Michigan State football has played, but never beaten, these FBS teams

The Michigan State football team has had plenty of success over the years. However, the Spartans are still yet to beat some FBS teams.
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Michigan State football vs. Army

Overall Record: 0-2
First Meeting: 1931
Last Meeting: 1984

Though Army is no longer a power in the sport, there was a time when losing to the Black Knights was nothing to be ashamed of. That was the case in 1931 when Michigan State fell 20-7 in West Point, New York.

That year, MSU opened up 2-0 before losing to Army. Then, two wins over Illinois Wesleyan and Georgetown were claimed before losing at home to Syracuse. A win over Ripon at home proceeded a scoreless time at Michigan and a road loss to Detroit for a 5-3-1 mark.

The programs met again in the 1986 Cherry Bowl in Pontiac, Michigan. That was a 10-6 Army win. That Michigan State team would go just 6-6 and 5-4 in Big Ten play.