Michigan State vs. Michigan score: Spartans take 7-6 lead heading into 4th quarter

After being silent through the entire first half of play, the Michigan State Spartans got on the board in the third quarter, and took the lead in doing so. After forcing a punt on Michigan's opening drive to start the second half, the Spartans drove 80 yards off of 10 plays, with a drive capped off by an Andrew Maxwell touchdown pass to Paul Lang. A 19-yard reception by Aaron Burbridge and a 14-yard rush from Keith Mumphery moved the drive along and set up the touchdown.

That put the game at 7-6, the score heading into the fourth quarter.

Michigan's points came on a pair of field goals, and their offense has looked very off, which can be attributed to a lack of rushing success by dual-threat quarterback Denard Robinson. He's thrown for 128 yards, but has rushed for just 53 yards off of 16 carries. When he has that kind of stat line, Michigan generally does not do well.

Still, Michgian has more rushing yards on the day, with 95 to Michigan State's 64, but neither offense has really been able to get rolling in this one.

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