The pair of senior running backs totaled 287 yards on the ground on 37 carries with four touchdowns. It was a huge rushing performance for the Spartans, who put up 330 yards on the ground. While many are clamoring for more snaps for Delton Williams – particularly in short-yardage situations – Hill has been getting the job done and playing very well as a senior. Langford now has run for more than 100 yards in 11 straight games against Big Ten teams.
Michigan State had a pair of rough fourth quarters in the past two weeks. The story against Indiana was completely different. The Spartans scored three rushing touchdowns in the fourth, giving them their first three offensive touchdowns in the fourth quarter in Big Ten play.
Cook needed a bounceback performance after a couple of games in which he hovered around a completion percentage of 50. He did just that Saturday, completing 75 percent of his passes and almost setting a new career high in passing yards as he finished with 332. He had three touchdown passes and one interception.
For the third straight week, the Michigan State kicker missed a field goal. He now has four misses this year after going 15 of 16 as a true freshman. His consistency is important, as he provided essentially a sure thing last season. He has not been that same player this season.
In what can only be described as atrocious tackling, Michigan State saw Shane Wynn break through tackles from Kurtis Drummond, Trae Waynes, Montae Nicholson and Ed Davis on his way to a 75-yard touchdown run. It is a play that was not seen in the past couple years and something that needs to be cleaned up increasingly moving forward.