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Michigan State Spartans roll past Youngstown State, 42-14

EAST LANSING (AP) — Payton Thorne threw for four touchdowns, including two long strikes to Jayden Reed, and ran for another score as Michigan State rolled to a 42-14 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.

Thorne connected with Reed on Michigan State’s first play from scrimmage, the second straight game in which the Spartans scored from 75 yards out on its opening play.

They also combined on an 85-yard score during the second quarter. Thorne completed 15 of 21 passes for 280 yards.

Reed caught four passes for 181 yards, while Jordon Simmons rushed for 140 yards on 19 carries for the Spartans (2-0), who led 35-7 at halftime.