EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Connor Cook threw for two touchdowns, and No. 5 Michigan State held on with one final defensive stand to beat No. 7 Oregon 31-28 on Saturday night in college football's marquee game of the week.
The Spartans (2-0) led for most of the second half, and it was 31-21 before Oregon's Vernon Adams threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Byron Marshall with 3:25 remaining. After a Michigan State punt, the Ducks (1-1) drove to the Spartans 33 before Adams overthrew Marshall, who had beaten his defender.
The Spartans then sacked Adams for a loss of 10, and his fourth-down pass was incomplete.
LJ Scott ran for two touchdowns for Michigan State, and Aaron Burbridge caught eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.
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