Michigan State beat Indiana 17-9, in a Big Ten East game.
Indiana falls to 3-4 overall and 0-4 in the Big Ten, still looking for its first Big Ten win. No. 18 Michigan State is now 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten. Last week, the Hoosiers pushed Michigan into overtime before falling, 27-20.
The Hoosiers were trying to beat a ranked Michigan State team for the second year in a row. Last year, Indiana beat the No. 17 Spartans in overtime, 24-21.
Indiana-Michigan State live updates, score
FINAL: Michigan State 17, Indiana 9
Michigan State 17, Indiana 9 (1:49 4Q): LJ Scott scores, as Indiana allows the Spartans to score so it can get the ball back. Michigan State is up only 8, so Indiana can force OT.
Michigan State 10, Indiana 9 (5:59 4Q): QB Brian Lewerke found Felton Davis for a 10-yard touchdown to give the No. 18 Spartans the lead for the first time in the game.
Indiana 9, Michigan State 3 (12:39 4Q): Oakes comes through again, adding another field goal on a 12-play, 62-yard drive.
Indiana 6, Michigan State 3 (2:06 3Q): The Hoosiers defense holds on a fourth-down attempt, as Michigan State QB Brian Lewerke throws incomplete. Indiana’s defense continues to impress.
Indiana 6, Michigan State 3 (5:31 3Q): A strong drive ends with a 44-yard field goal from Griffin Oakes to give the Hoosiers the lead more than halfway through the third quarter. Ramsey is up to 118 passing yards. The Hoosiers defense will have to continue to hold strong now that it has a lead again. Ramsey passed for 41 yards on the drive.
Indiana 3, Michigan State 3 (HALF): Indiana is barely outgaining No. 18 Michigan State, 123-115, at the half. It’s not too surprising to see a physical game with limited big plays. QB Ramsey has 81 passing yards and 14 rushing yards for the Hoosiers.
Indiana 3, Michigan State 3 (6:46 2Q): The Spartans tie the game as both teams kick field goals to get on the scoreboard.
Indiana 3, Michigan State 0 (11:45 2nd): The Hoosiers take the lead on a field goal and have been strong on defense. Spartans QB Brian Lewerke is only 3-for-7 passing for 24 yards. A bad snap has also hurt Michigan State’s rushing numbers, with MSU getting only 17 yards on the ground so far in the game.
Michigan State 0, Indiana 0 (8:39 1st): The Spartans almost get a safety before Simmie Cobbs gets a nice catch. Though the Hoosiers don’t score, the catch did give Indiana more breathing room on a punt.
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Indiana-Michigan State game time, information
Indiana and Michigan State meet at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Oct. 21. The game is on ABC.
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Oct. 21
Location: Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich.
TV channel: ABC
Indiana-Michigan State preview
Indiana is 3-3 (0-3 Big Ten) ahead of the Saturday game at Michigan State. The Hoosiers average 28 points per game and are giving up 25.8 points per game. RB Morgan Ellison leads the ground game with 426 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 83 attempts. QB Peyton Ramsey has taken over the starting role from Richard Lagow. Ramsey is 81-for-130 passing for 815 yards, 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Ramsey also has 185 rushing yards and 2 scores.
Hoosiers WR Simmie Cobbs Jr. is the top target in the passing game. Cobbs has 37 catches for 409 yards and 3 touchdowns.
On defense, Tegray Scales is Indiana’s leader. He has 48 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, leading the Hoosiers in all three categories.
No. 18 Michigan State is 5-1 (3-0 Big Ten). The Spartans average 23.7 points per game and are allowing 18.2 points per game. Brian Lewerke is the leader of the Spartans attack. The quarterback is 104-for-173 passing for 1,177 yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He is second on the team in rushing with 318 yards and 3 scores.
On the ground, LJ Scott paces the offense with 408 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Michigan State has had a strong defense this season. Joe Bachie leads the Spartans with 50 total tackles. Kenny Willekes has 8 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.
Michigan State has dominated the series all-time against Indiana. The Spartans lead 45-16-2, once winning eight games in a row from 1950 to 1957.
In last year’s game, Indiana beat the then-No. 17 Spartans, 24-21, in overtime. That stopped the Spartans winning streak in the series at seven games. If the Hoosiers upset the Spartans on Saturday, Indiana would have a two-game winning streak in the series for the first time since 1993 and 1994. However, Michigan State won that 1994 game on the field, 27-21, though Indiana gets the recorded win by forfeit.
If the Hoosiers beat the Spartans again, they would have beaten a ranked Michigan State team two years in a row.
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