Recap - Spartans Defeat Rutgers 40-7

The battle between the Spartans and Scarlet Knights didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rutgers was handed a 40-7 defeat on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium.

Michigan State was a favorite by -14.0 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 42.0.

Gerald Holmes rushed for 59 yards, while Brian Lewerke added 56 yards in the win. Felton Davis III and Cody White added 72 and 42 receiving yards respectively.

Gus Edwards rushed for 10 yards for Rutgers, while Josh Hicks added 2 yards. Johnathan Lewis threw for 98 yards for the Scarlet Knights, while receivers Raheem Blackshear and Dacoven Bailey had 50 and 31 yards respectively.

Rutgers was outgained by Michigan State 431-112 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-5 by the Spartans.

The time of possession battle favored Michigan State as their offense was on the field for 47:50, longer than the 12:10 of their opponents.