Boxscore
Michigan State 30, Florida Atlantic 17
Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:00 PM
Location - Ford Field
Attendance - 36124

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan State 10 10 7 3 30
Florida Atlantic 7 0 7 3 17

Recap

Led by sophomore running back Edwin Baker, Michigan State defeated Florida Atlantic 30-17 Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.

The game was originally supposed to be the first at FAU's new stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., but that project was delayed. The game was moved to Detroit with the Owls acting as the host team.

Baker rushed for 183 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown as the Spartans (2-0) gained 224 yards on the ground. A ferocious defense limited the Owls (1-1) to two touchdowns and a field goal.

With All-American linebacker Greg Jones leading the way, the Spartan defense limited the Owls to 45 yards rushing.

Le'Veon Bell, a true freshman, scored MSU's first touchdown, an 8-yard run in the first quarter. Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to B.J. Cunningham midway through the second quarter.

With Dan Conroy connecting on two field goals, the Spartans led 20-7 at halftime.

On Michigan State's first offensive play of the second half, Bell electrified the crowd with an 80-yard touchdown run that put the Spartans ahead 27-7.
 
The Owls stormed back as senior quarterback Jeff Van Camp hit tight end Xavier Stinson on a 2-yard touchdown pass and FAU closed to 27-14.

Conroy was successful with his third field goal as the Spartans took a 30-14 lead.

FAU made it 30-17 on a field goal with 2:50 remaining.
 
Van Camp was 23-of-35 for 215 yards. Cousins was 9-of-17 for 142 yards. Michigan State had 366 yards in total offense.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:56
Michigan State   FG  Florida Atlantic 0 - Michigan State 3
1st Quarter - 9:33
Michigan State   TD  Florida Atlantic 0 - Michigan State 10
1st Quarter - 2:04
Florida Atlantic   TD  Florida Atlantic 7 - Michigan State 10
2nd Quarter - 9:50
Michigan State   TD  Florida Atlantic 7 - Michigan State 17
2nd Quarter - 4:29
Michigan State   FG  Florida Atlantic 7 - Michigan State 20
3rd Quarter - 10:33
Michigan State   TD  Florida Atlantic 7 - Michigan State 27
3rd Quarter - 2:51
Florida Atlantic   TD  Florida Atlantic 14 - Michigan State 27
4th Quarter - 9:16
Michigan State   FG  Florida Atlantic 14 - Michigan State 30
4th Quarter - 2:50
Florida Atlantic   FG  Florida Atlantic 17 - Michigan State 30
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan State Florida Atlantic
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan State Florida Atlantic
Score 30 17
First Downs 17 20
3rd Down Efficiency 1-for-7
14%
7-for-16
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 373 301
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-231 34-45
Average/Rush 8.2 1.3
Passing
Comp-Att 9-17 24-37
Passing Yards 142 256
Average/Pass Play 7.9 6.6
Penalties-Yards 4-43 11-85
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 22:27 37:33

PLAYER STATS

Michigan State (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Cousins 9/17 142 1 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Van Camp 23/35 215 1 0
G. Wilbert 1/2 41 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Baker 15 183 12.2 1
L. Bell 10 49 4.9 1
B. Fowler 1 3 3.0 0
K. Cousins 2 -4 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Morris 20 54 2.7 1
X. Stinson 4 22 5.5 0
J. Blanchard 3 7 2.3 0
W. Floyd 1 -6 -6.0 0
A. Holley 1 -11 -11.0 0
J. Van Camp 5 -21 -4.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Martin 2 53 26.5 0
B. Cunningham 2 35 17.5 1
M. Dell 1 19 19.0 0
G. Celek 2 17 8.5 0
L. Bell 1 10 10.0 0
B. Fowler 1 8 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Jean 6 99 16.5 0
R. Housler 7 75 10.7 0
A. Holley 3 23 7.7 0
W. Floyd 1 15 15.0 0
D. Williams 2 12 6.0 0
J. Blanchard 1 9 9.0 0
X. Stinson 2 9 4.5 1
N. Dorvilus 1 8 8.0 0
D. Richardson 1 6 6.0 0
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