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Michigan State's defense held Boise State to 62 yards of offense and zero points in the second half as the Spartans rallied in the fourth quarter, winning 17-13, at Spartan Stadium.
Spartans running back Le'Veon Bell set a career-high 210 yards rushing with 2 touchdowns on 44 carries. He also caught six passes for 55 yards.
Michigan State quarterback Andrew Maxwell leaned on Bell as the passing game struggled. He threw three interceptions with one returned for a touchdown by Boise State's Jeremy Loane.
Michigan State scored the only touchdown in the second half on a nine play, 56-yard drive. With 7:43 left in the game, Bell capped off the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run.
Trailing 17-13, Boise State's Joe Southwick was unable to complete a pass on fourth down at the Spartans 42-yard line. Michigan State took over and drove the ball down the field until time expired.
BEST OF MAXIM
Michigan St is having a rough night against Boise St, well, except for Le’Veon Bell. The Spartan running back announced himself to the nation with this amazing display of athleticism early in the their game on Friday night. Looks like he learned good technique from watching Summer Olympics.
This Boise St cheerleader may be the toughest player in East Lansing on Friday night. She took a nasty hit on an overthrow in the Michigan State/Boise State game. I think she is gonna be pretty bruised tomorrow. So will MSU’s pride if they don’t get it together.
EAST LANSING, Mich. Consider this: Michigan State junior quarterback Andrew Maxwell had not taken a snap as a starting quarterback in nearly four years until Friday nights 17-13 win over Boise State. Thats a long time to be wearing a baseball cap and headphones on the sideline during games.
So, how did he grade out as the first-time leader of a college offense?
I would give him...
You might remember Kid Bronc’s fan song/video a couple seasons ago. It was so bad a fellow Boise State fan claimed a copyright violation to get the video off YouTube (apparently, a photo he took was used without permission). This song isn’t near as awful, but it’s pretty effin’ hideous.
A Boise State cheerleader displayed some toughness as she got right up after taking a hit on the sideline from Broncos wide receiver Mitch Burroughs during Friday night's game at Michigan State.
It happened in the first quarter as Burroughs chased a pass out of bounds of the end zone and ran into the cheerleader.
The cheerleader also displayed a very strange sense of...
East Lansing, Mich— Many college football enthusiasts tuned in to ESPN today, as the #13 Michigan State Spartans hosted the #24 Boise State Broncos, and watched MSU junior running back Le’Veon Bell put on a Heisman worthy performance.
Bell carried the Spartans to a record of 1-0, as he ran the ball 44 times for a total of 210-yards and two touchdowns, and also caught six balls...
Michigan State safety RJ Williamson may not have posted a tackle in his Spartans debut, but he was part of one of the biggest plays on the night. Spartan Digest spoke with Williamson following the game.
One of the best moments from the Boise State-Michigan State season opener on Friday occurred during the first quarter when a Broncos cheerleader got demolished on the sidelines. Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick was rolling to his right on second and goal and threw a pass to the end zone intended for Mitch Burroughs. The ball was a perfect touchdown pass … if the end zones...
South Carolina beats Vanderbilt 17-13 in the season opener. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)
A Pirate Looks at 30-6.
Mark Sandwritter tries to make sense of Washington State's 30-6 loss to BYU in the first game of the Mike Leach coaching era. (CougCenter)
The Keys to the Kingdom.
Jonathan Boldt points to aggressiveness, confidence, and adaptability as the...
Boise State doesn’t rebuild. The Broncos just reload.
So maybe that’s a stretch. Still, the departures of 17 starters from the Boise State juggernaut this season were supposed to bring college football’s consummate cinderella back to earth. Boise lost to Michigan State Friday night, but it sure didn’t look like the Broncos have any intention of falling back to the pack...