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Michigan 29, Michigan State 7

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Blake Corum ran for 177 yards and scored twice, and Jake Moody made five field goals to help No. 4 Michigan remain unbeaten with a 29-7 win over Michigan State.

The Wolverines (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) scored 26 straight points after falling behind briefly late in the first quarter.

The Spartans (3-5, 1-4) went 0 for 2 on fourth down in the first half. They turned it over on downs after a review of a spot and after coach Mel Tucker chose to go for it instead of kicking a short field goal to tie the game midway through the second quarter.

Michigan led 13-7 at halftime and kept control in the second half, outgaining Michigan State 133-8 in the third quarter.

Moody, the reigning Lou Groza Award winner given to the nation's top place kicker, made a career-long 54-yarder for his fifth field goal to put the Wolverines ahead 22-7 early in the fourth.

Corum, who started the game with an FBS-high 13 touchdowns, scored for a second time on a 4-yard run after Michigan State had trouble with a snap on a punt.

With a 29-7 lead in the final minutes, coach Jim Harbaugh showed no mercy against his in-state rival by calling for J.J. McCarthy to throw deep down the field.

McCarthy was 15 of 25 for 167 yards with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Corum.

Payton Thorne was 17 of 30 for 215 yards with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Keon Coleman that gave the Spartans a 7-3 lead late in the first quarter. Thorne also threw an interception late in the game.

Coleman finished with five catches for 155 yards and a score.

THE TAKEAWAY

Michigan State: Mistakes were costly in a game the Spartans had to be nearly flawless to win, starting with offensive tackle Jarrett Horst drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to stunt the opening drive.

Michigan: Harbaugh's team stayed on track for its showdown in less than a month on the road against second-ranked Ohio State, with the winner potentially representing the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MSUMich
Mich FG 2:20 Jake Moody 22 yard field goal 0 3
MSU TD 0:23 Keon Coleman 26 yard TD pass from Payton Thorne (Ben Patton Extra Point) 7 3
Second Quarter MSUMich
Mich TD 11:58 Blake Corum 2 yard TD pass from J.J. McCarthy (Jake Moody Extra Point) 7 10
Mich FG 1:08 Jake Moody 25 yard field goal 7 13
Third Quarter MSUMich
Mich FG 9:15 Jake Moody 39 yard field goal 7 16
Mich FG 3:58 Jake Moody 33 yard field goal 7 19
Fourth Quarter MSUMich
Mich FG 14:45 Jake Moody 54 yard field goal 7 22
Mich TD 12:47 Blake Corum 4 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 7 29
Team Stats
  Michigan State Michigan
First downs 11 27
  Rushing 3 19
  Passing 7 6
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 2-11, 18% 9-16, 56%
4th down efficiency 1-4, 25% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 23-37 52-276
Passing Yards 215 167
Return Yards 0 72
Completions-Attempts-Int 17-30-1 15-26-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-10 0-0
Punts 4 1
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 7-75 4-25
Michigan State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
P. Thorne 17 30 215 1 1
Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. McCarthy 15 25 167 1 0
R. Bell 0 1 0 0 0
Michigan State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Collins 7 22 3.1 0
J. Reed 1 17 17.0 0
J. Berger 9 17 1.9 0
P. Thorne 5 2 0.4 0
Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Corum 33 177 5.4 1
J. McCarthy 7 50 7.1 0
D. Edwards 10 42 4.2 0
C. Stokes 2 7 3.5 0
Michigan State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Coleman 5 155 31.0 1
J. Reed 4 17 4.3 0
D. Barker 2 15 7.5 0
E. Collins 2 8 4.0 0
T. Mosley 2 8 4.0 0
J. Berger 1 6 6.0 0
M. Carr 1 6 6.0 0
Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Schoonmaker 5 70 14.0 0
R. Bell 4 53 13.3 0
D. Edwards 3 38 12.7 0
C. Johnson 1 7 7.0 0
B. Corum 1 2 2.0 1
R. Wilson 1 -3 -3.0 0
Michigan State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Moore 1 34
Michigan State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Baringer 4 159 39.8
Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Robbins 1 34 34.0
Michigan State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 1 -1 -1.0
Michigan State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Wilson 2 39 19.5
Michigan State Missed FG
Player Length
Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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