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2005 Michigan State Spartans football team

The 2005 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Michigan State competed as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and played their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans were led by third-year head coach John L. Smith.

2005 Michigan State Spartans football
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2005 record5–6 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn L. Smith (3rd season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium (c. 75,005 natural grass)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Penn State $+   7 1         11 1  
No. 4 Ohio State %+   7 1         10 2  
No. 15 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Michigan   5 3         7 5  
Northwestern   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   5 3         7 5  
Minnesota   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   3 5         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 7  
Illinois   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 312:00 p.m.Kent State*ESPN+W 49–1473,949
September 103:30 p.m.Hawaii*
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
ESPNUW 42–1474,043
September 173:30 p.m.at No. 10 Notre Dame*NBCW 44–41 OT80,795
September 2412:00 p.m.at IllinoisNo. 17ESPN+W 61–1451,649
October 112:00 p.m.MichiganNo. 11
ABCL 31–34 OT79,401
October 1512:00 p.m.at No. 15 Ohio StateNo. 16ABCL 24–35105,122
October 2212:00 p.m.Northwestern No. 22
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
ESPN2L 14–4974,636
October 2912:00 p.m.Indiana
ESPN+W 46–1574,063
November 512:00 p.m.at PurdueESPNUL 21–2862,467
November 1212:10 p.m.at MinnesotaESPN+L 14–4845,187
November 194:00 p.m.No. 5 Penn State
ESPNL 22–3175,005
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP/Coaches Polls released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

2006 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Eric Smith 3 97 Safety New York Jets
Domata Peko 4 123 Defensive Tackle Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Morris 7 214 Center Oakland Raiders

ReferencesEdit