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Michigan State vs. Indiana score: Spartans continue to trail after 3 quarters

Michigan State continues to struggle against the Indiana defense, trailing 27-17 after three quarters of play. The Spartans fell behind 17-0 after a terrible start to the game, and while their defense has come to life, they'll need to get the offense going if they want to avoid dropping to 3-3 on the season.

The Spartans got the ball to start the second half, driving down the field to cut into the Hoosier lead. Andrew Maxwell and Le'Veon Bell led MSU into field goal range, but they stalled after getting the ball to the Indiana 29-yard line. Dan Conroy made a 46-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 10, with the Spartans trailing 27-17.

The rest of the third quarter was a defensive struggle, as the two teams exchanged punts. The Spartans will need to improve on third down to catch the Hoosiers, having converted just three through the first three quarters on Saturday.