12:00 PM ET, September 25, 2004
Memorial Stadium, BLOOMINGTON, IN
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (Ticker) -- Down 13 at the half, Michigan State scored 23 unanswered points to post a 30-20 victory over Indiana in the Big Ten Conference opener for both schools.
Dave Rayner kicked field goals of 44, 22 and 39 yards and Drew Stanton and Jason Teague added one-yard touchdown runs in the second half for Michigan State (2-2, 1-0 Big Ten), which rallied from a 20-7 deficit.
Indiana (2-2, 0-1) scored 17 second-quarter points, highlighted by a 94-yard punt return by Lance Bennett and a 12-yard TD pass from Matt LoVecchio to Chris Rudanovic.
Stanton, who also had a two-yard TD run in the second quarter, completed 15-of-23 passes for 172 yards and had two interceptions. He did most of his damage on the ground, racking up 141 yards on 12 carries.
The Hoosiers have dropped two straight after opening the season with back-to-back wins, including a road upset of Oregon.
Indiana has not won its conference opener since 2000, when it beat Iowa, 45-33.
Michigan State improved to 37-14-2 all time against Indiana.
The teams were playing for the Old Brass Spittoon trophy.
|3rd Down Conversions||3-12||2-13|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||1-1|
|FG||4:42||BRYAN ROBERTSON 23 YD FG|
Drive info: 12 plays, 81 yards.
|TD||14:17||DREW STANTON 2 YD RUN (DAVE RAYNER KICK)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 81 yards.
|TD||10:18||CHRIS RUDANOVIC 12 YD PASS FROM MATT LOVECCHIO (BRYAN ROBERTSON KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||4:25||LANCE BENNETT 94 YD PUNT RETURN (BRYAN ROBERTSON KICK)||7||17|
|FG||2:43||BRYAN ROBERTSON 31 YD FG|
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yards.
|TD||6:24||DREW STANTON 1 YD RUN (DAVE RAYNER KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 54 yards.
|FG||2:58||DAVE RAYNER 44 YD FG|
Drive info: 5 plays, 62 yards.
|TD||9:45||JASON TEAGUE 1 YD RUN (DAVE RAYNER KICK)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 78 yards.
|FG||5:56||DAVE RAYNER 22 YD FG|
Drive info: 6 plays, 48 yards.
|FG||2:36||DAVE RAYNER 39 YD FG|
Drive info: 5 plays, 44 yards.