Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry
|First meeting||October 28, 1922
|Latest meeting||October 21, 2017
Michigan State, 17–9
|Next meeting||September 22, 2018|
|Trophy||Old Brass Spittoon|
|All-time series||Michigan State leads, 46–16–2|
|Largest victory||Michigan State, 54–0 (1957)|
|Longest win streak||Michigan State, 8 (1950–57)|
|Longest unbeaten streak||Michigan State, 9 (1970–1982)|
|Current win streak||Michigan State, 1 (2017–present)|
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. 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.
|Indiana victories||Michigan State victories||Tie games|
^ Michigan State won the 1994 contest, 24–21, but later forfeited all wins from the 1994 season, including this game.