Wednesday, August 29, 2007

1987 Game One - MSU 27, USC 13

Twenty years ago, Michigan State began its march to the Rose Bowl..... the last Rose Bowl the Spartans played in. Ironically, their season began against which it ended - the University of Southern California Trojans.

In the first night game ever played in Spartan Stadium, MSU ended USC's 17-game winning streak against Big Ten teams with a 27-13 win over the 19th-ranked Trojans. Lorenzo White lead the ground attack, piling up 111 yards and two touchdowns, which quarterback Bobby McAllister accounted for 163 total yards including a 9-yard touchdown run.

The game, billed as the "Great American Football Celebration" was Michigan State's first prime time appearance.

1 comment:

nunnbetter said...

Don't know if you are still around and blogging, but I am searching for the large framed photo which was available following the 1987 MSU win over Indiana which clinched the Big Ten championship. It was of the after-game celebration on the field. Trying to find it for my daughter who is in the photo.