Andrew Maxwell throws game-winning, 46-yard touchdown pass to AJ Troup in the fourth quarter.
Nick Hill's 7-yard touchdown run the difference in the second scrimmage.
Second spring scrimmage scheduled for Saturday.
Michigan State @ Illinois
USATSI Gallery: Michigan State vs. Youngstown State - 09/14/13
CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner has rushed for 507 yards and two touchdowns on 118 carries (4.3 avg.) in 40 career games. . . . was the team's primary kick returner in 2011 and 2012 . . . ranks third in MSU history in kickoff return yards (1,764) . . . his 999 kickoff return yards in 2011 rank second most in MSU single-season history and eighth most in Big Ten history.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Ranked second on the team in rushing with 344 yards on 67 carries (5.1 avg.; 28.7 ypg.) . . . ranked fifth on the team in all-purpose yards (479; 39.9 ypg.) . . . also had 95 kick return yards (19.0 avg.) . . . rushed for 23 yards on four attempts (5.8 avg.) against Minnesota . . . had 34 yards rushing on six carries (5.7 avg.) at Northwestern . . . collected 70 rushing yards on 13 carries (5.4 avg.) at Illinois . . . rushed for 34 yards on 13 carries at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . recorded a career-high 83 yards rushing on nine attempts (9.2 avg.), including a 35-yard TD run, against Youngstown State . . . led team with 63 yards rushing on nine carries vs. South Florida, including a 23-yard run; earned the start while lining up as a wide receiver and carried the ball 12 yards on MSU's first play from scrimmage . . . collected 33 yards rushing on seven attempts vs. Western Michigan.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Ranked second on the team in all-purpose yards with 789 (670 kick return, 71 punt return, 48 rush) . . . his 670 kick return yards ranked eighth in a MSU single-season . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in kick returns (21.6 avg.) . . . ranked third on the team with 48 rushing yards on 21 attempts (2.3 avg.) . . . had 71 punt return yards on eight returns (8.9 avg.) . . . returned three kickoffs for 75 yards in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU . . . compiled 43 all-purpose yards at Minnesota (35 kick return, 8 rushing) . . . had 101 kick return yards against Northwestern . . . rushed for 30 yards on two carries vs. No. 21 Nebraska . . . totaled 109 all-purpose yards against No. 14 Ohio State (102 kick return, 10 punt return, -3 rushing) . . . compiled 73 all-purpose yards at Central Michigan (32 kick return, 31 punt return, 10 rushing) and scored his first career TD on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter . . . also had a 31-yard punt return in the second quarter against the Chippewas.
2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team honorable mention selection . . . appeared in all 14 games as the starting kick returner to earn his first letter . . . his 999 kick return yards were the second most in MSU single-season history and eighth most in Big Ten single-season history . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten with his 26.3-yard kickoff return average . . . had five returns of 40-plus yards and 10 returns of 30-plus yards . . . also saw time as a back-up running back and ranked fifth on the team with 113 rushing yards on 29 carries (3.9 avg.) . . . ranked fourth on the team in all-purpose yards with 1,129 (999 kick return, 113 rushing, 17 punt return) . . . had 61 kick return yards in the 2012 Outback Bowl against No. 18 Georgia, including a 34-yarder . . . had 118 kick return yards on four returns (29.5 avg.), including a 39-yarder, in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin . . . in his only return against Indiana, recorded a career-long 67-yarder that set up an MSU touchdown; also picked up 30 rushing yards on five carries (6.0 avg.) to total 97 all-purpose yards vs. the Hoosiers and was named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week . . . averaged 27.6 yards on three returns, including a 43-yarder, in victory at Iowa . . . had 86 yards on four returns (21.5 avg.) against Minnesota . . . collected 119 kick return yards on four returns (29.8 avg.) at No. 13 Nebraska, including a 62-yarder . . . recorded 119 kick return yards (19.8 avg.) against No. 4 Wisconsin . . . averaged 32.3 yards on kick returns (129 yards on four returns) at Notre Dame, including a 42-yarder . . . recorded 92 all-purpose yards in win over Florida Atlantic, including career highs in rushing yards (56) and carries (14) . . . accounted for 48 all-purpose yards (41 kick return, 7 rush) in the season opener against Youngstown State.
2010 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing the last 11 games of the regular season with a knee injury . . . made his only appearance in the 2010 season opener vs. Western Michigan and carried once for 2 yards . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2010, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . rushed five times for 51 yards, including a 31-yard gain and a 3-yard touchdown run, in the 2010 Green-White spring game . . . gained 79 yards on 17 carries and scored on TD runs of 1 and 4 yards in the second spring scrimmage.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top all-purpose backs by Rivals.com (No. 9) and Max Emfinger (No. 17) . . . rated among the country's top tailbacks by Tom Lemming (No. 17) . . . listed among the nation's top running backs by Scout.com (No. 41) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9), Detroit Free Press (No. 11), Scout.com (No. 11) and The Detroit News (No. 12) . . . four-year starter for Coach Brad Bush at Chelsea (Mich.) High School, helping the Bulldogs to a combined record of 38-9 (.809) . . . two-time all-state selection . . . named 2009 Associated Press Division 3-4 Player of the Year after rushing for 1,989 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior . . . also selected Washtenaw County Player of the Year by AnnArbor.com . . . carried 36 times for 254 yards and three scores vs. Carleton Airport, including a 58-yard TD run with 1:42 left that helped send the Division 3 playoff game into overtime tied at 21 . . . rushed for 2,290 yards and 29 TDs as a junior . . . had 19 receptions for 242 yards (12.7 avg.) in 2008 . . . also returned seven kickoffs for 252 yards (36.0 avg.) and two TDs as a junior, including a 92-yard runback . . . gained 1,658 yards and scored 26 TDs in 2007 . . . his 6,910 rushing yards (sixth) and 98 rushing TDs (third) rank among the Top 10 career totals in Michigan High School Athletic Association record book . . . son of Thomas and Kelly Hill, stepson of Dorvia Thomas-Hill . . . born Dec. 8, 1991 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in psychology.
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