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1951 Michigan State Spartans football
Michigan State Spartans logo.svg
Helms National Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #2
AP #2
1951 record 9–0 (3–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Biggie Munn

Home stadium

Macklin Stadium
« 1950 1952 »

The 1951 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1951 college football season. The Spartans played their home games at Macklin Stadium (now known as Spartan Stadium) in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans were coached by Clarence "Biggie" Munn.

The Spartans went undefeated and were elected the National Champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation; however, the rest of the polls voted for the Tennessee Volunteers, who lost in the Sugar Bowl to the Maryland Terrapins, but post season games did not count back then.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 22 Oregon State Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 6-0  
September 29 at Michgan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 25-0  
October 6 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 24-20  
October 13 Marquette Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 20-14  
October 20 at Penn State Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 32-21  
October 27 Pittsburgh Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 53-26  
November 10 Notre Dame Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 35-0  
November 17 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 30-26  
November 24 Colorado Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 45-7  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.


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