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).
|1942 Michigan State Spartans football|
|Head coach||Charlie Bachman (10th season)|
|Offensive scheme||Notre Dame Box|
|Home stadium||Macklin Stadium|
|1942 NCAA independents football records|
|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|
|Saint Mary's (CA)||–||6||–||3||–||1|
|No. 19 Holy Cross||–||5||–||4||–||1|
|Michigan State Normal||–||3||–||3||–||1|
|San Francisco State||–||0||–||6||–||0|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
|October 3||at Michigan||L 0–20|
|October 10||Wayne||W 46–6|
|October 17||Marquette||L 7–28|
|October 24||Great Lakes Navy||W 14–0|
|October 31||at Temple||T 7–7|
|November 7||at Washington State||L 13–25|
|November 14||Purdue||W 19–6|
|November 21||West Virginia||W 7–0|
|November 28||Oregon State||T 7–7|
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.
- "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 153. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "1942 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "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.
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