Gerald Holmes, who scored the two touchdown runs for the Spartans, only had 24 yards, all of which were in the fourth quarter. Connor Cook threw for only 143 yards, and the Chippewas (1-3) kept their upset bid very much alive until the final period.
The star defensive lineman had 2 1/2 sacks and blocked a field goal Saturday, and the second-ranked Spartans beat Central Michigan 30-10.
– Star tight end Josiah Price left the game and was on crutches, and offensive tackle Jack Conklin left the game with what looked like a knee injury.
The Purdue Boilermakers and Michigan State Spartans square off Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
FAMILIAR FOES: Michigan State’s biggest in-state matchup, of course, comes next month against Michigan, but the Spartans opened the season with a win at Western Michigan, and now they’ll host CMU.
Football is unique in that everybody plays on (basically) the same day each week and then we all get to sit around and digest everything that happened for the next six days.
The Mountain West is losing quarterbacks at a rapid rate (Boise State’s Ryan Finley, Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton and Fresno State’s Chason Virgil will all miss time with injuries) and, besides that, the past two weekends have been underwhelming for the conference.
“It’s very unfortunate. He’s a great player and a good person”, Dantonio said. We need to have a guy playing better at (free safety) in a game, so we went in that direction and gave Darian Hicks a shot at the corner position and he played well.
Michigan State 2015 (live score results below) just got underway in their AP Top 25 college football battle. Calhoun blocked this one. Central Michigan cut it to three points after a Bronco service error, and again cut it to 21-18 with a kill. “But now it’s time to shut that out also….”
The Spartan special teams managed to block two out of the three field goals attempted by Brian Eavey, which shifted the momentum towards the Spartans.
“Of course I heard it, but I didn’t really think about it”, Burbridge said.
In 2009, Central Michigan (1-2), head coach Butch Jones brought his team into East Lansing and ended up leaving with a 29-27 win. The bigger issues for Michigan State continue to be in the secondary.
Its going to come down to minimizing mistakes, CMU coach John Bonamego said.
So yes, there are definite concerns with this team right now and they did not look good today against a so-called “inferior opponent”.
“The mood of the team is quite good and we’re certainly looking forward to building on this result”.