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2007 Michigan State Spartans football team

The 2007 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Mark Dantonio began his first season as the Spartans' head coach. The Spartans play their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.

2007 Michigan State Spartans football
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2007 record7–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachMark Dantonio (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorDon Treadwell (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorPat Narduzzi (1st season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium (c. 75,005 natural grass)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Ohio State $   7 1         11 2  
No. 18 Michigan   6 2         9 4  
No. 20 Illinois %   6 2         9 4  
No. 24 Wisconsin   5 3         9 4  
Penn State   4 4         9 4  
Iowa   4 4         6 6  
Purdue   3 5         8 5  
Indiana   3 5         7 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         6 6  
Minnesota   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 112:00 PMUAB*ESPN2W 55–1867,796
September 812:00 PMBowling Green*
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
BTNW 28–1767,276
September 1512:00 PMPittsburgh*
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
ESPNW 17–1368,620
September 223:30 PMat Notre Dame*NBCW 31–1480,795
September 293:30 PMat No. 9 WisconsinNo. 23ABC/ESPNL 34–3782,164
October 612:00 PMNorthwestern
  • Spartan Stadium
  • East Lansing, MI
BTNL 41–48 OT67,378
October 137:00 PMIndiana 
BTNW 52–2773,449
October 203:30 PMat No. 1 Ohio StateABC/ESPN2L 17–24105,287
October 2712:00 PMat IowaESPN2L 27–34 2OT70,585
November 33:30 PMNo. 14 Michigan
ABC/ESPNL 24–2877,009
November 1012:00 PMat PurdueBTNW 48–3155,630
November 173:30 PMNo. 22 Penn State
ABC/ESPNW 35–3172,251
December 281:00 PMvs. No. 14 Boston College*ESPNL 21–2446,554
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches Polls released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summariesEdit

UABEdit

UAB at Michigan State
1 234Total
UAB 0 3213 18
Michigan State 21 2437 55
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
0-0 First Meeting

Bowling GreenEdit

Bowling Green at Michigan State
1 234Total
Bowling Green 0 1430 17
Michigan State 7 777 28
  • Date: September 8
  • Location:
    Spartan Stadium
    East Lansing, MI
  • Game start: 12:07 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 67,276
  • Game weather: 70°F, Wind: 3 MPH Variable, Sunny
  • Referee: Dennis Lipski
  • TV announcers (BTN):
    Wayne Larrivee (Play-by-play)
    Chris Martin (Analyst)
    Lisa Byington (Sideline)
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
1-0 1981 MSU, 10-7

PittsburghEdit

Pittsburgh at Michigan State
1 234Total
Pittsburgh 0 733 13
Michigan State 0 1403 17
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
5–0–1 2006 MSU, 38–23

[1]

Notre DameEdit

Michigan State at Notre Dame
(Megaphone Trophy)
1 234Total
• Michigan State 14 3140 31
Notre Dame 7 700 14
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
26–44–1 2006 ND, 40–37

[2]

WisconsinEdit

Michigan State at Wisconsin
1 234Total
Michigan State 14 7310 34
Wisconsin 7 2073 37
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
26–19 2004 MSU, 49–14

NorthwesternEdit

Northwestern at Michigan State
1 234OTTotal
Northwestern 13 77147 48
Michigan State 6 714140 41
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
32–15 2006 MSU, 41–38

IndianaEdit

Indiana at Michigan State
(Old Brass Spittoon)
1 234Total
Indiana 10 3140 27
Michigan State 17 7217 52
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
  • Game start: 7:07 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:14
  • Game attendance: 73,449
  • Game weather: 52°F, Wind: 9 MPH W, Clear
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier
  • TV announcers (BTN):
    Wayne Larrivee (Play-by-play)
    Chris Martin (Analyst)
    Lisa Byington (Sideline)
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
38–15–2 2006 IU, 46–21

[3]

Ohio StateEdit

Michigan State at Ohio State
1 234Total
Michigan State 0 0143 17
Ohio State 10 770 24
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
12–25 2006 OSU, 38–7

IowaEdit

Michigan State at Iowa
1 234OT2OTTotal
Michigan State 7 100370 27
Iowa 0 314377 34
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
17–29–2 2004 Iowa, 38–16

MichiganEdit

Michigan at Michigan State
1 234Total
#15 Michigan 7 7014 28
Michigan State 3 0714 24
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
28–66–5 2006 UM, 31–13

PurdueEdit

Michigan State at Purdue
1 234Total
Michigan State 7 24017 48
Purdue 0 2137 31
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
28–29–3 2006 PU, 17-15

[4]

Penn StateEdit

Penn State at Michigan State
(Land Grant Trophy)
1 234Total
Penn State 7 1077 31
Michigan State 7 01414 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–12–1 2006 PSU, 17–13

[5]

Boston College (Champs Sports Bowl)Edit

Boston College vs Michigan State
(Champs Sports Bowl)
1 234Total
Boston College 7 737 24
Michigan State 7 338 21
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
1-3-1 1995 MSU, 25–21

2008 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Devin Thomas 2 34 Wide Receiver Washington Redskins
Kellen Davis 5 158 Tight End Chicago Bears
Ervin Baldwin 7 208 Defensive End Chicago Bears

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michigan State 17, Pittsburgh 13". ESPN. September 15, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Notre Dame Goes 0-4 for First Time in School History". ESPN. September 22, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Michigan State 52, Indiana 27". ESPN. October 13, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Michigan State 48, Purdue 31". ESPN. November 10, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Michigan State 35, Penn State 31". ESPN. November 17, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014.