Boxscore
Michigan State 44, Florida Atlantic 0
Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Spartan Stadium
Attendance - 70249

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida Atlantic 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan State 14 13 7 10 44

Recap


Michigan State looked vastly improved in a 44-0 shutout of Florida Atlantic on Saturday. The 17th-ranked Spartans, who struggled in their season opener, scored on all five of their first-half drives and held the Owls to 48 total yards and one first down in Mark Dantonio’s biggest margin of victory as head coach.

Michigan State’s defense, which returned three starters from last season’s 11-win campaign, recorded two sacks, returned a fumble for a touchdown and allowed Florida Atlantic less than 18 minutes of possession. It was just the kind of performance needed heading into next week’s showdown in South Bend, Ind., with Notre Dame.

A reshuffled offensive line paved the way for two first-quarter rushing touchdowns before Kirk Cousins delivered two scoring strikes to pad the lead. Cousins was 17-of-23 for 192 yards to climb to third on Michigan State’s all-time passing list.

Florida Atlantic failed to even flirt with a turnover after grabbing three interceptions last week against Florida.

The Owls tried two different quarterbacks to spark their offense, but David Kooi and Graham Wilbert combined for just six completions as the unit was held out of the end zone for the second straight week.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:43
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 7 - Florida Atlantic 0
1st Quarter - 1:44
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 14 - Florida Atlantic 0
2nd Quarter - 10:44
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 17 - Florida Atlantic 0
2nd Quarter - 3:43
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 20 - Florida Atlantic 0
2nd Quarter - 0:12
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 27 - Florida Atlantic 0
3rd Quarter - 2:42
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 34 - Florida Atlantic 0
4th Quarter - 9:57
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 37 - Florida Atlantic 0
4th Quarter - 8:22
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 44 - Florida Atlantic 0
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Florida Atlantic Michigan State
Score 0 44
First Downs 1 27
3rd Down Efficiency 0-for-10
0%
8-for-18
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
3-for-3
100%
Total Yards 48 434
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 20-22 51-188
Average/Rush 1.1 3.7
Passing
Comp-Att 6-13 22-31
Passing Yards 26 246
Average/Pass Play 1.6 7.5
Penalties-Yards 5-55 3-20
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 17:34 42:26

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Wilbert 4/10 15 0 0
D. Kooi 2/3 11 0 0
Michigan State (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Cousins 16/20 183 2 0
A. Maxwell 6/10 63 0 0
P. Badovinac 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Morris 10 21 2.1 0
X. Stinson 2 15 7.5 0
W. Floyd 2 6 3.0 0
T. Moore 1 3 3.0 0
C. White 1 1 1.0 0
G. Wilbert 1 -10 -10.0 0
D. Kooi 3 -14 -4.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Bell 14 69 4.9 1
N. Hill 14 56 4.0 0
E. Baker 9 50 5.6 1
L. Caper 9 27 3.0 0
T. Lippett 1 -3 -3.0 0
A. Maxwell 2 -4 -2.0 0
K. Cousins 1 -6 -6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Richardson 2 16 8.0 0
A. Morris 1 3 3.0 0
S. Clark 1 3 3.0 0
D. Williams 1 2 2.0 0
N. Dorvilus 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Cunningham 5 73 14.6 0
K. Martin 7 72 10.3 0
K. Nichol 2 40 20.0 0
D. Sims 4 27 6.8 1
E. Baker 1 9 9.0 0
B. Sonntag 1 9 9.0 0
G. Celek 1 8 8.0 1
K. Mumhpery 1 8 8.0 0
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