1930 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1930 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Independent
1930 record 5–1–2
Head coach Jim Crowley (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1929
1931 →
1930 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Notre Dame         10 0 0
Saint Mary's         8 1 0
Army         9 1 1
Dartmouth         7 1 1
Arizona         6 1 1
William & Mary         7 2 1
Cornell         6 2 0
Michigan State         5 1 2
William & Mary-Norfolk         3 1 0
Pittsburgh         6 2 1
Yale         5 2 2
Drexel         6 3 1
Wake Forest         5 3 1
Detroit         5 3 2
Penn         5 4 0
Navy         6 5 0
Villanova         5 5 0
West Virginia         5 5 0
Penn State         3 4 2
Harvard         3 4 1
Miami (FL)         3 4 1
Arizona State         3 5 1
Texas Tech         3 6 0
Princeton         1 5 1
Massachusetts         1 8 0

The 1930 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College in the 1930 college football season. In their second season under head coach Jim Crowley, the Spartans compiled a 5–1–2 record and played to a scoreless tie in their annual rivalry game with Michigan. In inter-sectional play, the team defeated Colgate (14-7) and North Dakota State (19-11) and lost to Georgetown (14-13).[1][2]

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 0 0 0
Wolverines 0 0 0 0 0

On October 4, 1930, the Spartans and Michigan Wolverines played to a scoreless tie in front of a crowd of 49,900 at Michigan Stadium.[3] The game marked the end of a losing streak for the Spartans against the Wolverines dating back to 1916.[3] Michigan had crossed the goal line near the end of the first half, but the play was called back on an offside penalty; the first half ended before Michigan could conclude the drive.[3] One of Michigan's key players, Bill Hewitt sustained an injured ankle while playing at left end of the game;[3] Hewitt did not play the rest of the season.[4] The Associated Press reported that Michigan's passing attack kept the ball in Michigan State's territory much of the time but the Wolverines "lacked the scoring punch."[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 152. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ "1930 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Wolves Held To Scoreless Deadlock". Wisconsin State Journal (UP story). 1930-10-05. 
  4. ^ "1930 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Wolves Lack Final Punch; Tie State, 0-0". Capital Times. 1930-10-05. 
  6. ^ "MICHIGAN ELEVENS BATTLE DEADLOCK: State Team Holds University Scoreless for First Time Since 1916". Charleston Daily Mail (UP story). 1930-10-05.