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1997 Michigan State Spartans Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 17.0 28.5 59.6 191.9 1.8 43.9 186.8 4.3 1.5
Defense 12 15.7 29.7 52.8 185.2 1.0 36.1 130.6 3.6 0.8
Difference +1.3 -1.2 +6.8 +6.7 +0.8 +7.8 +56.2 +0.7 +0.7

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Todd Schultz 177 299 59.2 2003 6.7 5.3 18 17 124.0
2 Bill Burke 23 35 65.7 255 7.3 7.7 3 1 149.5
3 Gus Ornstein 3 6 50.0 21 3.5 3.5 0 0 79.4
4 Sedrick Irvin 1 2 50.0 24 12.0 12.0 0 0 150.8

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Sedrick Irvin 246 1270 5.2 9 40 346 8.7 4 286 1616 5.7 13
2 Marc Renaud 139 745 5.4 4 18 150 8.3 0 157 895 5.7 4
3 Leroy McFadden 74 332 4.5 3 10 99 9.9 1 84 431 5.1 4
4 Todd Schultz 30 -78 -2.6 2 30 -78 -2.6 2
5 John Walker 11 17 1.5 0 11 17 1.5 0
6 Travis Reece 10 33 3.3 0 3 21 7.0 0 13 54 4.2 0
7 Bill Burke 10 -53 -5.3 0 10 -53 -5.3 0
8 Gus Ornstein 5 -31 -6.2 0 5 -31 -6.2 0
9 Billy Greene 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
10 Garett Gould 1 2 2.0 0 2 5 2.5 0 3 7 2.3 0
11 Gari Scott 41 680 16.6 7 41 680 16.6 7
12 Josh Keur 34 355 10.4 2 34 355 10.4 2
13 Octavis Long 28 353 12.6 4 28 353 12.6 4
14 Lavaile Richardson 9 90 10.0 1 9 90 10.0 1
15 Kyle Rance 7 95 13.6 0 7 95 13.6 0
16 Brad Rainko 6 48 8.0 2 6 48 8.0 2
17 Damien Hiram 5 52 10.4 0 5 52 10.4 0
18 Demont Smith 1 9 9.0 0 1 9 9.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Amp Campbell 5 47 9.4 1
2 Ray Hill 4 38 9.5 0
3 Ike Reese 2 17 8.5 0
4 Sean Banks 1 0 0.0 0
5 Sone Kanu 1 0 0.0 0
6 Courtney Ledyard 1 19 19.0 0
7 Lemar Marshall 1 33 33.0 0
8 Aric Morris 1 18 18.0 0
9 Robaire Smith 1 6 6.0 0
10 Desmond Thomas 1 2 2.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Marc Renaud 27 552 20.4 0
2 Gari Scott 11 283 25.7 0 15 160 10.7 0
3 Leroy McFadden 4 143 35.8 0
4 Brad Rainko 1 11 11.0 0
5 Ralph Truitt 1 5 5.0 0
6 Sedrick Irvin 23 313 13.6 1
7 Amp Campbell 3 28 9.3 0
8 Scott Ernsberger 1 0 0.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Chris Gardner 35 35 100.0 9 16 56.3 62
2 Paul Edinger 7 9 77.8 3 5 60.0 16 54 2118 39.2