Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry

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Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry
First meeting 1922
Indiana, 14–6
Latest meeting October 24, 2015
Michigan State, 52–26
Next meeting October 1, 2016
Trophy Old Brass Spittoon
Statistics
Meetings total 62
All-time series Michigan State leads, 45–15–2 (46–14–2 on the field)
Longest win streak Michigan State, 8 (1950–57)
Current win streak Michigan State, 7 (2007–present)

The Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan State Spartans.

History[edit]

The Old Brass Spittoon is awarded to the winner of the game. It was first presented in 1950. This tradition was started by class president, Eugene McDermott of Allentown, PA. Michigan State leads the series 45–15–2 (46–14–2 on the field). Michigan State won the 1994 game 27–21, however the victory was later forfeited due to NCAA rules violations.

Prior to the expansion of the Big Ten in 2011, there were stoppages in the series because the schools were not protected rivals in the rotating conference schedule (note no game in 1971 and 1972, 1979 and 1980, 1999 and 2000, and again in 2009 and 2010).

After the addition of Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten, the subsequent geographical realignment placed Indiana and Michigan State in the Big Ten East, assuring that the rivalry will be renewed annually.

Game results[edit]

Indiana victories Michigan State victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 1922 Bloomington, IN Indiana 14–6
2 1927 Bloomington, IN Indiana 33–7
3 1939 East Lansing, MI Tie 7–7
4 1940 Bloomington, IN Indiana 20–0
5 1950 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 35–0
6 1951 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 30–26
7 1952 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 41–14
8 1953 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 47–18
9 1954 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 21–14
10 1955 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 20–13
11 1956 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 53–6
12 1957 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 54–0
13 1958 Bloomington, IN Indiana 6–0
14 1959 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 14–6
15 1960 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 35–0
16 1961 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 35–0
17 1962 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 26–8
18 1963 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 20–3
19 1964 Bloomington, IN Indiana 27–20
20 1965 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 27–13
21 1966 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 37–19
22 1967 East Lansing, MI Indiana 14–13
23 1968 East Lansing, MI Indiana 24–22
24 1969 East Lansing, MI Indiana 16–0
25 1970 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 32–7
26 1973 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 10–9
27 1974 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 19–10
28 1975 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 14–6
29 1976 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 23–0
30 1977 Bloomington, IN Tie 13–13
31 1978 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 49–14
32 1981 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 26–3
# Date Location Winner Score
33 1982 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 22–14
34 1983 Bloomington, IN Indiana 24–12
35 1984 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 13–6
36 1985 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 35–16
37 1986 East Lansing, MI Indiana 17–14
38 1987 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 27–3
39 1988 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 38–12
40 1989 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 51–20
41 1990 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 45–20
42 1991 Bloomington, IN Indiana 31–0
43 1992 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 42–31
44 1993 Bloomington, IN Indiana 10–0
45 1994 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 27–21
46 1995 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 31–3
47 1996 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 38–15
48 1997 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 38–6
49 1998 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 38–31
50 2001 East Lansing, MI Indiana 37–28
51 2002 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 56–21
52 2003 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 31–3
53 2004 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 30–20
54 2005 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 46–15
55 2006 Bloomington, IN Indiana 46–21
56 2007 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 52–27
57 2008 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 42–29
58 2011 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 55–3
59 2012 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 31–27
60 2013 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 42–28
61 2014 Bloomington, IN Michigan State 56–17
62 2015 East Lansing, MI Michigan State 52–26
Series: Michigan State leads 46–14–2

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