Football Bowl Subdivision
                 === Michigan State pounds Central Michigan ===
 Mount  Pleasant, MI  (Sports Network) - Andrew Maxwell threw for 275 yards and
 two  touchdowns  on 20-of-31 passing as  No. 11 Michigan State thumped Central
 Michigan, 41-7, on Saturday.
 Le'Veon  Bell  carried the ball 18  times for 70  yards and two scores for the
 Spartans (2-0), who topped Boise State in Week 1.
 Bennie  Fowler caught eight  passes for 99 yards and a touchdown and Dion Sims
 caught a touchdown pass in the victory.
 "I thought our guys came out and played hard today," Michigan State coach Mark
 Dantonio  remarked. "Our goal was to get our first road win and eliminate some
 mistakes  that we  had last week. I'm  proud of our team for winning our first
 road game against a very competitive team."
 Ryan  Radcliff completed  17-of-38  through  the air  for  173  yards and  two
 interceptions,  while Zurlon  Tipton led  the Central  Michigan (1-1)  rushing
 attack with 62 yards on 11 carries.
 Jason  Wilson accounted  for the lone score with a 55-yard interception return
 for the Chippewas.
 Michigan  State  struck first on  its second drive  of the game, beginning the
 trek with excellent field position at the Central Michigan 32-yard line.
 Bell carried the ball five times, including a huge 4th-and-1 conversion during
 the  nine-play drive,  and capped it with  a 1-yard touchdown push to give the
 Spartans the lead.
 Michigan  State extended  its margin to 14-0 early in the second quarter, with
 Bell  again a focal  point of the offense. He ran it six times on the 10-play,
 87-yard march and finished it off with a 7-yard TD plunge for his second score
 of the game.
 Late  in the  second quarter, Michigan State  made it a 21-0 game. Maxwell led
 the offense down the field, completing 6-of-8 during the 9-play, 73-yard march
 and capped it with a 20-yard touchdown strike to Sims.
 Following  an interception by Johnny Adams at the Chippewas' 32-yard line, the
 Spartans  capped a dominant first half with a 29-yard field goal by Dan Conroy
 to lead 24-0.
 "I  think  early in  the game we  had chances  to keep the  game closer and we
 didn't  make  the plays,"  Chippewas coach  Dan Enos said.  "In the first half
 there  were plays that we missed on that could have kept the game closer going
 into the third quarter."
 The  Spartans kept  the  offense  rolling on  their  first  possession of  the
 second  half as  Maxwell hit DeAnthony Arnett  over the middle for 48 yards on
 2nd-and-5  before  finding Fowler for a  7-yard TD pass, extending the lead to
 With  less than a minute to go in the third quarter, Conroy connected on a 26-
 yard field goal to widen the margin to 34-0 for Michigan State.
 Hill  capped a 7-play, 28-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown push early in the
 fourth  quarter, and  Wilson broke up the shutout for Central Michigan when he
 jumped  in front of a Connor Cook pass and hustled 55 yards to the end zone to
 cap the scoring.
                                   Game Notes
 Saturday's  game marked  just the  ninth  meeting between  Michigan State  and
 Central Michigan, and the first time Michigan State has faced the Chippewas on
 the  road  ... The Spartans lead  the all-time series 6-3 ... Central Michigan
 fell  to 4-22  all-time against Ben Ten programs ... Since 1999 Michigan State
 is 42-16 against non-conference opposition and have won 25 of its last 34 non-
 league  games  ... Michigan State has  not allowed an offensive touchdown this
 09/08 21:15:59 ET