After an action-packed first half, the Michigan State Spartans and Boise State Broncos played to a stalemate in the third quarter of Friday night's game. The Spartans managed to move the ball a bit in the quarter, but turnovers once again put the brakes on a potential scoring drive. This time, it was a fumble by receiver Tony Lippett, who coughed the ball up in Boise territory after catching a strike from quarterback Andrew Maxwell.
Running back Le'Veon Bell continued his massive game, finishing the quarter with 31 rushes for 152 yards on the game. His third quarter was highlighted by a 35-yard run on third-and-long where he reversed field behind the line of scrimmage.
Another drive was stalled when the Spartans dialed up a reverse pass to Lippett, but it was sniffed out by the Broncos for a 10-yard loss.
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