Win Probability 100%

CMU
MSU
MSU 100%

CMU

20

MSU

31

End of 4th Quarter

Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • CMU245
    • 345MSU
  • Turnovers

    • CMU2
    • 1MSU
  • Possession

    CMUMSU
    37:3922:21
  • 1st Downs

    • CMU13
    • 23MSU

Game Information

Spartan Stadium (MI)
Coverage: FS1
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
Attendance: 73,752
9/29/2018 Associated Press

No. 21 Michigan State handles Central Michigan 31-20

Brian Lewerke ran for two touchdowns in the first half, and No. 21 Michigan State overcame a slow start and an underwhelming finish to beat Central Michigan 31-20 on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Central Michigan3001720
Michigan State01714031
first QuarterCMUMSU
FG
13:09
Ryan Tice 40 Yd Field Goal
5 plays, 43 yards, 1:51
30
second QuarterCMUMSU
TD
10:57
Brian Lewerke 3 Yd Run (Matt Coghlin Kick)
4 plays, 35 yards, 2:03
37
play
Spartans take lead with rushing TD (0:26)

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke keeps the ball, bursts to the edge and walks in a 3-yard touchdown. (0:26)

TD
2:23
Brian Lewerke 5 Yd Run (Matt Coghlin Kick)
6 plays, 46 yards, 2:52
314
FG
0:29
Matt Coghlin 33 Yd Field Goal
8 plays, 19 yards, 1:29
317
third QuarterCMUMSU
TD
10:24
Connor Heyward 2 Yd Run (Matt Coghlin Kick)
8 plays, 58 yards, 4:27
324
play
Michigan State RB somersaults for TD (0:20)

Spartans running back Connor Heyward sheds a tackle and somersaults into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown. (0:20)

TD
4:18
La'Darius Jefferson 2 Yd Run (Matt Coghlin Kick)
8 plays, 44 yards, 4:42
331
play
Spartans RB bulldozes into end zone (0:27)

Michigan State running back La'Darius Jefferson pounds into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown, his first of his collegiate career. (0:27)

fourth QuarterCMUMSU
TD
13:29
Julian Hicks 10 Yd pass from Tommy Lazzaro (Ryan Tice Kick)
13 plays, 75 yards, 5:49
1031
play
Central Michigan WR snatches 10-yard TD (0:22)

Central Michigan wide receiver Julian Hicks creates space on the slant route and snags a 10-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Lazzaro. (0:22)

FG
12:08
Ryan Tice 40 Yd Field Goal
6 plays, 26 yards, 1:19
1331
TD
6:44
Tony Poljan 29 Yd pass from Jonathan Ward (Ryan Tice Kick)
8 plays, 69 yards, 3:06
2031
play
Chippewas dig into their bag of tricks with 29-yard TD (0:38)

Central Michigan gets creative as wide receiver Jonathan Ward collects the lateral and rainbows a 29-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Tony Poljan. (0:38)

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