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1989 Michigan State Spartans football
Aloha Bowl, W 33–13 vs. Hawaii
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 16
1989 record8–4 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachGeorge Perles (7th season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium (c. 76,000 natural grass)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
#16/16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
#24/NR Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1989 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1989-1990 college football season. The Spartans played their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan and were coached by George Perles. The team finished the season 8–4 overall and 6–2 in conference play. The Spartans were invited to the 1989 Aloha Bowl where they defeated Hawaii 33–13. The Spartans were ranked #16 in the final AP and Coaches' polls.

The Spartans were coming off of a 6 win season and a bowl loss.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16* Miami (OH) Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 49–0   66,474
September 23* at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) L 13–21   59,075
September 30* Miami (FL) Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 20–26   76,217
October 7 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 17–14   67,700
October 14 Michigan Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) L 7–10   76,913
October 21† Illinois Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 10–14   76,216
October 28 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 28–21   41,402
November 4 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) W 51–20   51,567
November 11 Minnesota Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 21–7   73,259
November 18 Northwestern Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 76–14   64,817
November 25 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 31–3   29,776
December 25* vs. Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) W 33–13   50,000
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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1990 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 1990 NFL Draft.[2]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Percy Snow 1 13 Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Davis 4 85 Nose Tackle Phoenix Cardinals
Harlon Barnett 4 101 Defensive Back Cleveland Browns
Bob Kula 7 175 Tackle Seattle Seahawks
Jim Szymanski 10 259 Defensive End Denver Broncos
Ventson Donelson 12 309 Defensive Back New England Patriots

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Michigan State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. http://www.webcitation.org/5k43l1rjD. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  2. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1990.htm
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