With a slight change Michigan State releases their 2007 12-game football schedule with seven home games.
Mich. – Michigan State's 2007 12-game football schedule
features seven home games, including three straight to open the season under
first-year Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio. MSU's opponents had a combined
record of 90-62 (.592) in 2006, including seven teams that participated in
postseason bowl games.
Spartans open the 2007 campaign with a three-game homestand: Sept. 1 vs. UAB,
Sept. 8 vs. Bowling Green and Sept. 15 vs.
the first-ever meeting between Michigan State and UAB. The Spartans have posted a
4-1 record (.800) against current members of Conference USA (0-1 vs. Houston,
1-0 vs. Marshall, 1-0 vs. Memphis, 1-0 vs. Rice and 1-0 vs. SMU).
Bowling Green replaces Western
Michigan on the Spartans' 2007 schedule. The change was made at the
request of the Big Ten and to assist conference officials in resolving other
scheduling issues between league institutions and other Mid-American Conference
opponents. The home game originally scheduled with Western
Michigan will be rescheduled in either 2009 or 2010. The Falcons
will be making their first trip to Spartan Stadium since 1981. The Spartans have
won 13 straight and 20 of the last 22 meetings against MAC teams.
Pittsburgh will be playing its first game in
since 1958. Michigan State leads the all-time series 5-0-1, including a
38-23 victory in Pittsburgh last September.
Michigan State concludes its September schedule with
back-to-back road games: Sept. 22 at Notre Dame and Sept. 29 at Wisconsin.
Spartans have won five straight games in Notre Dame Stadium, tying Purdue
(1954-62) for the longest winning streak by an Irish opponent. Wisconsin rotates back on
to MSU's Big Ten schedule following a two-year hiatus. The Spartans will be
making their first trek to Camp Randall Stadium since 2003.
Michigan State begins the October slate with back-to-back Big
Ten home games: Oct. 6 vs. Northwestern and Oct. 13 vs. Indiana
State will face one of the
Big Ten's most-demanding schedules as its last five opponents all played in bowl
games last season, including three teams that were ranked in the final
Associated Press Poll (No. 2 Ohio State, No. 8 Michigan and No. 24 Penn State).
That stretch run begins with back-to-back road contests at Ohio State
(Oct. 20) and Iowa (Oct. 27). Like Wisconsin, the Hawkeyes
return to the Spartans' league schedule for the first time since
Michigan State kicks off the final month of the regular season
with a Nov. 3 showdown against Michigan. The Spartans play their final Big
Ten road game Nov. 10 at Purdue before returning to East
Lansing for the home finale Nov. 17 against Penn State.
Spartans have ranked among the NCAA's top 25 in home attendance each of the last
51 seasons, including 21st in 2006, averaging 70,819 fans per game.
Spartan Football Schedule
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17 PENN STATE