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Spartans Down WKU 48-31 - Match Report

Payton Thorne was good for 327 yards through the air on Saturday as the Spartans got past the Hilltoppers by a score of 48-31 at Spartan Stadium.

Michigan State was the ATS victor, as they covered the -11.0-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 67.0 were rewarded at the payout window.

Payton Thorne completed 20 of 30 pass attempts for 327 yards for the Spartans in the win.

Noah Whittington rushed for 37 yards for WKU, while Kye Robichaux added 18 yards. Bailey Zappe threw for 488 yards for the Hilltoppers, while receivers Jerreth Sterns and Mitchell Tinsley had 186 and 127 yards respectively.

Michigan State was outgained by WKU 560-519 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 31-26 by the Hilltoppers.

WKU lost the time of possession battle 30:25-29:35, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Michigan State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Rutgers. WKU will aim to get back on the winning track vs. UTSA.