Purdue at Michigan State

Defense carries Spartans to 14-0 win over Purdue

AP Sports Writer

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Denicos Allen returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown, and Michigan State's offense finally added an insurance score in the fourth quarter of a 14-0 win over Purdue on Saturday.

The Spartans didn't make it past the Purdue 32-yard line until the fourth, when receiver Tony Lippett threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Gleichert on a trick play.

Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten Conference) remains atop the Legends Division but clearly has work to do with the toughest part of its schedule still to come. Purdue (1-6, 0-3) kept it close after being routed by Wisconsin and Nebraska in its first two conference games, but Paul Griggs missed two field goals.

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Scoring Summary
MICHSTDenicos Allen 45 yd fumble return (Michael Geiger kick)
MICHSTAndrew Gleichert 5 yd pass from Tony Lippett (Michael Geiger kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1421
Third Down Efficiency5-155-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-11-1
Plays-Net Yards59-22667-294
Passing Yds160112
Kick Return Yds490
Punt Return Yds404
Time of Poss.28:5931:1
Individual Stats
PURDUE: Akeem Hunt 9-43, Brandon Cottom 12-39, Dalyn Dawkins 3-5, Danny Etling 10--21
MICHST: Jeremy Langford 24-131, Connor Cook 6-27, R.J. Shelton 5-24, Delton Williams 3-8, Team 3--8
PURDUE: Danny Etling 14-25-160-1
MICHST: Connor Cook 13-25-107-0, Tony Lippett 1-1-5-0
PURDUE: Cameron Posey 5-50, Justin Sinz 4-30, Akeem Hunt 3-36, DeAngelo Yancey 1-32, Sterling Carter 1-12
MICHST: Tony Lippett 5-49, Macgarrett Kings 2-29, Andre Sims 2-5, R.J. Shelton 2--7, Josiah Price 1-26, Keith Mumphery 1-5, Andrew Gleichert 1-5
Purdue6th Big Ten West1-33-4
Michigan State6th Big Ten East0-42-5

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