Scores

Final

Indiana 28

(3-3, 1-1 Big Ten)

Michigan State 42

(5-1, 2-0 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPN2

12:00 PM ET, October 12, 2013

Spartan Stadium (MI), East Lansing, MI

1 2 3 4 T
IND 7 7 7 728
MSU 0 21 14 742

Top Performers

Passing: C. Cook (MSU) - 235 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Langford (MSU) - 23 CAR, 109 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Latimer (IND) - 7 REC, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Jeremy Langford helps lift Spartans past Hoosiers with 4 TDs

Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Jeremy Langford scored four touchdowns, and Michigan State recovered from an early defensive breakdown to beat Indiana 42-28 on Saturday.

The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) prevailed in a matchup between their top-ranked defense and Indiana's fast-paced offense. Tevin Coleman scored on a 64-yard run for the Hoosiers (3-3, 1-1) just 61 seconds into the game, but Michigan State took control shortly after halftime.

Indiana's Nate Sudfeld went 14 of 30 for 137 yards, although backup Tre Roberson threw two touchdown passes.

Indiana came in ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten in total offense, but Michigan State had the nation's top-ranked defense.

Coleman found a hole up the middle and breezed to a surprisingly easy touchdown on the game's first drive, but the Spartans tightened up after that.

Langford tied it early in the second quarter, catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from Connor Cook on third down. He later added three more TDs on the ground, becoming the first Michigan State player to score four in a game since Edwin Baker in 2010 against Minnesota.

Cook went 22 of 31 for 235 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. His 34-yard strike to Bennie Fowler made it 14-7, although Indiana took advantage of a short field later in the second quarter after Michigan State's Macgarrett Kings muffed a punt. Roberson threw a 3-yard scoring pass to Cody Latimer to tie it.

The Spartans took the lead for good on Langford's 5-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds left in the half -- which was a bit of a turning point since Michigan State was also getting the ball back at the start of the third quarter.

Cook threw a 39-yard pass to Josiah Price on third-and-11 early in the second half, putting the ball at the Indiana 5. Langford's 2-yard touchdown run made it 28-14.

Langford finished with 109 of Michigan State's 238 yards rushing. His 32-yard touchdown made it 35-21 with 3:23 left in the third quarter -- after Shane Wynn had brought the Hoosiers within a touchdown with a 2-yard scoring run.

R.J. Shelton added a 34-yard touchdown run early in the fourth for Michigan State, and even punter Mike Sadler provided a highlight with a 69-yard punt that pinned Indiana at its own 4.

The Spartans retained the Old Brass Spittoon -- they've won five straight against Indiana and haven't lost to the Hoosiers at home since 2001.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
MSU
1st Downs1924
Total Yards351473
Passing259235
Rushing92238
Penalties7-6510-100
3rd Down Conversions8-1810-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers12
Possession22:3237:28

Passing Leaders

IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sudfeld14/301374.600
Michigan StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cook22/312357.621

Rushing Leaders

IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman15795.3164
Roberson5204.008
Michigan StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Langford231094.7332
Williams12927.7037

Receiving Leaders

IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wynn46716.8053
Latimer7588.3117
Michigan StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lippett66410.7017
Price13939.0039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERINDMSU
TD13:59Tevin Coleman 64 Yd Run (Mitch Ewald Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERINDMSU
TD13:34Jeremy Langford 11 Yd Pass From Connor Cook (Michael Geiger Kick) 77
TD07:13Bennie Fowler 34 Yd Pass From Connor Cook (Michael Geiger Kick) 714
TD04:36Cody Latimer 3 Yd Pass From Tre Roberson (Mitch Ewald Kick) 1414
TD00:37Jeremy Langford 5 Yd Run (Michael Geiger Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERINDMSU
TD10:03Jeremy Langford 2 Yd Run (Michael Geiger Kick) 1428
TD07:47Shane Wynn 2 Yd Run (Mitch Ewald Kick) 2128
TD03:23Jeremy Langford 32 Yd Run (Michael Geiger Kick) 2135
FOURTH QUARTERINDMSU
TD12:34R.J. Shelton 34 Yd Run (Michael Geiger Kick) 2142
TD02:17Ted Bolser 4 Yd Pass From Tre Roberson (Mitch Ewald Kick) 2842