Michigan St. 51, Indiana 20
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) _ Indiana’s Anthony Thompsom became the NCAA’s all-time touchdown leader, but the Hoosiers fell 51-20 to Michigan State as Blake Ezor rushed for 203 yards and four touchdowns Saturday in a Big Ten Conference game.
Thompson’s 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his 60th, breaking the former career record of 59 he shared with Glenn Davis of Army and Tony Dorsett of Pittsburgh. He also moved into third place in NCAA career scoring with 364 points.
But Ezor, who has rushed for 453 yards and scored seven touchdowns in the past two games against Indiana, dominated the Hoosiers’ defense once again. He had 153 yards and two touchdowns as Michigan State took a 24-13 lead in the first half, then scored twice more in the third quarter as the Spartans made the game a rout.
Quarterback Dan Enos ran for one touchdown in the second quarter, then passed 20 yards to Courtney Hawkins for another early in the third period, capping a streak of 10 straight completions after missing his first attempt in the opening minutes of the game.
Enos, who finished 12 of 15 for 205 yards, also added a 32-yard touchdown pass to James Bradley early in the fourth quarter, five plays after an interception by the Spartans’ Harlon Barnett.
The victory lifted Michigan State to 3-2 in the Big Ten and 4-4 overall. Indiana, whose only other touchdowns came on a 9-yard run by quarterback Dave Schnell in the first quarter and on a 34-yard run by reserve Steve Goodrich with 2:33 to go, dropped to 2-3 and 4-4.
Michigan State, which won here 38-12 last year, is the only team to have beaten the Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium in the past 16 games.
Ezor, topping by one his previous touchdown total for the entire season, got his first score on a 79-yard run early in the second quarter.
He added touchdown runs of 5, 1 and 8 yards, and caught three passes for 55 yards, including one for 40 that set up Hawkins’ 20-yard touchdown reception two plays later.