Boxscore
Michigan State 34, Michigan 17
Saturday, October 9, 2010 3:30 PM
Location - Michigan Stadium
Attendance - 109933

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan State 0 17 14 3 34
Michigan 3 7 0 7 17

Recap

With coach Mark Dantonio watching from the press box, Michigan State used a balanced attack to beat rival Michigan 34-17 in a battle of unbeaten Big Ten teams.

The visiting Spartans (6-0, 2-0) broke open a tight game by scoring on five straight possessions. It was their third straight win over the Wolverines (5-1, 1-1).

No. 16 Michigan State was inspired by the return of Dantonio, who was back after missing two games following a heart attack.

Kirk Cousins threw for 286 yards and Edwin Baker (132 yards) and Le'Veon Bell (81 yards) fueled the Spartans’ running game with long touchdowns of 61 and 41 yards, respectively. Michigan State finished with 519 yards of total offense.

The Spartans defense kept Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson under control, though the Heisman candidate did finish with more than 300 yards of offense. No. 17 Michigan entered the game second in the nation in total offense (565 yards) and third in rushing (324.4). The Wolverines finished with 376 total yards and 163 yards rushing, 88 by Robinson. Michigan State also intercepted Robinson three times.

Michigan State is 6-0 for the first time since 1999. It has beaten Michigan three consecutive times for the first time since 1965-67.

Cousins completed 19 of 26 passes and had one touchdown, a 41-yarder to Mark Dell to make the score 24-10 early in the third quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 1:25
Michigan   FG  Michigan 3 - Michigan State 0
2nd Quarter - 11:28
Michigan State   TD  Michigan 3 - Michigan State 7
2nd Quarter - 8:07
Michigan   TD  Michigan 10 - Michigan State 7
2nd Quarter - 4:23
Michigan State   TD  Michigan 10 - Michigan State 14
2nd Quarter - 0:23
Michigan State   FG  Michigan 10 - Michigan State 17
3rd Quarter - 12:32
Michigan State   TD  Michigan 10 - Michigan State 24
3rd Quarter - 4:55
Michigan State   TD  Michigan 10 - Michigan State 31
4th Quarter - 14:56
Michigan   TD  Michigan 17 - Michigan State 31
4th Quarter - 7:14
Michigan State   FG  Michigan 17 - Michigan State 34
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan State Michigan
W/L 6 - 0 - 0 5 - 1 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 1 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan State Michigan
Score 34 17
First Downs 24 19
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
2-for-11
18%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 537 377
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-250 34-162
Average/Rush 6.1 4.8
Passing
Comp-Att 19-26 17-29
Passing Yards 287 215
Average/Pass Play 10.2 7.2
Penalties-Yards 6-65 3-35
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 35:55 24:05

PLAYER STATS

Michigan State (6 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Cousins 18/25 284 1 0
K. Nichol 1/1 3 0 0
Michigan (5 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Robinson 17/29 215 1 3
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Baker 22 147 6.7 1
L. Bell 7 78 11.1 1
L. Caper 8 34 4.2 1
K. Martin 1 15 15.0 0
K. Cousins 3 -24 -8.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Robinson 21 86 4.1 1
V. Smith 7 34 4.9 0
M. Shaw 4 29 7.2 0
S. Hopkins 2 13 6.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Dell 3 93 31.0 1
K. Martin 6 69 11.5 0
K. Nichol 1 42 42.0 0
B. Cunningham 5 40 8.0 0
B. Linthicum 1 34 34.0 0
C. Gantt 1 7 7.0 0
L. Caper 1 5 5.0 0
L. Bell 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Odoms 1 49 49.0 0
R. Roundtree 6 48 8.0 0
J. Hemingway 2 42 21.0 0
K. Grady 2 28 14.0 0
M. Shaw 2 17 8.5 0
V. Smith 2 13 6.5 0
M. Webb 1 12 12.0 1
K. Koger 1 6 6.0 0
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