1995 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1995 Michigan State Spartans football
Independence Bowl vs. LSU, L, 26–45
Conference Big Ten Conference
1995 record 6–5–1 (4–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Nick Saban (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Gary Tranquill (1st year)
Offensive scheme Pro Set
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Spartan Stadium (72,027)
Seasons
« 1994 1996 »
1995 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Northwestern 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6/8 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
#13/12 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
#17/19 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
#25/22 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1995 Michigan State Spartans football team competed on behalf of Michigan State University in the Big Ten Conference during the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. Head coach Nick Saban was in his first season with the Spartans. Michigan State played their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans went 6–4–1 overall and 4–3–1 in conference play during the regular season.[1] The team played in the Independence Bowl on December 29, 1995 and were defeated 45–26 by Saban's future employer, LSU.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 12:00 PM #2 Nebraska* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 10–50   73,891
September 16 12:00 PM at Louisville* Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY W 30–7   34,027
September 23 2:30 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN T 35–35   43,070
September 30 12:00 PM Boston College* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI Creative W 25–21   72,981
October 7 12:00 PM Iowadagger Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI Creative L 7–21   73,732
October 14 12:00 PM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL Creative W 27–21   65,653
October 21 1:00 PM Minnesota Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 34–31   70,123
October 28 12:00 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI Creative L 14–45   78,043
November 4 3:30 PM #7 Michigan Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC W 28–25   74,667
November 11 1:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) W 31–13   24,027
November 25 3:30 PM #14 Penn State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN L 20-24   66,189
December 29 5:30 PM vs. LSU* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN L 26–45   48,835
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1996 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Tony Banks 2 42 Quarterback St. Louis Rams
Muhsin Muhammad 2 43 Wide Receiver Carolina Panthers
Scott Greene 6 193 Running Back Carolina Panthers

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