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Recap - Spartans Defeat Western Michigan 26-13

The Spartans were Week 1 winners on Friday, coming out on top of the Broncos by a score of 26-13 at Spartan Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Spartans were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 28. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 44.5.

Andrew Maxwell completed 11 of 21 pass attempts for 74 yards for the Spartans in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Brian Fields rushed for 24 yards for Western Michigan, while Dareyon Chance added 9 yards. Zach Terrell threw for 120 yards for the Broncos, while receivers Corey Davis and Timmy Keith had 96 and 55 yards respectively.

Michigan State outgained Western Michigan 297-204 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 18-14 by the Spartans.

The time of possession battle favored Michigan State as their offense was on the field for 33:14, longer than the 26:46 of their opponents.

Michigan State heads into a Week 2 battle against South Florida. Western Michigan, meanwhile, will have their next action against Nicholls State.