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Baylor scores, up 14 over SMU
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Seth Russell found a speedy KD Cannon for 36 yards and a touchdown. The No. 4 Bears lead SMU 28-14 at the end of the first quarter on ESPN.

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Michigan State lengthens lead
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Spartans QB Connor Cook fires a 9-yard pass to Josiah Price for a touchdown as they take a 20-7 lead over the Broncos.

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GOAL for Peru! Daniel Chavez's shot takes a massive deflection and loops over an outstretched Brad Guzan and into the back of the U.S. net!

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Jeremy Langford might have been the nation's most underrated running back in recent years, but Michigan State's coaches were confident about their next crop of backs. Madre London already with two TDs tonight and Spartans coaches raved about freshman L.J. Scott when I talked with them. OC Dave Warner wants to get running backs more involved in the passing game.

Michigan State regains lead
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Spartans RB Madre London ran 7 yards for a touchdown to go up 13-7 in the first quarter over the Broncos on ESPNU. The No. 5 Spartans' two-point conversion attempt failed.

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Baylor grabs lead against SMU
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The punters have yet to step on the field as the No. 4 Bears and Mustangs have been exchanging touchdowns in the first quarter. Baylor is up 21-14 on ESPN.

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Western Michigan returns kick for TD
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Western Michigan's Darius Phillips returned a kickoff 100 yards for a TD to even it up at 7-7 vs. Michigan State on ESPNU. The last team to run a kickoff back for a touchdown vs. Michigan State was Notre Dame in 2011.

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Cuse QB Terrel Hunt hurt
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Terrel Hunt got hurt on this 2-yard run and the Orange put freshman Eric Dungey in the game. The Orange lead Rhode Island 7-0.

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Michigan State's first TD of season
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After an interception got the Spartans the ball, Madre London ran 24 yards for a touchdown -- and the kick was good -- to put Michigan State up 7-0 over Western Michigan on ESPNU.

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SMU evens things up vs. Baylor
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The Mustangs scored just 12 points in its first four games last season but they have 14 points in just under 8 minutes so far today. Things are even at 14 on ESPN.

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Pass interception leads to touchdown
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Montae Nicholson intercepted Western Michigan's Zach Terrell's pass, and the Spartans would score a touchdown shortly after.

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No. 4 Baylor scores yet again
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Seth Russell dives into the end zone as the Bears score again and take a 14-7 lead against SMU. The game is still in the first five minutes of play on ESPN.

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Who will step up for Michigan State?

With the graduation of Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill, Michigan State lost 64% of its total rushes and 70% of yards from last season. Only one returning RB (Delton Williams) has more than 50 carries in his career. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

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Darius Phillips' big return to start game
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Western Michigan's Darius Phillips returned the kickoff 72 yards in the first play of the season against Michigan State (5).

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SMU answers Baylor quickly
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The Bears aren't the only ones who can score quickly, as the Mustangs answered a quick score with a TD off a long 46-yard pass. and the game is even at 7.

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