Michigan State dominates IU, 56-17

Michigan State piled up 662 yards and scored 42 unanswered points to end the game Saturday in a 56-17 victory over Indiana at Memorial Stadium.

There was no fairy tale ending to the Zander Diamont debut Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Diamont, making his first career start and first game action of the season, had a brief highlight on a 9 yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter.

In fact at that point Indiana had the lead.

But it was simply too much Connor Cook, Jeremy Langford and Tony Lippett Saturday afternoon.

Cook threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns and Langford ran for 109 and three more scores as No. 8 Michigan State powered its way to a 56-17 victory over the Hoosiers in Homecoming at IU.

Indiana lost its second game in a row and its third in as many tries in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers are now 3-4 on the season and will have a week off next week before traveling to Michigan Nov. 1.

Michigan State (6-1, 3-0) scored 42 unanswered points to flip a 17-14 deficit to a 56-17 lead.

Diamont completed 5-of-15 passes for 11 yards. At the end of the third quarter, he was 4-for-13 for minus-2 yards. On his final drive he was able to complete a 13-yard pass to Simmie Cobbs.

Nate Boudreau came on in relief with 5:06 to play in the game.

IU had some big plays early. Tevin Coleman ran for 65 yards that led to an early Griffin Oakes field goal. Shane Wynn had a 75 yard touchdown run on a reverse.

But the Hoosiers just couldn’t muster any offense except for a few big plays.

Coleman ran for 124 yards on 14 carries. It was Coleman’s ninth consecutive 100-yard rushing game which leads the nation and also set a new IU school record for consecutive 100-yard games.

The game was stopped for several minutes with 4:54 to play in the fourth quarter after offensive tackle Jason Spriggs was done for a long time. He was eventually put on a board and taken off the field on a cart. The replay on television appeared to show that he may have suffered a head injury.


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