Michigan St. blows 24-7 lead at halftime in 2OT loss to Indiana – Daily Tribune

By BOB TRIPI

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Shaun Shivers rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yarder in double overtime, to lead Indiana to a 39-31 win over Michigan State on Saturday.

Indiana’s James Head Jr. blocked Ben Patton’s 28-yard field goal in overtime and Michigan State’s Michael Fletcher blocked Charles Campbell’s 37-yard kick to send the game into double overtime.

After Dexter Williams threw a 24-yard pass to AJ Barner to start the second overtime, Shivers ran for the game-winner. Williams threw Barner a two-point conversion pass to give the Hoosiers an eight-point cushion. Michigan State couldn’t score because it could only drive as far as the 13-yard line.

Michigan State (5-6, 3-5) appeared to be running with the game after building a 17-point halftime lead, but the Hoosiers rallied in the second half.

The Hoosiers (4-7, 2-6) closed within 24-14 early in the second half when Shivers broke free for a 79-yard touchdown run. The Spartans responded with Elijah Collins scoring his second touchdown of the game with a 31-yard burst over the line.

Indiana’s Jaylin Lucas, who had 168 kickoff return yards, returned the subsequent kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown. After intercepting a pass from Payton Thorne, Campbell made a 40-yard field goal from the Hoosiers to cut it to 31-24.

Josh Henderson tied the game at 31 with 12:59 on a 1-yard run. Michigan State had a chance to win the game in the rule, but Patton missed a 22-yard field goal after time was up.

THE TAKE AWAY

Indiana: The win put the Hoosiers on a seven-losing streak. Indiana is now 2-15 in league play for the last two seasons.

Michigan State: The Spartans missed a chance to qualify for the Bowl and now need to win at Penn State next week. The loss broke a two-game winning streak for Michigan State.

NEXT

Indiana: Will host Purdue on Nov. 26 in the regular-season finals.

Michigan State: Ends regular season Nov. 26 at No. 11 Penn State.

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