Michigan State 55, Youngstown State 17

Date - Saturday, September 14, 2013 2:00 PM
Location - Spartan Stadium
Attendance - 71626

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Youngstown State 3 7 7 0 17
Michigan State 21 14 14 6 55

Recap


Michigan State 55, Youngstown State 17: Connor Cook completed 15-of-22 passes for 202 yards and four touchdowns as the Spartans pulled away from the visiting Penguins early.

Cook, a sophomore who came into the game with one touchdown pass in his career, connected for scoring strikes to four different receivers in the first half. Jeremy Langford added a pair of short touchdown runs and Nick Hill rushed for 83 yards on nine carries and a score for Michigan State (3-0).

Martin Ruiz ran for one score and caught a touchdown pass for Youngstown State (2-1), which had its five-game win streak snapped. The Penguins, who recorded a program-record 718 yards last week against Morehead State, were held to 172 by the Spartans.

Langford ran for a 3-yard score while Cook threw touchdown passes to Andre Sims Jr. and Trevon Pendleton in the first quarter for a 21-3 lead. Ruiz scored on a 5-yard run with 4:57 left in the first half but later fumbled and the Spartans took control.

Cook connected with Macgarrett Kings Jr. for a 24-yard scoring strike on the next play with 3:24 left in the second quarter. Michigan State stopped the Penguins on the next series and drove 70 yards in five plays, capped by Cook’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler for a 35-10 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cook became the first Michigan State player to throw four touchdown passes in a game since Brian Hoyer against Penn State in 2007. The last Spartans QB to record at least four in a half was Drew Stanton (four) in 2005 against Illinois. … Youngstown State senior QB Kurt Hess completed 11-of-27 for 121 yards and registered his 57th career touchdown pass -- the most in school history. … Michigan State C Travis Jackson and S Isaiah Lewis were both sidelined with undisclosed injuries, but are expected to return to the lineup at Notre Dame next Saturday.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:49
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 7 - Youngstown State 0
1st Quarter - 8:38
Youngstown State   FG  Michigan State 7 - Youngstown State 3
1st Quarter - 6:23
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 14 - Youngstown State 3
1st Quarter - 1:11
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 21 - Youngstown State 3
2nd Quarter - 4:57
Youngstown State   TD  Michigan State 21 - Youngstown State 10
2nd Quarter - 3:24
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 28 - Youngstown State 10
2nd Quarter - 1:50
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 35 - Youngstown State 10
3rd Quarter - 12:12
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 42 - Youngstown State 10
3rd Quarter - 3:58
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 49 - Youngstown State 10
3rd Quarter - 1:36
Youngstown State   TD  Michigan State 49 - Youngstown State 17
4th Quarter - 7:37
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 52 - Youngstown State 17
4th Quarter - 5:22
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 55 - Youngstown State 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Youngstown State Michigan State
W/L 2 - 1 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Youngstown State Michigan State
Score 17 55
First Downs 8 30
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-12
17%
10-for-15
67%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 172 547
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 20-51 49-277
Average/Rush 2.6 5.7
Passing
Comp-Att 11-27 22-32
Passing Yards 121 270
Average/Pass Play 4.3 8.4
Penalties-Yards 5-35 2-19
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 20:51 39:09

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hess 11/27 121 1 0
Michigan State (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cook 15/22 202 4 0
T. O'Connor 7/10 68 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Ruiz 11 36 3.3 1
A. Stubbs 2 8 4.0 0
T. Pace 3 5 1.7 0
K. Hess 3 3 1.0 0
J. Webb 1 -1 -1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
N. Hill 9 83 9.2 1
J. Langford 15 68 4.5 2
R. Bullough 10 34 3.4 0
C. Cook 2 25 12.5 0
R. Shelton 1 18 18.0 0
T. O'Connor 4 18 4.5 0
B. Fowler 1 17 17.0 0
N. Tompkins 6 16 2.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Ruiz 4 57 14.2 1
A. Stubbs 3 47 15.7 0
M. Wheary 1 7 7.0 0
A. Williams 1 6 6.0 0
N. Adams 1 3 3.0 0
K. Watts 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Kings Jr. 4 61 15.2 1
A. Burbridge 3 44 14.7 0
T. Lippett 4 41 10.2 0
B. Fowler 2 39 19.5 1
J. Price 3 28 9.3 0
J. Lyles 2 19 9.5 0
A. Sims Jr. 1 13 13.0 1
T. Pendleton 1 12 12.0 1
M. Macksood 1 8 8.0 0
K. Mumphery 1 5 5.0 0