Offense Squeaks Out Jersey Scrimmage Win

In typical Mark Dantonio fashion, Michigan State's second spring scrimmage was taken by the loser of the first scrimmage as the offense squeaked out a 28-26 win over the defense.

With a slightly improved running game the Michigan State offense found just enough points to come away with a 28-26 win in the second scrimmage of the spring with a combined 104 yards rushing between Riley Bullough, Nick Hill and Jeremy Langford.

Bullough, who also took snaps at linebacker during the day, let the offense with 43 yards on 11 carries and continues the concerns of Spartan fans looking forward.

Senior quarterback Andrew Maxwell led the offense with a 14-of-18 passing day for 130 yards and a touchdown while sophomore quarterback Connor Cook and red-shirt freshman Tyler O'Connor combined for 95 yards completing 7-of-20 passes.

Senior receiver Bennie Fowler led all receivers with four catches for 67 yards while A.J. Troup, Tony Lippett and DeAnthony Arnett each pulled down three balls for a combined 90 yards.

On defense the Spartans were led by safeties Kurtis Drummond and R.J. Williamson and senior linebacker Jairus Jones who each recorded seven tackles apiece.

The surprise of the day came from sophomore defensive end Joel Heath who added six stops, including a 4-yard sack and quarterback hurry.

Maxwell was at the helm for the offenses game-winning 75 yard, 10 play drive with less than four minutes remaining and came up big with a 7-yard completion to Tony Lippett on a fourth-and-four from the offense's own 31-yard line.

To end the drive the Spartans offense went to Hill for a 7-yard score giving the junior 33 yards on 12 attempts for the day.

While Hill may have scored the game winner, talk will center on Bullough who led the offense with a pair of 1-yard touchdowns.

The Spartans will begin their final week of spring practice on Tuesday with the annual Green-White game set for Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in Spartan Stadium.


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