1996 Game-By-Game Totals


Spartan Game-By-Game Offensive Totals

                   PUR   NEB    UL   EMU   IOW   ILL  MINN   WIS   MICH   IND    PSU
First Downs         26    11    20    18    24    24    21    23     19    30     24
Rush Att.           48    49    40    57    52    52    56    47     32    64     49
Rush Yds.          224    83    70   249   236   205   243   202     98   257    200
Pass Att.           33    27    37    25    25    25    16    25     45    17     33
Pass Comp.          23    14    21    10    12    20    10    18     24    13     17
Pass Yds.          248   163   237   191   163   281   180   269    260   243    274
Total Plays         81    76    77    82    77    77    72    72     77    81     82
Total Yards        472   246   307   440   399   486   423   471    358   500    474
Had Intercep.        0     3     1     0     2     1     0     1      4     0      1
Fumbles/Lost       1/0   4/1   0/0   3/1   6/1   5/2   0/0   1/0    1/1    2/2   5/2
Penalties/Yds.    3/20  4/29  7/29  9/82  9/59  6/58  5/32  6/49   5/61   6/40  1/10
Third Down Conv.  9/16  3/19  4/17  2/14  5/15  9/15  9/16  7/14   5/12   8/13  9/17
Time of Poss:    33:07 34:28 32:34 32:12 34:32 33:03 33:07 31:54  27:39  33:53 30:48

1996 Opponent Game-By-Game Offensive Totals

                    PUR    NEB      UL    EMU    IOW    ILL   MINN    WIS   MICH    IND    PSU
First Downs          21     18      14      9     15     15     15     18     19      9     26
Rush Att.            36     46      36     39     39     32     31     37     48     36     42
Rush Yds.           127    184      52     25    138     49     91    137    206     96    179
Pass Att.            39     14      32     30     19     35     29     28     24     14     31
Pass Comp.           20      7      21     11     10     16     16     15     14      7     21
Pass Yds.           270    114     348    103    177    157    189    153    203     35    281
Total Plays          75     60      68     69     58     67     60     65     72     50     73
Total Yards         397    298     400    128    315    206    280    290    409    131    460
Had Intercep.         0      0       0      2      1      2      1      0      0      1      0
Fumbles/Lost        1/1    3/2     4/2    3/2    0/0    0/0    0/0    1/0    0/0    0/0    2/2
Penalties/Yds.     7/50   2/10  14/135   4/45   3/35   5/27   5/35   5/30  9/100   6/31   6/61
Third Down Conv.   2/14   4/12    3/14   4/18   4/10   4/16   6/12   3/14   8/15   4/13   6/12
Time of Poss:     26:53  25:32   26:43  27:58  25:28  26:57  26:53  28:06  32:21  26:07  29:12

MSU And Opponent Offensive Highs And Lows

                                    HIGHS                                   LOWS
                         MSU                OPP                MSU                 OPP
First Downs           30 vs. Indiana     26 by Penn St.     11 vs. Nebraska      9 by EMU/IU
Rushing First Downs   17 vs. Indiana     12 by Neb./PSU      4 vs. Louisville    3 by EMU
Passing First Downs   14 vs. Penn St.    13 by Pur./PSU      2 vs. Indiana       4 by Nebraska
Rush Attempts         64 vs. Indiana     48 by Michigan     32 vs. Michigan     31 by Minnesota 
Rushing Yards        257 vs. Indiana    206 by Michigan     70 vs. Louisville   25 by EMU
Pass Attempts         45 vs. Michigan    39 by Purdue       16 vs. Minnesota    14 by Nebraska/Indiana 
Pass Completions      24 vs. Michigan    21 by Louis./PSU   10 vs. Iowa          7 by Nebraska/Indiana
Passing Yards        281 vs. Illinois   348 by Louisville  163 vs. Neb./Iowa    35 by Indiana
Total Plays           82 vs. EMU/PSU     75 by Purdue       72 vs. Minn./Neb.   50 by Indiana
Total Yards          500 vs. Indiana    460 by Penn St.    246 vs. Nebraska    128 by EMU
Penalties              9 vs. EMU, Iowa   14 by Louisville    1 vs. Penn State    2 by Nebraska
Penalty Yards         82 vs. EMU        135 by Louisville   10 vs. Penn State   10 by Nebraska