In two plays the Spartans had a first down on their 47. RUSHING – MSU: White 19-51. The Spartans netted just 1 yard on their next two possessions – 136 less than Brown had on a pair of Heisman-worthy punt returns late in the first quarter. I know we’ll be there!”. ND – Brown 71 punt return (Gradel kick), 2:14 “Some of the things they did against Michigan won’t work against us.”. It was one of the most memorable days and nights in Michigan State athletic history. MSU ¬ White 9 run (Langeloh kick), 11:11 Rodriguez made it 10-6 with a 25-yard field goal after USC drove 60 yards to the MSU 5. Class Hometown State High School 24 Abrams, Bobby DB 1985 6-4 210 Fr. 1985 Baltimore Stars football team scores, roster and statistics. RUSHING – USC: Knight 19-53. But Perles stuck with his No. 1st Quarter Most of the hype ignored the teams and their long-standing rivalry, however. On the next play, Lorenzo White employed the Walter Payton over-the-top hurdle for the clinching touchdown. 1930s. Todd Krumm dropped Chris Sperle`s punt on the MSU 38-yard line and a wave of Trojan tacklers batted the ball backwards. Country entertainer Lee Greenwood performed a moving medley, including his signature song, “God Bless the USA,” as a 150-foot American flag was unfurled. On the second snap of a turnover-filled third period, Peete bumped into pulling guard Brent Parkinson and fumbled the ball to defensive end John Budde at the USC 25. “He’s a great kid. McAllister had the Spartans moving again when a holding penalty set them back. They’re private, but they belong to everyone.”. McAllister scrambled for 20 yards on third-and-19. ND: Brown 4-72, Green 3-30. Michigan State still led 10-3 when the second period opened, but the Pac-10 team had churned upfield to a first down on the Spartans` 28-yard line. “I don’t know where there’s a dance tonight, but that’s the only place you’ll see moves like those,” Holtz said. ND – Safety, McAllister trapped in end zone, 3:37 football player, circa 1900-1909, Gerald Allen, M.A.C. But leaden skies held the threat of more rain while darkness closed in. 1915, 1913 M.A.C. 1985 Big Ten Conference football standings, https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=8_tS2Vw13FcC&dat=19851123&printsec=frontpage&hl=en, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1985_Ohio_State_Buckeyes_football_team&oldid=939857228, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Safety, Sonny Gordan blocked punt out of end zone, John Woolridge 57-yard run (Spangler kick), Ronnie Harmon 3-yard run (Rob Houghtlin kick). And right now, next Saturday can’t come quick enough. “If we can beat them, we’ll be 8-0 going into the Alabama game.” He was overlooking MSU, Purdue, Pitt, Air Force, Southern Cal and Boston College, a major mistake in the minds of the Spartans. Back-up quarterback Kevin McLean found Tanner at the goal line with a 26-yard pass in the final minutes to make the score respectable. MSU vs. Colorado Hockey Game Action Shot, 1969. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1985 Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where they won, 10–7, against the BYU Cougars. 3rd Quarter He quickly did, scoring more TDs than USC’s team, gaining 111 yards in 22 carries and moving 41 yards ahead of Simpson’s career rushing total. MSU – Rison 57 pass from McAllister (Langeloh kick), 1:06. Lou Holtz, in his second year at Notre Dame, was 0-4 against the Spartans, counting losses at North Carolina State and Minnesota. And Langeloh delivered his first career field goal, a second-chance 27-yarder after being roughed on a 43-yarder that sailed wide. