Boxscore
Michigan State 41, Central Michigan 7
Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Attendance - 35127

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan State 7 17 10 7 41
Central Michigan 0 0 0 7 7

Recap


No. 11 Michigan State 41, Central Michigan 7: Andrew Maxwell passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns and Le'Veon Bell rushed for a pair of first-half scores, leading No. 11 Michigan State past Central Michigan in the Spartans' first-ever trip to Mount Pleasant.

After a pair of touchdown runs by Bell put Michigan State (2-0) ahead 14-0, Maxwell led the Spartans to a touchdown and a field goal in the final two minutes of the first half as the Spartans took a commanding 24-0 halftime lead.

On Michigan State's opening drive of the third quarter, Maxwell led a five-play, 65-yard drive and capped it with a short TD pass to Bennie Fowler to make it 31-0.

Fowler had eight catches for 100 yards to lead the Spartans.

Maxwell, who threw three interceptions last week in the season-opening win over Boise State, earned his first career road win as a starter after serving as Kirk Cousins understudy the past two years.

Central Michigan (1-1) avoided its first home shutout since 1978 when Jason Wilson returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown with 1:39 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The crowd of 35,127 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium set a school record for Central Michigan. ... As part of a statewide deal Michigan State established in 2009, the Spartans will also make trips to Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan. ... The Spartans held Central Michigan to just 245 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:12
Michigan State   TD  Central Michigan 0 - Michigan State 7
2nd Quarter - 14:55
Michigan State   TD  Central Michigan 0 - Michigan State 14
2nd Quarter - 0:57
Michigan State   TD  Central Michigan 0 - Michigan State 21
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Michigan State   FG  Central Michigan 0 - Michigan State 24
3rd Quarter - 10:50
Michigan State   TD  Central Michigan 0 - Michigan State 31
3rd Quarter - 0:25
Michigan State   FG  Central Michigan 0 - Michigan State 34
4th Quarter - 9:39
Michigan State   TD  Central Michigan 0 - Michigan State 41
4th Quarter - 1:39
Central Michigan   TD  Central Michigan 7 - Michigan State 41
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan State Central Michigan
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan State Central Michigan
Score 41 7
First Downs 24 14
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-16
50%
5-for-13
38%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-3
0%
Total Yards 495 245
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-173 22-72
Average/Rush 4.2 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 25-37 17-38
Passing Yards 322 173
Average/Pass Play 8.7 4.4
Penalties-Yards 6-40 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 35:11 24:49

PLAYER STATS

Michigan State (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Maxwell 20/31 275 2 0
C. Cook 5/6 47 0 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Radcliff 17/38 173 0 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Bell 18 70 3.9 2
L. Caper 9 66 7.3 0
J. Langford 9 23 2.6 0
N. Hill 4 10 2.5 1
D. Arnett 1 4 4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Tipton 11 62 5.6 0
A. Garland 3 12 4.0 0
S. Lavallii 4 10 2.5 0
T. Phillips 1 4 4.0 0
R. Radcliff 2 -6 -3.0 0
C. Williams 1 -10 -10.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Fowler 8 99 12.4 1
K. Mumhpery 4 52 13.0 0
D. Sims 3 48 16.0 1
D. Arnett 1 48 48.0 0
T. Lippett 2 21 10.5 0
M. Kings Jr. 2 18 9.0 0
A. Sims Jr. 1 15 15.0 0
A. Burbridge 2 14 7.0 0
L. Thomas 1 7 7.0 0
L. Bell 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Davis 4 64 16.0 0
C. Wilson 6 54 9.0 0
C. Williams 3 37 12.3 0
D. Butler 1 6 6.0 0
Z. Tipton 1 5 5.0 0
T. Lombardo 1 4 4.0 0
C. Southworth 1 3 3.0 0
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