2005 Michigan State Spartans football team

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2005 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2005 record 5–6 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coach John L. Smith
Home stadium Spartan Stadium (c. 75,005 natural grass)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Penn State §   7 1         11 1  
#4 Ohio State §   7 1         10 2  
#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

The 2005 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in NCAA Division I-A college football during the 2005 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 12:00 PM Kent State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 49–14   73,949
September 10 3:30 PM Hawaii* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPNU W 42–14   74,043
September 17 3:30 PM at #10 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) NBC W 44–41 2OT  80,795
September 24 12:00 PM at Illinois #17 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 61–14   51,649
October 1 12:00 PM Michigan #11 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC L 31–34 OT  79,401
October 15 12:00 PM at #15 Ohio State #19 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 24–35   105,122
October 22 12:00 PM #21 Northwesterndagger #22 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN2 L 14–49   74,636
October 29 12:00 PM Indiana Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Old Brass Spittoon) ESPN+ W 46–15   74,063
November 5 12:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPNU L 21–28   62,467
November 12 12:10 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN+ L 14–48   45,187
November 19 4:00 PM #5 Penn State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN L 22–31   75,005
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP/Coaches Polls released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2006 NFL Draft[edit]

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

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