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HoosierIllustrated Live Blog: FINAL: Michigan State 24, Indiana football 21



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Live Blog of Indiana football vs Michigan State

With two games left in the regular season, there is plenty to play for as the first of two trophy games arrives with the Battle for the Brass Spittoon on Saturday (Nov. 18) inside Memorial Stadium when the Indiana football program hosts the Michigan State Spartans. The 66th showdown for the spittoon will kick at noon on Big Ten Network.

In the final home game of the 2023 season, Indiana will honor its seniors in a pregame ceremony.

Kickoff is at noon on BTN.

Below is the full live blog

Pregame Notes

Indiana Football Availability Report:

OUT: Noah Pierre, Omar Cooper Jr. , Cam Camper, Nick Toomer, Matt Hohlt, Brody Foley

QUESTIONABLE: Josh Henderson

Josh Henderson is good to go today.

Indiana wins the toss and has elected to receive in the 2nd Half. Michigan State ball first.

First Quarter

Michigan State returns it to the MSU20.

Indiana football defense. would pick up an unsportsmanlike penalty. Automatic MSU first down.

MSU would cross the 50-yard line.

MSU would score first. Maliq Carr with a 17-yard TD catch.

Spartans lead 7-0 at the 11:09 mark in Q1.

Indiana football would run the ball to start the drive. 4-yard gain by Trent Howard.

First down by Donovan McCulley. WR DeQuece Carter would follow it up with another first down.

Hoosiers would get stopped at the IU45. James Evans punts it out. MSU ball at the MSU7.

Aaron Casey had to come off the field on 3rd down but the Hoosiers would be able to hold them. MSU punts it to the IU14.

Indiana football offense would go 3-and-out.

MSU. ball at MSU45.

Pass interference called on Indiana’s Phillip Dunnam. Hoosiers had a chance to get the ball back on third -down. Don’t know if that ball was catchable or not. Big blow for the defense that has been getting cooked so far.

HUGE sack from Indiana’s Andre Carter. Blew up the Michigan State o-line and got to the QB.

Interception by Indiana S Josh Sanguinetti. Much needed momentum shift from the Indiana defense.

End Q1: MSU 7, Indiana football 0.

Second Quarter

Another 3-and-out by the offense leads to Michigan State taking over at the MSU33

Indiana defense was able to hold MSU at the MSU36. Indiana ball at the IU11

Sorsby would get his ground game going. Rushed and got Indiana to the IU43.

Sorsby would get Indiana int the MSU18. Once again using his legs to make plays.

Trent Howard rushes up the middle for the hard-fought TD.

Indiana ties it up with MSU at the 9:29 mark in Q2. 

Indian football defense had a chance for the 3-and-out but an MSU screen pass to Jaren Mangham would get them there. Hoosiers would blow up the backfield to follow up, however.

MSU RB Nate Carter with a 18-yard rush would get the ball to the 50.

Katin Houser would gain another first-down for MSU.

Illegal shift called on that Michigan State TD. Hoosiers very lucky there.

Indiana’s defense comes up big and gets the fourth-down stop. MSU was knocking at the door to take the lead.

Indiana’s offense would go three-and-out. James Evans punts it the MSU22.

Indian defense had a chance to get a stop at the 50 but would allow MSU WR Montoire Foster Jr. to get the 20-yard gain.

Michigan State takes the lead off of just flat out poor effort from the Indiana secondary. Montoire Foster Jr. 29-yard TD.

MSU leads 14-7 with 1:10 in the half. 

Jaylin Lucas returns it for 28-yards.

Offsetting penalties on both Indiana and MSU. Holding on Indiana and late hit on MSU. No targeting called but it is an automatic first down for Indiana.

Three-straight positive catches would get Indiana to the MSU35. Hoosiers would go for a FG attempt and it was no good.

At the half: MSU 14, Indiana football 7.

Third Quarter

Indiana starts on the IU25.

Indiana would drive down the field and tie the game up. 8 plays, 72 yards. James Bomba with the TD.

Indiana defense would force a three-and-out.

Indiana’s offense would follow up with a three-and-out. James Evans punts it away.

Indiana intercepts the ball but fumbles it and Michigan State recovers. Michigan State first down.

Indiana football defense would end up stopping MSU and forcing a punt. The punt would land all the way at the IU1 99-yards to score.

Sorsby would find McCulley for the 24-yard gain.

End 4Q: Indiana 14, MSU 14.

Fourth Quarter

Indiana would get to the MSU33. They were in no man’s land so went for it on 4th down. They would throw it up to McCulley but the pass would be incomplete. MSU takes over.

Indiana would hold MSU to FG, which would be good.

17-14 Spartans with 9:26 left.

Hoosiers would March and take the lead. 21-14.

Michigan State would answer with an TD and take the lead. 24-21.

Indiana would go for it. Get the first down. However would get called for intentional grounding next play.

They would kick the FG to tie. It would be no good.

Final: Michigan State 24, Indiana 21.

Box Score + Extended Box Score

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Kyler Staley is a Basketball Recruiting Analyst for Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Kyler has been in the basketball recruiting industry since 2019 and is a credentialed media member. He has covered Indiana since 2021 while continuing to also work for Prep Hoops Indiana. He has previously worked for Rivals.