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In the 46th meeting between the two schools, Michigan State fell to Wisconsin, 37-34, at Camp Randall Stadium...MSU still leads the all-time series, 26-20...it marks the first time MSU has lost to Wisconsin in a Big Ten opener (4-1)...
Javon Ringer rushed for a season-best 145 yards on 14 carries (14.5 avg) ...he had a season-long 70-yard carry on MSU's opening drive of the third quarter to set up Brett Swenson's 19-yard field goal...he also had a carry of 53 yards in the first quarter to set up MSU's first TD of the day...it marked his seventh-career 100-yard rushing game and second of the season...Ringer had a career-best 88 reception yards on seven catches...he accounted for 233 all-purpose yards.
Jehuu Caulcrick scored two rushing TDs...he had an 2-yard TD run for MSU's first score with 5:57 remaining in the first...he also had 2-yard run later in the first at the 2:23 mark...he now has 26 career rushing TDs, which ties him for seventh in the MSU record book with Tico Duckett...he now has 27 total TDs (26 rushing, one receiving), which is tied for ninth in MSU history with Scott Greene.
Devin Thomas caught an 80-yard TD reception in the second quarter, marking the longest catch of his career...he finished the game with 111 reception yards on four catches...it marks his third-career 100-yard receiving game, all arriving this season...he accounted for a career-best 230 all-purpose yards...he had 61 yards rushing and 58 on kick returns.
Brian Hoyer threw for a season-best 324 yards passing...it marks his second career 300-yard passing game (330 yards vs. Minnesota, 2006)...it marks his fifth-career game with at least 200 yards passing, and third of the season...he connected on an 80-yard TD pass in the second quarter to Devin Thomas, marking the longest completion of his career.
Deon Curry registered career highs in receiving yards (45) and catches (four)...he caught a career-long 18-yard reception in the third quarter.
MSU had 564 yards of total offense, marking the second time this season the Spartans have collected at least 500 yards of total offense this season (593 vs. UAB).
Jonal Saint-Dic, who leads the nation in forced fumbles, recorded his sixth forced fumble of the season as he also sacked Wisconsin quarterback Tyler Donovan on the same play for an 11-yard loss in the first quarter...it marks Saint-Dic's seventh sack of the season.
T.J. Williams, playing cornerback for just the second game of his career, recorded his first-career interception, halting a Wisconsin drive...off a deflection, Williams made the pick at the goal-line and was hit into the end zone...he also recorded a pass break-up...Williams made his first appearance at cornerback last week at Notre Dame.
Travis Key recorded his second interception of the season and third of his career with a pick in the fourth quarter.
MSU's defense caused two turnovers (T.J. Williams interception, Travis Key interception)...for the season, the Spartans have caused 10 turnovers.
Nehemiah Warrick tied a career high with 12 tackles.