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No. 18 Michigan State comes through late, beats Indiana 17-9

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State came prepared with an appropriate symbol for its sixth victory of the season.

''We had a bowling ball in the locker room,'' quarterback Brian Lewerke said. ''We're all going to sign it after - on Monday or whatever.''

Lewerke threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Felton Davis with 5:59 remaining, and the 18th-ranked Spartans edged Indiana 17-9 on Saturday night to become bowl eligible. Securing a postseason opportunity has been a formality for much of coach Mark Dantonio's tenure at Michigan State, but after a 3-9 season in 2016, this win meant something.

''I think win No. 6 is big, this year especially,'' Dantonio said. ''We get bowl eligibility, and we can now work on our next goal, which is really just finishing this, what I call phase, and getting into November.''

Lewerke struggled for much of the game, but he was able to connect with an open Davis to the left side of the end zone. The extra point by Matt Coghlin put Michigan State (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) ahead 10-9.

On the next possession, the Spartans forced an Indiana punt - one of 17 the teams combined for. Then LJ Scott ran 18 yards for a touchdown for Michigan State with 1:49 remaining. Coach Tom Allen said the Hoosiers were letting the Spartans score so they could get the ball back with a chance to tie.

''That's the only chance we had. That allowed us to be down by eight,'' Allen said. ''We were just afraid they were going to take a knee and milk it that way. I've personally never done that before in a game, but that's exactly what you should do to get a chance.''

Indiana (3-4, 0-4) had enough time but wasn't able to cross midfield before turning the ball over on downs.

Shut down for most of the game, the Spartans drove 55 yards for the go-ahead touchdown. Lewerke completed a short pass to freshman Hunter Rison to convert fourth-and-3, and a reverse to Davis on the next play gained 16 yards, setting up first down at the Indiana 13.

Lewerke's pass to Davis for the game's first touchdown gave Michigan State a breakthrough in a tough, defensive matchup.

Griffin Oakes kicked three field goals for Indiana, the last of which put the Hoosiers up 9-3 with 12:29 remaining.

Indiana came up just short for a second straight week against a team from Michigan. The Hoosiers lost in overtime to the Wolverines last weekend.

THE TAKEAWAY

Indiana: The Hoosiers have four losses on the season - Saturday's, plus defeats against Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. There's no great shame in that, but a game defensive effort against Michigan State ultimately went to waste.

''It's obvious we can play with anybody in this conference. It's been obvious for years,'' Oakes said. ''There are just little things that we need to figure out.''

Michigan State: The Spartans remain unbeaten in Big Ten play and have certainly exceeded expectations this season. Like many of their victories this year, this wasn't pretty, but Lewerke made some crucial throws on Michigan State's two touchdown drives.

SCOTT'S STATUS

Scott was in the news this week because of legal problems pertaining to his driver's license. Dantonio had said he would play but his status would be ''affected'' for the game. He was held out at the very beginning but ended up with 87 yards on 22 carries.

''It was just communications between me and the Secretary of State,'' Scott said. ''I'm just glad to have it all cleared up and make sure nothing like that happens again.''

ONE-SIDED SERIES

Michigan State lost to Indiana in overtime last year, but the Spartans pulled this game out to win back the Old Brass Spittoon. The Hoosiers haven't been credited with two wins in a row in this series since 1993 and 1994, and the latter of those victories came via forfeit. Before that, Indiana's most recent consecutive victories over Michigan State came when the Hoosiers won three straight from 1967-69.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan State: The Spartans didn't earn many style points in this one, but the victory should be enough to keep them firmly in the Top 25.

UP NEXT

Indiana: The Hoosiers play at Maryland next Saturday.

