BTN.com staff, BTN.com staff, September 22, 2012
Michigan State's defense held tough in the third quarter, holding Eastern Michigan to 31 total yards of offense, and the Spartans have taken the lead 9-7. Michigan State's front seven stepped up in the quarter, allowing the Eagles to gain just 17 rushing yards.
The Spartans closed the gap to 7-6 when Dan Conroy kicked a 44-yard field goal to cap off a 35-yard drive. Michigan State kept the ball on the ground during the drive, throwing only one pass.
Conroy's 35-yard field goal gave the Spartans the lead 9-7 after a seven-play, 38-yard drive.
Eastern Michigan will start the fourth quarter with possession at its own 39-yard line.
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