On offense, QB Brian Hoyer threw for 250 yards on 17 of 29 passing. The leading receiver was playmaker Devin Thomas, who had four catches for 156 yards and a key fourth-quarter TD.
The running game continued to be the backbone of the Spartan attack, led by Javon Ringer with 22 carries for 83 yards and a score. The Spartans as a team ran for 142 yards.
The MSU defense was again a pleasant surprise, limiting the explosive Bowling Green O to just 47 rushing yards. The Spartan D also took two interceptions from Bowling Green quarterback Tyler Sheehan, and held the Falcons offense to 6-for-17 on third down.
The 2007 Spartans look to be a determined bunch—which will need to continue if they want to be successful against a shorthanded Pittsburgh team.
If MSU continues to play the way that have, this could be finally be the season Spartan fans have been waiting for.