YSU falls to Michigan State

Michigan State used a big first half to handily defeat Youngstown State 55-17 Saturday afternoon in East Lansing.

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The Spartans opened the scoring on their first offensive drive as Jeremy Langford scored on a 3-yard touchdown run.

On YSU’s ensuing offensive possession,  Joey Cejudo drilled a 34-yard field goal to pull Youngstown State to within 7-3.

Michigan State went right back down the field on its next drive when Connor Cook hit Andre Sims on a 13-yard touchdown pass as the Spartans led 14-3.

The Spartans scored their third touchdown of the game late in the first quarter on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Cook to Trevon Pendleton.

Youngstown State  scored a touchdown on a Martin Ruiz 5-yard run to cut the deficit to 21-10 against Michigan State  the second quarter.

Cook’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Macgarrett Kings gave Michigan State a 28-10 second quarter lead over the Penguins.

Michigan State’s Connor Cook found Bennie Fowler on a 17-yard touchdown late in the second quarter to build a 35-10 lead just before intermission.

Michigan State scored two second half touchdowns to build on a 25-point halftime advantage.

Youngstown State has added a third quarter touchdown on a Kurt Hess 35-yard strike to Martin Ruiz.  That made the score 49-17, the Penguins trailing.

Michigan State rounded out the scoring with a pair of field goals.

Youngstown State drops to 2-1.  The Penguins host Duquesne next Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium.  Kickoff is set for 4 pm.

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