Nov. 3, 2007
In the 100th meeting between the two schools, Michigan defeated Michigan State, 28-24, before a season-high crowd of 77,009 at Spartan Stadium.
Javon Ringer rushed for 128 yards on 15 carries (8.5 avg)...it marked his sixth 100-yard game of the season and 11th of his career...his 11 100-yard games now ranks seventh best in MSU history...he broke loose for a 72-yard run on the last play of the third quarter, the second-longest carry of his career, setting up an MSU touchdown that made the score 17-14 in favor of the Spartans.
Brian Hoyer threw for 161 yards on 19-for-35 passing...he now has 171 completions this season, which ranks eighth best in an MSU season...he has 2,071 passing yards this season, good for 10th best in an MSU season...he becomes just the 10th Spartan quarterback to cross the 2,000-yard mark in a single-season...he now has 12 TDs this season after throwing a 5-yard TD strike to Kellen Davis on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Devin Thomas caught seven passes for 65 yards...he collected 159 all-purpose yards...he had 96 kickoff return yards, and now has 868 kickoff return yards this season, which is just one yard behind DeAndra Cobb for third-place in an MSU single-season.
Jehuu Caulcrick scored on a pair of 1-yard TD runs, giving him 36 career rushing TDs, which is second all-time in MSU history...he passed Sedrick Irvin, who had 35 rushing TDs from 1996-98...he also has 37 career total TDs (36 rushing, 1 receiving), which is third all-time at MSU...he finished with 84 yards on 22 carries, his highest rushing total in four games against Michigan.
Kellen Davis caught a 5-yard TD pass on the first play of the fourth quarter, giving MSU a 17-14 lead...it marked Davis' fourth TD catch of the season...he recorded season highs in receptions (four) and receiving yards (47).
Michigan State out-rushed Michigan, 191-100...it's just the third time in the past 38 years that the team who has won the rushing battle has lost...after rushing for just 15 yards in the first half, the Spartans rushed for 176 in the second half...the Spartans rushed for 137 yards in the third quarter, while Michigan had just 1 rushing yard in the third.
Deon Curry tied a career high with four catches.
MSU collected 267 of its 352 yards of total offense in the second half.
MSU's defense limited Michigan to 7 yards rushing in the second half.
Otis Wiley recorded his team-leading fourth interception of the season in the second quarter...he led the team with a season-high eight tackles.
Jonal Saint-Dic recorded his 10th sack of the season, which is tied for sixth best in an MSU single-season...he also registered two tackles for losses, giving him 14 for the season (tied for team lead with Ervin Baldwin)...he was also credited with a quarterback hurry.
Kendell Davis-Clark recorded his fourth sack of the season...he also made an impressive special teams play in the third quarter, downing a punt at the Michigan 1-yard line.
Brett Swenson kicked his first career field goal against Michigan, a 36-yarder in the first quarter to give MSU an early 3-0 lead.
Aaron Bates had a career-long punt of 67 yards in the second quarter...he also had career highs in punts (nine) and yards (375)...four of his nine punts were downed inside the Michigan 20-yard line.