East Lansing, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Michigan State had a week to think
about its loss at Oregon, and Eastern Michigan paid the price on Saturday.
Connor Cook threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a score in a dominant
first half, as the 11th-ranked Spartans rolled to a 73-14 victory over the
Michigan State let a nine-point lead slip away two weeks ago at Oregon and
dropped a 46-27 decision when the Ducks scored 28 unanswered points. On
Saturday, the Spartans wiped the memory away with a nearly flawless opening 30
Eastern Michigan failed to pick up a first down in the first half and managed
only one yard offensively while holding the ball for just 8 1/2 minutes. The
Spartans (2-1), conversely, had 320 yards of offense and scored 49 points.
The Eagles (1-3), after a victory over Morgan State to open the season, have
been outscored 155-17 in dropping their last three games. They’ll open
Mid-American Conference play next week at Akron.