Michigan State football runs over Rutgers, 31-13: Game thread recap

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Editor's note: MSU beat Rutgers, 31-13. Here's how it happened.

No. 11 Michigan State Spartans (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-2, 0-2)

When: Noon, Saturday.

Where: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, N.J.

TV: BTN.

Radio: WJR-AM (760).

Line: Spartans by 4½.

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Game notes: The Scarlet Knights won last season's game, the opener for both teams, 38-27, forcing seven Spartans turnovers. This season, Michigan State has been one of the nation's most ball-secure teams. Both teams have a plus-1 turnover margin. Read how MSU's ball-security emphasis traces to last year's matchup.

INJURIES: Michigan State football thin at defensive end vs. Rutgers

THE FUTURE: Dearborn Fordson outlasts Livonia Churchill behind Antonio Gates Jr.'s big night

READ: Why two players moved on from Michigan State football just as it took flight

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan State football rolls Rutgers, 31-13: Game thread recap