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2005 Michigan State Spartans football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2005 record5–6 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn L. Smith
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium (c. 75,005 natural grass)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3/3 Penn State §   0* 1         0* 1  
#4/4 Ohio State §   7 1         10 2  
#15/15 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Michigan   5 3         7 5  
Northwestern   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   5 3         7 5  
Minnesota   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   3 5         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 7  
Illinois   0 8         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2005 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in NCAA Division I-A college football during the 2005 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 third-year head coach John L. Smith.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3* 12:00 PM Kent State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 49–14   73,949
September 10* 3:30 PM Hawaii Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPNU W 42–14   74,043
September 17* 3:30 PM at #10 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) NBC W 44–41 2OT  80,795
September 24 12:00 PM at Illinois #17 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 61–14   51,649
October 1 12:00 PM Michigan #11 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC L 31–34 OT  79,401
October 15 12:00 PM at #15 Ohio State #19 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 24–35   105,122
October 22† 12:00 PM #21 Northwestern #22 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI ESPN2 L 14–49   74,636
October 29 12:00 PM Indiana Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Old Brass Spittoon) ESPN+ W 46–15   74,063
November 5 12:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPNU L 21–28   62,467
November 12 12:10 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN+ L 14–48   45,187
November 19 4:00 PM #5 Penn State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN L 22–31   75,005
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP/Coaches Polls released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2006 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Eric Smith 3 97 Safety New York Jets
Domata Peko 4 123 Defensive Tackle Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Morris 7 214 Center Oakland Raiders

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