1986 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1986 Michigan State Spartans football
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1986 record 6–5 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach George Perles (4th season)
Defensive coordinator Nick Saban (4th season)
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 76,000)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Michigan + 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 7 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 3 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach George Perles, the Spartans compiled a 6–5 overall record (4–4 against Big Ten opponents) and finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

Six Spartans were recognized by the Associated Press (AP) and/or the United Press International (UPI) on the 1984 All-Big Ten Conference football team: receivers Andre Rison (AP-1; UPI-1) and Mark Ingram, Sr. (AP-2); defensive linemen John Budde (AP-2) and Mark Nichols (AP-2); linebacker Shane Bullough (AP-2; UPI-1); and punter Greg Montgomery (AP-1; UPI-1).[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 at Arizona State* No. 20 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona L 17–20   70,689
September 20 No. 20 Notre Dame* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan (Megaphone Trophy) W 20–15   79,895
September 27 Western Michigan* No. 19 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, Michigan W 45–10   65,907
October 4 No. 11 Iowa No. 17 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, Michigan L 21–24   75,102
October 11 2:30 PM at No. 4 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan (Paul Bunyan Trophy) CBS L 6–27   106,141
October 18 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 29–21   75,083
October 25 Purdue Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, Michigan W 37–3   77,063
November 1 at Minnesota MetrodomeMinneapolis W 52–23   57,408
November 8 Indiana Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, Michigan (Old Brass Spittoon) L 14–17   64,973
November 15 at Northwestern No. 24 Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois L 21–24   26,711
November 22 Wisconsin Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, Michigan W 23–13   60,285
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time
Source[4][5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan State Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Harbaugh heads All-Big Ten team". The Michigan Daily. November 26, 1986. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Woodson, Waiters Both All-Big Ten". Logansport Pharos-Tribune. November 25, 1986. p. 10.
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/michigan-state/1986-schedule.html
  5. ^ http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2009-2010/1986.html