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”. Holtz, who’d been in six spots since 1971, had regulars from 15 states. The Irish grabbed a 2-0 lead on a bizarre opening kickoff. The 17th-ranked Spartans were rested and seemingly ready, 12 days after beating USC, 27-13. Another holding infraction made the Spartans` Greg Montgomery punt for the first time and his 53-yard boomer was returned to the USC 29. NOTRE DAME 31, MICHIGAN STATE 8, MSU ND First downs 13 15 Rushes-yards 36-98 50-168 Passing yards 208 112 Total offense 296 280 Passing 10-18-2 10-19-0 Fumbles-lost 4-2 1-0 Penalties-yards 4-24 5-45 Time of possession 26:45 33:15, Scoring Summary Quarterback Bobby McAllister’s rollout keepers were Exhibit A. “Normally, the kids would be dragging. White carried five times for 48 yards, including a 31-yard draw play on third-and-4. Shortly after 8 p.m. under four towers of Musco portable lights, the Spartans laid several doubts to rest and gave birth to their greatest season in at least two decades. “I kept talking to him on the sidelines,” Perles said. Billboards, radio and television spots and newspaper ads stirred early interest. We have to make things happen ourselves.”, “This is not `The Tim Brown Show,'” Holtz said, though no one believed him. Name Pos. A capacity crowd of 77,922 and an “ABC Monday Night Football” national television audience saw the first night game in Spartan Stadium. MICH – John Kolesar 77-yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Pat Moons kick), 9:19. We’re going to get on the board, go for two and try to get an onside kick to get the ball back again.”. Actually, the award had been Brown’s to lose since late summer, when he was dubbed the nation’s best player in every publication except Mad magazine and Good Housekeeping. But I’m going to punish him the whole game.”Cotton would certainly have that opportunity. On third and 4, McAllister rolled left and handed off to White on a counter play that fooled the Trojan defense. Even now, it’s tough to explain the events of Sept. 19, 1987, in Notre Dame Stadium – a night that was weird in every way. The Spartans lost two chances to score when McAllister fumbled to linebacker Ned Bolcar at the Notre Dame 4, then threw an interception to Bolcar at the 8. PASSING – USC: Peete 20-32-2-229, McLean 9-14-97. ND – Gradel 27 FG, 4:08 The 1985 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1985 Big Ten Conference football season. On third down at the USC 9, White ran left to the wide side of the field, shedding two tacklers to score the Michigan State`s first touchdown. Some of the things the Spartans had done in their opener wouldn’t work, either. GAME 2 The winning team would stagger home with an 8-4 mark, including three straight setbacks. When the Spartans continued to sputter, Gradel’s second field goal, a 38-yarder, made it 24-0 with :08 left in the half. And 10,000 reduced-price tickets were sold to unions in “A Salute to Michigan Labor.”. That coaching transition was a big reason MSU was a 2 1/2-point favorite.The Spartans had a new look, too, with five first-year starters on offense and a new No. Moments later, after Montgomery’s free kick from his 20, the Irish went ahead 5-0 on Ted Gradel’s 27-yeard field goal, following three third-down completions by Andrysiak. football game, 1913, Returning Home After Victory at Madison, Wisconsin, 1913, A cheerleader at the MSU vs Northwestern football game, 1972, Pat Peterson, M.A.C. James Blanchard quickly saw that his Spartans meant business. It’s a dream-come-true.”It was every bit as exciting for new MSU offensive line coach Pat Morris, a former USC player and assistant.”I’d never want to wish bad on any place I’d left,” Morris said of wholesale changes when Ted Tollner was fired as head coach after the previous season. football player, circa 1900-1909, Michigan State vs. University of Michigan football action shot, 1954, Michigan State vs. Marquette football action shot, 1954, Michigan State vs. Iowa football action shot, 1954, Michigan State vs. Wisconsin football action shot, 1954, Cross Country Track Meet with Penn State, 1952, Cross Country NCAA Championship score board, 1952, Five runner at the Cross Country NCAA Championship, 1952, Cross Country NCAA Championship listings, 1952, Pony Backfield of the 1953-1954 Spartan Football team, 1953 Michigan State College Football Team, MSU Rose Bowl Footage: Before Game - 1954, 1956, 1965, Coaches & Players on sidelines at 1954 Rose Bowl, Captain Julian, M.A.C. The drive stalled at the 26 and Langeloh tried a 43-yard field goal that drifted wide. The Spartans planned to send White and McAllister his way at least 20 times, and ABC was drooling at the prospect.Twenty years earlier, O.J. “His mom even had a green-and-white cake when we visited,” Perles said of the former Michigan All-Stater. ND – Johnson 3 run (Gradel kick), 10:40 But it did give the hosts the lead with 15:00 still showing on the game clock. USC finished with 29 completions in 47 attempts, both school records at the time, and threw for 326 yards. The better team that night won.”