Michigan State: The Spartans go on the road to face Northwestern.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:49
4-M.Coghlin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
9
17
Touchdown 1:49
3-L.Scott runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
64
yds
03:15
pos
9
16
Point After TD 5:59
4-M.Coghlin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
9
10
Touchdown 5:59
14-B.Lewerke complete to 18-F.Davis. 18-F.Davis runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
70
yds
03:08
pos
9
9
Field Goal 12:32
92-G.Oakes 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
78
yds
01:37
pos
9
3
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:37
92-G.Oakes 44 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
76
yds
04:22
pos
6
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:50
4-M.Coghlin 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
78
yds
04:55
pos
3
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:29
92-G.Oakes 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
0
yds
01:11
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 19
Rushing 3 5
Passing 8 10
Penalty 3 4
3rd Down Conv 4-17 7-18
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-2
Total Net Yards 249 253
Total Plays 69 74
Avg Gain 3.6 3.4
Net Yards Rushing 95 89
Rush Attempts 35 44
Avg Rush Yards 2.7 2.0
Net Yards Passing 154 164
Comp. - Att. 22-34 16-30
Yards Per Pass 4.5 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-4 3-21
Penalties - Yards 10-115 3-35
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 9-43.6 8-46.3
Return Yards 65 29
Punts - Returns 3-10 4-9
Kickoffs - Returns 2-55 1-20
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/3 3/3
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 3/3 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Indiana 3-4 30339
16 Michigan State 6-1 0301417
154 PASS YDS 164
95 RUSH YDS 89
249 TOTAL YDS 253
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Ramsey 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.7% 158 0 0 103.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.8% 973 7 4 121.8
P. Ramsey 22/34 158 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Ellison 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
100 473 3
M. Ellison 17 47 0 7
P. Ramsey 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
78 219 2
P. Ramsey 15 34 0 8
C. Gest 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 164 0
C. Gest 3 11 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Cobbs Jr. 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 53 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
44 462 3
S. Cobbs Jr. 7 53 0 29
L. Timian 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 268 0
L. Timian 7 33 0 10
W. Philyor 22 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 60 1
W. Philyor 1 20 0 20
R. Brookins 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 57 0
R. Brookins 2 15 0 12
M. Ellison 27 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 31 0
M. Ellison 2 15 0 12
J. Harris II 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 14 0
J. Harris II 1 14 0 14
R. Watercutter 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 46 0
R. Watercutter 1 4 0 4
D. Williams 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 96 1
D. Williams 1 4 0 4
T. Mack 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 129 2
T. Mack 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Dutra 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
C. Dutra 8-4 0.0 0
C. Covington 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 1.0
C. Covington 8-1 1.0 0
T. Fields 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
T. Fields 6-0 0.0 0
J. Crawford 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 1 0.0
J. Crawford 5-2 0.0 0
D. Willis 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
D. Willis 5-2 0.0 0
T. Scales 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
T. Scales 4-3 0.0 0
G. Gooch 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
G. Gooch 3-1 1.0 0
R. McCray III 47 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
R. McCray III 2-0 1.0 0
A. Brown Jr. 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
A. Brown Jr. 2-3 0.0 0
R. Fant 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
R. Fant 2-1 0.0 0
J. Johnson 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0
A. Stallings IV 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Stallings IV 2-0 0.0 0
B. Bach 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Bach 1-0 0.0 0
G. Everett 69 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Everett 1-0 0.0 0
T. Green 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Green 1-0 0.0 0
J. Robinson 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
J. Robinson 0-2 0.0 0
M. Barwick 51 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Barwick 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Oakes 92 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
10/11 21/21
G. Oakes 3/3 44 0/0 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
H. Whitehead 94 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 43.6 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 41.4 4
H. Whitehead 9 43.6 4 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Williams 2 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 27.5 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 17.8 30 0
D. Williams 2 27.5 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Harris II 5 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 3.3 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 19.0 8 2
