The first matchup between two Top-10 teams is in the books.
The #5 ranked Michigan State Spartans claimed a 31-28 victory over the #7 ranked Oregon Ducks to improve their record to 2-0 on the season while at the same time avenging a 46-27 loss to the Ducks last year. If the Spartans play their cards right they will also be able to avenge their loss to #1 Ohio State this year too. Surprisingly Michigan State only lost to those two teams last year.
It started with Oregon scoring off of a 75 yard drive that culminated in a 2 yard rushing score by running back Royce Freeman.
Michigan State was able to respond however with a drive of their own. Madre London had a 62 yard run that later led to a 12 yard pass from Spartan’s quarterback Conner Cook to receiver Josiah Price to make it 7-7.
The Spartan’s then added a 12 yard pass from Cook to receiver Aaron Burbridge to make it 14-7. Burbridge had 101 yards and a touchdown in last night’s game.
Sparty was able to help themselves to a 14-7 halftime lead by making a key goal-line stand against the Ducks in the second quarter.
However the Ducks were able to tie it at 14 by capitalizing off an 81 yard punt return by Bralon Addison.
Spartan’s running back LJ Scott ran for two touchdowns. One of those was six yard run to make it 21-14, followed by a Michael Geiger 36 yard field goal to make it 24-14 Spartans. The next one was a 38 yard run following a two-yard rushing score by Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. to make it 31-21 Spartans.
Adams was able to get a passing touchdown to Byron Marshall to cut the score to 31-28, but it was too little too late as the Ducks fell to 1-1 on the year. Oregon turned it over on downs to end the game.
I will have analysis from Cowboys/Giants tomorrow.