No. 11 Michigan State bats Eastern Michigan 73-14 for 3rd-best scoring game in program history
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as No. 11 Michigan State scored the third-most points in program history, smashing Eastern Michigan 73-14 on Saturday.
The Spartans (2-1) came up three points short of matching the school record set in 1989 against Northwestern and found the end zone on their first five possessions. Michigan State scored 75 points against Arizona in 1949.
Eastern Michigan (1-3) was outgained 320-1 in the first half and surrendered the game's first 20 first downs. The Eagles have been outscored 155-17 by Florida, Old Dominion and the Spartans.
Michigan State finished with 336 yards rushing, 496 in total offense and held the Eagles to five first downs.
Cook wound up 5 for 6 for 83 yards, accounting for all his touchdowns in the first quarter. Delton Williams led 10 Spartan ball carriers with 103 yards and three TDs on 10 carries.