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Michigan State Defeats Pittsburgh 31-21 - Recap

Payton Thorne sliced and diced the Panthers defense for 354 yards as Michigan State handed Pittsburgh a 31-21 defeat on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Spartans were a -3.0-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 54.5.

Payton Thorne completed 29 of 50 pass attempts for 354 yards for the Spartans in the win.

Vincent Davis rushed for 43 yards for Pittsburgh, while Jordan Addison added 28 yards. Davis Beville threw for 149 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Jordan Addison and Vincent Davis had 114 and 16 yards respectively.

Michigan State outgained Pittsburgh 410-274 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-14 by the Spartans.

The time of possession battle favored Michigan State as their offense was on the field for 35:09, longer than the 24:51 of their opponents.