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1942 Michigan State Spartans football team

The 1942 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College in the 1942 college football season. In their 10th season under head coach Charlie Bachman, the Spartans compiled a 4–3–2 record and lost their annual rivalry game with Michigan by a 20 to 0 score. In inter-sectional play, the team played both Temple and Oregon State to 7-7 ties, lost to Washington State (25-13), and defeated West Virginia (7-0).[1][2]

1942 Michigan State Spartans football
ConferenceIndependent
1942 record4–3–2
Head coachCharlie Bachman (10th season)
Offensive schemeNotre Dame Box
Home stadiumMacklin Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1944 →
1942 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan         6 0 0
Western Michigan         5 1 0
No. 19 Penn State         6 1 1
No. 8 Boston College         8 2 0
No. 6 Notre Dame         7 2 2
No. 15 Santa Clara         7 2 0
Miami (FL)         7 2 0
Army         6 3 0
Syracuse         6 3 0
Saint Mary's (CA)         6 3 1
Yale         5 3 0
Fordham         5 3 1
Cal Poly         4 3 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Navy         5 4 0
West Virginia         5 4 0
No. 19 Holy Cross         5 4 1
Michigan State         4 3 2
Villanova         4 4 0
Michigan State Normal         3 3 1
Pittsburgh         3 6 0
Massachusetts State         2 5 0
Drexel         2 6 0
Wayne         1 6 1
San Francisco State         0 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3at Michigan L 0–20
October 10WayneW 46–6
October 17Marquette
  • Macklin Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 7–28
October 24Great Lakes Navy 
  • Macklin Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 14–0
October 31at TempleT 7–7
November 7at Washington StateL 13–25
November 14Purdue
  • Macklin Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 19–6
November 21West Virginia
  • Macklin Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 7–0
November 28Oregon State
  • Macklin Field
  • East Lansing, MI
T 7–7
  •  Homecoming

Game summariesEdit

MichiganEdit

Michigan State at Michigan
1 234Total
Mich. St. 0 000 0
Michigan 0 0137 20

On October 3, 1942, Michigan State played Michigan. Playing in Ann Arbor in front of 39,163 spectators (the smallest crowd to see a Michigan-Michigan State game since 1935), the Wolverines defeated the Spartans, 20–0. With Don Kuzma injured, Don Robinson got the start at left halfback. Robinson scored the first touchdown for Michigan in the third quarter. Frank Wardley and Warren Yaap also scored touchdowns for Michigan. Jim Briske converted two PATs.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 153. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "1942 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Michigan Defeats State Rival, 20-0: Scores All Three Touchdowns in Last Half Before 39,163 Fans". The New York Times. October 4, 1942. Retrieved 14 January 2012.