten W 28 21 2 4 1 W 2
8 Oct 29, 1988 Sat Michigan State Ohio State Big Ten W 20 10 3 4 1 W 3
9 Nov 5, 1988 Sat Michigan State @ Purdue Big Ten W 48 3 4 4 1 W 4
10 Nov 12, 1988 Sat Michigan State @ Indiana Big Ten W 38 12 5 4 1 W 5
11 Nov 19, 1988 Sat Michigan State Wisconsin Big Ten W 36 0 6 4 1 W 6
12 Jan 1, 1989 Sun Michigan State N (19) Georgia SEC L 27 34 6 5 1 L 1 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)