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Spartans use ground game to defeat Kent St.

The Michigan State Spartans opened their season by rushing for five touchdowns en route to a 49-14 victory over the Kent St. Golden Flashes on Saturday.

The Spartans were listed as 21-point favorites and easily covered the spread on this day. The combined score of 63 went OVER the posted total (55.5).

Jehuu Caulcrick rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries, while Jason Teague and Javon Ringer each picked up a touchdown on the ground for Michigan State.

Drew Stanton went 22-for-29 for 297 yards and threw two touchdowns in the win for the Spartans.

Michael Machen completed 31 of 52 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns for Kent State.