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Recap - Spartans Defeat Purdue 35-31

Recap - Spartans Defeat Purdue 35-31

Purdue was unable to slow down Mark Dell, who produced 108 receiving yards as the Spartans defeated the Boilermakers 35-31 on Saturday.

Michigan State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 20.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 51.5.

Kirk Cousins completed 28 of 37 pass attempts for 276 yards for the Spartans in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Boilermakers defense.

Keith Carlos rushed for 103 yards for Purdue, while Rob Henry added 53 yards. Rob Henry threw for 189 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers Cortez Smith and Al-Terek McBurse had 83 and 30 yards respectively.

Michigan State outgained Purdue 381-378 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-16 by the Spartans.

Purdue lost the time of possession battle 31:01/28:59, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Michigan State heads into a Week 13 battle against Penn State. Purdue, meanwhile, will have their next action against Indiana.