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Spartan Digest looks at the remaining opponents Michigan State will face fared in Week Two of the season.

The second week of the college football season saw the Michigan State Spartans sitting at home with their only bye week of the season. How did the teams on the remainder of the Spartans schedule do in week two? Spartan Digest looks at each upcoming opponent.

Notre Dame – The Irish rebounded after a Week One loss to Texas with a 39-10 victory over Nevada at home.  Quarterback DeShone Kizer was solid going 15-of-18 for 156 yards and two touchdowns while running back Josh Adams carried 10 times for 106 yards.  The Irish did lose a key member of their defense for the season in cornerback Shaun Crawford.  Next plays Michigan State.

Wisconsin – The Badgers moved to 2-0 after a 54-10 win over Akron.  Bart Houston connected on 15 of 22 pass attempts for 231 yards and two touchdowns while Corey Clement rushed 21 times for 111 yards and two scores.  The Badgers defense only gave up 224 total yards holding Akron to only 88 rushing yards.  Plays Georgia State next.

Indiana – Quarterback Richard Lagow passed for three touchdowns and Devine Redding rushed for 110 yards on 26 carries. In a 30-10 win over Ball State. Defensively the Hoosiers were solid in the first half of the game but saw the Cardinals score 17 points in the fourth quarter.  Plays Wake Forest on Sept. 24.

BYU – The Cougars saw quarterback Taysom Hill throw three interceptions in a 20-19 loss to Utah.  Both teams combined for nine turnovers during the game.  Plays UCLA next.

Northwestern – The Wildcats struggled again to put points on the board against Illinois State losing 9-7.  Quarterback Clayton Thorson attempted 41 passes hitting on only 17 of them for 191 yards and one score.  But the big story was the fact Justin Jackson rushed for only 39 yards and left the game with an injury.  Some are starting to wonder if changes need to be made to the Wildcats coaching staff.  Plays Duke next.

Maryland – The Terrapins posted their second win of the season in a 41-14 win over Florida International on the road.  Quarterback Perry Hills went 13-of-18 for 210 yards and three touchdowns while Trey Edmunds rushed for 78 yards on eight carries with wide receiver D.J. Moore coming up big for Hills with six catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns.  Next plays Central Florida.

Michigan – The Wolverines continue to roll with a 51-14 win over Central Florida.  Wilton Speight threw four touchdowns while connecting on 25 out of 37 pass attempts with Amara Darboh and Jake Butt both pulling down two touchdowns.  Darboh would finish with 111 receiving yards on five catches.  Plays Colorado next.

Illinois – The Illini were in the hunt to upset North Carolina being down 24-17 at the half.  But the second half saw offensive struggles and penalties stop any chance of giving Lovie Smith his second win of the season.  Quarterback Wes Lunt threw for two scores and Ke’Shawn Vaughn rushed for one score and 116 yards on 15 carries.  Plays Western Michigan next.

Rutgers – Chris Ash posted his first win as the Scarlet Knights head coach in a 52-14 win over Howard.  Chris Laviano passed for three touchdowns and Janarion Grant rushed for two scores on 106 yards rushing.  Plays New Mexico next.

Ohio State – The Buckeyes defense continues to come up big having not given up a touchdown in their first two games.  Against Tulsa they posted four interceptions with two taken in for scores.  On offense the Buckeyes were slow to get out of the gate but J.T. Barrett finished going 14-of-22 for 149 yards, but failed to throw a touchdown pass. However, Barrett also rushed for two scores and 55 yards on 16 carries. Mike Weber rushed 17 times for 92 yards and one score.  Next plays Oklahoma.

Penn State – The Nittany Lions were down 35-21 to Pittsburgh at the end of three quarters but fought back in the fourth quarter scoring three touchdowns before time expired and the Panthers knocking off their in-state rival.  Trace McSorley passed for 332 yards and Saquon Barkley rushed for 85 yards and four scores in the loss.  Plays Temple next.

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