The BYU Cougars used a fantastic defensive performance to knock off the Michigan State Spartans 31-14 in East Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars had their most complete half of football in a long time, outscoring the Spartans 28-7 in the second half to come home with the win.
Michigan State got on the board first when Gerald Holmes found the end zone from 8 yards out to cap off a 15-play, 72-yard drive for the 7-0 lead. One of the plays to set up the score came when Tyler O’Connor found Donnie Corley for a 5-yard pass on fourth and 2 to move the chains.
BYU cut the deficit to four on the last play of the first half with a 35-yard field goal from Rhett Almond. Jamaal Williams came through on the drive with a 1-yard run on a fourth and 1.