It was a much sharper performance by Michigan State, which was merely adequate when it opened the season with a 28-6 win over Youngstown State last Friday night.
"We always want to come out and play our best game of the season. I think today we played our best game - we played a lot better than last week," said Worthy, the Spartans' standout defensive tackle. "The sky's the limit for this defense. We're very humble, we're very hungry, and we want to go out there and showcase our skills."
After going without a sack in the opener, Michigan State had three against FAU.
B.J. Cunningham caught five passes for 73 yards, breaking a tie with Matt Trannon for Michigan State's career lead in receptions. The Spartans (2-0) led 27-0 at halftime.