2007 Michigan State Spartans football team

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2007 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2007 record 7–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Mark Dantonio (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Don Treadwell (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi (1st year)
Home stadium Spartan Stadium (c. 75,005 natural grass)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5/4 Ohio State   7 1         11 2  
#18/19 Michigan   6 2         9 4  
#20/18 Illinois   6 2         9 4  
#24/21 Wisconsin   5 3         9 4  
#NR/25 Penn State   0* 4         0* 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 champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 2007 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 2007–2008 college 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM UAB* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN2 W 55–18   67,796
September 8 12:00 PM Bowling Green* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI BTN W 28–17   67,276
September 15 12:00 PM Pittsburgh* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN W 17–13   68,620
September 22 3:30 PM at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) NBC W 31–14   80,795
September 29 3:30 PM at #9 Wisconsin #nr/23 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC L 34–37   82,164
October 6 12:00 PM Northwestern Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI BTN L 41–48 OT  67,378
October 13 7:00 PM Indianadagger Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Old Brass Spittoon) BTN W 52–27   73,449
October 20 3:30 PM at #1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 17–24   105,287
October 27 11:00 AM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 27–34 2OT  70,585
November 3 3:30 PM #14 Michigan Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC L 24–28   77,009
November 10 12:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 48–31   55,630
November 17 3:30 PM #22 Penn State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ABC W 35–31   72,251
December 28 1:00 PM vs. #14 Boston College* Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Champs Sports Bowl) ESPN L 21–24   46,554
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP/Coaches Polls released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

UAB[edit]

Bowling Green[edit]

Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 7 3 3 13
• Michigan St 0 14 0 3 17

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Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Michigan St 14 3 14 0 31
Notre Dame 7 7 0 0 14

[2]


Wisconsin[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 10 3 14 0 27
• Michigan St 17 7 21 7 52

[3]


Ohio State[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Michigan St 7 24 0 17 48
Purdue 0 21 3 7 31

[4]


Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Penn St 7 10 7 7 31
• Michigan St 7 0 14 14 35

[5]


Florida Citrus Bowl[edit]

2008 NFL Draft[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2014-Sep-15.
  2. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2014-Sep-15.
  3. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2014-Sep-15.
  4. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2014-Sep-15.
  5. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2014-Sep-15.