1977 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1977 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Big Ten
1977 record 7–3–1 (6–1–1 Big 10)
Head coach Darryl Rogers
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#11 Ohio State + 7 1 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Indiana 4 3 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 6 0     5 6 0
Illinois 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1977 Big Ten Conference football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Purdue Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 19–14   53,014
September 17 Washington State* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 21–23   50,263
September 24 Wyoming* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 34–16   56,214
October 1 at No. 14 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN L 6–16   59,075
October 8 No. 3 Michigan Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 14–24   78,183
October 15 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN T 13–13   36,982
October 22 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 9–7   79,203
October 29 Illinoisdagger Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 49–20   70,589
November 5 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 29–10   30,600
November 11 Northwestern Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 44–3   61,238
November 19 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 22–16   43,700
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Michigan 0 10 14 0 24
Michigan St 0 7 0 7 14

On October 8, 1997, Michigan State lost to Michigan, 24-14, at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State took a 7-0 lead on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Ed Smith to Kirk Gibson. Michigan responded with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Rick Leach to White and a 50-yard field goal to take a 10-7 lead at halftime. Michigan extended its lead to 24-7 in the third quarter on touchdown runs by Russell Davis and Ed Leach. Harlan Huckleby rushed for 146 yards, and Russell Davis added 96 yards. Ralph Clayton caught three passes for 99 yards. Michigan completed four of 10 passes in the game and threw only one pass in the second half.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ Charlie Vincent (October 9, 1977). "U-M Struggles, 24-14". Detroit Free Press. pp. 1E, 4E.