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College Football
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Michigan State 31, Rutgers 13
When: 12:00 PM   ET ,  Saturday, October 9, 2021
Where: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 41117
Final Scoring Summary
 
Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan State 7 14 7 3 31
Rutgers 7 6 0 0 13
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:51
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 7 - Michigan State 0
Aron Cruickshank 4 yd. pass from Johnny Langan (Valentino Ambrosio kick)
1st Quarter - 6:05
Michigan State   TD  Rutgers 7 - Michigan State 7
Jalen Nailor 63 yd. pass from Payton Thorne (Matt Coghlin kick)
2nd Quarter - 12:10
Rutgers   FG  Rutgers 10 - Michigan State 7
Valentino Ambrosio 26 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 10:18
Michigan State   TD  Rutgers 10 - Michigan State 14
Jalen Nailor 63 yd. pass from Payton Thorne (Matt Coghlin kick)
2nd Quarter - 6:21
Rutgers   FG  Rutgers 13 - Michigan State 14
Valentino Ambrosio 29 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 6:10
Michigan State   TD  Rutgers 13 - Michigan State 21
Jalen Nailor 65 yd. pass from Payton Thorne (Matt Coghlin kick)
3rd Quarter - 7:13
Michigan State   TD  Rutgers 13 - Michigan State 28
Kenneth Walker III 94 yd. run (Matt Coghlin kick)
4th Quarter - 2:07
Michigan State   FG  Rutgers 13 - Michigan State 31
Matt Coghlin 35 yd. field goal
TEAMS
Team Records
  Michigan State Rutgers
W‑L 6 - 0 - 0 3 - 3 - 0
Conference 3 - 0 - 0 0 - 3 - 0
Team Stats
  Michigan State Rutgers
Score 31 13
1st Downs 20 20
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
6-for-17
35%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 600 377
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-261 36-111
Average/Rush 7.2 3.1
Passing
Comp-Att 16-27 22-41
Passing Yards 339 266
Average/Pass Play 12.6 5.9
Penalties-Yards 9-68 7-65
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 29:03 30:57
PLAYER STATS
Michigan State (6 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Thorne 16/27 339 3 1
Rutgers (3 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Vedral 16/31 208 0 0
C. Snyder 5/9 54 0 0
J. Langan 1/1 4 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Walker III 29 233 8.0 1
H. Joiner 3 14 4.7 0
P. Thorne 1 9 9.0 0
J. Reed 1 4 4.0 0
J. Simmons 1 4 4.0 0
B. Baringer 1 -3 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
I. Pacheco 11 47 4.3 0
A. Young 5 21 4.2 0
N. Vedral 14 21 1.5 0
K. Monangai 4 16 4.0 0
B. Sanders 1 8 8.0 0
A. Cruickshank 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Nailor 5 221 44.2 3
T. Mosley 4 59 14.8 0
J. Reed 3 29 9.7 0
C. Heyward 3 17 5.7 0
K. Walker III 1 13 13.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Jones 8 109 13.6 0
J. Haskins 3 52 17.3 0
A. Cruickshank 3 38 12.7 1
I. Washington 4 34 8.5 0
M. Alaimo 2 22 11.0 0
B. Sanders 1 10 10.0 0
K. Monangai 1 1 1.0 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
A. Clark 1 0 0
Sacks
  NO. YDS
S. Barrow 2.0 17.0
M. Hansen 1.0 7.0
D. Jordan 0.5 4.0
J. Panasiuk 0.5 3.0
Sacks
  NO. YDS
No sacks
Tackles For Loss
  NO. YDS
S. Barrow 2.0 17.0
M. Hansen 1.5 8.0
C. Haladay 1.0 2.0
X. Henderson 1.0 2.0
D. Jordan 0.5 4.0
J. Panasiuk 0.5 3.0
C. Kimbrough 0.5 1.0
M. Lowery 0.5 0.0
A. Grose 0.5 0.0
Tackles For Loss
  NO. YDS
C. Izien 2.5 7.0
O. Fatukasi 2.0 14.0
J. Kromah 1.0 2.0
T. Avery 0.5 2.0
C. Onyechi 0.5 1.0
A. Lewis 0.5 1.0
Fumbles
  NO.
L. Campbell 1
Fumbles
  NO.
N. Vedral 2