Western Michigan at Michigan State

Michigan State beats Western Michigan 26-13

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Jeremy Langford's 2-yard touchdown run late in the first half broke a tie and he finished with a career-high 94 yards rushing, helping Michigan State beat Western Michigan 26-13 Friday night.

The Spartans (1-0) struggled on offense, rotating ineffective quarterback Andrew Maxwell and Connor Cook, and scored two touchdowns on defense.

Jairus Jones had two interceptions, the first of which turned into a score with his lateral to Kurtis Drummond, whose 21-yard return was the game's first score midway through the first quarter

The Broncos (1-1) tied the game with 6:14 left in the second quarter, but couldn't do enough on offense to keep the game close in coach P.J. Fleck debut with the Mid-American Conference team.

Langford's go-ahead TD was followed up by two field goals in the third quarter and Shilique Calhoun's fumble return with 9:02 left to play that made it 26-7.

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Scoreboard
Western Michigan  (0-1)070613
Michigan State  (1-0) «766726
Scoring Summary
MICHSTKurtis Drummond 21 yd interception return (Kevin Muma kick)
WMICHClark Mussman 14 yd pass from Zach Terrell (Andrew Haldeman kick)
MICHSTJeremy Langford 2 yd run (missed kick)
MICHSTKevin Muma 20 yd FG
MICHSTKevin Muma 30 yd FG
MICHSTShilique Calhoun 16 yd fumble return (Kevin Muma kick)
WMICHCorey Davis 14 yd pass from Zach Terrell (failed 2pt pass)
 
Team Stats
 WMICHMICHST
First Downs1418
Third Down Efficiency4-205-19
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards75-20479-297
Rushes-Yds27-1142-181
Passing Yds193116
Kick Return Yds3744
Punt Return Yds452
Passes18-48-317-37-0
Punts11-49611-423
Fumbles-Lost1-11-1
Penalties-Yds7-656-75
Time of Poss.26:4633:14
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
WMICH: Brian Fields 12-24, Dareyon Chance 5-9, Tyler Van Tubbergen 2--1, Team 1--2, Zach Terrell 7--19
MICHST: Jeremy Langford 20-94, Connor Cook 4-35, Nick Hill 7-33, Riley Bullough 5-12, Andrew Maxwell 2-5, Keith Mumphery 1-3, Tony Lippett 1-3, Team 2--4
PASSING
WMICH: Zach Terrell 12-28-120-1, Tyler Van Tubbergen 6-20-73-2
MICHST: Andrew Maxwell 11-21-74-0, Connor Cook 6-16-42-0
RECEIVING
WMICH: Corey Davis 8-96, Timmy Keith 3-55, Dareyon Chance 3-7, Clark Mussman 2-26, Courtney Bynes 1-6, Eric Boyden 1-3
MICHST: Keith Mumphery 4-24, Aaron Burbridge 4-16, Bennie Fowler 3-34, Jeremy Langford 2-7, Macgarrett Kings 1-14, Riley Bullough 1-7, DeAnthony Arnett 1-7, Andrew Gleichert 1-7
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Western Michigan5th Mid American West1-71-11
Michigan State1st Big Ten Legends8-012-1

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