Michigan State pummels Jacksonville State, 45-7, in season opener

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Michigan State pummels Jacksonville State, 45-7, in season opener

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Shilique Calhoun doesn't give up, gets sack for minus-24 yards.

(AP) Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter – and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled – to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night.

MICHIGAN STATE 45, JACKSONVILLE STATE 7: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | GALLERY

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Nick Hill jukes his way into the end zone on a pretty run.

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Darian Hicks defies gravity on first-half interception.

B1G HIGHLIGHT - It's still the first quarter, but here's Connor Cook's third TD pass.

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Connor Cook hooks up with Tony Lippett for second TD of night.

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Same as last year: Kurtis Drummond picks off pass in second straight season opener.

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Kurtis Drummond comes up with the big-time hit to force fourth down.

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Connor Cook takes huge hit to left knee on TD pass to Tony Lippett.

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