Brian Hoyer passes for career-high 81 yards and completes 11-of-14 throws.
Oct. 14, 2006
With the 38-7 win, Ohio State now leads the all-time series against Michigan State, 25-12, including a 12-5 record in games played in East Lansing...the win marks Ohio State's fifth consecutive victory in the series.
Today's attendance was 73,498.
MSU falls to 3-13-1 when playing the nation's top-ranked team, including a 2-4 record versus Ohio State.
Since November of 1997, Michigan State is 9-4 against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 10...MSU is 6-2 in Spartan Stadium in those games.
Michigan State is 18-21 in its last 39 games against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25, including a 5-9 record since 2003.
MSU is now 8-19 against ranked Ohio State teams, according to Associated Press polls since 1951.
Senior quarterback Drew Stanton finished the game 8-for-16 passing for 54 yards with one interception...he left in the game midway through the third quarter due to an injury...Stanton moved up to fifth in career pass attempts at MSU with 756, passing Jim Miller (746).
Sophomore quarterback Brian Hoyer registered career highs for passing yards (81), completions (11) and attempts (14).
Senior linebacker David Herron Jr. forced a fumble on Ohio State's first possession of the game, his second forced fumble of the season...it marked MSU's fifth forced fumble of the season...senior cornerback Greg Cooper recovered the fumble for the Spartans.
Senior cornerback Demond Williams returned a 39-yard kickoff in the second quarter, his longest of the season.
Senior wide receiver Jerramy Scott caught three passes for 21 yards and is now tied for eighth all-time at MSU with Mill Coleman in career receptions with 126.
Michigan State featured its fourth different starting combination at offensive line this afternoon (LT Pete Clifford, LG Kenny Shane, C Kyle Cook, RG Roland Martin, RT Jesse Miller).
Sophomore safety Otis Wiley recorded a team-best 10 tackles, the third time this season he has led the team in tackles.
Senior punter Brandon Fields kicked four balls inside the 20 and two for over 50 yards...he averaged 40.4 yards on eight punts today.