2007 Michigan State Spartans football team

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2007 Michigan State Spartans football
Michigan-State-logo-block-s.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2007 record 7–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Mark Dantonio (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Don Treadwell (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi (1st year)
Home stadium Spartan Stadium (c. 75,005 natural grass)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Ohio State $   7 1         11 2  
#18 Michigan   6 2         9 4  
#20 Illinois %   6 2         9 4  
#24 Wisconsin   5 3         9 4  
Penn State   4 4         9 4  
Iowa   4 4         6 6  
Purdue   3 5         8 5  
Indiana   3 5         7 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         6 6  
Minnesota   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 2007–2008 college football season. Mark Dantonio began his first season as the Spartans' head coach. The Spartans play their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM UAB* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN2 W 55–18   67,796
September 8 12:00 PM Bowling Green* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI BTN W 28–17   67,276
September 15 12:00 PM Pittsburgh* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN W 17–13   68,620
September 22 3:30 PM at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) NBC W 31–14   80,795
September 29 3:30 PM at No. 9 Wisconsin No. NR/23 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC/ESPN L 34–37   82,164
October 6 12:00 PM Northwestern Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI BTN L 41–48 OT  67,378
October 13 7:00 PM Indianadagger Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Old Brass Spittoon) BTN W 52–27   73,449
October 20 3:30 PM at No. 1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC/ESPN2 L 17–24   105,287
October 27 11:00 AM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 27–34 2OT  70,585
November 3 3:30 PM No. 14 Michigan Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC/ESPN L 24–28   77,009
November 10 12:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 48–31   55,630
November 17 3:30 PM No. 22 Penn State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ABC/ESPN W 35–31   72,251
December 28 1:00 PM vs. No. 14 Boston College* Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Champs Sports Bowl) ESPN L 21–24   46,554
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP/Coaches Polls released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

UAB[edit]

UAB at Michigan State
1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 3 2 13 18
Michigan State 21 24 3 7 55
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
0-0 First Meeting

Bowling Green[edit]

Bowling Green at Michigan State
1 2 3 4 Total
Bowling Green 0 14 3 0 17
Michigan State 7 7 7 7 28
  • Date: September 8
  • Location:
    Spartan Stadium
    East Lansing, MI
  • Game start: 12:07 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 67,276
  • Game weather: 70°F, Wind: 3 MPH Variable, Sunny
  • Referee: Dennis Lipski
  • TV announcers (BTN):
    Wayne Larrivee (Play-by-play)
    Chris Martin (Analyst)
    Lisa Byington (Sideline)
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
1-0 1981 MSU, 10-7

Pittsburgh[edit]

Pittsburgh at Michigan State
1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 7 3 3 13
Michigan State 0 14 0 3 17
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
5–0–1 2006 MSU, 38–23

[1]

Notre Dame[edit]

Michigan State at Notre Dame
(Megaphone Trophy)
1 2 3 4 Total
• Michigan State 14 3 14 0 31
Notre Dame 7 7 0 0 14
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
26–44–1 2006 ND, 40–37

[2]

Wisconsin[edit]

Michigan State at Wisconsin
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 14 7 3 10 34
Wisconsin 7 20 7 3 37
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
26–19 2004 MSU, 49–14

Northwestern[edit]

Northwestern at Michigan State
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Northwestern 13 7 7 14 7 48
Michigan State 6 7 14 14 0 41
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
32–15 2006 MSU, 41–38

Indiana[edit]

Indiana at Michigan State
(Old Brass Spittoon)
1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 10 3 14 0 27
Michigan State 17 7 21 7 52
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
  • Game start: 7:07 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:14
  • Game attendance: 73,449
  • Game weather: 52°F, Wind: 9 MPH W, Clear
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier
  • TV announcers (BTN):
    Wayne Larrivee (Play-by-play)
    Chris Martin (Analyst)
    Lisa Byington (Sideline)
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
38–15–2 2006 IU, 46–21

[3]

Ohio State[edit]

Michigan State at Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 0 0 14 3 17
Ohio State 10 7 7 0 24
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
12–25 2006 OSU, 38–7

Iowa[edit]

Michigan State at Iowa
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Michigan State 7 10 0 3 7 0 27
Iowa 0 3 14 3 7 7 34
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
17–29–2 2004 Iowa, 38–16

Michigan[edit]

Michigan at Michigan State
1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Michigan 7 7 0 14 28
Michigan State 3 0 7 14 24
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
28–66–5 2006 UM, 31–13

Purdue[edit]

Michigan State at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 7 24 0 17 48
Purdue 0 21 3 7 31
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
28–29–3 2006 PU, 17-15

[4]

Penn State[edit]

Penn State at Michigan State
(Land Grant Trophy)
1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 7 10 7 7 31
Michigan State 7 0 14 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–12–1 2006 PSU, 17–13

[5]

Boston College (Champs Sports Bowl)[edit]

Boston College vs Michigan State
(Champs Sports Bowl)
1 2 3 4 Total
Boston College 7 7 3 7 24
Michigan State 7 3 3 8 21
Overall Record Last Meeting Result
1-3-1 1995 MSU, 25–21

2008 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Devin Thomas 2 34 Wide Receiver Washington Redskins
Kellen Davis 5 158 Tight End Chicago Bears
Ervin Baldwin 7 208 Defensive End Chicago Bears

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan State 17, Pittsburgh 13". ESPN. September 15, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Notre Dame Goes 0-4 for First Time in School History". ESPN. September 22, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Michigan State 52, Indiana 27". ESPN. October 13, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Michigan State 48, Purdue 31". ESPN. November 10, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Michigan State 35, Penn State 31". ESPN. November 17, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2014.