(Saturday, September 6th)
Final Score: Michigan State 42, Eastern Michigan 10
East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - It was the Javon Ringer show in East Lansing this afternoon, as the running back for Michigan State rushed for 135 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, leading the Spartans to a commanding 42-10 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Spartan Stadium.
Andre Anderson added 75 rushing yards for Michigan State (1-1), while Brian Hoyer completed just 8-of-12 passes for 148 yards in the victory.
Quarterback Andy Schmitt only completed 11-of-23 passes for 111 yards in the loss for EMU (1-1), but the signal caller also added 46 rushing yards and one touchdown.
The Spartans took a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter when Ringer rumbled into the end zone on a four-yard run.
Just seconds into the second stanza, Schmitt scored on a three-yard touchdown run, tying the score at seven apiece.
However, the rest of the quarter was dominated by Ringer, who scored on runs of six and two yards, respectively. The strong play of Ringer sent the Spartans into the break with a 21-7 lead.
Late in the third quarter the Spartans capped off a seven-play, 99-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge by Ringer.
Michigan State extended its lead to 35-7 early in the final frame when Ringer scored his fifth and final touchdown with a two-yard run.
Surprisingly someone other than Ringer scored a rushing touchdown for Michigan State, as Ashton Leggett crossed the goal line from four yards out, pushing MSU's lead to 42-7 late in the fourth quarter.
Joe Carithers nailed a 24-yard field goal for EMU with under two minutes remaining in regulation, but it was too little, too late for the Eagles who suffered a 32-point setback.
09/06 16:52:56 ET