MSU Overwhelms Akron in Football 52-0

Photo Credit: Marcayla Armstrong
By Aaron J. Thornton
The Michigan State Spartans shut out the Akron Zips this past Saturday in a dominating performance.  Plagued by turnovers, Akron was under-matched for the Spartans who forced four fumbles in the game.  Michigan State capitalized and led 24-0 at the end of the first half.

Michigan State’s offense was humming and the Akron defense had no answers in slowing down Michigan State’s running backs that put up 260 yards (Jalen Berger – 107 yds, Jarek Broussard – 81 yds, and Elijah Collins – 57 yds).  Quarterback Payton Thorne threw the ball 28 times for over 200 yards but also threw 2 interceptions in the game.  

Defensively, the Spartans held the Zips to just 22 rushing yards while coming up with 5 sacks and 9 tackles for a loss.  Jacoby Windmon continued to be a terror to the opposing offense, leading the team with 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for a loss.  Overall it was a collaborative effort that Akron was not able to match up to.

The #11 ranked Michigan State Spartans travel out west to a match up with the undefeated Washington Huskies next week in Seattle.  Akron will face another tough opponent going against #15 ranked Tennessee in Knoxville.

Final Score:  MSU 72 – Akron 0


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