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Michigan State Spartans Bowls

Location: East Lansing, Michigan ▪ Colors: Green & White
Stadium: Spartan Stadium (cap. 75,005)
Record*: 90 Years, 535-355-30, .598 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 530-360-30 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten and Ind
Conference Champion: 7 Times
Bowls: 23 Bowls, 9-14, .391 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 27 Times (Preseason), 24 Times (Final), 342 Weeks (Total)

24 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2013 Jan 1, 2014 Wed Rose Bowl Michigan State 24 Stanford 20 Rose Bowl - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
2 2012 Dec 29, 2012 Sat Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan State 17 Texas Christian 16 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)
3 2011 Jan 2, 2012 Mon Outback Bowl Michigan State 33 Georgia 30 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
4 2010 Jan 1, 2011 Sat Capital One Bowl Alabama 49 Michigan State 7 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
5 2009 Jan 2, 2010 Sat Alamo Bowl Texas Tech 41 Michigan State 31 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
6 2008 Jan 1, 2009 Thu Capital One Bowl Georgia 24 Michigan State 12 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
7 2007 Dec 28, 2007 Fri Champs Sports Bowl Boston College 24 Michigan State 21 Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando, FL)
8 2003 Dec 29, 2003 Mon Alamo Bowl Nebraska 17 Michigan State 3 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
9 2001 Dec 31, 2001 Mon Silicon Valley Bowl Michigan State 44 Fresno State 35 Silicon Valley Bowl (San Jose, CA)
10 1999 Jan 1, 2000 Sat Citrus Bowl Michigan State 37 Florida 34 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
11 1997 Dec 25, 1997 Thu Aloha Bowl Washington 51 Michigan State 23 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
12 1996 Dec 31, 1996 Tue Sun Bowl Stanford 38 Michigan State 0 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
13 1995 Dec 29, 1995 Fri Independence Bowl Louisiana State 45 Michigan State 26 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
14 1993 Dec 28, 1993 Tue Liberty Bowl Louisville 18 Michigan State 7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
15 1990 Dec 31, 1990 Mon Sun Bowl Michigan State 17 Southern California 16 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
16 1989 Dec 25, 1989 Mon Aloha Bowl Michigan State 33 Hawaii 13 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
17 1988 Jan 1, 1989 Sun Gator Bowl Georgia 34 Michigan State 27 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
18 1987 Jan 1, 1988 Fri Rose Bowl Michigan State 20 Southern California 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
19 1985 Dec 31, 1985 Tue Hall of Fame Classic Georgia Tech 17 Michigan State 14 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
20 1984 Dec 22, 1984 Sat Cherry Bowl Army 10 Michigan State 6 Cherry Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 1965 Jan 1, 1966 Sat Rose Bowl UCLA 14 Michigan State 12 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
22 1955 Jan 2, 1956 Mon Rose Bowl Michigan State 17 UCLA 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
23 1953 Jan 1, 1954 Fri Rose Bowl Michigan State 28 UCLA 20 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
24 1937 Jan 1, 1938 Sat Orange Bowl Auburn 6 Michigan State 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)