1931 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1931 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Independent
1931 record 5–3–1
Head coach Jim Crowley (3rd season)
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →

The 1931 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College in the 1931 college football season. In their third season under head coach Jim Crowley, the Spartans compiled a 5–3–1 record and played to a scoreless tie in their annual rivalry game with Michigan. In inter-sectional play, the team defeated Georgetown (6-0) and lost to Army (20-7) and Syracuse (15-7). In one of the most one-sided games in Michigan State history, the Spartans also defeated Ripon College on November 7, 1931, by a 100 to 0 score.[1][2]

Quarterback Bob Monnett was selected by the Central Press Association as a first-team player on the 1931 College Football All-America Team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26Alma
W 74–0
October 3Cornell (IA)
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 47–0
October 10at ArmyL 7–20
October 17Illinois Wesleyan
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 34–6
October 24Georgetown
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 6–0
October 31Syracusedagger
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 10–15
November 7Ripon
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 100–0
November 14at Michigan T 0–0
November 21at DetroitL 13–20
  • daggerHomecoming

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Week 7: Michigan State at Michigan
1 234Total
Michigan State 0 000 0
Michigan 0 000 0

On November 14, 1931, the Spartans played the Michigan Wolverines to a scoreless tie at Michigan Stadium.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 152. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "1931 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Bitt, Bill (Central Sports Editor) (1931-12-09). "Real 1931 All-American Team Selected by College Captains". The Evening Independent (Massillon, Ohio).
  4. ^ Charles Bartlett (November 15, 1931). "Michigan State and Michigan Play 0 to 0 Tie". Chicago Tribune. p. 2-1.