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Late push lifts Michigan State over No. 24 Miami on the road Spartail Tailgate
The rain started to fall with about 4 minutes left Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium, the refreshing shower arriving with perfect timing — almost immediately following Ronald Williams’ game-sealing interception — for Michigan State after a job well done. The stress and sweat that marked the early stages of MSU’s clash with the No. 24-ranked Miami Hurricanes was washed away by a 21-point fourth quarter. A couple of turnovers and a pair of gutsy offensive play calls turned a tight one into another marquee win early in the Mel Tucker era, with the Spartans posting a 38-17 victory over the Canes.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 38-17 statement win at Miami Lansing State Journal
We saw Michigan State’s football team pushed in ways it hadn’t been, forced to make adjustments, forced to make game-deciding plays. We got to see this coaching staff coach. This team overcomes. We got to see the Spartans’ strengths and vulnerabilities. And we saw their strengths win out.

Michigan State scores decisive road win over No. 24 ranked Miami (FL), 38-17. The Only Colors
The Michigan State Spartans went down to South Florida this week to face a ranked team in the heat and humidity and came out with a decisive 38-17 win over the No. 24-ranked Miami Hurricanes. Head coach Mel Tucker earned a signature win, and MSU has already exceeded last year’s win total.

Payton Thorne, Kenneth Walker III help Michigan State football knock off Miami, 38-17 Detroit Free Press
Kenneth Walker III, Payton Thorne and Michigan State football continued their head-turning, perspective-changing revival. And then poured it on late. Don’t look now, but the Spartans are continuing to put up big numbers on offense. Thorne threw three of his four touchdowns in the second half, and Walker ran for 172 yards on 27 carries and scored on a short pass as the Spartans beat Miami (Florida) on Saturday afternoon, 38-17, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

MSU improves to 3-0 with 38-17 road win against No. 24 Miami Detroit News
My, my, how expectations can change. Just three weeks ago, before the season started, the notion of Michigan State walking into Miami and picking up a victory to move to 3-0 seemed far-fetched, at best. Yet there were the Spartans on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium, overcoming a rash of penalties by making big play after big play down the stretch to knock off No. 24 Miami, 38-17, in front of a crowd of 46,427 that included a hefty amount of folks wearing green and white.

Michigan State football may have just notched a program-defining victory for Mel Tucker Detroit Free Press
According to Mel Tucker, program-defining moments are usually not seen in real time. Instead, they are realized in retrospect, when a larger sample size is gathered and a team can establish a track record of success. “That’s more so maybe a perception from the outside when you look back because I am not sure if I coached anywhere where we weren’t expected or the expectation wasn’t to win every game,” Tucker said Tuesday.

Michigan State Takes Down No. 24 Miami, 38-17 MSUSpartans.com
Kenneth Walker III rushed for 172 yards and Payton Thorne was 18-of-31 passing for 261 yards and four touchdowns as Michigan State topped No. 24 Miami, 38-17, on Saturday afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium. With the victory, Michigan State improved to 3-0 on the season for the first time since 2015.

Spartans force four turnovers in upset win over Miami State News
Michigan State faced its toughest test yet but did not back down in an energizing 38-17 smashing of the No. 24 Miami Hurricanes. Miami took the ball to start the game and found success driving down the field right away. However, redshirt senior quarterback D’Eriq King used his legs to scramble, coughed up the football and junior linebacker Quavarius Crouch fell on top of it.

Michigan State pulls away late for 38-17 upset win at Miami MLive.com
Michigan State went on the road with a chance to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2015.The Spartans checked off the accomplishment while pulling off an upset. Payton Thorne threw four touchdown passes and Kenneth Walker III topped 100 yards on the ground to lead Michigan State to a 38-17 win at No. 24 Miami (1-2) on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium.