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Michi­gan State’s Matt Cogh­lin missed a field goal in the third quar­ter, but a penalty for run­ning into the kicker gave him an­other chance, and he con­verted from 27 yards. That be­came cru­cial when Mary­land’s Lorenzo Har­ri­son scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth and the Terps drove back into the red zone in the fi­nal min­utes — but a missed field goal helped the Spar­tans close out the game.


Mary­land: The Terps have gone through sig­nif­i­cant in­jury prob­lems at quar­ter­back. Borten­schlager, who missed last week’s loss to Michi­gan with an ap­par­ent head in­jury, was back, but the con­di­tions made his job dif­fi­cult. Mary­land had a hard time stop­ping Michi­gan State’s run­ning game early, and this was not a good night to be try­ing to mount a rally.

“We have to take ad­van­tage of op­por­tu­ni­ties when they are there. We didn’t,” coach DJ Durkin said. “Once again we started off slow, got our­selves be­hind and with the con­di­tions they were, even harder to move the ball and score a lot of points.”

Michi­gan State: The Spar­tans re­bounded nicely from a 48-3 loss at Ohio State last week­end, and the run­ning game de­liv­ered on a day when it was sorely needed.


Mary­land: The Terps can no longer reach .500, but they’ll try to fin­ish on a pos­i­tive note when they host Penn State next week­end.

Michi­gan State: The Spar­tans close the reg­u­lar sea­son at Rut­gers.


Mary­land’s D.J. Moore, right, is up­ended by Michi­gan State’s David Dow­ell (6) dur­ing the first half Sat­ur­day in East Lans­ing, Mich.

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