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1996 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results

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Record: 6-6, .500 W-L% (52nd of 111)
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Nick Saban (6-6)

PS/G: 29.8 (32nd of 111) ▪ PA/G: 25.2 (58th of 111)
SRS: 8.66 (29th of 111) ▪ SOS: 5.16 (19th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Sun Bowl 38-0 versus Stanford

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Aug 31, 1996 Sat Michigan State Purdue Big Ten W 52 14 1 0 W 1
2 Sep 7, 1996 Sat Michigan State @ (1) Nebraska Big 12 L 14 55 1 1 L 1
3 Sep 21, 1996 Sat Michigan State Louisville CUSA L 20 30 1 2 L 2
4 Sep 28, 1996 Sat Michigan State Eastern Michigan MAC W 47 0 2 2 W 1
5 Oct 5, 1996 Sat Michigan State @ Iowa Big Ten L 30 37 2 3 L 1
6 Oct 12, 1996 Sat Michigan State Illinois Big Ten W 42 14 3 3 W 1
7 Oct 19, 1996 Sat Michigan State @ Minnesota Big Ten W 27 9 4 3 W 2
8 Oct 26, 1996 Sat Michigan State Wisconsin Big Ten W 30 13 5 3 W 3
9 Nov 2, 1996 Sat Michigan State @ (9) Michigan Big Ten L 29 45 5 4 L 1
10 Nov 9, 1996 Sat Michigan State Indiana Big Ten W 38 15 6 4 W 1
11 Nov 23, 1996 Sat Michigan State @ (7) Penn State Big Ten L 29 32 6 5 L 1
12 Dec 31, 1996 Tue Michigan State N Stanford Pac-10 L 0 38 6 6 L 2 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)