Oct. 12, 2013
Michigan State leads the all-time series against Indiana, 43-15-2, including a 23-6-1 record in games played in East Lansing. The Spartans have won 13 of the last 15 meetings, including the last five in a row.
Michigan State improved to 64-31-3 (.668) in 98 Homecoming games, including an 11-1-1 record against Indiana. The Spartans have won six of their last seven Homecoming games. MSU has a 50-22-2 (.689) in Homecoming contests played in October.
Spartan Stadium played host to its 500th game, as Michigan State improved its all-time home record to 340-147-13 (.693) in 90 seasons.
Michigan State is off to a 2-0 start in Big Ten play for the fourth time in seven seasons under Mark Dantonio (2008: started 3-0; 2010: opened 4-0; and 2011: started 3-0).
The Spartans have won 34 of their last 46 games (.739), dating back to the beginning of the 2010 season.
Under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State has produced a 35-11 record (.761) in home games, including a 15-game winning streak (7-0 in 2010, 7-0 in 2011, won first game in 2012).
Under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State is 40-8 (.833) when leading in time of possession, including a 27-5 record (.844) since 2010. The Spartans had nearly a 15-minute advantage in time of possession against Indiana (37:28-22:32), including an 11:04-3:56 edge in the third quarter.
Under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State is 45-11 (.804) when outrushing its opponent, including a 29-4 record (.879) since 2010. The Spartans are 19-3 (.864) in games when gaining 200 or more yards under Dantonio.
Michigan State limited Indiana to season lows in passing offense (259 yards) and total offense (351). The Hoosiers entered the game ranked ninth in the nation in total offense (535.0 ypg.) and 10th in passing offense (346.0 ypg).
The Spartans have held all six of their 2013 opponents below 100 yards rushing, as Indiana managed 92 yards on 27 carries. In 85 games under Mark Dantonio, MSU has held its opponents under 100 yards rushing 41 times (48 percent).
For the second-straight week, Michigan State amassed over 400 yards total offense. The Spartans featured a well balanced attack against Indiana, gaining more than 200 yards rushing (238) and 200 yards passing (235).
Junior Jeremy Langford recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game, setting personal bests for carries (23), rushing yards (109) and rushing touchdowns (3). He scored on runs of 5, 2 and career-long 32 yards. Langford accounted for a career-best four TDs, including his first career TD reception on an 11-yard screen pass from Connor Cook early in the second quarter.
True freshman Delton Williams set season highs for carries (12) and rushing yards (92). His season-long 37-yard run set up MSU's final touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
True freshman R.J. Shelton scored his first career touchdown, scoring on a 34-yard reverse early in the third quarter. Shelton rushed twice for a season-high 40 yards and caught his first career pass, a 7-yard grab from Connor Cook in the first quarter.
Sophomore quarterback Connor Cook recorded his third career 200-yard passing game, completing 22-of-31 throws for 235 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Cook threw TD passes of 11 yards to Jeremy Langford and 34 yards to Bennie Fowler in the second quarter. He completed passes to 11 different receivers.
Sophomore Macgarrett Kings Jr. matched his career high with five receptions for 28 yards. It marked the third-straight game, Kings had five catches (five for 37 yards and a TD at Notre Dame; and five for 94 yards and a score at Iowa). He has caught at least one pass in each of MSU's six games this season.
For the second-straight game, fifth-year senior Bennie Fowler recorded a touchdown reception of over 30 yards. On a third-and-6 midway through the second quarter against Indiana, Fowler scored on a 34-yard crossing route from Connor Cook. Last Saturday at Iowa, he had a 37-yard TD grab from Cook early in the third quarter.
Fifth-year senior Denicos Allen recorded a team-high eight tackles against Indiana, including two for losses (5 yards). Allen now has 35 career tackles for loss, tied for sixth on MSU's all-time list with Mike Labinjo (2000-03). He also was credited with two quarterback hurries.
Sixth-year defensive tackle Tyler Hoover produced a season-high seven tackles against Indiana, including a 9-yard sack.
Junior Mike Sadler averaged a career-best 59.2 yards on four punts, including a season-long 69-yarder in the fourth quarter. Sadler also placed one kick inside the Indiana 10-yard line.