Nov. 19, 2011
Today's Attendance: 74,128
The Spartans now lead the all-time series 41-15-2, including a 22-6-1 record in games played in East Lansing, Mich. . . . Overall, Michigan State has won 11 of the last 13 meetings against the Indiana, including four straight in Spartan Stadium.
Michigan State has recorded 20 wins over the last two seasons - its highest two-year total in school history . . . The Spartans have won 20 of their last 24 games, including a 13-2 record in Big Ten play . . . MSU has won at least nine games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1965-66.
The 2011 senior class has helped Michigan State to a record of 35-15 (.700), including a 24-4 mark (.857) in Spartan Stadium . . . The 35 wins are the most by any senior class in the 115-year history of MSU football.
MSU extended its current home winning streak to 14 games - its longest home streak since winning 19 straight from 1950-53 (teams coached by Clarence "Biggie" Munn) . . . The 14-game home winning streak is the fifth longest in school history (school-record 23-game home winning streak from 1903-07; teams coached by Chester Brewer).
Kirk Cousins recorded his eighth 200-yard passing game of the season and 23rd of his career, completing 16-of-23 throws for 272 yards and three touchdowns . . . His 23 200-yard passing games ties Jeff Smoker's school record (23, 2000-03) . . . His three TD passes ties his career high (seven times) . . . He now has 60 career TD passes, one shy of Smoker's school record of 61 . . . During MSU's current three-game winning streak, Cousins has completed 57-of-88 throws (.648) for 828 yards (276.0 ypg.), eight TDs and no interceptions . . . Cousins, the winningest quarterback in MSU history, improved to 25-11 in 36 career starts.
B.J. Cunningham recorded his sixth 100-yard receiving game of the season and eighth of his career, with six receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns . . . His sixth 100-yard receiving games is tied for the second-best single-season total in Spartan history (tied with Charles Rogers, 2001 and 2002; school-record seven by Devin Thomas, 2007) . . . Cunningham became only the 11th player in Big Ten history to record at least 200 career receptions . . . His 1,005 receiving yards (seventh), 61 receptions (eighth) and seven TD receptions (tied for 10th) rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in MSU history.
Keshawn Martin accounted for a season-high 182 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns . . . His eight receptions matched his career high (vs. Notre Dame, 2008) while his 99 receiving yards marked a season high.
Left guard Joel Foreman made his 46th career start in the home finale vs. Indiana . . . Foreman has started more games than any offensive linemen in Spartan history (previous record: 44 starts by Shane Hannah, 1991-94, and Tony Mandarich, 1985-88).
Denicos Allen equaled his career high with nine tackles (three times).
Johnny Adams recorded his eighth career interception in the third quarter and returned it 86 yards for his second career touchdown (vs. Purdue, 2008) . . . His 86-yard interception return for a score marked the fifth-longest in MSU history (interception or fumble) and the fourth-longest interception return in school history . . . The Spartans have returned three interceptions for scores this season (two by Isaiah Lewis: vs. Central Michigan and Michigan).
For the third-straight game, Michigan State recorded over 400 yards total offense (470 vs. Indiana) . . . During MSU's current three-game winning streak, the Spartans are averaging 41.0 points and 438.3 total yards per game . . . MSU's 55 points matched its single-game best under Mark Dantonio (55 vs. UAB, 2007; Dantonio's first game as Spartan head coach).
Michigan State held its sixth opponent below 100 yards rushing this season (Indiana: 37 rushes for 94 yards).