5 Teams Michigan State Has Shockingly Never Lost To

By David Hayes
The Michigan State Spartans football team has surprisingly never lost to any of these five teams in program history.
The Michigan State Spartans football team has surprisingly never lost to any of these five teams in program history. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The Michigan State Spartans are among college football's more competitive programs, and you don't get a seat at that kind of table without earning it over sustained periods of success against a wide variety of opponents.

While one might think the Spartans would have dropped at least one game to most of the country's major opponents somewhere down the line, here's a look at the five most impressive FBS opponents Michigan State has surprisingly never lost to.

Teams Michigan State Has Never Lost To

*Note: All opponents included below are limited to current FBS programs that have played Michigan State at least once.

5. Boise State Broncos

Boise State football helmet.
Boise State football helmet. / Loren Orr/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (1-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Aug. 31, 2012
Final Score: Michigan State 17 | Boise State 13

4. Pittsburgh Panthers

Pittsburgh football helmet.
Pittsburgh football helmet. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (6-0-1)
Most Recent Meeting: Sept. 15, 2007
Final Score: Michigan State 17 | Pitt 13

3. West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia football helmet.
West Virginia football helmet. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (4-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Nov. 21, 1942
Final Score: Michigan State 7 | WVU 0

2. Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado football helmet.
Colorado football helmet. / William Mancebo/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (3-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Sept. 8, 1984
Final Score: Michigan State 24 | Colorado 21

1. Florida Gators

Florida football helmet.
Florida football helmet. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (1-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 2000 (Citrus Bowl)
Final Score: Michigan State 37 | Florida 34


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