Michigan State

1974 - 75 Spartans
(Authentic Reproduction)



1974 featured the same schedule as '73 but with different results as the Spartans finished at a fine 7-3-1 with an upset win over number-one ranked Ohio State that shocked the nation. All Conference FB Levi Jackson led the rushers with 942 yards and QB Baggett recovered fully from his '73 injury to run for another 748. A slight change to the helmet which was now adorned with a Kelly green mask instead of the standard gray, had made the '74 uniforms even nicer looking and that look was carried into 1975.  With things looking up '75 began with a loss to Ohio State but the Spartans rebounded and finished at 7-4 with their usually tough schedule, adding a 10-3 win over Notre Dame. TE Mike Cobb was an All Big Ten performer and FB Levi Jackson repeated his heroics of '74 with 1063 yards on the ground. WB Kirk Gibson caught nine balls but was perhaps a slightly better baseball player as history proved. TE Larry Bethea was moved to DT effectively and played well with All Conference DE Otto Smith. With the two straight seven-win seasons, it appeared that Michigan State football was again well established.

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