On a crisp, cool breezy afternoon, Michigan State took the next steps toward becoming bowl eligible and getting ready for the every week battles the Big Ten Conference will bring.
On a positive note, All-American senior linebacker Greg Jones got his first career interception and followed it up with his second. Jones also passed Chuck Bullough and moved into fifth place on the Spartans all-time career tackles list with 392. Up next for Jones is Josh Thornhill who has 395 career tackles.
With the Spartans ahead, Andrew Maxwell was able to get some solid snaps prior to conference play and went 3-of-5 for 41 yards.
Freshman running back Le'Veon Bell continues to impress in his first season in Green having scored three touchdowns and picking up 92 yards on 11 carries. Edwin Baker was also solid picking up a score to go with his 59 yards.
Linthicum is making good use of his time on the field picking up 63 yards on three receptions while Mark Dell picked up 65 on the day.
Overall, penalties played a major role in the Spartans overall play and must be under control before they catch up and hurt them in a close game.
The Spartans will now start to prepare for their first conference game against Wisconsin next Saturday in Spartan Stadium.