Rapid Reaction: Michigan State 42 Indiana 28

Oct 12, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Bennie Fowler (13) runs for yards after the catch against Indiana Hoosiers safety Mark Murphy (37) during the first half in a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

It was a beautiful day in East Lansing, but the game didn’t start out beautifully for the Michigan State defense. Indiana wasted no time and put 7 points on the board in a hurry thanks to a 64 yard run from Tevin Coleman 1:01 into the game. That play woke the defense up and was good but not great the rest of the game. Indiana didn’t have a run game and had a tough time completing a pass down the field. Penalties on the defensive side of the ball were a problem today amounting to at least 3 personal foul penalties and a pass interference call.

The offense for the Spartans picked up right where they left off last week against Iowa. Connor Cook was very efficient and accurate throughout the game going 22-31 for 235 yards and 2 TDs. The running game was once again very good thanks to Jeremy Langford who had 3 rushing touchdowns to go along with 109 yards. True Freshmen Delton Williams and R.J Shelton both made an impact on the ground as well. Williams rushed the ball 12 times for 92 yards while R.J Shelton had 2 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown. Tony Lippett played his best game of the season so far totaling 6 catches for 64 yards, Bennie Fowler chipped in with 1 catch for 34 yards that went for a touchdown thanks to terrible tackling by the Indiana secondary.

The offense has gotten better and better each week since Connor Cook has taken over the starting QB job. The receivers have become steady and dependable led by sophomore Macgarrett Kings and the running game has been great all year long. The Spartans will face the Purdue Boilermakers next week in East Lansing and should go to 6-1 on the season after next week.

Player of the Game:

Jeremy Langford- 23 carries 109 yards 3 TDs 1 rec 11 yards TD

Topics: Michigan State Football

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