Michigan State 23, Eastern Michigan 7

Date - Saturday, September 22, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Spartan Stadium
Attendance - 74204

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Eastern Michigan 0 7 0 0 7
Michigan State 0 3 6 14 23

Recap


No. 20 Michigan State 23, Eastern Michigan 7
: Le'Veon Bell ran for a career-high 253 yards and a touchdown as the Spartans held off an upset bid by visiting Eastern Michigan.

Andrew Maxwell threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass and Dan Conroy kicked three field goals for Michigan State (3-1), which played uninspired football for most of the game against the winless Eagles (0-4) – a 33-point underdog.

Bell, who had 36 carries, scored on a 1-yard run with 2:05 remaining to put the game out of reach.

Tyler Benz threw a second-quarter touchdown pass to give Eastern Michigan a 7-3 halftime advantage. The Eagles hung on to the lead until Conroy's third field goal – a 35-yarder – late in the third quarter put Michigan State in the lead for good at 9-7.

Maxwell's 10-yard scoring pass to Dion Sims gave the Spartans a 16-7 lead and capped a 12-play, 89-yard drive.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Eastern Michigan is 0-31 against Big Ten teams. ... Michigan State allowed 46 yards rushing. ... Eagles TE Garrett Hoskins caught eight passes for 102 yards.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 10:06
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 3 - Eastern Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 3:58
Eastern Michigan   TD  Michigan State 3 - Eastern Michigan 7
3rd Quarter - 9:25
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 6 - Eastern Michigan 7
3rd Quarter - 1:11
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 9 - Eastern Michigan 7
4th Quarter - 7:19
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 16 - Eastern Michigan 7
4th Quarter - 2:05
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 23 - Eastern Michigan 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Eastern Michigan Michigan State
W/L 0 - 4 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Eastern Michigan Michigan State
Score 7 23
First Downs 8 21
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-14
14%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 195 428
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-58 44-269
Average/Rush 2.1 6.1
Passing
Comp-Att 13-26 16-29
Passing Yards 137 159
Average/Pass Play 5.1 5.5
Penalties-Yards 4-40 3-30
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 25:28 34:32

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Benz 13/26 142 1 0
Michigan State (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Maxwell 16/29 159 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Greene 10 31 3.1 0
T. Benz 5 17 3.4 0
D. Sherrer 9 8 0.9 0
R. Brumfield 2 3 1.5 0
A. Gillett 2 -1 -0.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Bell 36 253 7.0 1
A. Maxwell 2 10 5.0 0
L. Caper 3 6 2.0 0
N. Hill 1 1 1.0 0
K. Mumphery 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Hoskins 8 107 13.4 0
D. Scott 2 25 12.5 1
M. Dawkins 1 9 9.0 0
J. Greene 2 1 0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Sims 6 112 18.7 1
K. Mumphery 3 21 7.0 0
B. Fowler 4 19 4.8 0
T. Lippett 2 15 7.5 0
L. Bell 1 -8 -8.0 0