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1997 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (39th of 112)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Nick Saban (7-5)

PS/G: 28.5 (38th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 19.8 (28th of 112)
SRS: 9.47 (20th of 112) ▪ SOS: 4.05 (35th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Aloha Bowl 51-23 versus Washington

AP Poll Summary

Pre 8/25 9/2 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
25 25 25 21 17 12 12 11 12 15 21         25 25  

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sep 6, 1997 Sat (25) Michigan State Western Michigan MAC W 42 10 1 0 W 1
2 Sep 13, 1997 Sat (21) Michigan State Memphis CUSA W 51 21 2 0 W 2
3 Sep 20, 1997 Sat (17) Michigan State @ Notre Dame Ind W 23 7 3 0 W 3
4 Oct 4, 1997 Sat (12) Michigan State Minnesota Big Ten W 31 10 4 0 W 4
5 Oct 11, 1997 Sat (11) Michigan State @ Indiana Big Ten W 38 6 5 0 W 5
6 Oct 18, 1997 Sat (12) Michigan State @ Northwestern Big Ten L 17 19 5 1 L 1
7 Oct 25, 1997 Sat (15) Michigan State (5) Michigan Big Ten L 7 23 5 2 L 2
8 Nov 1, 1997 Sat (21) Michigan State (9) Ohio State Big Ten L 13 37 5 3 L 3
9 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Michigan State @ (23) Purdue Big Ten L 21 22 5 4 L 4
10 Nov 22, 1997 Sat Michigan State @ Illinois Big Ten W 27 17 6 4 W 1
11 Nov 29, 1997 Sat Michigan State (4) Penn State Big Ten W 49 14 7 4 W 2
12 Dec 25, 1997 Thu (25) Michigan State N (21) Washington Pac-10 L 23 51 7 5 L 1 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)