November 14th, 2020


Spartans Fall to No. 10 Indiana Michigan State Athletics
No. 10 Indiana defeated Michigan State, 24-0, on Saturday in Spartan Stadium. Indiana (4-0) quarterback Michael Penix Jr. threw for 320 yards and hit Ty Fryfogle for two touchdown passes as IU scored all of its points in the first half.

Michigan State falls to Indiana as turnover problems persist Spartan Tailgate
Wearing block S logos on their helmets in a tribute to former head coach George Perles, the Spartans were blanked 24-0 for their first home shutout loss since the Perles era. Turnovers were a problem again for MSU, as they were in losses to Rutgers and Iowa, as the Spartans gave the ball away four times, which turned into 17 Hoosier points.

Turnovers torpedo Michigan State in 24-0 defeat to No. 10 Indiana Detroit News
For the past week, Mel Tucker has been preaching consistency. Michigan State’s first-year coach had yet to see it from his team through the first three weeks and was desperately seeking some form of it on Saturday against No. 10 Indiana. Well, the Spartans were consistent, all right, however, it was hardly the sort of consistency Tucker was looking for.

Michigan State football reaches crisis after lifeless 24-0 loss to Indiana Detroit Free Press
It is a crisis point for Mel Tucker and Michigan State football. A defense worsening as injuries continue to mound. An offense enduring turnover after turnover, coupled with inability to run the ball consistently. Add to it a quarterback controversy as the Spartans hit the midpoint of their schedule.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 24-0 drubbing by Indiana Lansing State Journal
When Rocky Lombardi threw his second bad interception of the first half Saturday, Michigan State didn’t have a choice. It had to make a change at quarterback. Lombardi, for the second straight week, wasn’t giving MSU a chance. Redshirt freshman Payton Thorne’s elusiveness in the pocket and quick feet gave the Spartans a jolt here and there

MSU Football shutout at home for first time since 1985 in ugly loss vs. Indiana Spartans Wire
For a second straight week, Michigan State football found themselves on the wrong end of a blowout, this time a shutout against No. 10 Indiana, 24-0. It was the first time the Spartans were shutout at home since 1985.

The most disappointing part of Michigan State football’s loss to Indiana Detroit Free Press
It was the Spartans’ mistakes and self-destructive behavior. They couldn’t get out of their own way. The Spartans were unable to tuck the ball and protect it — perhaps the most fundamental aspect of offensive football. And the Spartans fumbled three times in the first half, losing one of them.

Michigan State falls to Indiana in shutout fashion, 24-0 The Only Colors
The Spartans entered the day hoping to slow down Michael Penix, Jr. and the high-powered Indiana Hoosier offense. But, miscues and a lack of execution continued to be a problem for the Spartans, who were shutout by the Hoosiers, 24-0. The Spartan offense was once again offensive, amassing only 191 total yards, nine first down, and just over 20 minutes of possession. The Spartans also committed a total of four turnovers.

Turning point, unsung hero from Michigan State football’s 24-0 loss to Indiana Lansing State Journal
Despite Indiana dominating in the total yards department, the Michigan State football team was still in the game early in the second quarter after Shakur Brown’s interception in the end zone kept the score 14-0 with 11:53 left. But on MSU’s first play, Rocky Lombardi threw into double coverage and was picked off by the Hoosiers’ Tiawan Mullen for the second time in the game.

Michigan State blanked by Indiana for first home shutout since 1985
Make that back-to-back blowout losses. Michigan State (1-3) followed a 49-7 beatdown at Iowa last week with a 24-0 loss against No. 10 Indiana (4-0) on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. It was the first time the Spartans were shut out at home since a 31-0 defeat to Michigan on Oct. 12, 1985.