Indiana Falls at Michigan State
Oct. 12, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Indiana (3-3, 1-1 Big Ten) struck early scoring on the first possession of the game, but Michigan State (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) bounced back to top the Hoosiers, 42-28, on Saturday.
Tevin Coleman scored on a 64-yard run for IU just 61 seconds into the game to give Indiana the early edge.
After the Hoosiers defense forced back-to-back MSU three and outs to start the game, the Spartan offense began clicking scoring the next 14 points.
MSU running back Jeremy Langford tied it early in the second quarter, catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from Connor Cook on third down.
Cook went 22-of-31 for 235 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. His 34-yard strike to Bennie Fowler made it 14-7, although Indiana took advantage of a short field later in the second quarter after Michigan State's Macgarrett Kings muffed a punt. Tre Roberson threw a 3-yard scoring pass to Cody Latimer to tie it.
The Spartans took the lead for good on Langford's 5-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds left in the half - which was a bit of a turning point since Michigan State was also getting the ball back at the start of the third quarter.
Cook threw a 39-yard pass to Josiah Price on third-and-11 early in the second half, putting the ball at the Indiana 5. Langford's 2-yard touchdown run made it 28-14.
IU made it a one score contest when Shane Wynn scored his first career rushing touchdown from two yards out to make it a 28-21 score midway through the third quarter. The Spartans responded with another Langford rushing score and never looked back.
"We had a few opportunities to what ended up being a 14-point game," head coach Kevin Wlson said. "You're sweating uphill but you had a few opportunities to get close...you need to make some plays to connect and we just didn't connect enough."
Indiana's offense scored 28 points and gained 351 yards as the MSU defense game into the game averaging 13.4 points allowed and 203.8 yards of offense.
"Give a lot of credit to the Michigan State defense," Wynn said. "We missed a lot of deep shots today, and when you play Michigan State you can't miss those shots."
Roberson was 11-of-17 for 122 yards with a pair of touchdowns. With his rushing score, Wynn is the only player in Indiana history with a receiving, rushing, kick return and punt return score in his career. Latimer's TD grab was his third of the season as he caught seven balls for 58 yards.
Ted Bolser hauled in his 100th career reception during the game, becoming the 20th Hoosier to crack the 100-reception mark. His fourth quarter touchdown grab resulted in his fifth of the year and 14th of his career.
MSU's Langford scored four touchdowns on the day, three on the ground and one through the air.
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