Dec. 29, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan State Spartans defensive end Shilique Calhoun (89) tackles TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) during the first half during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans Offense Stumbles In Win Over South Florida 21-6


The Spartans continued a couple of streaks on the second week of the NCAA football season. For the second straight week a game at Spartans Stadium a game was delayed by severe weather. Also for the second straight week, the Spartan defense outscored the offense.  Shilique Calhoun continued a streak of his own for the second week in a row Calhoun led the defense in scoring.

The Spartan defensive end scored twice. He scored on a fumble recovery and an interception while single handedly providing enough points to secure the victory.

After two games of quarterback by committee, the Spartan quarterback situation hasn’t become any more clear.  Mark Dantonio played three quarterbacks against South Florida and not one of them could muster even 50 passing yards. In fact, the combined yardage for the trio was only 94.

With the passing game ineffective, South Florida was able to close the door on the spartan running game. Last weeks rushing leader against Western Michigan, Jeremy Langford, scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter but could only manage to gain 38 yard on 9 carries. 

The Spartans will have another week to work out the offensive bugs when they host Youngstown State at Spartan Stadium. Keep Checking with Detroit Jock City for all the latest on the Michigan State Spartans.

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTER USF MSU
TD 09:30 Shilique Calhoun 4 Yd Fumble Return (Kevin Muma Kick)Watch Highlight 0 7
FG 02:06 Marvin Kloss 49 YdWatch Highlight 3 7
FG 00:03 Marvin Kloss 21 YdWatch Highlight 6 7
THIRD QUARTER USF MSU
TD 06:51 Shilique Calhoun 56 Yd Interception Return (Kevin Muma Kick)Watch Highlight 6 14
FOURTH QUARTER USF MSU
TD 10:12 Jeremy Langford 2 Yd Run (Kevin Muma Kick)Watch Highlight 6 21

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