2004 Michigan State Spartans football team

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2004 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2004 record 5–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach John L. Smith
Home stadium Spartan Stadium (c. 72,027 natural grass)
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »
2004 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14/12 Michigan §   7 1         9 3  
#8/8 Iowa §   7 1         10 2  
#17/18 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
#20/19 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   0* 6         0* 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2004 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in NCAA Division I-A college football during the 2004 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 second-year head coach John L. Smith.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 3:30 PM at Rutgers* Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ABC L 14–19   42,612
September 11 12:00 PM Central Michigan* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 24–17   72,908
September 18 7:00 PM Notre Dame* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) ESPN L 24–31   74,962
September 25 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) ESPN+ W 30–20   24,471
October 2 12:00 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ L 16–38   70,397
October 9 12:00 PM Illinois Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 38–25   72,441
October 16 12:00 PM #19 Minnesotadagger Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN W 51–17   72,383
October 30 3:30 PM at #14 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC L 37–45 3OT  111,609
November 6 12:00 PM Ohio State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN L 19–32   72,222
November 13 3:30 PM #5 Wisconsin Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ABC W 49–14   76,697
November 20 12:00 PM at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN2 L 13–37   101,486
December 4 11:05 PM at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumAiea, HI ESPN2 L 38–41   41,654
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan St 0 7 10 13 30
Indiana 3 17 0 0 20

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2005 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
DeAndra' Cobb 6 201 Running Back Atlanta Falcons
Dave Rayner 6 202 Kicker Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Vickerson 7 216 Defensive Tackle Miami Dolphins
Will Whitticker 7 246 Guard Green Bay Packers

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