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2004 Michigan State Spartans football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2004 record5–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn L. Smith
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium (c. 72,027 natural grass)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14/12 Michigan §   7 1         9 3  
#8/8 Iowa §   7 1         10 2  
#17/18 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
#20/19 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   0* 6         0* 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2004 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in NCAA Division I-A college football during the 2004 season. Michigan State competed as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and played their home games at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans were led by second-year head coach John L. Smith.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 4* 3:30 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ABC L 14–19   42,612
September 11* 12:00 PM Central Michigan Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 24–17   72,908
September 18* 7:00 PM Notre Dame Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) ESPN L 24–31   74,962
September 25 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) ESPN+ W 30–20   24,471
October 2 12:00 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ L 16–38   70,397
October 9 12:00 PM Illinois Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 38–25   72,441
October 16† 12:00 PM #19 Minnesota Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN W 51–17   72,383
October 30 3:30 PM at #14 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC L 37–45 3OT  111,609
November 6 12:00 PM Ohio State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN L 19–32   72,222
November 13 3:30 PM #5 Wisconsin Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ABC W 49–14   76,697
November 20 12:00 PM at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN2 L 13–37   101,486
December 4* 11:05 PM at Hawaii Aloha StadiumAiea, HI ESPN2 L 38–41   41,654
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2005 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
DeAndra' Cobb 6 201 Running Back Atlanta Falcons
Dave Rayner 6 202 Kicker Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Vickerson 7 216 Defensive Tackle Miami Dolphins
Will Whitticker 7 246 Guard Green Bay Packers

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