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1990 Michigan State Spartans football
John Hancock Bowl Champions
Big Ten Co-Champions
John Hancock Bowl, W 17–16 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 16
1990 record8–3–1 (6–2 Big 10)
Head coachGeorge Perles (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorMorris Watts (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorNorm Parker (1st season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium (c. 76,000 natural grass)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan § 6 2 0     9 3 0
#16/14 Michigan State § 6 2 0     8 3 1
#25/24 Illinois § 6 2 0     8 4 0
#18/16 Iowa § 6 2 0     8 4 0
Ohio State 5 2 1     7 4 1
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 4 1     6 5 1
Northwestern 1 7 0     2 9 0
Purdue 1 7 0     2 9 0
Wisconsin 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1990 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University during the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15* 3:30 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ABC T 23–23   49,822
September 22* 3:30 PM #1 Notre Dame Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) ABC L 19–20   80,401
September 29* 7:05 PM at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 34–10   26,188
October 6 1:05 PM Iowa #18 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 7–12   76,873
October 13 3:30 PM at #1 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC W 28–27   106,188
October 21 3:30 PM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC L 13–15   70,398
October 27† 1:05 PM Purdue Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 55–33   77,343
November 3 12:30 PM Indiana Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Old Brass Spittoon) ESPN W 45–20   74,261
November 11 2:30 PM at Minnesota MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 28–16   38,731
November 17 2:05 PM at Northwestern #24 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 29–22   24,953
November 24 1:05 PM Wisconsin #24 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 14–9   60,517
December 31* 2:30 PM vs. #21 USC #22 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (John Hancock Bowl) CBS W 17–16   50,562
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notesEdit

MichiganEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan State 7 0 7 14 28
Michigan 7 0 7 12 26
[2]


Team members in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Franchise
Bobby Wilson 1 17 Washington Redskins
Dixon Edwards Linebacker 2 37 Dallas Cowboys
Eric Moten Guard 2 47 San Diego Chargers
Carlos Jenkins Linebacker 3 65 Minnesota Vikings
Duane Young Tight End 5 123 San Diego Chargers
James Bradley Wide Receiver 7 181 Indianapolis Colts
Hyland Hickson Running Back 10 265 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cliff Confer Defensive End 12 332 San Francisco 49ers
[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=244&season=1990
  2. "Michigan's lament: No call, no catch, no victory." Eugene Register-Guard. October 14, 1990
  3. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1991.htm

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