The Spartans have, over time, compiled a pretty good record against teams from the Big East. They have a 21-9-2 mark against teams from that conference.
However, MSU has just a 4-5-1 in its last 10 games played against current Big East members. Those results are as follows:
- 9/23/78 - Def. Syracuse 49-21 in East Lansing
- 9/10/88 - Lost to Rutgers 17-13 in East Lansing
- 9/15/90 - Tied Syracuse 23-23 at Syracuse
- 9/29/90 - Def. Rutgers 34-10 at Rutgers
- 9/28/91 - Lost to Rutgers 14-7 in East Lansing
- 12/28/93 - Lost to Louisville 18-7 in the Liberty Bowl
- 9/16/95 - Def. Louisville 30-7 at Louisville
- 9/21/96 - Lost to Louisville 30-20 in East Lansing
- 9/6/03 - Def. Rutgers 44-28 in East Lansing
- 9/4/04 - Lost to Rutgers 19-14 at Rutgers
MSU is an underdog in Saturday's game, lets hope they can reverse the tide of the recent slide against the Big East.