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1996 MSU Single-Game Superlatives

Most Rushing Attempts:       33, Sedrick Irvin vs. Indiana
Most Rushing Yards:         158, Sedrick Irvin vs. Indiana 
Longest Rush:                52 yds., Sedrick Irvin vs. Eastern Michigan
Longest Rushing Touchdown:   52 yds., Sedrick Irvin vs. Eastern Michigan
Most Pass Attempts:          45, Todd Schultz vs. Michigan
Most Pass Completions:       24, Todd Schultz vs. Michigan
Most Passing Yards:         281 yds., Todd Schultz vs. Illinois
Longest Pass Completion:     64 yds., Todd Schultz to Octavis Long vs. Minnesota
Longest Pass For a TD:       64 yds., Todd Schultz to Octavis Long vs. Minnesota
Most Receptions:             10, Derrick Mason vs. Michigan 
Most Receiving Yards:       151 yds., Derrick Mason vs. Michigan
Most Kickoff Returns:         6, by Derrick Mason vs. Penn State
Most Kickoff Return Yds:    122 yds., Derrick Mason vs. Penn State 
Longest Kickoff Return:      44 yds., Derrick Mason vs. Michigan
Longest Fumble Return:       33 yds., Dimitrius Underwood vs. Louisville (TD)
Most Punt Returns:            6,  Derrick Mason vs. East. Michigan
Most Punt Return Yardage:   137 yds., Derrick Mason vs. East. Michigan 
Longest Punt Return:         69 yds., Derrick Mason vs. East. Michigan
Most Punts:                  10, Paul Edinger vs. Nebraska
Longest Punt:                55 yds., Paul Edinger vs. Nebraska
Most Interceptions:           1, by Sorie Kanu vs. Indiana; 
                              1, by Sorie Kanu vs. Minnesota; 
                              1, by Ike Reese vs. Illinois;  
                              1, by Dan Hackenbracht vs. Illinois; 
                              1, by Ray Hill vs. Eastern Michigan; 
                              1, by Tyrone Garland vs. Eastern Michigan; 
                              1, by Sorie Kanu vs. Iowa; 
                              1, by Ray Hill vs. Stanford
Most Int. Return Yds:        22, by Sorie Kanu vs. Minnesota
Longest Int. Return:         22 yds., by Sorie Kanu vs. Minnesota
Most Field Goals:             3, Chris Gardner vs. Wisconsin
Longest Field Goal Attempt:  49 yds., Chris Gardner vs. Penn State; 
                             49 yds., Chris Gardner vs. Eastern Michigan;
                             49 yds., Chris Gardner vs. Purdue
Longest Successful FG:       49 yds., Chris Gardner vs. Penn State; 
                             49 yds., Chris Gardner vs. Purdue
Most Tackles:                17, Ike Reese vs. Nebraska
Most Tackles For Losses:      3, by Courtney Ledyard vs. Illinois; 
                              3, by Courtney Ledyard vs. Eastern Michigan;
                              3, by Pete Govens vs. Eastern Michigan
Most Quarterback Sacks:       3, Courtney Ledyard vs. Eastern Michigan (-28 yds.)

Michigan State Offense

High Low Points 52 vs. Purdue (8/31) 0 vs. Stanford (12/31) First Downs 30 vs. Indiana (11/9) 11 vs. Nebraska (9/7) by Rushing 17 vs. Indiana (11/9) 4 vs. Louisville (9/21) by Passing 14 vs. Penn St. (11/23) 2 vs. Indiana (11/2) by Penalty 4 vs. Louisville (9/21) 0, three times Rush Attempts 64 vs. Indiana (11/9) 31 vs. Stanford (12/31) Rushing Yards 257 vs. Indiana (11/9) 68 vs. Stanford (12/31) Pass Attempts 45 vs. Michigan (11/2) 16 vs. Minnesota (10/19) Pass Completions 24 vs. Michigan (11/2) 10 vs. Iowa (10/5) Passing Yards 281 vs. Illinois (10/12) 151 vs. Stanford (12/31) Total Plays 82 vs. EMU (9/28)/PSU (11/23) 64 vs. Stanford (12/31) Total Yards 500 vs. Indiana (11/9) 219 vs. Stanford (12/31) Penalties 9 vs. EMU (9/28)/Iowa (10/5) 1 vs. Penn State (11/23) Penalty Yards 82 vs. EMU (9/28) 10 vs. Penn State (11/23)

Michigan State Defense

High Low Points 55 vs. Nebraska (9/7) 0 vs. EMU (9/28) First Downs 26 by Penn St. (11/23) 9 by EMU (9/28)/Indiana (11/9) by Rushing 12, three times 3 by EMU (9/28) by Passing 13 by Purdue (8/31)/PSU (11/23) 4 by Nebraska (9/7) by Penalty 3 by Iowa (10/5) 0, five times Rush Attempts 49 by Stanford (12/31) 31 by Minnesota (10/19) Rushing Yards 257 by Stanford (12/31) 25 by EMU (9/28) Pass Attempts 39 by Purdue (8/31) 14 by Nebraska (9/7)/Indiana (11/9) Pass Completions 23 by Stanford (12/31) 7 by Nebraska (9/7)/Indiana (11/9) Passing Yards 348 by Louisville (9/21) 35 by Indiana (11/9) Total Plays 79 by Stanford (12/31) 50 by Indiana (11/9) Total Yards 495 by Stanford (12/31) 128 by EMU (9/28) Penalties 14 by Louisville (9/21) 1 by Stanford (12/31) Penalty Yards 135 by Louisville (9/21) 10 by Nebraska (9/7)/Stanford (12/31)

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