No. 20 Michigan State football loses at home to No. 14 Ohio State

No. 14 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan State football – I guess Urban Meyer can win anywhere he coaches.

September 29, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Andrew Maxwell (10) throws the ball during 1st quarter of a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

No. 20 Michigan State football dropped its second game of the season Saturday, but this time it was against No. 14 Ohio State 17-16.

It was another one of those lackluster days from star running back Le’Veon Bell, as he was only able to rush for 45 yards on 16 carries. As a team, the Spartans only rushed for a total of 34 yards and were never able to get the ground game going against the Buckeyes.

Quarterback Andrew Maxwell and his receivers had a lot better day than they have posted in weeks past. Maxwell completed 22 passes on 42 attempts for 269 yards and a touchdown to Keith Mumphery.

The Buckeyes allowed the Spartans to stay in the game all day, as Ohio State turned the ball over three times and gave away 65 yards on six penalties, but it wasn’t enough for the Spartans to steal the win at home.

Michigan State football (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) continues to rely on the strength of its defense to stick around against great football teams; however, the offense is still an uninspired eye sore.

Bucks’ QB Braxton Miller got the job done in the rushing game, recording 23 carries, 136 yards and averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Miller also was able to toss for 179 yards and a touchdown.

Ohio State (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) stands alone atop the conference with Northwestern as the only undefeated teams left.

Next Saturday Michigan State will travel to Memorial Stadium to face the Indiana Hoosiers. The Buckeyes will host Nebraska in Ohio Stadium.

Topics: Michigan State Football, Ohio State Football

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