Spartans Bounce Back From Loss, Crush EMU 73-14
The Michigan State Spartans rebounded from their loss to Oregon with a record setting performance against the Eastern Michigan Eagles rolling up 497 yards of total offense and a 73-14 win at Spartan Stadium Saturday afternoon. The 11th ranked Spartans (2-1) scored touchdowns on seven of their eight first half possessions, including the first six in a row and led 28-0 after the first quarter including two scores within 14 seconds. MSU set records for most points in a half (42) and third most in Spartan Football history with 73. Quarterbacks Connor Cook and Tyler O'Connor both led MSU on scoring drives. Cook was 5-6 for 83 yards yards passing for two touchdowns and rushing for another, while O'Connor was 4-5 for 58 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception, by the end of the game, all five quarterbacks on the roster saw action for MSU. Delton Williams led the Spartans in rushing with 10 carries for 130 yards and three touchdowns, Tony Lippett led the team in recieving with three catches for 45 yards and two touchdowns. In all, six different Spartan players found the end zone. Eastern Michigan (1-3) avoided a shutout with a 44 yard touchdown catch by Taylor Allen in the third quarter and a Tyreese Williams touchdown catch in the fourth. EMU could only manage 125 total yards and gave up six turnovers. Michigan State will next play on Saturday September 27 when they host the Wyoming Cowboys at noon for their annual homecoming game. Pregame coverage begins at 10:30am on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM and Classic Rock 94.9 WMMQ.