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Indiana rallies for a 39-31 victory over Michigan St. in 2OT

The win snapped a seven-losing streak for the Hoosiers. Indiana is now 2-15 in league play over the past two seasons.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Shaun Shivers ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yarder in double overtime, to lift Indiana to a 39-31 come-from-behind victory over Michigan State on Saturday.

Indiana's James Head Jr. blocked Ben Patton's 28-yard field goal in overtime and Michigan State's Michael Fletcher blocked Charles Campbell's 37-yard kick to send the game to double overtime.

After Dexter Williams threw a 24-yard pass to AJ Barner to start the second overtime, Shivers ran for the game-winner. Williams threw a two-point conversion pass to Barner to give the Hoosiers an eight-point cushion. Michigan State failed to score as it could only drive to the 13-yard line.

Michigan State (5-6, 3-5) appeared to be running away with the game after building a 17-point halftime advantage, but the Hoosiers rallied in the second half.

Credit: AP
Indiana quarterback Dexter Williams II (5) is chased by Michigan State linebacker Cal Haladay (27) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Hoosiers (4-7, 2-6) closed within 24-14 at the start of the second half when Shivers broke free for a 79-yard touchdown run. The Spartans responded with Elijah Collins scoring his second touchdown of the game on a 31-yard burst through the line.

Indiana's Jaylin Lucas, who had 168 kickoff return yards, returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown. Following an interception of a pass by Payton Thorne, the Hoosiers' Campbell made a 40-yard field goal to cut it to 31-24.

Josh Henderson tied the game at 31 with 12:59 left on a 1-yard run. Michigan State had a chance to win the game in regulation but Patton missed a 22-yard field goal as time expired.


Indiana: The win snapped a seven-losing streak for the Hoosiers. Indiana is now 2-15 in league play over the past two seasons.

Michigan State: The Spartans blew a chance to become bowl eligible and will now need to win next week at Penn State. The loss broke a two-game winning streak for Michigan State.


Indiana: Hosts Purdue on Nov. 26 in the regular season finale.

Michigan State: Closes the regular season Nov. 26 at No. 11 Penn State.

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