Sep 14, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA;Michigan State Spartans running back Nick Hill (20) runs the ball against the Youngstown State Penguins during the second half in a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 55-17.Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Connor Cook Impressive In Michigan State Spartans Win


Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans may have finally found their quarterback. Connor Cook was impressive as the Spartan quarterback as he led his team to a 55-17 win. Cook was elevated to starter after a series of lackluster performances by nearly every quarterback on the roster.  Cook responded by passing for 202 yards and four touchdowns.  Those stats were complied in just over 2 quarters of play before Cook was pulled to get red-shirt freshmen Tyler O’Conner some playing time.

The Spartans running game also showed signs of life.  Spartan running backs Nick Hill, Jeremy Langford and Riley Bullough combined for 185 yards and 3 touchdowns. Improved passing and rushing numbers helped the Spartans offense finally outscore the Spartan defense in the 55-17 win.

Granted Youngstown State is a division 1-AA school but that doesn’t make this offensive performance any less impressive. The Spartans have struggled mightily on offense this season and today’s performance may give them some stability and confidence going into the Notre Dame game.

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Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER YSU MSU
TD 11:49 Jeremy Langford 3 Yd Run (Kevin Muma Kick) 0 7
FG 08:38 Joey Cejudo 34 Yd 3 7
TD 06:23 Andre Sims Jr. 13 Yd Pass From Connor Cook (Kevin Muma Kick) 3 14
TD 01:11 Trevon Pendleton 12 Yd Pass From Connor Cook (Kevin Muma Kick) 3 21
SECOND QUARTER YSU MSU
TD 04:57 Martin Ruiz 5 Yd Run (Joey Cejudo Kick) 10 21
TD 03:24 Macgarrett Kings Jr. 24 Yd Pass From Connor Cook (Kevin Muma Kick) 10 28
TD 01:50 Bennie Fowler 17 Yd Pass From Connor Cook (Kevin Muma Kick) 10 35
THIRD QUARTER YSU MSU
TD 12:12 Nick Hill 35 Yd Run (Kevin Muma Kick) 10 42
TD 03:58 Jeremy Langford 2 Yd Run (Kevin Muma Kick) 10 49
TD 01:36 Martin Ruiz 34 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick) 17 49
FOURTH QUARTER YSU MSU
FG 07:37 Kevin Muma 20 Yd 17 52
FG 05:22 Kevin Muma 22 Yd 17 55

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