The Michigan State Spartans demolished the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 45-3, and they stayed in the Big Ten title hunt as a result.
No. 11 Michigan State improved their record to 9-2 with a blowout win over Rutgers as they defeated them, 45-3. The Spartans had this game wrapped up at halftime as they led, 35-0.
Quarterback Connor Cook threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-24 passing, and running back Jeremy Langford had his eighth 100-yard rushing game in a row as he ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
Nick Hill added another 59 rushing yards to go with two touchdowns. The Spartans rushed for a total of 242 yards. Wide receiver Tony Lippett caught a touchdown pass while finishing with five receptions for 72 yards.
Meanwhile, Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova struggled mightily as he threw for 108 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions on 11-of-26 passing.
Running back Robert Martin was able to generate some offense as he rushed for 68 yards on 16 carries. The Scarlet Knights were held to just 234 total yards by the Spartans defense, which ranked 20th in the nation heading into this game.