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Ohio State vs. Michigan State score: Spartans passing game active, but Buckeyes lead 7-3 after first

The Ohio State Buckeyes lead the Michigan State Spartans, 7-3, after the first quarter of Saturday's game.

Ohio State scored on the first drive of the game. Quarterback Braxton Miller rushed for 33 yards on the drive and the Buckeyes were aided by a 15-yard penalty on Michigan State for hitting Miller out of bounds on the drive, briefly knocking Miller out of the game, although he returned on the next series. Jordan Hall finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run.

Michigan State responded with a 35-yard field goal by Dan Conroy on its first drive of the game.

Miller is 4-for-6 passing for 17 yards. He has ran the ball five times for 53 yards.

Michigan State's passing game, which has been criticized much of the season, particularly the team's wide receivers, has accounted for 74 of the team's 85 yards of offense. The receivers, however, still haven't been a big part of that. Running back Le'Veon Bell has caught five passes for 42 yards. Andrew Maxwell is 7-for-10 for 67 yards in the first quarter.