A win's a win, even if it didn't come as easy as expected. MSU faced deficits of 17-0 in the first quarter and 27-14 at halftime, but rallied for a 31-27 win at Indiana.
MSU dominated the second half, outgaining the Hoosiers 244-37 in yards, but the hole was nearly too deep to climb out of. Some players stepped up, some got burned and some left the game due to injury. Many believe a Legends division title to just be a pipe dream now, but in a conference that doesn't have a team ranked in the coaches poll, any win is a big win.
First, looking back at my keys to the game.
Run the ball: Le'Veon Bell finished with 121 yards on 37 carries for 3.3 yards per carry. He was stuffed for much of the day, but MSU stuck with him, as he had 24 carries for 69 yards in the second half.