1965 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1965 Michigan State Spartans football
National Champions
Big Ten Champions
Rose Bowl, L 12–14 vs. UCLA
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #2
1965 record 10–1 (7–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Duffy Daugherty
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
Seasons
« 1964 1966 »
1965 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/1 Michigan State 7 0 0     10 1 0
#NR/11 Ohio State 6 1 0     7 2 0
#NR/13 Purdue 5 2 0     7 2 1
Minnesota 5 2 0     5 4 1
Illinois 4 3 0     6 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 2 5 0     4 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     2 7 1
Indiana 1 6 0     2 8 0
Iowa 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1965 Michigan State Spartans football team represented the Michigan State University in the 1965 college football season. The Spartans won the Big Ten Championship and competed in the 1966 Rose Bowl. Despite losing the Rose Bowl, the Spartans won a share of the national championship.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 18 UCLA* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 13–3   51,279
September 25 at Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) W 23–0   46,100
October 2 Illinois #9 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 22–12   71,237
October 9 at Michigan #5 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) W 24–7   103,219
October 16 Ohio State #4 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 32–7   75,288
October 23 at #6 Purdue #2 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 14–10   62,113
October 30 Northwestern #1 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 49–7   74,215
November 6 at Iowa #1 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 35–0   54,700
November 13 Indiana #1 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Rivalry) W 27–13   75,280
November 20 at #4 Notre Dame* #1 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 12–3   59,291
January 1, 1966 vs. #5 UCLA* #1 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 12–14   100,087
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Schedule Source:[2]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Harold Lucas Tackle 2 23 St. Louis Cardinals
  • Reference:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 73. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Football Statistics Summary for 1965". msuspartans.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1966 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013.