. But USC`s Cleveland Colter ran into the kicker and the penalty produced a first down on the 13. But MSU coach George Perles was confident his team could keep No. MSU – Langeloh 43 FG, 7:08 Meanwhile, years of labor for George Perles’ players and coaches were about to pay off. And that’s what he did.”. Wgt. SEPT. 7, 1987 – EAST LANSING, MICH. One major highlight of the season for the Buckeyes was when they beat #1 Iowa 22-13 at home on November 2. “When you play Southern Cal and Notre Dame, you’re playing universal schools. You don’t want to challenge him at the point of attack. And the Spartans had to play solid defense to keep the lead after normally reliable punt returner Todd Krumm coughed it up at his 21. “My mistake hurt us real bad,” Ezor said after the pain had subsided. Frazer, M.A.C. But the greatest offensive player in MSU history wouldn’t swap seasons. He made a mistake. He was a unanimous preseason All-American and a co-favorite for the Butkus Award as college football’s premiere linebacker.”I like basketball because you get to slam dunk on people,” Cotton said with a smile. “That turnover really gave us momentum,” McAllister said. Coach Daugherty and two place gaze into crystal ball, 1962, A football game takes place behind a foot race, 1934, Coach Charles McCaffree speaks with swimmers, 1949, 1956 Rose Bowl Program, UCLA-Michigan State, Action shot of Women's Basketball Player #41. “We didn’t make the big mistakes that would kill us, but we didn’t move the ball too well, either,” Andrysiak said. Perles was just as concerned with the scrambles of Irish quarterback Terry Andrysiak, a player he’d recruited heavily in 1984. 4th Quarter Moments later, both locker rooms shook with the sounds of an unbelievable halftime show – one that many fans felt was worth the price of admission. “We said, `Let’s put that sucker in!’ We weren’t about to be denied.”. The rain dwindled to light showers a few hours before the kickoff, then stopped. White broke free and cut back to his right for a 34-yard ramble. But you can’t take anything away from MSU. If that’s the case, the scoreboard in the shadow of .the Golden Dome was lying. We know we’ve made mistakes. ND – Gradel 37 FG, 0:08 No less a football expert than Gov. “But I think great teams are defined on Jan. 1.”. football player, circa 1900-1909, Burroughs, M.A.C. After a 65-yard punt by Greg Montgomery, one of his three boots of more than 50 yards, and an interception by outside linebacker Tim Moore, Langeloh drilled a 43-yarder to give the Spartans a 21-point lead. ND – Brown 66 punt return (Gradel kick), 0:13 USC – Rodriguez 23 FG, 7:04 The 1985 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1985 Big Ten Conference football season.The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1985 Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where they won, 10–7, against the BYU Cougars.. But a 4-0 edge in takeaways, 59 yards in sacks and 25 points on special teams and defense made the difference. RECEIVING – MSU: Rison 5-137, Bouyer 2-28. MICH – Pat Moons 38-yard field goal, 10:28. baseball team, 1910s, Hubel, third base, M.A.C. “I’ve never been involved in a perfect game, and our opener wasn’t one of them,” he said. “I don’t think it was White who killed us,” Smith said from the Trojans’ locker room. football players, circa 1900-1909, P. G. McKenna, M.A.C. A busted play on third and 4 forced Langeloh to attempt another three-pointer and this time the redshirted freshman got it inside the left upright from 23 yards out. Brown did capture the Heisman in December, with White finishing fourth a second time. With the first half winding down, the Spartans couldn`t get out of their offensive rut, or across the 50.

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