East Lansing, MI – Michigan State returns to East Lansing after traveling for two weeks straight.
They end the road trip 1-1, beating Michigan and losing to Iowa, but are now hoping to capture MSU's first home win of the season and Mel Tucker's first victory inside Spartan Stadium.
Following a 49-7 beatdown courtesy of the Hawkeyes, MSU went back to basics.
And regardless of the outcome, with Tucker leading the way, there's no time to harp on the past.
Michigan State will look for its fourth-consecutive win over Indiana as they are set to kickoff against a Hoosier team ranked inside the top-10, something they haven't accomplished for five decades.
But Tucker isn't backing down; no, he can't wait to compete against the best the Big Ten has to offer.
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It's Game Day!
Spartans Wearing Throwback Uniforms Today
Update: Matt Allen not warming up with other centers in pregame. He's missed the last two games.
Update: Rocky Lombardi taking snaps with Nick Samac, looks like he'll get the nod at center with Allen potentially out.
Update: Antjuan Simmons is dressed for Michigan State. He was limited last week against Iowa.
Update: No sign of CB Kalon Gervin in warmups.
Update: Also not seeing CB Chris Jackson or S Tre Person. Jackson missed last week's matchup vs. Iowa.
Update: TE Matt Dotson appears to be out. It will be his second game missed as well.
Coin Toss: Michigan State wins the toss and defers to the second half.
Turnover: CB Shakur Brown intercepts Michael Penix Jr.'s pass. MSU ball.
Update: Antjuan Simmons moving and playing well. He looks healthy.
Update: MSU defensive line and run defense playing much better this week against Indiana. IU has nine yards on six carries, so far. Big stop on third-and-1 by the Spartans.
Turnover: Lombardi's pass is picked off by Tiawan Mullen. IU ball.
Scoring Update #1: Stevie Scott III runs it in for eight yards and a touchdown. PAT GOOD.
Indiana 7 MSU 0
2:11 left in the first quarter.
Update: Michigan State true freshman LB Cal Haladay ejected for targeting.
Turnover: RB Anthony Williams fumbles and Indiana gets the ball in great field position.
Scoring Update #2: Penix Jr.'s pass to Ty Fryfogle is complete for a touchdown. PAT GOOD.
Indiana 14 MSU 0
1:14 left in the first quarter.
End of the first quarter.
Indiana 14 MSU 0
Turnover: Penix Jr's pass is intercepted by Shakur Brown, his second of the day. MSU ball.
Turnover: Lombardi's pass is intercepted by Tiawan Mullen. Indiana takes over.
Update: Payton Thorne warming up on the sidelines for Michigan State.
Scoring Update #3: Charles Campbell's 21-yard field goal is good.
Indiana 17 MSU 0
9:22 left in the second quarter.
Update: QB Payton Thorne replaces Rocky Lombardi at quarterback.
Scoring Update #4: Penix Jr.'s pass is complete to Ty Fryfogle for a touchdown. PAT GOOD.
Indiana 24 MSU 0
4:56 left in the second quarter.
Update: James Ohonba in at RG now.
Halftime: Indiana 24 MSU 0
Update: Elijah Collins is in the game. Thorne remains the quarterback.
Injury Update: Jalen Hunt down on the play. Needed help walking off the field.
End of the third quarter: Indiana 24 MSU 0
Final Score: Indiana 24 MSU 0