The Michigan State Spartans had no trouble going on the road Saturday afternoon as they absolutely dominated the Central Michigan Chippewas on their in-state road trip. The Spartans jumped out to a 24-0 lead at halftime and didn't let up in the second half, either, cruising to a 41-7 victory over their MAC opponents.
It was pretty much a total effort for the Spartans as starting quarterback Andrew Maxwell did his part in throwing a pair of touchdowns to go with 287 passing yards, running backs Larry Caper and Le'Veon Bell each rushed for 67 yards -- the latter tacked on a pair of touchdowns -- and ten different players recorded a reception.
Central Michigan didn't fare quite so hot as Ryan Radcliff completed less than half of his passing attempts en route to a pair of interceptions and the deficit was just too big too early to really allow the running game to get going. The defense scored the team's only touchdown late in the game Jason Wilson returned a 55-yard interception from from backup quarterback Connor Cook.
Box Score Hero: There were lots of options here, but wide receiver Bennie Fowler recorded eight receptions en route to an even 100 yards and a touchdown .
Rankings Ramifications: Michigan State will likely move up a few spots if anyone in the top ten falls on Saturday afternoon, but a win against unranked Central Michigan -- even on the road -- probably didn't do too much in the eyes of the voters.
But Did They Cover? Yep! Check all of the odds here.
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