East Lansing, MI – Edwin Baker rushed for 179 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to help launch 16th-ranked Michigan State over Minnesota, 31-8, at Spartan Stadium.
Kirk Cousins helped the Spartans’ offense with 131 yards passing. He bounced back from his three-interception outing during last week’s 37-7 loss to Iowa, which dropped Michigan State (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) 11 spots in the rankings from No. 5.
Big Ten bottom feeder Minnesota (1-9, 0-6) struggled offensively and could only muster 267 yards. The Gophers’ lone score came in the third quarter when MarQueis Gray made an acrobatic nine-yard catch from Adam Weber.
Weber ended with 167 yards on 15-of-22 passing, while DeLeon Eskridge had 31 yards on 17 carries.