Well it wasn't always pretty, but Michigan State got the job done, defeating Bowling Green 28-17 in Spartan Stadium.
The Spartans could not get the running game on track and the passing game had its hits and missed as quarterback Brian Hoyer connected on 17-of-29 passed for 250 yards. Junior wide receiver Devin Thomas broke the 100-yards mark for the second game in a row, catching four passes for 156 yards and a touchdown.
MSU (2-0) rushed for 164 yards in the game, led by Javon Ringers 94 yards on 22 carries. Jehuu Caulcrick totaled 55 yards and scored a touchdown. That touchdown moved Ringer into the all-time MSU rushing TD list.
The thing to take away from this game is that the defense stepped when it needed to, causing a few key turnovers - including one which would have resulted in a touchdown if the officials were not so quick on the whistle.
The defense surrendered 47 yards on the ground and 295 through the air to Bowling Green (1-1). Safety Nehemiah Warrick was injured in the first half, so that will be key going forward.
More analysis when we get to sift through the stats and other events from Saturday.