1993 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1993 Michigan State Spartans football
Michigan-State-logo-block-s.svg
Liberty Bowl, L 7–18 vs. Louisville
Conference Big Ten Conference
1993 record 6–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach George Perles (11th year)
Offensive coordinator Morris Watts (7th year)
Defensive coordinator Norm Parker
Home stadium Spartan Stadium (76,000) AstroTurf
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Wisconsin + 6 1 1     10 1 1
#11 Ohio State + 6 1 1     10 1 1
#8 Penn State 6 2 0     10 2 0
Indiana 5 3 0     8 4 0
#21 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 5 3 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     2 9 0
Purdue 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Michigan State Spartans football team competed on behalf of Michigan State University in the Big Ten Conference during the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. Head coach George Perles was in his 11th season with the Spartans. Michigan State played their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans went 6–6 overall and 4–4 in conference play.[1] Michigan State was invited to the 1993 Liberty Bowl and was defeated by Louisville, 7–18.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 3:30 PM Kansas* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC W 31–14   53,797
September 18 2:30 PM at No. 5 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) NBC L 14–36   59,075
September 25 1:00 PM Central Michigan* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 48–34   66,533
October 9 3:30 PM No. 9 Michigan Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC W 17–7   78,311
October 16 3:30 PM at No. 5 Ohio State No. 25 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 21–28   93,989
October 23 12:30 PM Iowadagger No. 24 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN W 24–10   64,726[2]
October 30 2:00 PM at No. 23 Indiana No. 22 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) L 0–10   40,110
November 6 1:00 PM Northwestern Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 31–29   52,073
November 13 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 27–24   30,856
November 27 12:00 PM No. 14 Penn State No. 25 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ABC L 37–38   53,482
December 5 11:00 PM vs. No. 10 Wisconsin No. 25 Tokyo DomeTokyo, Japan (Coca-Cola Classic) L 20–41   51,000[3]
December 28 8:00 PM vs. No. 25 Louisville* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN L 7–18   21,097
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 0 7 0 7
• Michigan St 10 7 0 0 17

[4]

1994 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1994 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Rob Fredrickson 1 22 Linebacker Los Angeles Raiders
Myron Bell 5 140 Safety Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Miller 6 178 Quarterback Pittsburgh Steelers
Brice Abrams 7 209 Running Back Pittsburgh Steelers

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/MichiganState.htm
  2. ^ "Scoreboard". The Telegraph-Herald. October 24, 1993. 
  3. ^ David E. Sanger (December 6, 1993). "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Wisconsin Is on Top a World Away". New York Times. 
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 10.