Spartans throttle FAU

Jerel Worthy and the Michigan State Spartans had a long week to stew after a sluggish performance in their season opener. Then they took the field against Florida Atlantic, ready to prove a point. Worthy helped set the tone with an early sack, and No. 17 Michigan State held FAU to one first down in a 44-0 victory over the Owls on Saturday. Kirk Cousins threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans, who outgained FAU 434-48.
AP Wire
Sep 11, 2011


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.


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