Boxscore
Michigan State 31, Indiana 27
Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 45979

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan State 0 14 3 14 31
Indiana 17 10 0 0 27

Recap


Michigan State 31, Indiana 27:
Andrew Maxwell threw for a career-high 290 yards and two touchdowns as visiting Michigan State scored the game's final 17 points to deny Indiana's upset bid.

Le'Veon Bell scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and the Spartans' defense bottled up the Hoosiers in the second half after Indiana ran out to a 17-0 first-quarter lead and racked up 280 yards of total offense in the opening half.

Maxwell connected on 24 of 40 passes, including a 36-yard scoring strike to Bennie Fowler with 6:35 to play that put Michigan State (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) ahead for good and gave the team its fourth consecutive win in the series.

Bell rushed for 121 yards on 37 carries and true freshman Aaron Burbridge, making his first start, had eight catches for 134 yards for the Spartans, who limited Indiana to 37 yards of offense and one first down in the second half.

Cameron Coffman threw for 282 yards - 256 in the first half - and had first-quarter TD passes to Stephen Houston and Ted Bolser as the Hoosiers (2-3, 0-2) bolted to a 17-point lead. He also connected with Shane Wynn on a 17-yard scoring strike in the second quarter as Indiana took a 27-14 lead into halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Spartans TE Dion Sims, who entered the game as the team's leading receiver, was injured in the first half and returned to the sidelines with crutches and a walking boot. ... The Hoosiers held a halftime lead in a conference game for the first time since Oct. 29, 2009 against Northwestern, but punted on their first six second-half possessions. ... Burbridge became the first freshman for Michigan State to post a 100-yard receiving game since Terry Love in 2004.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:43
Indiana   TD  Indiana 7 - Michigan State 0
1st Quarter - 6:25
Indiana   FG  Indiana 10 - Michigan State 0
1st Quarter - 1:38
Indiana   TD  Indiana 17 - Michigan State 0
2nd Quarter - 10:40
Michigan State   TD  Indiana 17 - Michigan State 7
2nd Quarter - 6:26
Michigan State   TD  Indiana 17 - Michigan State 14
2nd Quarter - 4:26
Indiana   TD  Indiana 24 - Michigan State 14
2nd Quarter - 1:32
Indiana   FG  Indiana 27 - Michigan State 14
3rd Quarter - 10:13
Michigan State   FG  Indiana 27 - Michigan State 17
4th Quarter - 7:49
Michigan State   TD  Indiana 27 - Michigan State 24
4th Quarter - 6:35
Michigan State   TD  Indiana 27 - Michigan State 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan State Indiana
W/L 4 - 2 - 0 2 - 3 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan State Indiana
Score 31 27
First Downs 24 19
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-17
35%
4-for-15
27%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-3
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 410 317
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-120 19-35
Average/Rush 2.9 1.8
Passing
Comp-Att 24-40 33-48
Passing Yards 290 282
Average/Pass Play 6.9 5.8
Penalties-Yards 8-115 4-36
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 37:50 22:10

PLAYER STATS

Michigan State (4 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Maxwell 24/40 290 2 0
Indiana (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Coffman 33/48 282 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Bell 37 121 3.3 2
A. Maxwell 5 -1 -0.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Houston 10 22 2.2 0
T. Coleman 4 20 5.0 0
D. Roberts 3 -2 -0.7 0
C. Coffman 2 -5 -2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Burbridge 8 134 16.8 0
B. Fowler 4 57 14.2 1
T. Lippett 5 40 8.0 0
K. Mumphery 1 19 19.0 0
L. Thomas 2 18 9.0 0
L. Caper 1 15 15.0 1
L. Bell 3 7 2.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Wynn 12 70 5.8 1
C. Latimer 2 43 21.5 0
K. Hughes 3 40 13.3 0
T. Bolser 3 39 13.0 1
J. Chester 5 31 6.2 0
S. Houston 4 30 7.5 1
D. Wilson 1 23 23.0 0
N. Stoner 1 9 9.0 0
T. Coleman 2 -3 -1.5 0
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