Minnesota vs Michigan State Recap - Spartans Win 31-24
B.J. Cunningham was good for 104 receiving yards on Saturday as the Spartans grabbed a 31-24 win over the Golden Gophers at Spartan Stadium.
Michigan State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 28-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 47.5.
Kirk Cousins completed 23 of 34 pass attempts for 296 yards for the Spartans in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
MarQueis Gray rushed for 71 yards for Minnesota, while Duane Bennett added 42 yards. MarQueis Gray threw for 295 yards for the Golden Gophers, while receivers Da'Jon McKnight and Ge'Shun Harris had 173 and 28 yards respectively.
Minnesota outgained Michigan State 415-402 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-19 by the Golden Gophers.
The time of possession battle favored Minnesota as their offense was on the field for 34:28, longer than the 25:32 of their opponents.
Michigan State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Iowa. Minnesota will aim to get back on the winning track vs Wisconsin.