J. Harris II 3 3.3 8 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Lewerke 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.2% 185 1 0 120.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.4% 1362 10 3 129.4
B. Lewerke 16/29 185 1 0
C. Heyward 11 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
C. Heyward 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
L. Scott 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 87 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
105 495 4
L. Scott 22 87 1 18
F. Davis III 18 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
F. Davis III 1 16 0 16
M. London 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
60 242 2
M. London 6 13 0 3
C. White 7 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
C. White 1 3 0 3
D. Stewart Jr. 25 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 112 0
D. Stewart Jr. 2 -2 0 0
B. Lewerke 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
66 313 3
B. Lewerke 9 -5 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. White 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 99 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 149 0
C. White 6 99 0 34
D. Stewart Jr. 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 264 1
D. Stewart Jr. 3 27 0 15
L. Scott 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 71 1
L. Scott 2 15 0 14
M. London 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 48 1
M. London 1 14 0 14
H. Rison 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 143 0
H. Rison 2 13 0 9
F. Davis III 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 310 5
F. Davis III 1 10 1 10
N. Davis 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
N. Davis 1 7 0 7
B. Lewerke 14 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
B. Lewerke 0 0 0 0
Ma. Sokol 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 121 1
Ma. Sokol 0 0 0 0
C. Lucas 40 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Lucas 0 0 0 0
C. Chambers 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 54 0
C. Chambers 0 0 0 0
L. Nelson 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 28 0
L. Nelson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Bachie 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-3 1 0.0
J. Bachie 11-3 0.0 0
J. Layne 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
J. Layne 8-2 0.0 0
K. Willis 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
K. Willis 7-0 0.0 0
A. Dowell 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
A. Dowell 7-3 0.0 0
K. Willekes 48 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
K. Willekes 5-1 0.0 0
C. Frey 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
C. Frey 5-0 0.0 0
M. Panasiuk 72 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Panasiuk 4-0 0.0 0
M. Morrissey 10 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Morrissey 2-0 0.0 0
R. Williams 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
R. Williams 2-3 0.0 0
J. Scott 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
J. Scott 2-0 0.0 0
T. Thompson 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Thompson 1-1 0.0 0
S. Jones 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Jones 1-0 0.0 0
B. Randle 26 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Randle 1-0 0.0 0
J. Panasiuk 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-5 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-5 0 1.0
J. Panasiuk 1-5 1.0 0
N. Jones 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
N. Jones 0-1 0.0 0
D. Dowell 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 2 0.0
D. Dowell 0-1 0.0 0
D. Cooper 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
D. Cooper 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Coghlin 4 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
6/8 19/19
M. Coghlin 1/1 23 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Hartbarger 25 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 46.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
41 42.4 3
J. Hartbarger 8 46.3 3 62
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Heyward 11 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 33.8 20 0
C. Heyward 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. White 7 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 1.3 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 1.3 3 0
C. White 3 1.3 3 0
L. Nelson 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 4.9 5 0
L. Nelson 1 5.0 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 IND 32 1:31 5 20 Punt
10:17 IND 1 1:38 5 32 Punt
4:42 IND 7 2:14 6 42 Punt
1:40 MICHST 15 1:11 3 0 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:40 IND 20 0:41 3 5 Punt
6:46 IND 25 2:28 6 20 Punt
2:18 IND 46 0:34 4 -6 Punt
0:25 MICHST 48 0:00 1 -4 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:08 IND 30 1:08 3 6 Punt
9:59 IND 13 4:22 13 61 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:06 IND 35 1:37 12 63 FG
10:35 IND 12 1:21 4 2 Punt
5:50 IND 25 0:35 3 4 Punt
1:49 IND 25 0:55 7 13 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:13 MICHST 21 2:43 6 16 Punt
8:27 MICHST 25 3:38 9 32 Punt
2:21 MICHST 12 0:34 2 3 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:26 MICHST 40 0:00 5 5 Punt
11:45 MICHST 27 4:55 10 58 FG
4:07 MICHST 9 1:38 3 9 Punt
1:34 MICHST 7 1:00 3 7 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 MICHST 23 0:37 3 4 Punt
12:53 MICHST 22 2:46 6 17 Punt
5:31 MICHST 25 3:21 9 40 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 MICHST 25 1:45 4 17 Punt
9:07 MICHST 45 3:08 8 40 TD
5:04 MICHST 36 3:15 7 64 TD
0:48 IND 38 0:21 2 -3 Game