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1965 Michigan State Spartans football
National Champions
Big Ten Champions
Rose Bowl, L 14-12 vs. UCLA
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 2
1965 record10-1 (7-0 Big Ten)
Head coachDuffy Daugherty
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/1 Michigan State 7 0 0     10 1 0
#NR/11 Ohio State 6 1 0     7 2 0
#NR/13 Purdue 5 2 0     7 2 1
Minnesota 5 2 0     5 4 1
Illinois 4 3 0     6 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 2 5 0     4 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     2 7 1
Indiana 1 6 0     2 8 0
Iowa 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1965 Michigan State Spartans football team represented the Michigan State University in the 1965 college football season. The Spartans won the Big Ten Championship and competed in the 1966 Rose Bowl. Despite losing the Rose Bowl, the Spartans won a share of the national championship.

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Spartans points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 18 UCLA Win 13 3 1-0
2 Sept. 25 @ Penn State Win 23 0 2-0
3 Oct. 2 Illinois Win 22 12 3-0
4 Oct. 9 @ Michigan Win 24 7 4-0
5 Oct. 16 Ohio State Win 32 7 5-0
6 Oct. 23 @ Purdue Win 14 10 6-0
7 Oct. 30 Northwestern Win 49 7 7-0
8 Nov. 6 @ Iowa Win 35 0 8-0
9 Nov. 13 Indiana Win 27 13 9-0
10 Nov. 20 @ Notre Dame Win 12 3 10-0
11 Jan. 1 vs. UCLA Loss 12 14 10-1
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RivalriesEdit

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Harold LucasTackle2 23 St. Louis Cardinals
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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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