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.
Michigan State v Illinois
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Michigan State football vs. Florida State

Overall Record: 0-2
First Meeting: 1987
Last Meeting: 1988

In 1987, Michigan State was 9-2-1 overall and 7-0-1 in Big Ten action. However, a two-game losing streak in September kept the Spartans from competing for a National Championship.

After opening with a win over No. 19 USC, MSU would fall to No. 9 Notre Dame. Then, No. 6 Florida State came to East Lansing and laid a 31-3 thrashing on the Spartans.

Michigan State would bounce back to rattle off wins in eight of the next nine games. The lone exception was a 14-14 tie with Illinois at home.

A year later, things weren't as rosy. MSU would open 0-4-1 on the year with one of those losses being a 30-7 loss at No. 9 Florida State. The Spartans would rebound with six straight wins starting in mid-October before falling to Georgia in the Gator Bowl for a 6-5-1 overall record.