Michigan State vs. Indiana score update: Spartans trail the Hoosiers by 13 at halftime

Michigan State got on the scoreboard in the second quarter, but they still trail at the half by a score of 27-14. The Spartans gave up 105 yards on penalties in the first half, and they haven't defended well enough to overcome their sloppy play.

MSU started the quarter well, when Andrew Maxwell hit Tony Lippett for 27 yards on the second play of the quarter. Completions to Aaron Burnbridge and Keith Mumphery got the ball inside the Indiana 10-yard line, and Le'Veon Bell pounded the ball into the end zone from two yards out to make it 17-7.

After forcing the Hoosiers to go three and out on their next possession, Andrew Maxwell led the Spartans down the field for a second touchdown of the quarter. Maxwell connected with Larry Caper for the 15-yard score, cutting the Indiana lead to 17-14.

Indiana pushed the lead back to 10 on their next possession, as Cameron Coffman found Shane Wynn for a 16-yard touchdown. After surprising the Spartans and recovering an onside kick, the Hoosiers added a field goal to make it 27-14 heading into halftime.

Michigan State kicked off to start the game, so they will get the ball back to start the second half. They'll need to improve their pass defense if they want to avoid falling to 3-3, allowing 256 yards through the air in the first half.

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