Michigan 12, Michigan State 10

Date - Saturday, October 20, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Michigan Stadium
Attendance - 113833

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan State 0 0 7 3 10
Michigan 0 6 0 6 12

Recap


No. 25 Michigan 12, Michigan State 10:
Brendan Gibbons kicked a 38-yard field goal with five seconds left as the Wolverines edged the visiting Spartans for their 900th win in program history.

Denard Robinson passed for 163 yards and rushed for another 96. After the Michigan defense stopped Michigan State deep in its own territory and forced a punt, Robinson converted a first down with his legs and set up the go-ahead field goal with his arm, firing a 20-yard strike down the middle to Drew Dileo.

The Spartans (4-4, 1-3 Big Ten), who kept the Wolverines out of the end zone, were stopped on third-and-goal with 6:14 left in the game and had to settle for a 19-yard field goal by Dan Conroy, taking their final lead at 10-9.

Michigan (5-2, 3-0) got on the board with a pair of field goals in the first half and took a 6-0 lead into the break. Sophomore Matt Wile, who is usually in charge of kickoffs and punts, booted a 48-yard kick through the uprights with 1:07 left in the half after Gibbons had converted a 24-yard try 9:13 earlier.

Michigan State finally scored with 7:19 left in the third quarter when Andrew Maxwell guided a 10-play, 80-yard drive. Maxwell went 5-for-5 on the drive, including a 2-yard pass to Paul Lang for the touchdown and a 7-6 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Maxwell completed 21 of 34 passes for 192 yards and was intercepted once, while Spartans running back Le’Veon Bell was held to 68 yards on 26 carries. … Michigan State has dropped back-to-back conference games for the first time since October 2009. … For the 40th time in the last 43 meetings, the team with the most rushing yards (163 to 112) won. ... Michigan, which snapped a four-game losing streak in the series, has the most wins among FBS teams.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 10:20
Michigan   FG  Michigan 3 - Michigan State 0
2nd Quarter - 1:07
Michigan   FG  Michigan 6 - Michigan State 0
3rd Quarter - 7:19
Michigan State   TD  Michigan 6 - Michigan State 7
4th Quarter - 13:37
Michigan   FG  Michigan 9 - Michigan State 7
4th Quarter - 5:48
Michigan State   FG  Michigan 9 - Michigan State 10
4th Quarter - 0:05
Michigan   FG  Michigan 12 - Michigan State 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan State Michigan
W/L 4 - 4 - 0 5 - 2 - 0
Conference 1 - 3 - 0 3 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan State Michigan
Score 10 12
First Downs 16 16
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-17
35%
5-for-15
33%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 304 326
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-112 32-163
Average/Rush 3.6 5.1
Passing
Comp-Att 21-34 14-30
Passing Yards 192 163
Average/Pass Play 5.5 5.4
Penalties-Yards 7-50 6-55
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 31:26 28:34

PLAYER STATS

Michigan State (4 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Maxwell 21/34 192 1 1
Michigan (5 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Robinson 14/29 163 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Bell 26 68 2.6 0
M. Sadler 1 26 26.0 0
K. Mumphery 1 14 14.0 0
T. Lippett 1 10 10.0 0
A. Burbridge 1 4 4.0 0
A. Maxwell 1 -10 -10.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Robinson 20 96 4.8 0
F. Toussaint 10 52 5.2 0
V. Smith 1 12 12.0 0
J. Gallon 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Fowler 2 59 29.5 0
A. Burbridge 6 51 8.5 0
T. Lippett 5 39 7.8 0
K. Mumphery 2 19 9.5 0
L. Caper 2 12 6.0 0
L. Bell 2 5 2.5 0
M. Kings Jr. 1 5 5.0 0
P. Lang 1 2 2.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Dileo 4 92 23.0 0
J. Gallon 1 22 22.0 0
R. Roundtree 1 15 15.0 0
D. Funchess 1 13 13.0 0
M. Kwiatkowski 1 9 9.0 0
D. Gardner 1 8 8.0 0
V. Smith 2 2 1.0 0
F. Toussaint 3 2 0.7 0