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No. 10 Spartans stay perfect with 20-15 win at Indiana

The Spartans improved to 7-0 overall and will stay atop the Big Ten East at least two more weeks.
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Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne (10) looks to throw during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Matt Coghlin's 51-yard field goal gave No. 10 Michigan State the lead and Payton Thorne's third-quarter touchdown throw gave the Spartans the breathing room they needed to beat Indiana 20-15. 

The Spartans improved to 7-0 overall and will stay atop the Big Ten East at least two more weeks. 

Indiana had a chance to tie the score at 17 after scored its first TD in league play early in the fourth. But the Spartans defense stopped the 2-point conversion attempt.

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Indiana's Chris Childers (36) is tackled by Michigan State's Ronald Williams (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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