South Florida at Michigan State

Michigan State shuts down South Florida 21-6

By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Shilique Calhoun scored on a fumble return and an interception return, enabling Michigan State to overcome another poor offensive performance in a 21-6 victory over South Florida on Saturday.

The Spartans (2-0) rotated Connor Cook, Tyler O'Connor and Andrew Maxwell at quarterback, but their offense contributed only one touchdown. The defense has scored four of Michigan State's six TDs this season.

South Florida (0-2) was routed in its opener by McNeese State, and the Bulls couldn't get anything going offensively Saturday. Bobby Eveld was 6 of 25 for 66 yards with a fumble and an interception.

Michigan State's offense finally scored in the fourth quarter when Jeremy Langford ran 2 yards for a touchdown. That drive was only 33 yards after a short South Florida punt.

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Scoreboard
South Florida  (0-2)06006
Michigan State  (2-0) «077721
Scoring Summary
MICHSTShilique Calhoun 4 yd fumble return (Kevin Muma kick)
SFLAMarvin Kloss 49 yd FG
SFLAMarvin Kloss 21 yd FG
MICHSTShilique Calhoun 56 yd interception return (Kevin Muma kick)
MICHSTJeremy Langford 2 yd run (Kevin Muma kick)
 
Team Stats
 SFLAMICHST
First Downs1216
Third Down Efficiency1-134-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-2
Plays-Net Yards61-15562-265
Rushes-Yds35-8938-171
Passing Yds6694
Kick Return Yds014
Punt Return Yds2019
Passes6-26-112-24-0
Punts9-3617-319
Fumbles-Lost1-12-2
Penalties-Yds8-559-94
Time of Poss.28:3130:39
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
SFLA: Marcus Shaw 23-94, Michael Pierre 5-15, Steven Bench 1-4, Ryan Eppes 1-1, Bobby Eveld 5--25
MICHST: Nick Hill 9-63, Jeremy Langford 9-38, Riley Bullough 6-36, Aaron Burbridge 1-21, Connor Cook 9-10, R.J. Shelton 2-7, Tyler O'Connor 2--4
PASSING
SFLA: Bobby Eveld 6-25-66-1, Steven Bench 0-1-0-0
MICHST: Connor Cook 6-11-32-0, Andrew Maxwell 4-9-40-0, Tyler O'Connor 2-4-22-0
RECEIVING
SFLA: Andre Davis 2-41, Derrick Hopkins 2-14, Ryan Eppes 2-11
MICHST: Jeremy Langford 5-21, Macgarrett Kings 3-24, Aaron Burbridge 1-20, Keith Mumphery 1-18, Nick Hill 1-10, Riley Bullough 1-1
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
South Florida8th American Athletic 2-62-10
Michigan State1st Big Ten Legends8-012-1

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