EAST LANSING, Mich. – Jeremy Langford's 2-yard touchdown run late in the first half broke a tie and he finished with a career-high 94 yards rushing, helping Michigan State beat Western Michigan 26-13 Friday night.
The Spartans (1-0) struggled on offense, rotating ineffective quarterback Andrew Maxwell and Connor Cook, and scored two touchdowns on defense.
Jairus Jones had two interceptions, the first of which turned into a score with his lateral to Kurtis Drummond, whose 21-yard return was the game's first score midway through the first quarter
The Broncos (1-1) tied the game with 6:14 left in the second quarter, but couldn't do enough on offense to keep the game close in coach P.J. Fleck debut with the Mid-American Conference team.
Langford's go-ahead TD was followed up by two field goals in the third quarter and Shilique Calhoun's fumble return with 9:02 left to play that made it 26-7.