Spartans cruise past Nittany Lions

Michigan State snags fourth 10-win season in past five with 34-10 win on Saturday

For the fourth time in five seasons, Michigan State will finish with at least 10 wins.

The Spartans capped off the latest 10-win season with a 34-10 victory against Penn State on Saturday.

It came on the heels of a 16th straight 100-yard game against a Big Ten team for Jeremy Langford in his final attempt to do so. He finished with 118 yard rushing on 30 attempts and had two touchdowns – his sixth game in a row with multiple scores.

While Connor Cook started slow going just 4 of his first 13 for 52 yards and an interception in the first half, he picked it up the rest of the way. Cook finished with 180 yards on 13 of 25 passing with a 10-yard touchdown to Tony Lippett.

R.J. Shelton got Michigan State on the board on the opening kickoff, as he broke a pair of tackles and got outside for a 90-yard score.

A pair of Michael Geiger field goals – from 36 and 39 yards – put Michigan State up 13-0 early. Penn State’s Sam Ficken hit a 41-yarder in the second to pull to 13-3.

But the Michigan State starpower took over from there. Langford got his first score on a powerful three-yard run, running through a pair of defenders for the touchdown. Cook then found LIppett on the next possession to give Michigan State a 27-3 lead.

Penn State running back Akeel Lynch got in for a three-yard score late in the third then Langford rounded out the scoring with a six-yard score.

The Spartans now will await their bowl future, which will be announced next Sunday. It figures that the Spartans will receive a bid to one of the “New Year’s Six” bowls, which will include the Cotton, Peach, Orange and Fiesta Bowl.

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