BTN.com staff, August 31, 2012
No. 13 Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell ran for 57 yards and one touchdown in the first quarter, and the Spartans lead 10-3 after 15 minutes. Michigan State scored when Bell ran one yard to paydirt to cap off a 12-play, 60-yard drive, giving the Spartans the game's first score. A 17-yard drive that ended when Michael Frisina made a 23-yard field goal helped No. 22 Boise State narrow the deficit to 7-3. The Broncos started in good field position at Michigan State's 23-yard line when Jamar Taylor intercepted Andrew Maxwell's pass.
The Spartans expanded their lead to 10-3 thanks to a 10-play, 40-yard drive that ended when Dan Conroy kicked a 50-yard field goal. Maxwell's 23-yard pass to Bennie Fowler took Michigan State from the 38 and across midfield to ignite the drive.
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Boise State will start the second quarter with the ball on its own 43-yard line.
Dan Conroy boots a long field goal.
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