List of Michigan State Spartans bowl games

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The Michigan State Spartans college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing Michigan State University in the Big Ten Conference (Big 10). Since the establishment of the team in 1896, Michigan State has appeared in 24 bowl games.[1] Included in these games are five appearances in the Rose Bowl Game.[1][2] Through the history of the program, eight separate coaches have led the Spartans to bowl games with George Perles and Mark Dantonio tied with having the most appearances with seven. The Spartans currently have a bowl record of 10-14.

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Bowl games[edit]

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, score, date, season, opponent, stadium, location, attendance and head coach[A 1]
# Bowl Score[A 2] Date Season[A 3] Opponent[A 4] Stadium Location Attendance[3] Head coach
1 Orange Bowl L 6-0 January 1, 1938 1937 Auburn Tigers Miami Orange Bowl Miami 18,972double-dagger Bachman, CharlieCharlie Bachman
2 Rose Bowl W 28–20 January 1, 1954 1953 UCLA Bruins Rose Bowl Pasadena 100,500 Munn, ClarenceClarence Munn
3 Rose Bowl W 17-14 January 1, 1956 1955 UCLA Bruins Rose Bowl Pasadena 100,809 Daugherty, DuffyDuffy Daugherty
4 Rose Bowl L 14-12 January 1, 1966 1965 UCLA Bruins Rose Bowl Pasadena 100,087 Daugherty, DuffyDuffy Daugherty
5 Cherry Bowl L 10-6 December 22, 1984 1984 Army Pontiac Silverdome Pontiac 70,332dagger Perles, GeorgeGeorge Perles
6 All-American Bowl L 17-14 December 31, 1985 1985 Georgia Tech Legion Field Birmingham 45,000 Perles, GeorgeGeorge Perles
7 Rose Bowl W 20-17 January 1, 1988 1987 USC Rose Bowl Pasadena 103,847 Perles, GeorgeGeorge Perles
8 Gator Bowl L 34-27 January 1, 1989 1988 Georgia Gator Bowl Jacksonville 76,236 Perles, GeorgeGeorge Perles
9 Aloha Bowl W 33-13 December 25, 1989 1989 Hawaii Aloha Stadium Honolulu 50,000dagger Perles, GeorgeGeorge Perles
10 John Hancock Bowl W 17-16 December 31, 1990 1990 USC Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso 50,562 Perles, GeorgeGeorge Perles
11 Liberty Bowl L 18-7 December 28, 1993 1993 Louisville Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis 34,216 Perles, GeorgeGeorge Perles
12 Independence Bowl L 45-26 December 29, 1995 1995 LSU Independence Stadium Shreveport 48,835 Saban, NickNick Saban
13 Sun Bowl L 38-0 December 31, 1996 1996 Stanford Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso 42,271 Saban, NickNick Saban
14 Aloha Bowl L 51-23 December 25, 1997 1997 Washington Aloha Stadium Honolulu 34,419 Saban, NickNick Saban
15 Florida Citrus Bowl W 37-34 January 1, 2000 1999 Florida Citrus Bowl Orlando 62,011 Williams, BobbyBobby Williams
16 Silicon Valley Classic W 44-35 December 31, 2001 2001 Fresno State Spartan Stadium San Jose 30,456dagger Williams, BobbyBobby Williams
17 Alamo Bowl L 17-3 December 29, 2003 2003 Nebraska Alamodome San Antonio 56,226 Smith, John L.John L. Smith
18 Champs Sports Bowl L 24-21 December 28, 2007 2007 Boston College Citrus Bowl Orlando 46,554 Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio
19 Capital One Bowl L 24-12 January 1, 2009 2008 Georgia Citrus Bowl Orlando 59,681 Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio
20 Alamo Bowl L 41-31 January 2, 2010 2009 Texas Tech Alamodome San Antonio 64,757 Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio
21 Capital One Bowl L 49-7 January 1, 2011 2010 Alabama Citrus Bowl Orlando 61,519 Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio
22 Outback Bowl W 33-30 January 2, 2012 2011 Georgia Raymond James Stadium Tampa 49,429 Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio
23 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl W 17-16 December 29, 2012 2012 TCU Sun Devil Stadium Tempe 44,617 Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio
24 Rose Bowl W 24-20 January 1, 2014 2013 Stanford Rose Bowl Pasadena 95,173 Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics correct as of 2012–13 NCAA football bowl games.
  2. ^ Results are sortable first by whether the result was a Michigan State win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
  3. ^ Links to the season article for the Michigan State team that competed in the bowl for that year.
  4. ^ Links to the season article for the opponent that Michigan State competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.

References[edit]

General
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 13
  2. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 3
  3. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, pp. 31–37